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
Region Central Singapore
Electorate 129,975
Current constituency
Created 1997
Number of members 5
Member(s) Ng Eng Hen
Josephine Teo Li Min
Chee Hong Tat
Chong Kee Hiong
Saktiandi Supaat
Town Council Bishan-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 the Ang Mo Kio, Aljunied, Cheng San and Marine Parade GRCs.

Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC is currently headed by Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen after the retirement of former Deputy Prime Minister Wong Kan Seng from the Singapore Cabinet.

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. Its boundaries also remained intact throughout its existence.

The westernmost portion of Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC consists of a small part of the Central Catchment Nature Reserve.

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 St 11-15 (Blks 1xx),Town centre (5xx), 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 St 22-25 (Blks 2xx), Bright Hill, Sin Ming, Shunfu HUDC flats
  • Toa Payoh West-Balestier: MacRitchie Reservoir, Ah Hood HDB Estate (Blocks 101-106), Bukit Brown ,Caldecolt, Toa Payoh Lor 1/2 (part), The Peak@TPY and Balestier Road (Northern Portion)
  • Toa Payoh Central: TPY Lor 1(part), 2 ,3 and 4, and HDB Hub
  • Toa Payoh East-Novena: TPY Lor 5-8, Kim Keat Ave, TPY East Ind Estate, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Velocity Novena Square ,Square 2 and Sinaran Drive

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 Pweeb
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 yek kwan
Wilfred Leung
Jimmy Lee
47,205 43.07 N/A
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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