Aljunied Group Representation Constituency

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Aljunied
Group Representation Constituency
for the Parliament of Singapore
Aljunied Group Representation Constituency
Region Northeastern Singapore
Electorate 148,142
Current constituency
Created 1988
Number of members 5
Member(s) Low Thia Khiang
Sylvia Lim Swee Lian
Pritam Singh
Chen Show Mao
Muhammad Faisal Abdul Manap
Town Council Aljunied-Hougang
Not to be confused with the smaller constituency with similar name of Aljunied Single Member Constituency, which existed since the pre-independence era. This article is describing a present ward.

Aljunied Group Representation Constituency (Chinese: 阿裕尼集选区; Malay: Kawasan Undi Perwakilan Berkumpulan Aljunied; Tamil: அல்ஜுனிட் குழுத்தொகுதி) is a five-member group representation constituency (GRC) in the north-eastern region of Singapore. The GRC consists of a large part of Hougang, Serangoon Gardens, a portion of Bedok. Located within Aljunied GRC is an enclave single member constituency known as Hougang Single Member Constituency (SMC) which is currently manned by an opposition Member of Parliament from the Workers' Party.

Aljunied GRC was formed in 1988 and was held by the People's Action Party (PAP) till 2011. Currently, Aljunied GRC is led by the Secretary-General of the Workers' Party, Low Thia Khiang. This is the first Group Representation Constituency to have been won by a party other than the PAP since the introduction of the Group Representation Constituency concept in 1988. This GRC has seen competitive contests between the PAP and WP in the 2006, 2011 and 2015 general elections. At the most recent general election, the PAP team consisting of former MP Yeo Guat Kwang and four first-time candidates lost by a close margin, garnering a vote share of 49.04%.

Aljunied GRC absorbed several GRCs that the opposition may have won before 2011. These include Eunos GRC (Eunos division) in 1997 and Cheng San GRC (Punggol South division) in 2001.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Aljunied Kembangan Kampong Ubi Bedok Reservoir-Punggol Paya Lebar Changi Simei Eunos Aljunied-Hougang Serangoon Kaki Bukit
1984 SMC
as Aljunied and Kampong Kembagan
SMC SMC
as Kampong Kembangan
SMC SMC
as Changi and Changkat
SMC SMC
as Serangoon Gardens
SMC
Formation
1988 Chin Harn Tong
as Aljunied
Wan Hussin B H Zoohri George Yeo
as Kampong Kembangan
SMC As Changi and Changkat Eunos GRC Cheng San GRC As Punggol South SMC
as Serangoon Gardens
Eunos GRC
1991 Mohamad Maidin bin Packer Mohd Ker Sin Tze As Changkat South ward in Tampines GRC Thomson GRC
as Serangoon Gardens
1997 Toh See Kiat
as Aljunied
Marine Parade GRC David Lim Tik En Sidek B Saniff Marine Parade GRC East Coast GRC
2001 Ong Seh Hong George Yeo
as Kembangan-Punggol
Cynthia Phua East Coast GRC Zainul Abidin Bin Mohamed Rasheed Yeo Guat Kwang
2006 Dissolve and Merged into Marine Parade GRC Kampong Ubi-Kembangan, Aljunied GRC Bedok Reservoir-Punggol Wards George Yeo Lim Hwee Hua Marine Parade GRC
2011 Low Thia Khiang Chen Show Mao Pritam Singh Ang Mo Kio GRC
as Ang Mo Kio-Hougang
Sylvia Lim Swee Lian Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap
2015

Operational responsibility[edit]

  • Bedok Reservoir-Punggol – Bedok Reservoir (Blocks 7xx), HOUGANG BLKS 4XX,5XX, Defu Temasek Polytechnic
  • Paya Lebar – Lorong Ah Soo estates, KOVAN CITY ,HEARTHLAND MALL ,Surin & Charlton Avenue estates
  • Kaki Bukit – Bedok North (Blocks 5xx)
  • Eunos – BEDOK RESERVOIR BLKS 1XX,6XX
  • Serangoon – Serangoon North (Blocks 1xx and 211 – 230), Kovan and Serangoon Gardens estates such as Hillside Drive, Roysth Road, Philips Avenue, Kovan Road, Simon Road and Poh Huat Avenue.

Candidates and Results[edit]

Elections in 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Aljunied GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
WP Low Thia Khiang
Sylvia Lim Swee Lian
Pritam Singh
Pritam Singh
Muhammad Faisal Manap
70,050 50.96 -3.76
PAP Yeo Guat Kwang
Lye Thiam Fatt Joseph Victor
Chua Eng Leong
Shamsul Kumar
Murali Pallai
67,424 49.04 +3.76
Majority 2,626 1.9
Rejected ballots 1,638 1.2
Turnout 138,474 93.8 +0.3
WP hold Swing N/A
General Election 2011: Aljunied GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
WP Low Thia Khiang
Sylvia Lim Swee Lian
Pritam Singh
Chen Show Mao
Muhamad Faisal Manap
72,289 54.72 +10.81
PAP George Yeo
Lim Hwee Hua
Zainul Abidin Bin Mohammed Rasheed
Cynthia Phua
Ong Ye Kung
59,829 45.28 -10.81
Majority 12,460 9.4
Turnout 133,906 93.5 -0.1
WP gain from PAP Swing +10.8

Elections in 2000s[edit]

General Election 2006: Aljunied GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Yeo Guat Kwang
George Yeo
Lim Hwee Hua
Zainul Abidin Bin Mohammed Rasheed
Cynthia Phua
74,483 56.09 N/A
WP Sylvia Lim
Mohammed Rahizan Bin Yaacob
Goh Meng Seng
James Gomez
Tan Wui-Hua
58,593 43.91 N/A
Turnout 135,817 93.6
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 2001: Aljunied GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Yeo Guat Kwang
Ong Seh Hong
George Yeo
Zainul Abidin Bin Mohammed Rasheed
Cynthia Phua
N/A Walkover
Turnout 125,115 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Aljunied GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Toh See Kiat
George Yeo
Ker Sin Tze
Toh Sidek Bin Snaiff
David Lim Tik En
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
Turnout 98,915 95.6 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 1991: Aljunied GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Chin Harn Tong
George Yeo
Ker Sin Tze
Mohamad Maidin bin Packer Mohd
Walkover
Turnout 94,490 N/A N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 1980s[edit]

General Election 1988: Aljunied GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Chin Harn Tong
George Yeo
Wan Hussin bin Haji Zoohri
34,020 56.33
SDP Mohammed Julfri Bin Mahmood
Ashleigh Seow
Neo Choon Aik
26,375 43.67
Majority 7,645 12.6
Turnout 61,592 94.2
PAP win (new seat)

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