Bukit Timah Single Member Constituency

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Not to be confused with another defunct ward, but larger in terms of coverage area, that existed only in 1997 to 2001 called Bukit Timah Group Representation Constituency where that ward consisted of neighbouring towns such as Yuhua and parts of Jurong area etc.

Bukit Timah Single Member Constituency (Traditional Chinese: 武吉知馬單選區; Simplified Chinese: 武吉知马单选区) is a former single-member constituency (SMC) in Bukit Timah, Singapore.

History[edit]

It is one of the oldest spanning the mature estates of Clementi, Jurong East, Jurong West, Boon Lay, Joo Koon, and most of it until it was developed in 1963. In 1963, it broke away with the Jurong SMC, followed by in 1980 distributed to Ayer Rajah SMC, Clementi SMC and West Coast SMC, and in 1984 to Yuhua SMC and Hong Kah SMC. It finally absorbed into Bukit Timah GRC (now defunct) along with Bukit Batok SMC, Jurong SMC, Ulu Pandan SMC and Yuhua SMC.

In 2001, it reappeared as Bukit Batok was split into two and thus the newly formed Bukit Batok East as well as a newly formed Taman Jurong which used to be part of Bukit Gombak SMC along with Jurong that was renamed as Jurong Central together with Yuhua forms the newly created Jurong GRC and remains until date while Ulu Pandan was one of the founding wards of the then Holland-Bukit Panjang GRC.

However, the revival of Bukit Timah SMC did not last long as it was absorbed into Holland-Bukit Timah GRC in 2006 and holds until date as Wang Kai Yuen had retired on 2006 and hence, Yu-Foo Yee Shoon was the successor of this ward.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Constituency abolished (1997 - 2001 and 2006 - present)

Candidates and Results[edit]

Elections in 2000s[edit]

General Election 2001: Bukit Timah
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Wang Kai Yuen 19,121 77.37 N/A
SDA Tong Meng Chye 4,376 17.71 N/A
Independent Tan Kim Chuang 1,215 4.92 N/A
Majority 14,745 54.36
Turnout 26,951 N/A
PAP win (new seat)

Elections in 1990s[edit]

General Election 1991: Bukit Timah
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Wang Kai Yuen 16,080 72.64 N/A
WP Zeng Guo Yuan 5,683 25.68 N/A
Independent Md Sani Jan 371 4.92 N/A
Majority 10,397 46.9 N/A
Turnout 22,695 92.6 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 1980s[edit]

General Election 1988: Bukit Timah
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Wang Kai Yuen Walkover
Majority
Turnout 21,043 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 1984: Bukit Timah
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Wang Kai Yuen Walkover
Majority
Turnout 17,238 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 1980: Bukit Timah
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Chor Yeok Eng Walkover
Majority
Turnout 17,238 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 1970s[edit]

General Election 1976: Bukit Timah
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Chor Yeok Eng Walkover
Majority
Turnout 13,132 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 1972: Bukit Timah
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Chor Yeok Eng 9,475 66.78
BS K. K. Nair 4,714 33.22
Majority 4,761 33.6
Turnout 14,598 94.3 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 1960s[edit]

General Election 1968: Bukit Timah
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Chor Yeok Eng Walkover
Majority
Turnout 13,132 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A
1966 by-election: Bukit Timah
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Chor Yeok Eng Walkover
Majority
Turnout 14,854 N/A
PAP gain from BS Swing N/A
General Election 1963: Bukit Timah
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BS Lee Tee Tong 6,173 52.39 +52.39
PAP Chor Yeok Eng 4,982 42.28 -18.86
UPP Ong Tiong Kuan 628 5.33 +5.33
Majority 1,191 10.1 N/A
Turnout 11,935 95.5 +5.2
BS gain from PAP Swing N/A

Elections in 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Bukit Timah
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Ya'acob bin Mohamed 6,174 61.14 +8.69
LSP Pek Cheng Chuan 2,460 24.36 +24.36
Independent Lee Yew Seng 1,464 14.50 +14.50
Majority 3,714 36.7
Turnout 10,190 90.3 +21.9
PAP hold Swing +8.69
General Election 1955: Bukit Timah
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Lim Ching Siong 3,259 52.45 +52.45
DP Tan Wah Meng 1,308 21.05 +21.05
LF A. N. Mitra 924 14.88 +14.88
PP S. F. Ho 722 11.62 -45.53
Majority 1,951 31.4 N/A
Turnout 6,272 68.4 +8.00
PAP gain from PP Swing -45.53
General Election 1951: Bukit Timah
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PP Hollupatherage James Caldera Kulasingha 1,311 11.62 57.15
Labor Party Valiya Purayil Abdullah 983 42.85
Majority 428 14.3
Turnout 2,326 60.4 N/A
PP win (new seat)

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