Punggol Single Member Constituency

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Not to be confused with the present ward in parts of Punggol called as Punggol East Single Member Constituency which was formed prior to 2011 general elections by craving out from Pasir Ris-Punggol Group Representation Constituency.

Punggol Single Member Constituency (Traditional Chinese: 榜鵝單選區; Simplified Chinese: 榜鵝单选区) was a former single member constituency in the undeveloped Punggol (Along the line in Punggol Road), from 1959 to 1991.

Formation and dissolution[edit]

The ward was part of the newly created Punggol-Tampines Constituency in 1955, consisting largely of present-day Hougang, Pasir Ris, Punggol, Sengkang, Simei and Tampines. At that time, these were considered rural areas and were some of the least populated areas in Singapore.

Subsequently in 1959, that ward had split into Punggol SMC and Tampines SMC. The then-Punggol constituency in 1959 comprised the present day Hougang, Punggol and Sengkang.[1]

The constituency continued to grow and Hougang SMC was spun off in 1988. Punggol was merged into Cheng San GRC in 1991, and the area saw development after 1991 which was much more rapid after 2000.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Candidates and Results[edit]

Elections in 1980s[edit]

General Election 1988: Punggol
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Ng Kah Ting 17,914 59.85 -5.24
SDP Abdul Rasheed bin Abdul Kuthus 12,017 40.15 +40.15
Turnout 30,663 97.1 +1.0
PAP hold Swing -5.24
General Election 1984: Punggol
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Ng Kah Ting 14,904 65.09 -13.77
SUF Sim Ah Leng 7,995 34.91 +13.77
Turnout 23,769 96.1 -0.3
PAP hold Swing -13.77

Note: United Front was subsequently renamed into Singapore United Front.

General Election 1980: Punggol
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Ng Kah Ting 17,103 78.86 +9.45
UF Chua Nguan Key 4,585 21.14 +21.14
Turnout 22,497 96.4 +0.1
PAP hold Swing +9.45

Elections in 1970s[edit]

General Election 1976: Punggol
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Ng Kah Ting 13,360 69.41 +11.28
WP Tan Yong Sin 5,887 30.59 +30.59
Turnout 19,696 96.3 +1.8
PAP hold Swing +11.28
General Election 1972: Punggol
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Ng Kah Ting 8,215 58.13
Independent Ng Teng Kian 5,917 41.87
Turnout 14,461 94.5
PAP hold Swing

Notes: This election in Punggol is indeed the battle between the then incumbent and the ex-incumbent of the ward.[2]

Elections in 1960s[edit]

General Election 1968: Punggol
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Ng Kah Ting Walkover
Turnout 12,277
PAP hold Swing
General Election 1963: Punggol
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Ng Kah Ting 4,721 47.76 +1.37
BS Koh Chit Kiang 2,860 28.93 +28.93
SA Tan Jin Hong 1,320 13.35 -28.29
UPP Lee Jiak Seck 984 9.96 +9.96
Turnout 9,944 96.6 +6.6
PAP hold Swing +1.37

Elections in 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Punggol
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Ng Teng Kian 4,072 46.39
SPA Tan Jin Hong 3,655 41.64
LSP Quah Heck Peck 554 6.31
Independent Tay Keng Hock 497 5.66
Turnout 8,905 90.0
PAP win (new seat)

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