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
Region Southwestern Singapore
Electorate 25,727
Current constituency
Created 1972
Member(s) K. Muralidharan Pillai
(2015 - 2020)
Town Council Jurong-Clementi

Bukit Batok Single Member Constituency (Chinese: 武吉巴督单选区; Malay: Kawasan Undi Perseorangan Bukit Batok; Tamil: புக்கிட் பாத்தோ தனித் தொகுதி) is a constituency covering a portion of Bukit Batok in Singapore. It existed from 1972 to 1997, when it was merged with Bukit Timah GRC. It was carved out as an SMC again ahead of the 2015 general elections. It absorbed part of Bukit Panjang, Bukit Timah & Choa Chu Kang constituencies in 1972.

In March 2016, the elected MP for Bukit Batok SMC, Mr David Ong of the PAP, resigned due to an extra-marital affair with a fellow PAP member, precipitating the Bukit Batok by-election. On 7 May 2016, Murali Pillai won the seat of Bukit Batok against Singapore Democratic Party secretary-general, Chee Soon Juan by a vote count of 61.2% to 38.8%.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Member of Parliament Party Dates Notes
Chai Chong Yii PAP 1972 – 1988
Ong Chit Chung PAP 1988 – 1997
Single Member Constituency abolished (1997 – 2015)
David Ong Kim Huat PAP 2015 – 2016 Resigned citing a "personal indiscretion", precipitating the Bukit Batok by-election. It is alleged that he had an extramarital affair.[1]
K. Muralidharan Pillai PAP 2016 –

Candidates and results[edit]

Elections in 2010s[edit]

By-election 2016: Bukit Batok
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP K. Muralidharan Pillai 14,428 61.21 -11.81
SDP Chee Soon Juan 9,142 38.79 +12.41
Majority 5,286 22.42 -24.22
Rejected ballots 622 2.57 +0.43
Turnout 24,192 94.03 -0.21
Registered electors 25,727
PAP hold Swing -12.11
General Election 2015: Bukit Batok
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP David Ong Kim Huat 18,234 73.02 N/A
SDP Sadasivam Veriyah 6,588 26.38 N/A
Independent Samir Salim Neji (Loses deposit) 150 0.60 N/A
Majority 11,646 46.64 N/A
Rejected ballots 545 2.14 N/A
Turnout 25,517 94.24 N/A
Registered electors 27,077
PAP win (new seat)

Elections in 1990s[edit]

General Election 1991: Bukit Batok
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Ong Chit Chung 12,205 51.8 -4.1
SDP Kwan Yue Keng 11,347 48.2 +4.1
Majority 858 3.6 -8.2
Turnout 24,067 96.6 -0.3
Registered electors 24,908
PAP hold Swing -4.1

Elections in 1980s[edit]

General Election 1988: Bukit Batok
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Ong Chit Chung 12,873 55.9 -22.4
SDP Kwan Yue Keng 10,139 44.1 N/A
Majority 2,734 11.8 -44.8
Turnout 23,393 96.9 +2.7
Registered electors 24,138
PAP hold Swing -22.4
General Election 1984: Bukit Batok
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Chai Chong Yii 14,767 78.3 N/A
UPF Tan Jue Kit 4,099 21.7 N/A
Majority 10,668 56.6 N/A
Turnout 19,606 94.2 N/A
Registered electors 20,812
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 1980: Bukit Batok
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Chai Chong Yii Walkover
Registered electors 18,275
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 1970s[edit]

General Election 1976: Bukit Batok
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Chai Chong Yii 12,216 84.6 +10.8
SJP Sulaiman Jaffar 2,229 15.4 N/A
Majority 9,987 69.2 +21.6
Turnout 14,910 95.3 +1.8
Registered electors 15,650
PAP hold Swing +10.8
General Election 1972: Bukit Batok
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Chai Chong Yii 9,765 73.8 N/A
UNF Vetrivelu Rengaswamy 3,471 26.2 N/A
Majority 6,294 47.6 N/A
Turnout 13,623 93.5 N/A
Registered electors 14,563
PAP win (new seat)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bukit Batok MP David Ong resigns due to 'personal indiscretions'". Channel NewsAsia. 12 March 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2016.