Bukit Batok Single Member Constituency

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Bukit Batok
Single Member Constituency
for the Parliament of Singapore
Bukit Batok SMC locator map.svg
RegionWest Region, Singapore
Electorate29,950
Current constituency
Created1972; 50 years ago (1972)
Seats1
PartyPAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party
Member(s)Murali Pillai
Town CouncilJurong–Clementi
Merged1997
Merged toBukit Timah GRC
Reformed2015
Reformed fromJurong GRC

The Bukit Batok Single Member Constituency is a single member constituency covering a portion of Bukit Batok (Neighbourhood 1,6 and Parts of N2) in Singapore. The current Member of Parliament for the constituency is Murali Pillai of the People's Action Party (PAP).

History[edit]

In 1972, the constituency was formed from merging parts of Bukit Timah, Chua Chu Kang and Bukit Panjang constituencies and was known as Bukit Batok Constituency.[1]

Town council[edit]

Bukit Batok SMC is managed by the Jurong–Clementi Town Council.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1972 Chai Chong Yii PAP
1976
1980
1984
1988 Ong Chit Chung
1991
Constituency abolished (1997 – 2015)
2015 David Ong Kim Huat PAP
2016 K. Muralidharan Pillai
2020

Electoral results[edit]

Note : Elections Department Singapore do not include rejected votes for calculation of candidate's vote share. Hence, the total of all candidates' vote share will be 100%.

Elections in 1970s[edit]

General Election 1972: Bukit Batok[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes %
PAP Chai Chong Yii 9,765 73.78
UNF Vetrivelu Rengaswamy 3,471 26.22
Majority 6,294 47.56
Registered electors 14,563
Total valid votes 13,236 97.16
Rejected ballots 387 2.84
Turnout 13,623 93.55
PAP win (new seat)
General Election 1976: Bukit Batok[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Chai Chong Yii 12,216 84.57 Increase10.79
SJP Sulaiman Jaffar 2,229 15.43 N/A
Majority 9,987 69.14 Increase21.6
Registered electors 15,650 Increase7.46
Total valid votes 14,445 96.88 Decrease0.28
Rejected ballots 465 3.12 Increase0.28
Turnout 14,910 95.27 Increase1.72
PAP hold Swing Increase10.79

Elections in 1980s[edit]

General Election 1980: Bukit Batok[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Chai Chong Yii Unopposed
Registered electors 18,275 Increase16.77
PAP hold
General Election 1984: Bukit Batok[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Chai Chong Yii 14,767 78.27 N/A
UPF Tan Jue Kit 4,099 21.73 N/A
Majority 10,668 56.54 N/A
Registered electors 20,812 Increase13.88
Total valid votes 18,866 96.23 N/A
Rejected ballots 740 3.77 N/A
Turnout 19,606 94.21 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 1988: Bukit Batok[10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Ong Chit Chung 12,873 55.94 Decrease22.33
SDP Kwan Yue Keng 10,139 44.06 N/A
Majority 2,734 11.88 Decrease44.66
Registered electors 24,138 Increase15.98
Total valid votes 23,012 96.88 Increase0.65
Rejected ballots 381 3.12 Decrease0.65
Turnout 23,393 96.91 Increase2.7
PAP hold Swing Decrease22.33

Elections in 1990s[edit]

General Election 1991: Bukit Batok[12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Ong Chit Chung 12,205 51.8 Decrease4.1
SDP Kwan Yue Keng 11,347 48.2 Increase4.1
Majority 858 3.57 Decrease8.2
Registered electors 24,908 Increase3.19
Total valid votes 23,552 97.86 Increase0.98
Rejected ballots 515 2.14 Decrease0.98
Turnout 24,067 96.6 Decrease0.3
PAP hold Swing Decrease4.1

Elections in 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Bukit Batok[14][15]
Party Candidate Votes %
PAP David Ong Kim Huat 18,234 73.02
SDP Sadasivam Veriyah 6,588 26.38
Independent Samir Salim Neji 150 0.60
Majority 11,646 46.64
Registered electors 27,077
Total valid votes 24,972 97.86
Rejected ballots 546 2.14
Turnout 25,517 94.24
PAP win (new seat)
By-election 2016: Bukit Batok[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP K. Muralidharan Pillai 14,452 61.23 Decrease11.79
SDP Chee Soon Juan 9,150 38.77 Increase12.39
Majority 5,302 22.46 Decrease24.18
Registered electors 25,727 Decrease4.99
Total valid votes 23,602 97.43 Decrease0.43
Rejected ballots 622 2.57 Increase0.43
Turnout 24,192 94.03 Decrease0.21
PAP hold Swing Decrease12.09

Elections in 2020s[edit]

General Election 2020: Bukit Batok[18][19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP K. Muralidharan Pillai 15,500 54.80 Decrease6.43
SDP Chee Soon Juan 12,787 45.20 Increase6.43
Majority 2,713 9.60 Decrease12.86
Registered electors 29,948 Increase16.41
Total valid votes 28,287 98.15 Increase0.72
Rejected ballots 533 1.85 Decrease0.72
Turnout 28,820 96.23 Increase2.04
PAP hold Swing Decrease6.43

References[edit]

  1. ^ hermesauto (12 March 2016). "MP David Ong resigns: A brief electoral history of Bukit Batok which will see a by-election". The Straits Times. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  2. ^ "ELD | 1972 Parliamentary General Election Results". www.eld.gov.sg. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Singapore Parliamentary General Election 1972 > Bukit Batok". www.singapore-elections.com. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  4. ^ "ELD | 1976 Parliamentary General Election Results". www.eld.gov.sg. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Singapore Parliamentary General Election 1976 > Bukit Batok". www.singapore-elections.com. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  6. ^ "ELD | 1980 Parliamentary General Election Results". www.eld.gov.sg. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  7. ^ "Singapore Parliamentary General Election 1980 > Bukit Batok". www.singapore-elections.com. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  8. ^ "ELD | 1984 Parliamentary General Election Results". www.eld.gov.sg. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  9. ^ "Singapore Parliamentary General Election 1984 > Bukit Batok". www.singapore-elections.com. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  10. ^ "ELD | 1988 Parliamentary General Election Results". www.eld.gov.sg. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  11. ^ "Singapore Parliamentary General Election 1988 > Bukit Batok". www.singapore-elections.com. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  12. ^ "ELD | 1991 Parliamentary General Election Results". www.eld.gov.sg. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  13. ^ "Singapore Parliamentary General Election 1991 > Bukit Batok". www.singapore-elections.com. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  14. ^ "ELD | 2015 Parliamentary General Election Results". www.eld.gov.sg. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  15. ^ "Singapore Parliamentary General Election 2015 > Bukit Batok". www.singapore-elections.com. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  16. ^ "ELD | 2016 Parliamentary By-election Result". www.eld.gov.sg. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  17. ^ "Singapore Parliamentary By-Election 2016 > Bukit Batok". www.singapore-elections.com. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  18. ^ "ELD | 2020 Parliamentary General Election Results". www.eld.gov.sg. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  19. ^ "Singapore Parliamentary General Election 2020 > Bukit Batok". www.singapore-elections.com. Retrieved 16 July 2021.