Chua Chu Kang Single Member Constituency

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Chua Chu Kang Single Member Constituency.
Not to be confused with the present ward called Chua Chu Kang Group Representation Constituency that was created prior to 2011 elections which consist entire Chua Chu Kang area, as well as neighbouring towns such as Yew Tee, Lim Chu Kang (A largely farming and military restricted area without residents area), Bukit Gombak etc. .

Chua Chu Kang Single Member Constituency (Traditional Chinese: 蔡厝港單選區;Simplified Chinese: 蔡厝港单选区) is a defunct Single Member Constituency (SMC) located in the western region of Singapore. The constituency encompasses Choa Chu Kang New Town. It is one of the oldest surviving constituencies in Singapore, and has existed since 1959 to 2011.

Throughout its relatively long history, the ruling People's Action Party has won the constituency in every election, except the 1963 general election when it lost the seat to now defunct opposition party Barisan Sosialis. Chua Chu Kang SMC faced a four-cornered fight, including the ruling party itself in the 1997 general election and the PAP was challenged by Singapore Democratic Alliance's Steve Chia in the 2001 and 2006 general elections. In the 2011 general election, the SMC and Hong Kah Group Representation Constituency (GRC) were absorbed into Chua Chu Kang GRC. However, a new SMC, Hong Kah North SMC was crafted out of the new Chua Chu Kang GRC.

It is the longest existing SMC that existed between 1959 and 2011, which is far behind than the former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew where other people retired earlier, the last is Ho Kah Leong which outlasted from 1966 to 1997. Some of the constituencies were shifted to Yew Tee and Keat Hong respectively when Choa Chu Kang was developed in the 1990s. A few of the constituencies has been interrupted due to the GRC system, and most were removed and replaced by the younger constituencies due to the development.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Candidates and Results[edit]

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2006: Chua Chu Kang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Gan Kim Yong 14,156 60.4 -4.9
SDA Steve Chia Kiah Hong 9,292 39.6 +4.9
Majority 4,864 20.8 -9.8
Turnout 23,950 95.9 -0.4
PAP hold Swing -4.9
General Election 2001: Chua Chu Kang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Low Seow Chay 14,489 65.3 +3.4
SDA Steve Chia Kiah Hong 8,143 34.7 +34.7
Majority 5,643 30.6 -9.2
Turnout 23,936 96.3 -0.2
PAP hold Swing +3.4

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Chua Chu Kang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Low Seow Chay 14,141 61.9 -6.5
NSP Yip Yew Weng 5,040 22.1 +22.1
Independent Chia Shi Teck 3,210 14.1 +14.1
DPP Tan Soo Phuan 445 1.9 +1.9
Majority 9,101 39.8 -4.6
Turnout 23,240 96.5 +0.3
PAP hold Swing
General Election 1991: Chua Chu Kang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Low Seow Chay 14,489 68.4 +9.2
Independent Kwek Guan Kwee 5,071 24.0 +24.0
Independent Harry W. Baptist 1,611 7.6 +7.61
Majority 9,418 44.4 +25.8
Turnout 21,940 96.2 -1.0
PAP hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1988: Chua Chu Kang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Low Seow Chay 11,058 59.3 +4.4
WP Chan Keng Sieng 7,597 40.7 -3.6
Majority 3,461 18.6 +8.2
Turnout 19,082 97.2 +0.4
PAP hold Swing +4.04
General Election 1984: Chua Chu Kang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Tang See Chim 13,254 54.8
WP Chan Keng Sieng 10,720 44.4
United People's Front Teo Kim Hoe 196 0.8
Majority 2,534 10.4
Turnout 24,727 96.8
PAP hold Swing
General Election 1980: Chua Chu Kang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Tang See Chim Walkover
Majority
Turnout 22,363
PAP hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1976: Chua Chu Kang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Tang See Chim 11,740 68.75 +6.39
WP Chan Keng Sieng 5,336 31.25 +31.25
Majority 6,354
Turnout 17,685 97.5 +2.4
PAP hold Swing +6.4
General Election 1972: Chua Chu Kang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Tang See Chim 9,002 62.4
BS Ng Ah Chue 5,434 37.6
Majority 3,568 24.8
Turnout 14,903 95.1
PAP hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1968: Chua Chu Kang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Tang See Chim Walkover
Majority
Turnout 12,879
PAP hold Swing
By-election 1966: Chua Chu Kang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Tang See Chim Walkover
Turnout
PAP gain from BS Swing
General Election 1963: Chua Chu Kang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BS Chio Cheng Thun 3,753 48.6 +48.6
PAP Lim Kim Hian 2,429 31.5 -24.8
UPP Sim Chit Giak 800 10.4 +10.4
SA Neo Guan Choo 396 5.1 +5.1
Independent Goh Tong Liang 345 4.5 +4.5
Majority 1,324 17.1
Turnout 7,799 95.1 +3.1
BS gain from PAP Swing N/A

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Chua Chu Kang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Ong Chang Sam 3,536 56.3
Independent Neo Koon Hin 1,563 24.9
SPA Goh Tong Liang 1,183 18.9
Majority 1,973 31.4
Turnout 6,334 91.9
PAP win (new seat)

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