Aljunied Group Representation Constituency

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Aljunied
Group Representation Constituency
for the Parliament of Singapore
Aljunied GRC locator map.svg
RegionNorth-East and East Regions, Singapore
Electorate151,007
Current constituency
Created1988; 34 years ago (1988)
Seats5
PartyWP logo variation.svg Workers' Party
Member(s)Pritam Singh
Sylvia Lim
Muhamad Faisal Manap
Gerald Giam
Leon Perera
Town CouncilAljunied–Hougang
Created from

The Aljunied Group Representation Constituency is a five-member group representation constituency (GRC) in the north-eastern and eastern region of Singapore. The GRC consists of five divisions: Eunos, Bedok Reservoir-Punggol, Kaki Bukit, Serangoon and Paya Lebar. The current MPs are Pritam Singh, Sylvia Lim, Gerald Giam, Leon Perera and Muhamad Faisal Manap from the Worker's Party (WP).

History[edit]

Aljuined GRC consists of a large part of Hougang (excluding Hougang SMC), Paya Lebar, Serangoon Gardens, the southern half of Serangoon North as well as a portion of Bedok and a very small section of Tampines. It absorbed the Eunos and Kaki Bukit wards of Eunos GRC as well as the Punggol East and Punggol South divisions of Cheng San GRC.

Aljunied GRC was formed in 1988 and won by the People's Action Party (PAP). The Workers' Party first won the GRC from the ruling party in the 2011 general election, making it the first GRC to be won by the opposition since the introduction of the GRC concept in 1988. That winning team was led by then-WP leader Low Thia Khiang with 54.72% of the votes against the People's Action Party team led by George Yeo with 45.28%.

In the following general election in 2015, the Workers' Party managed to retain the GRC, winning 50.96% of the vote against the People's Action Party team including Yeo Guat Kwang and four first-time candidates, who garnered a vote share of 49.04%.

In the 2020 general election, Low Thia Khiang and Chen Show Mao declined to run for re-election; the 2020 election saw the Workers' Party retain the GRC with 59.95% of the vote, a 9% swing from the previous election against the People's Action Party team, who won 40.05%.

Between 2011 and 2020, Aljunied GRC was led by Low Thia Khiang; he was succeeded by Pritam Singh as part of a leadership renewal process, but he still remains active in politics.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Division Incumbent Party
Formation
1988
  • Aljunied
  • Kampong Kembangan
  • Kampong Ubi
PAP
1991
  • Aljunied
  • Kampong Kembangan
  • Kampong Ubi
  • Paya Lebar
1997
  • Aljunied
  • Changi-Simei
  • Eunos
  • Kampong Kembangan
  • Paya Lebar
2001
  • Aljunied-Kembangan
  • Aljunied-Hougang
  • Eunos
  • Kembangan-Punggol
  • Paya Lebar
2006
  • Aljunied-Hougang
  • Bedok Reservoir-Punggol
  • Eunos
  • Paya Lebar
  • Serangoon
2011
  • Bedok Reservoir-Punggol
  • Eunos
  • Kaki Bukit
  • Paya Lebar
  • Serangoon
WP
2015
2020[1]

Electoral results[edit]

Elections in 1980s[edit]

General Election 1988: Aljunied GRC[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
PAP Chin Harn Tong
George Yeo
Wan Hussin Zoohri
34,020 56.33
SDP Jufrie Mahmood
Ashleigh Seow
Neo Choon Aik
26,375 43.67
Majority 7,645 12.67
Rejected ballots 1,197 1.94
Turnout 61,592 94.24
Registered electors 65,351
PAP win (new seat)

Elections in 1990s[edit]

General Election 1991: Aljunied GRC[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Chin Harn Tong
George Yeo
Ker Sin Tze
Mohamad Maidin bin Packer
Unopposed
Registered electors 94,490
PAP hold
General Election 1997: Aljunied GRC[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP George Yeo
Ker Sin Tze
Sidek Saniff
David Lim
Toh See Kiat
64,299 67.02 N/A
SDP Aziz Ibrahim
Kwan Yue Keng
S. Kunalen
Tay Hoon
Wong Hong Toy
31,645 32.98 N/A
Majority 15,890 12.18 N/A
Rejected ballots 2,971 3.00 N/A
Turnout 98,915 95.60 N/A
Registered electors 103,466
PAP hold

Elections in 2000s[edit]

General Election 2001: Aljunied GRC[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Yeo Guat Kwang
George Yeo
Zainul Abidin bin Mohammed Rasheed
Cynthia Phua
Ong Seh Hong
Unopposed
Registered electors 125,115
PAP hold
General Election 2006: Aljunied GRC[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Yeo Guat Kwang
George Yeo
Lim Hwee Hua
Zainul Abidin bin Mohammed Rasheed
Cynthia Phua
74,843 56.09 N/A
WP Sylvia Lim
Goh Meng Seng
James Gomez
Tan Wui-Hua
Mohammed Rahizan Bin Yaacob
58,593 43.91 N/A
Majority 16,250 12.18 N/A
Rejected ballots 2,381 1.75 N/A
Turnout 135,817 93.58
Registered electors 145,141
PAP hold

Elections in 2010s[edit]

General Election 2011: Aljunied GRC[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
WP Low Thia Khiang
Pritam Singh
Sylvia Lim
Muhamad Faisal Manap
Chen Show Mao
72,289 54.72 Increase10.81
PAP George Yeo
Lim Hwee Hua
Zainul Abidin bin Mohammed Rasheed
Cynthia Phua
Ong Ye Kung
59,829 45.28 Decrease10.81
Majority 12,460 9.44 Decrease2.74
Rejected ballots 1,788 1.34 Positive decrease0.41
Turnout 133,906 93.54 Decrease0.04
Registered electors 143,148
WP gain from PAP Swing Increase10.81
General Election 2015: Aljunied GRC[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
WP Low Thia Khiang
Pritam Singh
Sylvia Lim
Muhamad Faisal Manap
Chen Show Mao
70,050 50.96 Decrease3.76
PAP Yeo Guat Kwang
Victor Lye
Chua Eng Leong
Shamsul Kamar
Murali Pillai
67,424 49.04 Increase3.76
Majority 2,626 1.92 Decrease7.52
Rejected ballots 1,638 1.18 Positive decrease0.16
Turnout 139,112 93.90 Increase0.36
Registered electors 148,142
WP hold Swing Decrease3.76

Elections in 2020s[edit]

General Election 2020: Aljunied GRC[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
WP Pritam Singh
Sylvia Lim
Muhamad Faisal Manap
Gerald Giam
Leon Perera
85,815 59.95 Increase8.99
PAP Victor Lye
Alex Yeo
Chan Hui Yuh
Chua Eng Leong
Shamsul Kamar
57,330 40.05 Decrease8.99
Majority 28,485 19.90 Increase17.98
Rejected ballots 1,582 1.09 Positive decrease0.09
Turnout 144,727 95.96 Increase2.06
Registered electors 150,821
WP hold Swing Increase8.99

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lee, Jeremy (19 July 2020). "Sengkang GRC Team's Areas Of Responsibility Revealed By WP, Jamus Lim Will Serve Anchorvale". MS News. Archived from the original on 19 July 2020. Retrieved 19 July 2020.
  2. ^ "1988 PARLIAMENTARY GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS". Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  3. ^ "1991 PARLIAMENTARY GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS". Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  4. ^ "1997 PARLIAMENTARY GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS". Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  5. ^ "2001 PARLIAMENTARY GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS". Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  6. ^ "2006 PARLIAMENTARY GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS". Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  7. ^ "2011 PARLIAMENTARY GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS". Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  8. ^ "2015 PARLIAMENTARY GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS". Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  9. ^ "Statement of Poll for the Electoral Division of Aljunied" (PDF). Elections Department of Singapore. Government Gazette. Retrieved 16 July 2020.