Marine Parade Single Member Constituency

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Not to be confused with the present Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency which is way larger than this Marine Parade Single Member Constituency (Marine Parade SMC) by including its nearby towns such as Geylang Serai etc.

Marine Parade Single Member Constituency (Traditional Chinese: 馬林百列單選區;Simplified Chinese: 马林百列单选区) is a former single-member constituency in Marine Parade, Singapore from 1976 to 1988 and absorbed into Marine Parade GRC.

This is the ward where the second Prime Minister of Singapore, Goh Chok Tong, made his debut since its inception and it had been his and the People's Action Party's stronghold.

As the town was only reclamated in the 1970s, therefore the area is practically nonexistent before the pre-independence era. The single member constituency was formed after the Bedok Highway was built, commonly named as Marine Parade.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Constituency Abolished (1988 – present)

(Still continues as a division of Marine Parade in Marine Parade GRC, but constituency abolished.)

Candidates and Results[edit]

Elections in 1980s[edit]

General Election 1988: Marine Parade
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Goh Chok Tong 15,228 70.93
SUF De Gracias Gertrude M 6,242 29.07
Majority 8,986 41.86
Turnout 22,206 94.0
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 1980: Marine Parade
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Goh Chok Tong Walkover
Majority
Turnout 21,903
PAP hold Swing

Elections in 1970s[edit]

General Election 1976: Marine Parade
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Goh Chok Tong 14,418 78.62
UF Monsor Rahman 3,922 21.38
Majority 10,496 57.24
Turnout 18,779 96.2
PAP win (new seat)

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