West Coast Group Representation Constituency

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West Coast
Group Representation constituency
for the Parliament of Singapore
West Coast Group Representation Constituency locator map.png
Region southwestern Singapore
Electorate 121,019
Current constituency
Created 1997
Number of members 5
Member(s) Arthur Jen Fong
S Iswaran
Lim Hng Kiang
Foo Mee Har
Lawrence Wong

West Coast Group Representation Constituency (Traditional Chinese: 西海岸集選區;Simplified Chinese: 西海岸集选区) is a five-member Group Representation Constituency located in the western area of Singapore. The GRC is divided into five divisions and is a constituency held by the People's Action Party. The five divisions are Ayer Rajah, West Coast, Boon Lay, Clementi, and Telok Blangah. West Coast GRC covers the areas of Ayer Rajah, Clementi, Dover, Pasir Panjang, the south-western area, Jurong, Jurong Island, Sentosa, Telok Blangah, Tuas and the southern islands of the country.

Formed in 1997, West Coast GRC is led by Minister for Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang. The constituency faced a contest against the Workers' Party in the 1997 general election. Since then, the constituency has received walkovers in the 2001 and 2006 general elections.

The constituency was a four member GRC in 1997 and was expanded to five, when it was expanded to include the areas of the now defunct Boon Lay Single Member Constituency and the Jurong area of Bukit Timah Group Representation Constituency. In 2006, West Coast again absorbed Ayer Rajah Single Member Constituency and merged with Minister of State's S Israwan's West Coast seat to form the Ayer Rajah-West Coast division. Cedric Foo's Pioneer ward was crafted out a single member constituency after the 2011 election.

Five candidates of the Reform Party of Singapore, including Kenneth Jeyaretnam, have challenged the People's Action Party incumbents in this GRC for the first time in the General Election 2011.

West Coast GRC's capital and town council head office are located at Clementi.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Ayer Rajah Boon Lay Clementi Pioneer Telok Blangah West Coast Pasir Panjang
1991 SMC SMC Brickworks GRC Tanjong Pagar GRC Brickworks GRC
Formation
1997 SMC
as Ayer Rajah
SMC Bernard Chen Tien Lap Lim Hng Kiang S Iswaran Wan Soon Bee
2001 Ho Geok Choo Madeleine Arthur Jen Fong Cedric Foo Absorbed into West Coast
2006 S Iswaran
as Ayer Rajah-West Coast
Absorbed into Ayer Rajah
to form Ayer Rajah-West Coast
2011 Foo Mee Har Lawrence Wong SMC S Iswaran

Areas of responsibility[edit]

  • Boon Lay - Blocks 167 - 220 Jurong West Estate, Blocks 6xx of the Jurong West Estate, Chin Bee, Jurong Bird Park, Jurong Port, Jurong Pier, Jurong Hill, Tuas, south of Pasir Laba, Raffles Golf Course, Tuas South, Shipyard, Benoi, Gul Crescent
  • Clementi - Blocks 3xx to 4xx of the Clementi New Town
  • West Coast - Blocks 5xx to 7xx of the Clementi New Town
  • Ayer Rajah - around Ayer Rajah district
  • Telok Blangah - Blocks 22-23, 25-28 Ghim Moh, VivoCity, HarbourFront Centre, St James Power Station, Resorts World Sentosa, Sentosa, Keppel Club, Tanjong Berlayar, Blangah Rise Primary School, HortPark, Southern Ridges, Dover Estate, Prince George's Park, Kent Ridge Crescent, one-North, Rochester Mall, Star Vista

Candidates and Results[edit]

Elections in 2010s[edit]

General Election 2011: West Coast GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Arthur Jen Fong
S Iswaran
Lim Hng Kiang
Foo Mee Har
Lawrence Wong
72,563 66.66
Reform Kenneth Jeyaretnam
Frankie Low
Andy Zhu
Kumar Appavoo
Ho Soak Harn
36,443 33.34 N/A
Majority 36,120 33.2
Turnout 111,827 92.4
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 2000s[edit]

General Election 2006: West Coast GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Arthur Jen Fong
Foo Chee Keng Cederic
Ho Geok Choo Madeleine
S Iswaran
Lim Hng Kiang
N/A Walkover
Turnout 137,739 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 2001: West Coast GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Arthur Jen Fong
Foo Chee Keng Cederic
Ho Geok Choo Madeleine
S Iswaran
Lim Hng Kiang
N/A Walkover
Turnout 110,779 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: West Coast GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Chen Tian Lap Bernard
Wan Soon Bee
Lim Hng Kiang
S Iswaran
48,275 70.14
WP Mike Chan
D'Cruz Anthony
John Gan Eng Guan
Ng Teck Siong
20,550 29.86 N/A
Majority 27,725 40.2
Turnout 70,587 95.4
PAP win (new seat)

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