Bishan-Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency

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Bishan-Toa Payoh
Group Representation Constituency
for the Parliament of Singapore
Bishan-Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency
RegionCentral Singapore
Electorate129,975
Current constituency
Created1997
Number of members5
Member(s)Ng Eng Hen
Josephine Teo Li Min
Chee Hong Tat
Chong Kee Hiong
Saktiandi Supaat
Town CouncilBishan-Toa Payoh

Bishan-Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency (Chinese: 碧山-大巴窑集选区; Malay: Kawasan Undi Perwakilan Berkumpulan Bishan-Toa Payoh; Tamil: பீஷான்-தோ பாயோ குழுத்தொகுதி) is a five-member Group Representation Constituency (GRC) located in the central region of Singapore. The GRC consists the entire areas of Bishan, the majority of Toa Payoh, parts of Thomson and small portions of Balestier and Novena. Its sub-constituencies are Bishan East-Thomson, Bishan North, Toa Payoh West-Balestier, Toa Payoh Central and Toa Payoh East-Novena.

The GRC was formed in 1997 by merging the Bishan East, Bishan North, and Thomson divisions of the Thomson Group Representation Constituency with that of the Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency. The remaining Serangoon Gardens Division was split between three GRCs, namely Aljunied, Ang Mo Kio, Cheng San and Marine Parade.

Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC was first headed by Deputy Prime Minister Wong Kan Seng until his retirement in 2015. Currently, it is headed by Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Manpower (and Second Minister of Home Affairs) Josephine Teo, and Senior Minister of State Chee Hong Tat.

Both the Thomson and Toa Payoh GRCs were uncontested since the 1991 General Elections, with the Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC enjoying the same situation from 1997 until 2011, with the first contest is with Singapore People's Party led by former opposition leader Chiam See Tong. Its boundaries also remained intact throughout its existence until 2015 when it was expanded in size to include Balestier, MacRitchie Reservoir and Novena.

The westernmost portion of Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC consists of part of the Central Catchment Nature Reserve which is shared with the Holland-Bukit Timah GRC and Nee Soon GRC.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Bishan East-Thomson Bishan North Toa Payoh West-Balestier Toa Payoh Central Toa Payoh East-Novena
1991 Thomson GRC
as Bishan East, Bishan North & Thomson
Toa Payoh GRC
as Toa Payoh
Toa Payoh GRC
as Kim Keat and Boon Teck
Formation
1997 Wong Kan Seng
as Bishan East
Ho Tat Kin
as Bishan-Toa Payoh North
Leong Horn Kee
as Thomson
Ibrahim Othman Davinder Singh
as Toa Payoh East
2001 Zainudin Nordin
as Bishan-Toa Payoh North
Ng Eng Hen
2006 Hri Kumar
as Thomson-Toa Payoh
Josephine Teo Li Min
as Toa Payoh East
2011 Josephine Teo Li Min Zainudin Nordin
as Toa Payoh East
2015 Chong Kee Hiong Chee Hong Tat Saktiandi Supaat

Areas of responsibility[edit]

  • Bishan East-Thomson: Bishan Street 11-15 (Blks 1xx) and Town Centre (Blks 5xx), Junction 8, Bishan MRT/Bus Interchange, Thomson Ridge, Lakeview HUDC Estate (Blks 97A-C), Shunfu Estate, Raffles Institution, Winsdor Park, Bishan St 21 and Jalan Pemimpin housing estate
  • Bishan North: Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Bishan Street 22-25 (Blks 2xx), Bright Hill, Sin Ming and Jade Scape
  • Toa Payoh West-Balestier: MacRitchie Reservoir, Ah Hood HDB Estate (Blks 101-106), Bukit Brown, Caldecolt, parts of Toa Payoh Lorong 1 & 2, Toa Payoh North, The Peak@TPY and Balestier Road (Northern Portion)
  • Toa Payoh Central: Toa Payoh Lorong 1 (part of), 2, 3, 4 & 5 (part of) and HDB Hub/Toa Payoh MRT/Bus Interchange
  • Toa Payoh East-Novena: Toa Payoh Lorong 5-8, Kim Keat Avenue, Toa Payoh East Industrial Estate, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Velocity Novena Square, Square 2 and Sinaran Drive, South of Balestier Road, Balestier Hill and Moulmien Road (including Blk 69)

Candidates and results[edit]

Elections in 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Ng Eng Hen
Josephine Teo Li Min
Chee Hong Tat
Saktiandi Supaat
Chong Kee Hiong
86,514 73.59 +16.66
SPP Benjamin Pwee
Mohammed Hamim Aliyas
Law Kim Hwee
Bryan Long
Mohamad Abdillah Zamzuri
31,049 26.41 -16.66
Majority 55,465 47.18 +33.32
Rejected ballots 2,411 2.01
Turnout 119,974 92.31
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 2011: Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Hri Kumar
Josephine Teo Li Min
Ng Eng Hen
Wong Kan Seng
Zainudin Nordin
62,385 56.93
SPP Chiam See Tong
Mohamad Hamim Bin Aliyas
Benjamin Pwee
Wilfred Leung
Jimmy Lee
47,205 43.07
Majority 12,180 13.86
Turnout 111,677 91.2
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 2000s[edit]

General Election 2006: Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Hri Kumar
Josephine Teo Li Min
Ng Eng Hen
Wong Kan Seng
Zainudin Nordin
N/A Walkover
Turnout 115,323 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 2001: Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Davinder Singh
Leong Horn Kee
Ng Eng Hen
Wong Kan Seng
Zainudin Nordin
N/A Walkover
Turnout 114,621 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Davinder Singh
Ho Tat Kin
Ibrahim Othman
Leong Horn Kee
Wong Kan Seng
N/A Walkover
Turnout 122,256 N/A
PAP win (new seat)

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