Jurong Group Representation Constituency

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Jurong Group Representation Constituency.
Not to be confused with the pre-independence era ward in Jurong and Tuas areas called as Jurong Single Member Constituency which was formed prior to 1959 general elections by craving out from a portion of the then defunct Bukit Timah SMC which lasted until prior to 1997 general elections when that ward was absorbed into the then defunct Bukit Timah GRC.

Jurong Group Representation Constituency (Traditional Chinese: 裕廊集選區;Simplified Chinese: 裕廊集选区) is a five-member Group Representation Constituency located in the western area of Singapore. The GRC consists of a large section of Jurong, sections of Bukit Batok and Upper Bukit Timah. Most parts of Jurong West and the entire industrial estate is not located in the GRC, but in West Coast Group Representation Constituency. The subdivisions of the GRC are Bukit Batok, Bukit Batok East, Jurong Central, Taman Jurong and Jurong Spring. Yuhua division has been crafted out as a Single Member Constituency for the 2011 general election . The constituency was contested in the 2001 general election with the People's Action Party against the Singapore Democratic Party. The seat has always been held by the People's Action Party since its creation in 2001.

Jurong GRC was a hotly contested seat in the 2001 general election with SDP's secretary general Chee Soon Juan leading the opposition team.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Tharman Shanmugaratnam currently leads Jurong GRC.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Yuhua Bukit Batok Jurong Central Bukit Batok East Taman Jurong Jurong Spring
1997 Bukit Timah GRC Hong Kah GRC
as 'Hong Kah East' and 'Hong Kah South' wards
Carved from Bukit Batok and parts Bukit Gombak Bukit Timah GRC
as Jurong
Hong Kah GRC
as 'Hong Kah East' and 'Hong Kah South' wards
2001 Yu-Foo Yee Shoon Ong Chit Chung Lim Boon Heng Halimah Bte Yacob Tharman Shanmugaratnam
2006 Grace Fu Hai Yien
2011 Yuhua SMC David Ong Desmond Lee Ang Wei Neng

Dr Ong Chit Chung died on July 14, 2008 during his term as Member of Parliament.

Areas of responsibility[edit]

  • Bukit Batok - Blk 2xx of Bukit Batok
  • Bukit Batok East - Blk 1xx and 6xx of Bukit Batok
  • Jurong Central - Blk 3xx/4xx of Jurong East
  • Jurong Spring - Blk 5xx of Jurong West
  • Taman Jurong - Blk 1xx and 3xx Jurong (West)

Candidates and results[edit]

Elections on 2010s[edit]

General Election 2011: Jurong GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Halimah Bte Yacob
Ang Wei Neng
Desmond Lee
Tharman Shanmugaratnam
David Ong
76,595 66.96% N/A
NSP Christopher Neo
Elvin Ong
Abdul Rasheed
Noraini Yunus
Ong Hock Siong
37,786 33.07% N/A
Turnout 117,087 93.5 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 2000s[edit]

General Election 2006: Jurong GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Grace Fu Hai Yien
Halimah Bte Yacob
Lim Boon Heng
Ong Chit Chung
Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Turnout 116,573 N/A
PAP hold Swing
General Election 2001: Jurong GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Halimah Bte Yacob
Lim Boon Heng
Ong Chit Chung
Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Yu-Foo Yee Shoon
84,472 79.75% N/A
SDP Chee Soon Juan
Chee Siok Chin
Gandhi s/o Karuppiah Ambalam
Mohamed Isa Bin Abdul Aziz
Yeo Boon Keng Vincent
21,511 20.25% N/A
Turnout 115,113 94.8 N/A
PAP win (new seat)

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