Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency

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Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency.
Not to be confused with another defunct ward called Marine Parade Single Member Constituency (Marine Parade SMC) that existed from 1976 to 1984 where the second Prime Minister of Singapore, Goh Chok Tong had made his debut there and held on since then. Marine Parade SMC is a smaller ward that consist only in Marine Parade town, Singapore without neighbouring areas such as Geylang Serai etc. .

Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency (Traditional Chinese: 馬林百列集選區;Simplified Chinese: 马林百列集选区) is a six-member Group Representation Constituency located in the central, eastern and north-eastern areas of Singapore. The constituency consists of a section of Bedok, Chai Chee, Geylang, Kaki Bukit, Kallang, Kembangan, Marine Parade, Mountbatten, Ubi and a part of Serangoon. Serangoon Gardens was part of the constituency until 2006 when it was moved to Aljunied Group Representation Constituency. On 2011, it minuses off Kaki Bukit portion and in return, MacPherson ward was absorbed and exchanged.

Marine Parade GRC is led by Emeritus Senior Minister and former prime minister Goh Chok Tong.

Before the creation of Marine Parade GRC, he had been the Member of Parliament for the Marine Parade single-seat constituency since being first elected in 1976. The GRC saw its fiercest contest in the general election in 2011 where National Solidarity Party candidates led by Nicole Seah managed to get over 43% of the vote despite walkovers in the previous three general elections. Before 2011, it remained uncontested after the 1992 by-election which saw a four-way contest involving the National Solidarity Party, Singapore Democratic Party and Singapore Justice Party (now part of the Singapore Democratic Alliance).

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Joo Chiat Geylang Serai Marine Parade MacPherson Kembangan-Chai Chee Braddell Heights Mountbatten Serangoon Kaki Bukit
1984 SMC SMC SMC SMC SMC
as Kampong Ubi
SMC SMC SMC
as Serangoon Gardens
SMC
Formation
1988 Choo Wee Kiang Othman Haron Eusofe Goh Chok Tong SMC Aljunied GRC
as Kampong Ubi
SMC SMC SMC
as Serangoon Gardens
SMC
1991 Lim Chee Onn Matthias Yao Thomson GRC
as Serangoon Gardens
Eunos GRC
1992 Teo Chee Hean
1997 East Coast GRC SMC Mohamad Maidin bin Packer Mohd
as Kampong Ubi
Goh Choon Kang Yap Giau Keng Eugene Lim Hwee Hua East Coast GRC
2001 SMC R Ravindran Andy Gan Lai Chiang
2006 Fatimah Lateef Ong Seh Hong as Kampong Ubi-Kembangan Seah Kian Peng Lim Biow Chuan Aljunied GRC Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim
2011 Tin Pei Ling Tan Chuan-Jin SMC Aljunied GRC
2016

Areas of Responsibility[edit]

  • Marine Parade: Marine Parade Estate and Joo Chiat
  • Kembangan-Chai Chee: Chai Chee, Kembangan, Changi Road, Eunos
  • Geylang Serai: Geylang Serai, Haig Rd, Eunos,Upper Aljunied Rd,Upper Paya Lebar Estate,Tai Seng,Ubi
  • MacPherson: Aljunied, MacPherson Estate
  • Braddell Heights: Serangoon Central, Serangoon Sommerville,Lor Lew Lian

Candidates and results[edit]

Elections in 1980s[edit]

General Election 1988: Marine Parade GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Choo Wee Khiang
Goh Chok Tong
Othman Haron Eusofe
41,325 73.81%
SJP A R Suib
M Ramasamy
Theng Chin Eng
14,660 26.19%
Turnout 55,985 89.09%
PAP win (new seat)

Elections in 1990s[edit]

General Election 1991: Marine Parade GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Goh Chok Tong
Lim Chee Onn
Matthias Yao
Othman Haron Eusofe
51,685 77.25% +3.44%
SJP Aminuddin Bin Ami
Rajasekaran K S M
Suib Bin Abdul Rahman
Theng Chin Eng
15,222 22.75% -3.44%
Turnout 66,907 90.38% +1.28%
PAP hold Swing
By-Election 1992: Marine Parade GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Goh Chok Tong
Lim Chee Onn
Matthias Yao
Othman Haron Eusofe
48,965 72.94% -4.31%
SDP Chee Soon Juan
Low Yong Nguan
Md Shariff bin Yahya
Ashleigh Seow Chuan-Hock
16447 24.50%
SJP A R Suib
Lim Teong Howe
Theng Chin Eng
Yen Kim Khooi
764 1.14% -21.61%
NSP Ken Sunn
Sarry bin Hassan
Tan Chee Kien
Yong Choon Poh
950 1.42%
Turnout 67,126 90.72% +0.34%
PAP hold Swing -4.31%
General Election 1997: Marine Parade GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Goh Choon Kang
Goh Chok Tong
Lim Hwee Hwa
Mohamad Maidin bin Packer Mohd
Othman Haron Eusofe
Yap Giau Cheng Eugene
Turnout Walkover
PAP hold Swing

Elections in 2000s[edit]

General Election 2001: Marine Parade GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Andy Gan Lai Chiang
Goh Chok Tong
Lim Hwee Hua
Mohamad Maidin bin Packer Mohd
Othman Haron Eusofe
R Ravindran
Turnout Walkover
PAP hold Swing
General Election 2006: Marine Parade GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Fatimah Lateef
Goh Chok Tong
Lim Biow Chuan
Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim
Ong Seh Hong
Seah Kian Peng
Turnout Walkover
PAP hold Swing

Elections in 2010s[edit]

General Election 2011: Marine Parade GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Goh Chok Tong
Seah Kian Peng
Fatimah Lateef
Tan Chuan-Jin
Tin Pei Ling
78,286 56.65% -16.29%
NSP Cheo Chai Chen
Nicole Seah
Abdul Salim Harun
Spencer Ng
Ivan Yeo
59,926 43.35% +43.35%
Turnout 138,812 89.87
PAP hold Swing

See also[edit]

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