MacPherson Single Member Constituency

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MacPherson Single Member Constituency.

MacPherson Single Member Constituency (Simplified Chinese: 麦波申单选区;Traditional Chinese: 麥波申單選區) was a Single Member Constituency located in central area of Singapore, which had existed from 1968 to 1991 (after which it was merged into Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency), and from 1997 to 2011 (after which it was merged into Marine Parade GRC again).

The ward consists of MacPherson and several areas near MacPherson. Its last Member of Parliament was Matthias Yao from People's Action Party. As a Member of Parliament for Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency (Marine Parade GRC) in 1991-1997, Matthias Yao was in charge of the MacPherson ward within the GRC since 1991. And he continued as its MP since 1997 when the single seat constituency was formed by carving it out of Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency. The electoral boundary was redrawn in 2001 with part of the constituency going to Marine Parade GRC and it was completely merged into Marine Parade GRC in the 2011's election with Matthias Yao retiring from politics, and his successor to the MacPherson ward (now within the Marine Parade GRC) is Tin Pei Ling.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Constituency abolished (1991 – 1997)

Constituency abolished (2011 – )

Candidates and Results[edit]

Elections in 2000s[edit]

General Election 2006: MacPherson
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Matthias Yao 13,184 68.48 -15.25
SDA Sin Kek Tong 3,067 31.52 +31.52
Majority 7,117 36.96
Turnout 21,026
PAP hold Swing
General Election 2001: MacPherson
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Matthias Yao 16,870 83.73 +18.59
DPP Tan Soo Phuan 3,277 16.77 +16.77
Majority 13,593 66.96
Turnout 22,010
PAP hold Swing +18.59

Elections in 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: MacPherson
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Matthias Yao 12,546 65.14 N/A
SDP Chee Soon Juan 6,753 34.86 N/A
Majority 5,429 30.28 N/A
Turnout 20,734 N/A N/A
PAP win (new seat)

Elections in 1980s[edit]

General Election 1988: MacPherson
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Chua Sian Chin 10,453 65.98 N/A
NSP Kum Teng Hock 5,390 34.02 N/A
Majority 5,063 31.96 N/A
Turnout 16,197 94.9 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 1984: MacPherson
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Chua Sian Chin Walkover
Majority
Turnout 19,500 N/A N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 1980: MacPherson
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Chua Sian Chin 15,280 86.89
United People's Front Darus bin Shariff 2,306 13.11
Majority 12,974 73.78 N/A
Turnout 18,096 95.3 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 1970s[edit]

General Election 1976: MacPherson
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Chua Sian Chin Walkover
Majority
Turnout 18,716 N/A N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 1972: MacPherson
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Chua Sian Chin 10,117 68.76
WP Lee Tow Kiat 4,597 31.24
Majority 5,520 37.52 N/A
Turnout 14,952 95.6 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 1960s[edit]

General Election 1968: MacPherson
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Chua Sian Chin Walkover
Majority
Turnout 13,099 N/A N/A
PAP win (new seat)

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