Sembawang Single Member Constituency

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Sembawang Single Member Constituency (Traditional Chinese: 三巴旺單選區;Simplified Chinese: 三巴旺单选区) is a defunct single member constituency in Sembawang, Singapore that is formed in 1955 and continues throughout till 1988 where it is one of the founding ward of the larger Sembawang Group Representation Constituency and continues throughout as present ward.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Candidates and results[edit]

Elections in 1980s[edit]

General Election 1984: Sembawang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Tony Tan Keng Yam 15,948 77.42 -4.13
Independent Stanley Mariadass 4,652 22.58 +22.58
Turnout 21,304 95.4 +0.2
PAP hold Swing -4.13
General Election 1980: Sembawang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Tony Tan Keng Yam 13,415 81.55 -2.02
United People's Front Harbans Singh 3,035 18.45 +2.02
Turnout 16,932 95.2 +0.6
PAP hold Swing -2.02

Elections in 1970s[edit]

1979 By Election: Sembawang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Tony Tan Keng Yam 12,824 78.42 -5.15
United People's Front Harbans Singh 3,528 21.58 +5.15
Turnout 16,714 94.6 -0.2
PAP hold Swing -5.15
General Election 1976: Sembawang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Teong Eng Siong 13,661 83.57 +6.21
United People's Front Mohd Arif bin Sahul Hameed 2,685 16.43 +16.43
Turnout 16,767 94.8 +2.7
PAP hold Swing +6.21
General Election 1972: Sembawang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Teong Eng Siong 8,466 77.36
United National Front Mohd Arif bin Sahul Hameed 2,478 22.64
Turnout 11,251 92.1
PAP hold Swing

Elections in 1960s[edit]

General Election 1968: Sembawang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Teong Eng Siong Walkover
Turnout 11,220
PAP hold Swing
General Election 1963: Sembawang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Teong Eng Siong 3,745 42.17 -12.52
BS Chen Poh Chang 3,591 40.43 +40.43
SA Appavoo Pakri 1,197 13.48 -20.10
UPP Low Seng Wan 348 3.92 +3.92
Turnout 8,930 95.7 +6
PAP hold Swing -12.52

Elections in 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Sembawang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Ahmad bin Ibrahim 4,316 54.69 -8.55
MIC Vangadaslam Jayaram 1,566 19.84 +19.84
SPA Chew Seng 1,084 13.74 +13.74
LSP Lau Sai Seng 926 11.73 +11.73
Turnout 7,948 89.7 +25.7
PAP hold Swing -8.55

Note: The then incumbent Ahmad bin Ibrahim ran for the election in the same seat again, but he had joined the People's Action Party before the 1959 election. He died in 1962, which made this election the last he contested.[1]

Note 2: MIC is allied with Singapore's UMNO and MCA chapters, similar to its Malaysian counterpart with the exception of not using the alliance symbol which was the reason for the elections department of Singapore to view Vangadaslam Jayaram as an independent candidate.

General Election 1955: Sembawang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Ahmad bin Ibrahim 4,281 63.24
PP Lee Kim Kee 2,488 36.76
Turnout 6,835 64.0
Independent win (new seat)

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