Nee Soon Central Single Member Constituency

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Nee Soon Central Single Member Constituency.
Not to be confused with pre-independence era Nee Soon SMC, another defunct ward that located the entire Nee Soon area as well as portion of Ang Mo Kio town in the early days, or Nee Soon East SMC where the Workers' Party have been contesting twice since 2001 general elections in eastern part of Yishun as well as Nee Soon South SMC where the Singapore Democratic Party had lost narrowly on 1991 general elections where it covers Khatib MRT Station areas along with parts of Yio Chu Kang, only to absorbed into Ang Mo Kio GRC since then until prior to 2011 general elections where the former 3 wards forms the 3 of the 5 sub-divisions on the newly formed Nee Soon GRC (The other 2 wards were craved from the nearby Sembawang GRC.)

Nee Soon Central Single Member Constituency (Traditional Chinese: 義順中單選區; Simplified Chinese: 义顺中单选区) is a defunct Single Member Constituency in the northern area in Singapore. The seat consists of Yishun Town Centre(Neighbourhood 9),Neighbourhood 6 and part of Neighbourhood 7. Its current Member of Parliament is Ong Ah Heng of the People's Action Party who has held the seat since 1997. The constituency was formed in 1988 and has been held by the ruling party from 1988 to 1991 when the People's Action Party lost the seat to Singapore Democratic Party's Cheo Chai Chen but Cheo lost to Ong in Singapore general election, 1997. It had disappeared in 2011 when Nee Soon Central, Nee Soon East, Nee Soon South, Chong Pang and Canberra had merged into a newly formed Nee Soon GRC.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Constituency Abolished (2011 – ) Note: Presently, it is a sub-constituency of Nee Soon GRC

Candidates and results[edit]

Elections in 2000s[edit]

General Election 2006: Nee Soon Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Ong Ah Heng 14,211 65.4 -13.1
WP Lian Chin Way 7,529 34.6 +34.6
Majority 6,682 30.8 -26.2
Turnout 22,125 95.6 +0.6
PAP hold Swing -13.1
General Election 2001: Nee Soon Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Ong Ah Heng 16,755 78.5 +17.2
SDP Ling How Doong 4,583 21.5 -17.2
Majority 12,172 57.0 +34.4
Turnout 23,836 95.0 -1.5
PAP hold Swing +17.2

Elections in 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Nee Soon Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Ong Ah Heng 15,214 61.3 +11.6
SDP Cheo Chai Chen 9,591 38.7 -11.6
Majority 5,623 22.6 +23.2
Turnout 25,335 96.5 +0.0
PAP gain from SDP Swing +11.6
General Election 1991: Nee Soon Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDP Cheo Chai Chen 12,709 50.3 +11.8
PAP Ng Pock Too 12,541 49.7 -7.9
Majority 168 0.6 +19.7
Turnout 25,870 96.5 -0.5
SDP gain from PAP Swing +11.8

Elections in 1980s[edit]

General Election 1988: Nee Soon Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Ng Pock Too 13,396 57.6 N/A
SDP Cheo Chai Chen 8,944 38.5 N/A
United People's Front Giam Lai Cheng 914 3.9 N/A
Majority 4,452 19.1
Turnout 23,670 97.0
PAP win (new seat)

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