Bukit Panjang Single Member Constituency

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Bukit Panjang
Single Member Constituency
for the Parliament of Singapore
Bukit Panjang SMC locator map.svg
RegionWest Region, Singapore
Electorate35,497
Current constituency
Created1959; 63 years ago (1959)
Seats1
PartyPAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party
Member(s)Liang Eng Hwa
Town CouncilHolland–Bukit Panjang
Merged1991
Merged toSembawang GRC
Reformed2006
Reformed fromHolland–Bukit Panjang GRC

The Bukit Panjang Single Member Constituency is a Single Member Constituency (SMC) located in the western area of Singapore. The current Member of Parliament for the constituency is Liang Eng Hwa of the People's Action Party (PAP) .

History[edit]

The seat consists the main portion of Bukit Panjang (Blks 101-129, 2xx and 4xx Fajar) and was reformed in the 2006 electoral boundary redraw. Bukit Panjang SMC existed from 1959 to 1991 when it was absorbed into the Sembawang Group Representation Constituency (GRC). In 2001, the seat was moved from Sembawang GRC to Holland–Bukit Panjang GRC. The 2006 redrawn boundaries carved out Bukit Panjang to form the current constituency and the GRC was renamed Holland–Bukit Timah GRC. In the 2020 Singapore general election, PAP's Liang defeated Singapore Democratic Party's Paul Tambyah by a narrow margin of 2,509 votes and it was the closest result in a SMC for that election.[1]

Town Council[edit]

Bukit Panjang SMC, along with Holland-Bukit Timah GRC, is managed by the Holland–Bukit Timah Town Council.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1955 Goh Tong Liang PP
1959 Lee Khoon Choy PAP
1963 Ong Lian Teng BS
1967 Selvadurai Pathmanaban PAP
1972 Lee Yiok Seng
Constituency abolished (1991 – 2006)
2006 Teo Ho Pin PAP
2011
2015
2020 Liang Eng Hwa

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 1950s[edit]

General Election 1955: Bukit Panjang
Party Candidate Votes %
PP Goh Tong Liang 3,097 72.21
LF Lim Wee Toh 2,494 27.79
Majority 1,905 44.4
Registered electors 8,012
Turnout 4,355 54.4
PAP win (new seat)
General Election 1959: Bukit Panjang
Party Candidate Votes %
PAP Lee Khoon Choy 6,156 58.3
LSP Tan Leong Teck 2,494 23.6
SPA Lim Siak Guan 1,382 13.1
MIC T. T. K. Alexander 526 5.0
Majority 3,662 34.7
Registered electors 11,984
Turnout 10,647 88.8
PAP win (new seat)

Note : MIC is allied with Singapore's UMNO and MCA chapters, similar to its Malaysian counterpart with the exception of not using the alliance symbol which was the reason for the elections department of Singapore to view T. T. K. Alexander as an independent candidate.

Elections in 1960s[edit]

General Election 1963: Bukit Panjang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BS Ong Lian Teng 5,679 46.5 Increase46.5
PAP Lee Khoon Choy 4,940 40.4 Decrease17.9
SA Loo Bah Chit 999 8.2 Increase8.2
UPP Thuan Paik Phok 607 5.0 Increase5.0
Majority 739 6.1 Decrease28.6
Registered electors 12,997
Turnout 12,357 95.1 Increase6.3
BS gain from PAP Swing Increase46.5
By-election 1967: Bukit Panjang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Selvadurai Pathmanaban Unopposed
Registered electors 16,070
PAP gain from BS
General Election 1968: Bukit Panjang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Selvadurai Pathmanaban Unopposed
Registered electors 17,893
PAP hold

Elections in 1970s[edit]

General Election 1972: Bukit Panjang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Lee Yiok Seng 9,527 67.6 N/A
WP Tang Song Khiang 3,496 24.8 N/A
United National Front Leyu Tan Jib 1,060 7.5 N/A
Majority 6,031 42.8 N/A
Registered electors 15,461
Turnout 14,410 93.2 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 1976: Bukit Panjang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Lee Yiok Seng 11,867 67.4 Decrease0.2
WP Ho Juan Thai 5,731 32.6 Increase7.8
Majority 6,136 34.8 Decrease8
Registered electors 18,906
Turnout 18,036 95.4 Increase2.2
PAP hold Swing Decrease0.2

Elections in 1980s[edit]

General Election 1980: Bukit Panjang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Lee Yiok Seng 18,510 87.0 Increase19.6
United People's Front Mohamad Sani bin Jan 2,759 13.0 Increase13.0
Majority 15,751 74.0 Increase39.2
Registered electors 23,305
Turnout 22,019 94.5 Decrease0.9
PAP hold Swing Increase19.6
General Election 1984: Bukit Panjang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Lee Yiok Seng Unopposed
Registered electors 23,173
PAP hold
General Election 1988: Bukit Panjang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Lee Yiok Seng 18,314 57.3 N/A
SDP Kwek Guan Kwee 9,864 30.9 N/A
PKMS Ibrahim bin Ariff 3,790 11.9 N/A
Majority 8,450 26.4 N/A
Registered electors 33,824
Turnout 32,567 96.3 N/A
PAP hold

Elections in 2000s[edit]

General Election 2006: Bukit Panjang
Party Candidate Votes %
PAP Teo Ho Pin 21,647 77.18
SDP Ling How Doong 6,100 22.82
Majority 15,547 54.36
Registered electors 30,452
Turnout 30,448 99.9
PAP win (new seat)

Elections in 2010s[edit]

General Election 2011: Bukit Panjang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Teo Ho Pin 20,375 66.27 Decrease10.91
SDP Alec Tok 10,372 33.73 Increase10.91
Majority 10,003 32.54 Decrease21.82
Registered electors 33,053
Turnout 31,492 95.3 Increase0.2
PAP hold Swing Decrease10.91
General Election 2015: Bukit Panjang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Teo Ho Pin 21,935 68.38 Increase2.11
SDP Khung Wai Yeen 10,143 31.62 Decrease2.11
Majority 11,792 36.76 Increase4.22
Registered electors 34,317
Rejected ballots 626
Turnout 32,704
PAP hold Swing Increase2.11

Elections in 2020s[edit]

General Election 2020: Bukit Panjang
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Liang Eng Hwa 18,085 53.73 Decrease14.65
SDP Paul Tambyah 15,576 46.27 Increase14.65
Majority 2,509 7.46
Registered electors 35,497
Rejected ballots 586 1.71
Turnout 34,247 96.38 Increase1.08
PAP hold Swing Decrease14.65

Historical maps[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GE2020 results". The Straits Times. 16 July 2020.

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