Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency

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Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency.
Not to be confused with the defunct ward called Tanjong Pagar Single Member Constituency

Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency (simplified Chinese: 丹戎巴葛集选区; traditional Chinese: 丹戎巴葛集選區) is currently a five-member Group Representation Constituency in central Singapore.

Tanjong Pagar GRC is led by former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew who was Prime Minister from 1959 to 1990. Subsequently, he held the positions of Senior Minister from 1990 to 2004 and Minister Mentor from 2004 to 2011. Mr Lee retired from the Cabinet in 2011, but remains the leading Member of Parliament for Tanjong Pagar GRC until 2016. After that Chan Chun Sing will take over as an anchor minister.

Tanjong Pagar GRC has been held by the People's Action Party since 1991, with a walkover victory at every Nomination Day since its creation. Tanjong Pagar consists of five divisions, namely Buona Vista, Queenstown, Tanglin-Cairnhill, Tanjong Pagar-Tiong Bahru and Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng. The constituency consists of the areas of Tanjong Pagar, part of the Marina Bay area, Marina South, Queenstown, Tiong Bahru, Tanglin, Orchard Road, Bukit Merah, Buona Vista, most areas of Chinatown, Clarke Quay, Kim Seng, Outram Park.

The GRC absorbed a section of Kreta Ayer-Tanglin Group Representation Constituency in 2001. Buona Vista is back with Tanjong Pagar GRC from 2011. It was in the GRC from 1997 to 2001, until it was under Holland-Bukit Panjang Group Representation Constituency in 2001 and Holland-Bukit Timah Group Representation Constituency since 2006. Telok Blangah was also part of the constituency from 1991 to 1997. A portion bounded by Eng Neo Avenue, Pan Island Expressway, Dunearn Road and Adam Road was part of Holland-Bukit Timah GRC until the area was transferred to Tanjong Pagar GRC in 2006 and subsequently, Moulmein-Kallang GRC in 2011. Moulmein division will be transferred to the new Moulmein-Kallang GRC in 2011, while Radin Mas will be crafted out as a single member constituency. The Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng division of the former Jalan Besar GRC will now come under Tanjong Pagar GRC.

Previous Members of Parliament for the GRC, Lim Hng Kiang, Lim Swee Say, Khaw Boon Wan, Lui Tuck Yew cut their political teeth here and went on to become ministers in the Cabinet.[1]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Radin Mas Tiong Bahru Tanjong Pagar-Tiong Bahru Telok Blangah Buona Vista Leng Kee Queenstown Moulmein Tanglin - Cairnhill Kreta Ayer - Kim Seng
Formation
1988 Tiong Bahru GRC As Tanjong Pagar SMC SMC SMC SMC Brickworks GRC SMC SMC
as Tanglin and Cairnhill
SMC
as Kreta Ayer and Kim Seng
1991 S Vasoo Koo Tsai Kee Lee Kuan Yew
as Tanjong Pagar
(MPS conducted by Koo Tsai Kee from 1991 to 2011; by Indranee Rajah since 2011)
Lim Hng Kiang SMC SMC Brickworks GRC Kampong Glam GRC SMC
as Tanglin and Cairnhill
1997 West Coast GRC Lim Swee Say Ow Chin Hock Chay Wai Chuen Kreta Ayer-Tanglin GRC Kreta Ayer-Tanglin GRC
as Tanglin
Kreta Ayer-Tanglin GRC
as Kreta Ayer and Kim Seng
2001 Chong Weng Chiew Holland-Bukit Panjang GRC Khaw Boon Wan Indranee Thurai Rajah Jalan Besar GRC
2006 Sam Tan Ching Siong Holland-Bukit Timah GRC Baey Yam Keng Lui Tuck Yew
2011 SMC Absorbed by Tanjong Pagar Lee Kuan Yew Chan Chun Sing Chia Shi Lu Moulmein-Kallang GRC Lily Neo

Operational responsibility[edit]

  • Tanjong Pagar-Tiong Bahru - Tanjong Pagar (part), The Pinnacle @ Duxton, Everton Park, Spottiswoode Park, Raeburn old flats, Kim Tian, Jalan Membina and Tiong Bahru Pre-War Flats
  • Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng - Havelock Road, Jalan Bukit Ho Swee, Great World City, Outram Secondary School, Manhattan House, Kreta Ayer, Chinatown, Maxwell Road, MND Building, Marina Bay Sands, Marina Bay Residences, Raffles Place (part), Marina Barrage, Marina Bay, Gardens by the Bay
  • Tanglin-Cairnhill - Margaret Drive, Strathmore Estate, Jervois Road, Chatsworth Road, Botanic Gardens, Farrer Road, Orchard, Somerset, Dhoby Ghaut, Istana, Scotts Square, Cairnhill, Tanglin, Balmoral Road, Bukit Merah View, River Valley Road, Henderson Crescent
  • Queenstown - All Queenstown HDB flats, Hoy Fatt Road/Jalan Rumah Tinggi/Lengkok Bahru
  • Buona Vista - Commonwealth Heights, Holland Village, Holland Vista, Buona Vista Court, Holland Oasis, Commonwealth 16, Crescent View & Crescent Green

Candidates and results[edit]

Elections in 2010s[edit]

General Election 2011: Tanjong Pagar GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Indranee Thurai Rajah
Lee Kuan Yew
Lily Neo
Chan Chun Sing
Chia Shi-Lu
Walkover
Turnout 139,771 N/A N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 2000s[edit]

General Election 2006: Tanjong Pagar GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Baey Yam Keng
Indranee Thurai Rajah
Koo Tsai Kee
Lee Kuan Yew
Lui Tuck Yew
Tan Chin Siong
Walkover
Turnout 148,141 N/A N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 2001: Tanjong Pagar GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Chay Wai Chuen
Koo Tsai Kee
Lee Kuan Yew
Lim Swee Say
Ow Chin Hock
Khaw Boon Wan
Walkover
Turnout 141,150 N/A N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Tanjong Pagar GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Chay Wai Chuen
Koo Tsai Kee
Lee Kuan Yew
Lim Swee Say
Ow Chin Hock
S Vasoo
Walkover
Turnout 141,520 N/A N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 1991: Tanjong Pagar GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Koo Tsai Kee
Lee Kuan Yew
Lim Hng Kiang
S Vasoo
Walkover
Turnout 86,944 N/A N/A
PAP win (new seat)

Failed attempt at contest in GE 2011[edit]

In GE 2011, a group of independents led by Ng Teck Siong were disqualified from contesting Tanjong Pagar GRC against the PAP team as they submitted nomination papers 35 seconds late.[2]

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