Tanjong Pagar Single Member Constituency

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Not to be confused with the present Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency, which is much larger than this Tanjong Pagar Single Member Constituency (Tanjong Pagar SMC) by including its nearby towns such as Tiong Bahru etc.

Tanjong Pagar Single Member Constituency (Traditional Chinese: 丹戎巴葛單選區; Simplified Chinese: 丹戎巴葛单选区) was a former single-member constituency in Tanjong Pagar, Singapore from 1955 to 1991 and absorbed into Tanjong Pagar GRC.

It was one of the longest-surviving wards since the pre-independence era and it has been People's Action Party's stronghold where Lee Kuan Yew has been beating his opponents by a huge margin.

Lee Kuan Yew is also til date the longest serving MP and politician in Singapore.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Constituency Abolished (1991 – present)

(Still continues as a division of Tanjong Pagar in Tanjong Pagar GRC, but constituency abolished. However, presently in 2011 it had absorbed Tiong Bahru ward to become Tanjong Pagar-Tiong Bahru ward. Despite so, this ward is still held by Lee Kuan Yew himself as of 2011.)

Candidates and Results[edit]

Elections in 1980s[edit]

General Election 1988: Tanjong Pagar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Lee Kuan Yew 14,043 81.60
Independent Gnaguru Thamboo Mylvaganam 3,167 18.40
Majority 10,876 63.20
Turnout 17,685 92.9
PAP hold Swing
General Election 1984: Tanjong Pagar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Lee Kuan Yew Walkover
Majority
Turnout 15,812
PAP hold Swing
General Election 1980: Tanjong Pagar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Lee Kuan Yew 11,730 92.74 +3.71
UF Johnny Wee Lai Seng 555 4.39 +4.39
United People's Front Lee Mun Hung 363 2.87 -8.1
Majority 11,175 88.35 +10.29
Turnout 12,941 94.0 -0.5
PAP hold Swing +3.71

Elections in 1970s[edit]

General Election 1976: Tanjong Pagar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Lee Kuan Yew 9,996 89.03 +4.95
United People's Front Harbans Singh 1,232 10.97 +10.97
Majority 8,764 78.06 +9.9
Turnout 11,479 94.5 +2.6
PAP hold Swing +4.95
General Election 1972: Tanjong Pagar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Lee Kuan Yew 7,542 84.08 -10.26
PF Leong Mun Kwai 1,428 15.92 +15.92
Majority 6,114 68.16 -20.52
Turnout 9,142 91.9 +0.3
PAP hold Swing -10.26

Elections in 1960s[edit]

General Election 1968: Tanjong Pagar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Lee Kuan Yew 9,128 94.34 +35.41
Independent Vetrivelu Rengaswamy 548 5.66 +5.66
Majority 8,580 88.68 +62.74
Turnout 9,902 91.6 -3.5
PAP hold Swing +35.41
General Election 1963: Tanjong Pagar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Lee Kuan Yew 6,317 58.93 -12.11
BS Ong Hock Siang 3,537 32.99 +32.99
UPP Lim Peng Kang 473 4.41 +4.41
SA Chng Boon Eng 393 3.67 +3.67
Majority 2,780 25.94 -16.14
Turnout 10,841 95.1
PAP hold Swing -12.11

Elections in 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Tanjong Pagar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Lee Kuan Yew 7,617 71.04 -7.29
LSP Subrahmanyam Chinniah 3,105 28.96 +28.96
Majority 4,512 42.08 -24.45
Turnout 10,870 91.0 +33.4
PAP hold Swing -7.29
By-election 1957: Tanjong Pagar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Lee Kuan Yew 4,707 68.1 -10.2
LSP Chong Wei Ling 1,315 19.0 N/A
Independent (politician) Koh Choon Hong 887 12.8 N/A
Majority 3,392 49.1 -17.4
Turnout 6,985 47.3 -10.3
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 1955: Tanjong Pagar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Lee Kuan Yew 6,029 78.33
PP Lim Seck Tiong 908 11.80
Democratic Party Lam Thian 760 9.87
Majority 5,121 66.53
Turnout 7,737 57.6
PAP win (new seat)

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