Bedok Single Member Constituency

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Not to be confused with another defunct ward, Bedok Group Representation Constituency that was formed since 1988 general election til 1997 general election where this ward is part of that larger Bedok GRC.
It is also not to be confused with another ward, Ulu Bedok Single Member Constituency, which is a short-lived pre-independence era ward that covers the entire of present-day Bedok and Geylang Serai as back then the Bedok was one of the remote and undeveloped area.

Bedok Single Member Constituency (Simplified Chinese: 勿洛单选区;Traditional Chinese: 勿洛單選區) is a defunct Single Member Constituency in parts of Bedok South, Singapore. It was formed in 1976 general elections by craving a portion from Siglap constituency and continues throughout till prior to 1988 general elections where this constituency along with neighbouring constituencies namely: Kampong Chai Chee and Tanah Merah forms the greater Bedok Group Representation Constituency.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Constituency Abolished (1988 – ) Notes: As of present, it still serves as a sub-constituency of East Coast GRC

Candidates and results[edit]

Elections in 1980s[edit]

General Election 1984: Bedok
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP S Jayakumar 10,972 68.95 -6.08
SUF Lee Chin Teck 4,941 31.05 +31.05
Turnout 16,469 96.5 +0.3
PAP hold Swing -6.08
General Election 1980: Bedok
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP S Jayakumar 14,691 75.03 +1.25
PKMS Abdul Rahman Bin Mohamed Zin 3,527 18.01 +18.01
United People's Front Thomas Anthony Tay 1,362 6.96 +6.96
Turnout 20,067 96.2 -1.0
PAP hold Swing +1.25

Elections in 1970s[edit]

General Election 1976: Bedok
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Sha'ari bin Tadin 7,928 73.78
PF Sim Peng Kim 2,818 26.22
Turnout 10,989 97.2
PAP win (new seat)

Note: By end of 1976, the remnants of People's Front had moved to United Front which was the reason for the elections department of Singapore to view Sim Peng Kim as a candidate for United Front.

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