Joo Chiat Single Member Constituency

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Joo Chiat
Single Member constituency
for the Parliament of Singapore
Joo Chiat Single Member Constituency locator map.png
Location under 2006 boundaries
Region southeastern Singapore
Electorate 22,069
Current constituency
Created 1959-1988
2001-
Number of members 1
Member(s) Charles Chong

Joo Chiat Single Member Constituency (Traditional Chinese: 如切單選區;Simplified Chinese: 如切单选区) is a Single Member Constituency (SMC) located in the eastern region of Singapore. The SMC encompasses the areas of Joo Chiat, Katong, Haig Road, Siglap and a portion of East Coast Park. It had previously existed from 1959 until 1988, when it was merged with neighbouring constituencies to form Bedok Group Representation Constituency (Bedok GRC). It was reformed just before the 2001 general election after being carved out from East Coast Group Representation Constituency. The seat has been held by the People's Action Party since its reformation that year and was contested again in 2006. Its current Member of Parliament is Charles Chong.

Bukit Panjang, Joo Chiat and Mountbatten currently share the roots where it has been interrupted due to Group Representation Constituency system, where it had been merged into the respective bigger constituencies at different times. No other constituencies has survived longer without the interruption after Chua Chu Kang had been merged into Chua Chu Kang GRC. A few constituency names remains the same from all the Group Representation Constituency.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Member of Parliament Party Dates Notes
Koh Choon Hong SPA 1959 – 1963
Fong Kim Heng PAP 1963 – 1966
Yeoh Ghim Seng PAP 1966 – 1988 Speaker of Parliament, 1970-1988

Constituency abolished (1988 – 2001)

Member of Parliament Party Dates Notes
Chan Soo Sen PAP 2001 – 2011
Charles Chong PAP 2011 – present

Candidates and results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2011: Joo Chiat
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Charles Chong 9,666 51.02 -13.99
WP Yee Jenn Jong 9,278 48.98 +13.99
Majority 388 2.04 -27.98
Turnout 19,259 98.4 +10.6
PAP hold Swing -13.99

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2006: Joo Chiat
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Chan Soo Sen 12,226 65.01 -18.54
WP Tan Bin Seng 6,580 34.99 +34.99
Majority 5,646 30.02
Turnout 19,196 87.8 +0.2
PAP hold Swing -18.54
General Election 2001: Joo Chiat
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Chan Soo Sen 15,426 83.55 N/A
Independent Ooi Boon Ewe 3,038 16.45 +16.45
Majority 12,388 67.1
Turnout 19,049 87.6
PAP win (new seat)

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1984: Joo Chiat
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Yeoh Ghim Seng Walkover
Majority
Turnout 18,987
PAP hold Swing
General Election 1980: Joo Chiat
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Yeoh Ghim Seng 8,542 74.18 -0.25
SDP Soon Kia Seng 2,973 25.82 +25.82
Majority 5,569 48.36
Turnout 11,515 97.8 0.0
PAP hold Swing -0.25

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1976: Joo Chiat
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Yeoh Ghim Seng 9,601 74.43 -9.06
WP Maideen bin Ameer Batcha 3,247 25.57 +25.57
Majority 6,354 48.86 -18.12
Turnout 12,848 97.8 -0.3
PAP hold Swing -9.06
General Election 1972: Joo Chiat
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Yeoh Ghim Seng 11,669 83.49 N/A
United National Front William Cook 2,307 16.51 +16.51
Majority 9,362 66.98
Turnout 13,976 98.1
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1968: Joo Chiat
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Yeoh Ghim Seng Walkover
Majority
Turnout 12,335
PAP hold Swing
Third By-election (November) 1966: Joo Chiat
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Yeoh Ghim Seng Walkover
Majority
Turnout 15,760
PAP hold Swing
General Election 1963: Joo Chiat
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Fong Kim Heng 9,300 65.88 +26.25
BS Leong Keng Seng 3,737 26.48 +26.48
SA Seow Peck Leng 1,078 7.64 -38.23
Majority 5,563 39.40
Turnout 14,214 95.0 +5.4
PAP gain from SPA Swing N/A

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Joo Chiat
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SPA Koh Choon Hong 6,136 45.87
PAP Fong Kim Heng 5,301 39.63
LSP Gay Wan Guay 1,215 9.09
Katong United Residents' Association Low Teck Cheng 405 3.03
Independent Henry Chong 320 2.39
Majority 835 6.24
Turnout 13,674 89.6
SPA win (new seat)

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