2015 Singaporean general election

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2015 Singaporean general election

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89 elected (+ 3 NCMP seats offered to opposition) in the Parliament of Singapore
45 elected seats needed for a majority
Registered2,462,926
Turnout2,304,331 (93.56%)
  First party Second party
  Lee Hsien Loong June 2018.JPG Low Thia Khiang 4 (cropped).jpg
Leader Lee Hsien Loong Low Thia Khiang
Party PAP WP
Leader's seat Ang Mo Kio GRC Aljunied GRC
Last election 81
60.1%
6 +2 NCMPs
12.8%
Seats before 80 7 +2 NCMPs
Seats won 83 6 +3 NCMPs
Seat change Increase3 Decrease 1 Increase 1 NCMP
Popular vote 1,579,183 282,143
Percentage 69.9% 12.5%
Swing Increase 9.7% Decrease0.3%

Map of the results of the Singaporean general election 2015.svg
Results by constituency

Prime Minister before election

Lee Hsien Loong
PAP

Prime Minister after election

Lee Hsien Loong
PAP

General elections were held in Singapore on Friday, 11 September 2015 to elect 89 members[a] to the Parliament of Singapore across 29 constituencies.[b] Parliament was dissolved and the general election called by President Tony Tan on 25 August, at the request of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.[1] It elected members of parliament to the 13th Parliament of Singapore since Singapore's independence in 1965, using the first-past-the-post electoral system.

The elections were the first since Singapore's independence in which all seats were contested.[2] Most of the seats were contested between two parties, with the only three-cornered fights occurring in three Single Member Constituencies.[3] Using first-past-the-post voting, the election was also the first after the March 2015 death of Lee Kuan Yew (the nation's first Prime Minister and an MP until his passing) and Singapore's 50th anniversary celebration on 9 August that year.[4][5]

Out of 89 seats, the People's Action Party (PAP) contested all and won 83, with the other 6 seats won by The Workers' Party of Singapore (WP); the single seat from Punggol East Single Member Constituency was the only seat to change hands, recaptured by PAP.[1] Voter turnout was 93.56%, discounting overseas votes.[2] PAP won its best results since 2001 with 69.86% of the popular vote, an increase of 9.72% from the previous election in 2011. WP scored 39.75% of votes in the 28 seats it contested, a drop of 6.83%.[6] In the overall popular vote, WP scored 12.48% and the remaining seven parties less than 4% each.[3] Three candidates failed to secure at least 12.5% of votes in their area and thus lost their electoral deposit.[7]

Background[edit]

The maximum term of a Singaporean parliament is five years, within which it must be dissolved by the President and elections held within three months, as stated in the Constitution.[8] As like the previous elections since 1959, voting is compulsory and results are based on the first-past-the-post system. Elections are conducted by the Elections Department, which is under the jurisdiction of the Prime Minister's Office.

The General Election was the 17th General Election in Singapore and is the 12th since independence in 1965. The election coincides with the golden jubilee of the Republic of Singapore's founding.

The governing People's Action Party (PAP) have secured their 14th consecutive term in office since 1959. This will be the PAP's third election with Lee Hsien Loong as its Secretary-General, and the country's first election after the passing of its founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Some analysts suggested that an early election was indeed possible to garner "sympathy votes" might well backfire.[9][10] It is also the country's first election where there are no walkovers in any of the constituencies, as voting will take place in Tanjong Pagar GRC for the first time.

Political parties[edit]

The governing People's Action Party (PAP) has been in power since 1959 and is currently led by the Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The leading Opposition party is The Worker's Party, led by Low Thia Khiang, with 7 elected seats and 2 NCMP seats. The Singapore People's Party led by Chiam See Tong has 1 NCMP seat. A total of eight Opposition parties challenged the ruling party in this election.

Party Abbreviation Leader Year formed Seats before GE2015 Parliamentary presence
PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party PAP Lee Hsien Loong
1954
79
Legislative Assembly:
1955-1965[11]
City Council Elections:
1957-1965[12]
Singapore Parliament:
1965–Present
WP logo variation.svg Workers' Party WP Low Thia Khiang
1957
7 + 2 NCMPs
Legislative Assembly:
1961-1963[13]
City Council Elections:
1957-1959[12]
Singapore Parliament:
1981–1986; 1991–Present
SPP logo.svg Singapore People's Party SPP Steve Chia
1994
1 NCMP
Singapore Parliament:
1997–2015
SDP logo variation.svg Singapore Democratic Party SDP Chee Soon Juan
1980
0
Singapore Parliament:
1984–1997
NSP logo variation.svg National Solidarity Party NSP Spencer Ng
1987
0
Singapore Parliament:
2001–2006
Red star, 4x blue overlapping rings.svg Singapore Democratic Alliance SDA Desmond Lim Bak Chuan
2001
0
Singapore Parliament:
2001–2011
Reform Party Singapore logo (simple).svg Reform Party RP
Reform
Kenneth Jeyaretnam
2008
0
SFP logo variation.png Singaporeans First SF
SingFirst
Tan Jee Say
2014
0
PPP logo variation.svg People's Power Party PPP Goh Meng Seng
2015
0

Electoral divisions[edit]

The Electoral Boundaries Review Committee is convened before every general election to review electoral boundaries in view of population growth and shifts. The committee is appointed by the prime minister. The new electoral divisions were published on 24 July 2015, indicating the beginning of an election cycle.[14]

Singapore's largest newspaper, The Straits Times, created an interactive map of the boundary changes. Click here to explore the interactive.[15]

Singapore electoral boundaries, released in July 2015
2011 2015
Seats
87
89
Electoral divisions
27
29
Group representation constituencies
15
16
Four-Member GRCs 2 6
Five-Member GRCs 11 8
Six-Member GRCs 2 2
Single member constituencies
12
13
Voters
2,347,198
2,458,058
Voters (overseas votes inclusive)
2,350,873
2,462,926

Changes in Group Representation Constituencies[edit]

Name of GRC Changes
Aljunied GRC No Change in Boundaries
Ang Mo Kio GRC Absorbed Punggol South division from Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC (renamed to Sengkang South) and Western portions of Fernvale from Sengkang West SMC
Carved out a majority of Kebun Baru division to Nee Soon GRC, while the Southern portion merged with Yio Chu Kang division
Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC Absorbed northern portions of Moulmein division (Balestier, MacRitchie Reservoir and Novena) from Moulmein–Kallang GRC
Divisions for Bishan East, Toa Payoh East and Toa Payoh West were renamed Bishan East-Thomson, Toa Payoh East-Novena and Toa Payoh West-Balestier, respectively
Chua Chu Kang GRC Ward downsized to four members
Carved out eastern portions of Yew Tee division to Marsiling–Yew Tee GRC, while Lim Chu Kang and western portions of Yew Tee was transferred to Nanyang Division
East Coast GRC Ward downsized to four members
Carved out Fengshan division into SMC, and Coney Island to Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC
Holland–Bukit Timah GRC Absorbed a portion of West Coast GRC and parts of Moulmein division (Adam Road) from Moulmein–Kallang GRC
Jalan Besar GRC New Constituency
Formed from Moulmein–Kallang GRC (and a small portion of Moulmein division), Kreta Ayer–Kim Seng division from Tanjong Pagar GRC, and Whampoa SMC
Jurong GRC Absorbed Clementi division from West Coast GRC
Carved out Bukit Batok division into SMC
Marine Parade GRC Absorbed Joo Chiat SMC
Carved out MacPherson division into SMC
Marsiling–Yew Tee GRC New Constituency
Formed with Yew Tee division (and carving out Limbang division) from Chua Chu Kang GRC, and Marsiling and Woodgrove divisions from Sembawang GRC
Nee Soon GRC Absorbed Kebun Baru division from Ang Mo Kio GRC
Carved out Canberra and eastern and northern Yishun portions to Sembawang GRC
Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC Carved out Punggol South division to Ang Mo Kio GRC
Northern portions of Punggol North and Punggol West were carved to form Punggol Coast division
Sembawang GRC Absorbed Canberra division and portions of Chong Pang, Nee Soon East and Nee Soon South divisions from Nee Soon GRC (forming Gambas division)
Carved out Marsiling and Woodgrove divisions to Marsiling–Yew Tee GRC
Tampines GRC No Change in Boundaries
Tanjong Pagar GRC Absorbed a majority of Moulmein division from Moulmein–Kallang GRC
Carved out Kreta Ayer–Kim Seng division to Jalan Besar GRC
West Coast GRC Ward downsized to four members
Carved out Clementi division (and Faber private estate from Ayer Rajah division) to Jurong GRC

Timeline[edit]

Date Event
24 July Publication of Electoral Boundaries report[16]
27 July Certification of Registers of Electors
25 August Dissolution of 12th Parliament; Writ of Election issued
28 August Deadline of Submission of Political Donation Certificates
1 September Nomination Day/Live Forum Broadcast
1–9 September Campaigning Period
3 September First Live Political Party Broadcast[17]
10 September Cooling-off Day/Second Live Political Party Broadcast
11 September Polling Day
15 September Overseas Votes Counting
16 September Candidates revealed for Non-Constituency Member of Parliament
1 October 13th Parliament assembled
15 January 2016 Opening of 13th Parliament

Pre-nomination day events[edit]

Nomination centres[edit]

The Elections Department issued the following information upon the issuance of the writ of election[18]

  • Date: 1 September 2015
  • Time: 11:00 p.m. to 12.00 p.m.
  • Returning Officer: Ng Wai Choong
  • Election Deposit: S$14,500 (down from S$16,000 in 2011)
Nomination centre Electoral division(s)
Assumption Pathway School Bukit Panjang SMC
Holland–Bukit Timah GRC
Bendemeer Primary School Jalan Besar GRC
Radin Mas SMC
Tanjong Pagar GRC
Chua Chu Kang Primary School Chua Chu Kang GRC
Hong Kah North SMC
Pioneer SMC
Fengshan Primary School East Coast GRC
Fengshan SMC
Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC
Punggol East SMC
Keming Primary School Bukit Batok SMC
Jurong GRC
West Coast GRC
Yuhua SMC
Kong Hwa School MacPherson SMC
Marine Parade GRC
Mountbatten SMC
Potong Pasir SMC
Poi Ching School Hougang SMC
Tampines GRC
Raffles Institution Aljunied GRC
Ang Mo Kio GRC
Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC
Sengkang West SMC
Yishun Primary School Marsiling–Yew Tee GRC
Nee Soon GRC
Sembawang GRC
Nominations by various opposition parties as on nomination day on 1 September 2015. Banded shading indicates constituencies with three-cornered contests. Note that the People's Action Party is contesting in all seats.

Nomination day and campaigning events[edit]

Campaigning began from 1 September and ended on 9 September to canvass votes through physical rallies and stream on various media platforms. A live debate was held on 1 September in English and Chinese channel platforms, followed by two party political broadcasts airing on 3 and 10 September. The eve of polling day, known as cooling-off day, prohibits party from campaigning except for party political broadcasts.

Outgoing incumbents and incoming candidates[edit]

A total of 72 candidates made their political debut this election, among which the PAP team include a former Second Permanent Secretary,[19] a former MediaCorp television personality,[20] a former police assistant commissioner,[21] a founder of an organisation focusing animal welfare,[22] and a former Chief of Defence Force.[23][24] 14 MPs from the 12th Parliament stepped down this election, and one MP died during the term in office on 23 March this year, which is former Minister Mentor and first Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew,[25] who served the Tanjong Pagar division for a record 60 years, the longest tenure for any elected MPs.[26]

Results[edit]

Signs pointing to polling stations in Clementi, in Holland–Bukit Timah GRC

After polls closed at 8pm, vote counting began. Results were announced by Ng Wai Choong, chief executive director of the Energy Market Authority, who acted as the Returning Officer for the election.[27] The first result was declared at 11.31pm on 11 September where PAP candidate Lam Pin Min won the Sengkang West Single Member Constituency with a majority of 17,564. The last result was declared at 3.10am on 12 September where Workers' Party team contesting Aljunied Group Representation Constituency, led by party's secretary-general Low Thia Khiang, won the constituency by a narrow margin of 1.9%/6.84°, or a majority of 2,612.

Contrary to expectations of a tougher contest with all constituencies being contested by the opposition parties, PAP won its best ever results since the 2001 general election, achieving a swing of 9.7% to achieve 69.9% of the vote as compared to the previous election in 2011 when it received 60.1%. The PAP unexpectedly reclaimed the constituency of Punggol East after it was lost to WP in a 2013 by-election, and achieved a swing in Aljunied GRC large enough to force a vote recount although the WP retained the constituency. With six elected seats for WP, three seats for the Non-Constituency Member of Parliament were eligible to complete a minimum of nine opposition members; WP was qualified for all three seats by-virtue of being the top three losing performers for the election (the single member constituencies of Punggol East (later declined) and Fengshan, and one seat (later two) for the East Coast Group Representation Constituency), and thus WP had nine represented seats for the upcoming Parliament.

The victory for the Potong Pasir Single Member Constituency has post its widest swing among all other Single Member Constituencies for this election, with 16.05%, while the largest swing for all contested constituencies was Bishan–Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency, with 16.66%. This victory resulted in the end of a 31-year reign of Singapore People's Party as they failed to win at least a seat in Parliament (including NCMPs) for the first time, despite Potong Pasir was SPP's best performing constituency for the election. Consequently, this was also the first time since 1986 only one opposition party (Singapore Democratic Party, at the time) represented the Parliament, and after the 1981's Anson's by-election where WP being the only opposition party to represent the Parliament alone, as none of the other seven opposition parties, including SPP and two independents, won contests.

A poll held by the Institute of Policy Studies among 2,000 voters noted that 79 percent believed "The whole election system is fair to all political parties." up from 61 per cent in 2011[28]

Voter turnout for the election was 93.56%/336.8°, with 2,304,331 votes cast.

Popular vote

  PAP (69.86%)
  WP (12.48%)
  SDP (3.76%)
  NSP (3.53%)
  RP (2.63%)
  SingFirst (2.25%)
  SPP (2.17%)
  SDA (2.06%)
  PPP (1.13%)
  Independent (0.12%)

Seats

  83 seats (PAP) (93.26%)
  6 seats (WP) (6.74%)
Singapore Parliament 2014.svg
PartyVotes%Seats+/–
People's Action Party1,579,18369.8683+2
Workers' Party282,14312.4860
Singapore Democratic Party84,9313.7600
National Solidarity Party79,8263.5300
Reform Party59,5172.6300
Singaporeans First50,8672.250New
Singapore People's Party49,1072.1700
Singapore Democratic Alliance46,5502.0600
People's Power Party25,4751.130New
Independents2,7800.120New
Total2,260,379100.0089+2
Valid votes2,260,37997.95
Invalid/blank votes47,3672.05
Total votes2,307,746100.00
Registered voters/turnout2,462,92693.70
Source: Singapore Elections

By constituency[edit]

In an election's first, sample counts were released by the Elections Department to prevent speculation and misinformation from unofficial sources while counting is underway.[29] All sample counts were released by 10PM – two hours after polling ended. With the exception of Aljunied and Punggol East, where counts were within a 4% error margin, all other figures showed that PAP had comfortable leads in 26 electoral divisions, while WP led in one electoral division.

Candidates and results of 2015 Singaporean general election

[30]

Division Seats Voters Party Candidate(s) Votes Votes % Sample counts Swing Margins
Bukit Batok SMC 1 27,077 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party David Ong 18,234
73.02 / 100
74 / 100
N/A 46.64%
SDP logo variation.svg Singapore Democratic Party Sadasivam Veriyah 6,588
26.38 / 100
26 / 100
N/A
SG-GE-2015-IND-HORSE-SYMBOL.png Independent (Loses $14,500 deposit) Samir Salim Neji 150
0.60 / 100
0 / 100
N/A
Bukit Panjang SMC 1 34,317 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Teo Ho Pin 21,954
68.38 / 100
69 / 100
Increase2.11 36.76%
SDP logo variation.svg Singapore Democratic Party Khung Wai Yeen 10,152
31.62 / 100
31 / 100
Decrease2.11
Fengshan SMC 1 23,427 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Cheryl Chan 12,417
57.50 / 100
57 / 100
N/A 5.00%
WP logo variation.svg Workers' Party Dennis Tan 9,176
42.50 / 100
43 / 100
N/A
Hong Kah North SMC 1 28,145 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Amy Khor 19,628
74.76 / 100
74 / 100
Increase4.15 49.52%
SPP logo.svg Singapore People's Party Ravi Philemon 6,627
25.24 / 100
26 / 100
Decrease4.15
Hougang SMC 1 24,097 WP logo variation.svg Workers' Party Png Eng Huat 13,027
57.66 / 100
58 / 100
Decrease7.14 15.32%
PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Lee Hong Chuang 9,565
42.34 / 100
42 / 100
Increase7.14
MacPherson SMC 1 28,511 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Tin Pei Ling 17,251
65.60 / 100
63 / 100
N/A 32.01%
WP logo variation.svg Workers' Party Bernard Chen 8,833
33.59 / 100
36 / 100
N/A
NSP logo variation.svg National Solidarity Party Cheo Chai Chen (Loses $14,500 deposit) 215
0.82 / 100
1 / 100
N/A
Mountbatten SMC 1 24,143 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Lim Biow Chuan 15,331
71.86 / 100
72 / 100
Increase13.24 43.72%
SPP logo.svg Singapore People's Party Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss 6,004
28.14 / 100
28 / 100
Decrease13.24
Pioneer SMC 1 25,458 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Cedric Foo 18,017
76.35 / 100
78 / 100
Increase15.62 53.70%
NSP logo variation.svg National Solidarity Party Elvin Ong 5,581
23.65 / 100
22 / 100
Decrease15.62
Potong Pasir SMC 1 17,407 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Sitoh Yih Pin 10,602
66.39 / 100
68 / 100
Increase16.03 32.78%
SPP logo.svg Singapore People's Party Lina Chiam 5,368
33.61 / 100
32 / 100
Decrease16.03
Punggol East SMC 1 34,466 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Charles Chong 16,977
51.77 / 100
51 / 100
Decrease2.77 3.54%
WP logo variation.svg Workers' Party Lee Li Lian 15,818
48.23 / 100
49 / 100
Increase7.22
Radin Mas SMC 1 28,906 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Sam Tan 20,246
77.25 / 100
77 / 100
Increase10.15 64.53%
Reform Party Singapore logo (simple).svg Reform Party Kumar Appavoo 3,333
12.72 / 100
14 / 100
Decrease20.18
SG-GE-2015-IND-FLOWER-SYMBOL.png Independent (Loses $14,500 deposit) Han Hui Hui 2,630
10.03 / 100
9 / 100
N/A
Sengkang West SMC 1 30,119 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Lam Pin Min 17,586
62.13 / 100
63 / 100
Increase4.02 24.26%
WP logo variation.svg Workers' Party Koh Choong Yong 10,721
37.87 / 100
37 / 100
Decrease4.02
Yuhua SMC 1 22,617 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Grace Fu 15,324
73.55 / 100
72 / 100
Increase6.69 47.10%
SDP logo variation.svg Singapore Democratic Party Jaslyn Go 5,512
26.45 / 100
28 / 100
Decrease6.69
Chua Chu Kang GRC 4 119,931 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Gan Kim Yong
Low Yen Ling
Yee Chia Hsing
Zaqy Mohamad
84,850
76.91 / 100
76 / 100
Increase15.71 53.82%
PPP logo variation.svg People's Power Party Goh Meng Seng
Lee Tze Shih
Low Wai Choo
Syafarin Bin Sarif
25,475
23.09 / 100
24 / 100
Decrease15.71
East Coast GRC 4 99,118 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Lee Yi Shyan
Lim Swee Say
Mohd Maliki Bin Osman
Jessica Tan
55,093
60.73 / 100
61 / 100
Increase5.90 21.46%
WP logo variation.svg Workers' Party Gerald Giam
Daniel Goh
Mohamed Fairoz Bin Shariff
Leon Perera
35,622
39.27 / 100
39 / 100
Decrease5.90
Holland–Bukit Timah GRC 4 104,491 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Christopher de Souza
Liang Eng Hwa
Sim Ann
Vivian Balakrishnan
62,786
66.60 / 100
66 / 100
Increase6.52 33.20%
SDP logo variation.svg Singapore Democratic Party Chee Soon Juan
Chong Wai Fung
Sidek Mallek Sidek
Paul Tambyah
31,494
33.40 / 100
34 / 100
Decrease6.52
Jalan Besar GRC 4 102,540 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Heng Chee How
Lily Neo
Denise Phua
Yaacob Ibrahim
63,644
67.75 / 100
67 / 100
N/A 35.50%
WP logo variation.svg Workers' Party Frieda Chan
L Somasundaram
Redzwan Hafidz Abdul Razak
Adrian Sim
30,302
32.25 / 100
33 / 100
N/A
Marsiling–Yew Tee GRC 4 107,599 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Halimah Yacob
Ong Teng Koon
Alex Yam
Lawrence Wong
68,546
68.73 / 100
69 / 100
N/A 37.46%
SDP logo variation.svg Singapore Democratic Party Damanhuri Bin Abas
Bryan Lim
John Tan
Wong Souk Yee
31,185
31.27 / 100
31 / 100
N/A
West Coast GRC 4 99,300 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Foo Mee Har
Lim Hng Kiang
S Iswaran
Patrick Tay
71,214
78.57 / 100
78 / 100
Increase12.00 57.14%
Reform Party Singapore logo (simple).svg Reform Party Kenneth Jeyaretnam
Noraini Yunus
Darren Soh
Andy Zhu
19,426
21.43 / 100
22 / 100
Decrease12.00
Aljunied GRC 5 148,142 WP logo variation.svg Workers' Party Chen Show Mao
Sylvia Lim
Low Thia Khiang
Muhamad Faisal bin Abdul Manap
Pritam Singh
70,050
50.96 / 100
52 / 100
Decrease3.76 1.92%
PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Chua Eng Leong
Murali Pillai
Victor Lye
Shamsul Kamar bin Mohamed Razali
Yeo Guat Kwang
67,424
49.04 / 100
48 / 100
Increase3.76
Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC 5 129,975 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Chee Hong Tat
Chong Kee Hiong
Ng Eng Hen
Saktiandi Supaat
Josephine Teo
86,701
73.59 / 100
74 / 100
Decrease16.66 47.18%
SPP logo.svg Singapore People's Party Law Kim Hwee
Bryan Long
Mohamad Abdillah Bin Zamzuri
Mohamad Hamim Bin Aliyas
Benjamin Pwee
31,108
26.41 / 100
26 / 100
Increase16.66
Jurong GRC 5 130,498 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Ang Wei Neng
Desmond Lee
Rahayu Mahzam
Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Tan Wu Meng
95,228
79.29 / 100
78 / 100
Increase12.33 58.58%
SFP logo variation.png Singaporeans First David Foo
Sukdeu Singh
Ann Tan Peng
Wong Chee Wai
Wong Soon Hong
24,869
20.71 / 100
22 / 100
Decrease12.33
Marine Parade GRC 5 146,244 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Fatimah Binte Abdul Lateef
Goh Chok Tong
Seah Kian Peng
Tan Chuan Jin
Edwin Tong
85,138
64.07 / 100
65 / 100
Increase7.43 28.14%
WP logo variation.svg Workers' Party Firuz Khan
He Ting Ru
Dylan Ng
Terence Tan
Yee Jenn Jong
47,753
35.93 / 100
35 / 100
Decrease7.43
Nee Soon GRC 5 132,289 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party K. Shanmugam
Henry Kwek
Lee Bee Wah
Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim
Louis Ng
82,287
66.83 / 100
67 / 100
Increase8.43 33.76%
WP logo variation.svg Workers' Party Kenneth Foo
Gurmit Singh S/O Sadhu Singh
Luke Koh
Cheryl Loh
Ron Tan
40,841
33.17 / 100
33 / 100
Decrease8.43
Sembawang GRC 5 144,672 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Khaw Boon Wan
Lim Wee Kiak
Amrin Amin
Ong Ye Kung
Vikram Nair
96,718
72.28 / 100
72 / 100
Increase8.38 44.56%
NSP logo variation.svg National Solidarity Party Abdul Rasheed S/O Y Abdul Kuthus
Kevryn Lim
Spencer Ng
Yadzeth Bin Haris
Eugene Yeo
37,087
27.72 / 100
28 / 100
Decrease8.38
Tampines GRC 5 143,518 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Baey Yam Keng
Cheng Li Hui
Desmond Choo
Heng Swee Keat
Masagos Zulkifli
95,305
72.07 / 100
72 / 100
Increase14.85 44.14%
NSP logo variation.svg National Solidarity Party Choong Hon Heng
Fong Chin Leong
Lim Tean
Nor Lella
Sebastian Teo
36,943
27.93 / 100
28 / 100
Decrease14.85
Tanjong Pagar GRC 5 130,752 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Chan Chun Sing
Chia Shi-Lu
Indranee Thurai Rajah
Joan Pereira
Melvin Yong
90,635
77.71 / 100
78 / 100
N/A 55.42%
SFP logo variation.png Singaporeans First Ang Yong Guan
Chirag Praful Desai
Melvyn Chiu
Mohamad Fahmi Bin Ahmad Rais
Tan Jee Say
25,998
22.29 / 100
22 / 100
N/A
Ang Mo Kio GRC 6 187,771 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Ang Hin Kee
Darryl David
Gan Thiam Poh
Intan Azura Mokhtar
Koh Poh Koon
Lee Hsien Loong
135,316
78.64 / 100
78 / 100
Increase9.31 57.28%
Reform Party Singapore logo (simple).svg Reform Party Gilbert Goh
Jesse Loo
Roy Ngerng
Osman Sulaiman
M Ravi
Siva Chandran
36,758
21.36 / 100
22 / 100
Decrease9.31
Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC 6 187,396 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Janil Puthucheary
Ng Chee Meng
Sun Xueling
Teo Chee Hean
Teo Ser Luck
Zainal Sapari
125,166
72.89 / 100
73 / 100
Increase8.10 45.78%
Red star, 4x blue overlapping rings.svg Singapore Democratic Alliance Abu Mohamed
Harminder Pal Singh S/O Gurcharan Singh
Desmond Lim
Arthero Lim
Ong Teik Seng
Wong Way Weng
46,550
27.11 / 100
27 / 100
Decrease8.10

Analysis[edit]

Top 14 best PAP performers[edit]

  • Constituencies with no comparison to 2011 were either due to them being new constituencies or the constituencies experiencing walkovers in the last election.
# Constituency PAP logo variation.svg PAP Opposition
Votes % Swing Votes % Swing
1 Jurong GRC 95,080 79.28 Increase 12.32 SFP logo variation.png 24,848 20.72 Decrease 12.32
2 Ang Mo Kio GRC 135,115 78.63 Increase 9.3 Reform Party Singapore logo (simple).svg 36,711 21.37 Decrease 9.3
3 West Coast GRC 71,091 78.57 Increase 12 Reform Party Singapore logo (simple).svg 19,392 21.43 Decrease 12
4 Tanjong Pagar GRC 90,635 77.71 Walkover SFP logo variation.png 25,998 22.29 Walkover
5 Radin Mas SMC 20,230 77.25 Increase 10.15 Reform Party Singapore logo (simple).svg 3,329 12.71 Decrease 10.15
SG-GE-2015-IND-FLOWER-SYMBOL.png 2,629 10.04
6 Chua Chu Kang GRC 84,731 76.89 Increase 15.69 PPP logo variation.svg 25,460 23.11 Decrease 15.69
7 Pioneer SMC 17,994 76.34 Increase 15.61 NSP logo variation.svg 5,578 23.66 Decrease 15.61
8 Hong Kah North SMC 19,612 74.76 Increase 4.15 SPP logo.svg 6,621 25.24 Decrease 4.15
9 Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC 86,514 73.59 Increase 16.66 SPP logo.svg 31,049 26.41 Decrease 16.66
10 Yuhua SMC 15,298 73.54 Increase 6.68 SDP logo variation.svg 5,505 26.46 Decrease 6.68
11 Bukit Batok SMC 18,204 72.99 New SDP logo variation.svg 6,585 26.40 New
SG-GE-2015-IND-HORSE-SYMBOL.png 150 0.60
12 Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC 125,021 72.89 Increase 8.1 Red star, 4x blue overlapping rings.svg 46,508 27.11 Decrease 8.1
13 Sembawang GRC 96,639 72.28 Increase 8.38 NSP logo variation.svg 37,067 27.72 Decrease 8.38
14 Tampines GRC 95,202 72.06 Increase 14.84 NSP logo variation.svg 36,920 27.94 Decrease 14.84

Top 15 best opposition performers[edit]

  • Constituencies with no comparison to 2011 were either due to them being new constituencies or the constituencies experiencing walkovers in the last election.
# Constituency Opposition PAP logo variation.svg PAP
Votes % Swing Votes % Swing
1 Hougang SMC WP logo variation.svg 13,012 57.69 Decrease 7.11 9,543 42.31 Increase 7.11
2 Aljunied GRC WP logo variation.svg 69,929 50.95 Decrease 3.77 67,317 49.05 Increase 3.77
3 Punggol East SMC WP logo variation.svg 15,801 48.24 Increase 2.78 16,957 51.76 Decrease 2.78
4 Fengshan SMC WP logo variation.svg 9,158 42.48 New 12,398 57.52 New
5 East Coast GRC WP logo variation.svg 35,547 39.27 Decrease 5.9 54,981 60.73 Increase 5.9
6 Sengkang West SMC WP logo variation.svg 10,716 37.89 Decrease 4 17,564 62.11 Increase 4
7 Marine Parade GRC WP logo variation.svg 47,629 35.93 Decrease 7.43 84,939 64.07 Increase 7.43
8 MacPherson SMC WP logo variation.svg 8,826 33.60 New 17,227 65.58 New
9 Potong Pasir SMC SPP logo.svg 5,353 33.59 Decrease 16.05 10,581 66.41 Increase 16.05
10 Holland–Bukit Timah GRC SDP logo variation.svg 31,380 33.38 Decrease 6.54 62,630 66.62 Increase 6.54
11 Nee Soon GRC WP logo variation.svg 40,796 33.17 Decrease 8.43 82,197 66.83 Increase 8.43
12 Jalan Besar GRC WP logo variation.svg 30,283 32.27 New 63,561 67.73 New
13 Bukit Panjang SMC SDP logo variation.svg 10,143 31.62 Decrease 2.11 21,935 68.38 Increase 2.11
14 Marsiling–Yew Tee GRC SDP logo variation.svg 31,157 31.27 New 68,485 68.73 New
15 Mountbatten SMC SPP logo.svg 5,992 28.16 Decrease 13.22 15,290 71.84 Increase 13.22

Vote Swings[edit]

  • Only the following constituencies may be compared with 2011 results as they existed in both elections, although most had changes in their electoral boundaries.
# Constituency PAP logo variation.svg PAP Opposition
Votes % Swing Votes % Swing
1 Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC 86,514 73.59 Increase 16.66 SPP logo.svg 31,049 26.41 Decrease 16.66
2 Potong Pasir SMC 10,581 66.41 Increase 16.05 SPP logo.svg 5,353 33.59 Decrease 16.05
3 Chua Chu Kang GRC 84,731 76.89 Increase 15.69 PPP logo variation.svg 25,460 23.11 Decrease 15.69
4 Pioneer SMC 17,994 76.34 Increase 15.61 NSP logo variation.svg 5,578 23.66 Decrease 15.61
5 Tampines GRC 95,202 72.06 Increase 14.84 NSP logo variation.svg 36,920 27.94 Decrease 14.84
6 Mountbatten SMC 15,290 71.84 Increase 13.22 SPP logo.svg 5,992 28.16 Decrease 13.22
7 Jurong GRC 95,080 79.28 Increase 12.32 SFP logo variation.png 24,848 20.72 Decrease 12.32
8 West Coast GRC 71,091 78.57 Increase 12.00 Reform Party Singapore logo (simple).svg 19,392 21.43 Decrease 12.00
9 Radin Mas SMC 20,230 77.25 Increase 10.15 Reform Party Singapore logo (simple).svg 3,329 12.71 Decrease 10.15
SG-GE-2015-IND-FLOWER-SYMBOL.png 2,629 10.04
10 Ang Mo Kio GRC 135,115 78.63 Increase 09.30 Reform Party Singapore logo (simple).svg 36,711 21.37 Decrease 09.30
11 Nee Soon GRC 82,197 66.83 Increase 08.43 WP logo variation.svg 40,796 33.17 Decrease 08.43
12 Sembawang GRC 96,639 72.28 Increase 08.38 NSP logo variation.svg 37,067 27.72 Decrease 08.38
13 Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC 125,021 72.89 Increase 08.10 Red star, 4x blue overlapping rings.svg 46,508 27.11 Decrease 08.10
14 Marine Parade GRC 84,939 64.07 Increase 07.43 WP logo variation.svg 47,629 35.93 Decrease 07.43
15 Hougang SMC 9,543 42.31 Increase 07.11 WP logo variation.svg 13,012 57.69 Decrease 07.11
16 Yuhua SMC 15,298 73.54 Increase 06.68 SDP logo variation.svg 5,505 26.46 Decrease 06.68
17 Holland–Bukit Timah GRC 62,630 66.62 Increase 06.54 SDP logo variation.svg 31,380 33.38 Decrease 06.54
18 East Coast GRC 54,981 60.73 Increase 05.90 WP logo variation.svg 35,547 39.27 Decrease 05.90
19 Hong Kah North SMC 19,612 74.76 Increase 04.15 SPP logo.svg 6,621 25.24 Decrease 04.15
20 Sengkang West SMC 17,564 62.11 Increase 04.00 WP logo variation.svg 10,716 37.89 Decrease 04.00
21 Aljunied GRC 67,317 49.05 Increase 03.77 WP logo variation.svg 69,929 50.95 Decrease 03.77
22 Punggol East SMC 16,957 51.76 Decrease 02.78 WP logo variation.svg 15,801 48.24 Increase 02.78
23 Bukit Panjang SMC 21,935 68.38 Increase 02.11 SDP logo variation.svg 10,143 31.62 Decrease 02.11

Sample count accuracies[edit]

# Constituency PAP logo variation.svg PAP Opposition
Votes % Sample Accuracy Votes % Sample Accuracy
1 Tampines GRC 95,202 72.06% 72% Increase 0.06% NSP logo variation.svg 36,920 27.94% 28% Decrease 0.06%
2 Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC 125,021 72.89% 73% Decrease 0.11% NSP logo variation.svg 46,508 27.11% 27% Increase 0.11%
3 Mountbatten SMC 15,290 71.84% 72% Decrease 0.16% SPP logo.svg 5,992 28.16% 28% Increase 0.16%
4 Nee Soon GRC 82,197 66.83% 67% Decrease 0.17% WP logo variation.svg 40,796 33.17% 33% Increase 0.17%
5 Radin Mas SMC 20,230 77.25% 77% Increase 0.25% Reform Party Singapore logo (simple).svg 3,329 12.71% 14% Decrease 1.29%
SG-GE-2015-IND-FLOWER-SYMBOL.png 2,629 10.04% 9% Increase 1.04%
6 East Coast GRC 54,981 60.73% 61% Decrease 0.27% WP logo variation.svg 35,547 39.27% 39% Increase 0.27%
7 Marsiling–Yew Tee GRC 68,485 68.73% 69% Decrease 0.27% SDP logo variation.svg 31,157 31.27% 31% Increase 0.27%
8 Sembawang GRC 96,639 72.28% 72% Increase 0.28% NSP logo variation.svg 37,067 27.72% 28% Decrease 0.28%
9 Tanjong Pagar GRC 90,635 77.71% 78% Decrease 0.29% SFP logo variation.png 25,998 22.29% 22% Increase 0.29%
10 Hougang SMC 9,543 42.31% 42% Increase 0.31% WP logo variation.svg 13,012 57.69% 58% Decrease 0.31%
11 Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC 86,514 73.59% 74% Decrease 0.41% SPP logo.svg 31,049 26.41% 26% Increase 0.41%
12 Fengshan SMC 12,398 57.52% 57% Increase 0.42% WP logo variation.svg 9,158 42.48% 42% Decrease 0.42%
13 West Coast GRC 71,091 78.57% 78% Increase 0.57% Reform Party Singapore logo (simple).svg 19,392 21.43% 22% Decrease 0.57%
14 Bukit Panjang SMC 21,935 68.38% 69% Decrease 0.62% SDP logo variation.svg 10,143 31.62% 31% Increase 0.62%
15 Holland–Bukit Timah GRC 62,630 66.62% 66% Increase 0.62% SDP logo variation.svg 31,380 33.38% 34% Decrease 0.62%
16 Ang Mo Kio GRC 135,115 78.63% 78% Increase 0.63% Reform Party Singapore logo (simple).svg 36,711 21.37% 22% Decrease 0.63%
17 Jalan Besar GRC 63,561 67.73% 67% Increase 0.73% WP logo variation.svg 30,283 32.27% 33% Decrease 0.73%
18 Hong Kah North SMC 19,612 74.76% 74% Increase 0.76% SPP logo.svg 6,621 25.24% 26% Decrease 0.76%
19 Punggol East SMC 16,957 51.76% 51% Increase 0.76% WP logo variation.svg 15,801 48.24% 49% Decrease 0.76%
20 Chua Chu Kang GRC 84,731 76.89% 76% Increase 0.89% PPP logo variation.svg 25,460 23.11% 24% Decrease 0.89%
21 Sengkang West SMC 17,564 62.11% 63% Decrease 0.89% WP logo variation.svg 10,716 37.89% 37% Increase 0.89%
22 Marine Parade GRC 84,939 64.07% 65% Decrease 0.93% WP logo variation.svg 47,629 35.93% 35% Increase 0.93%
23 Bukit Batok SMC 18,204 73.00% 74% Decrease 1% SDP logo variation.svg 6,585 26.40% 26% Increase 0.4%
SG-GE-2015-IND-HORSE-SYMBOL.png 150 0.60% 0% Decrease 0.6%
24 Aljunied GRC 67,317 49.05% 48% Increase 1.05% WP logo variation.svg 69,929 50.95% 52% Decrease 1.05%
25 Jurong GRC 95,080 79.28% 78% Increase 1.28% SFP logo variation.png 24,848 20.72% 22% Decrease 1.28%
26 Yuhua SMC 15,298 73.54% 72% Increase 1.54% SDP logo variation.svg 5,505 26.46% 28% Decrease 1.54%
27 Potong Pasir SMC 10,581 66.41% 68% Decrease 1.59% SPP logo.svg 5,353 33.59% 32% Increase 1.59%
28 Pioneer SMC 17,994 76.34% 78% Decrease 1.66% NSP logo variation.svg 5,578 23.66% 22% Increase 1.66%
29 MacPherson SMC 17,227 65.58% 63% Increase 2.58% WP logo variation.svg 8,826 33.60% 36% Decrease 2.4%
NSP logo variation.svg 215 0.82 1% Decrease 0.18%

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Notes[edit]

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