Cairnhill Single Member Constituency

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Cairnhill Single Member Constituency was a constituency in Singapore. It used to exist from 1955 to 1991, and was replaced by the Kampong Glam Group Representation Constituency. Lim Kim San is a Member of Parliament from 1959 to 1980 and was replaced by Wong Kwei Cheong which ran all the way until the Kampong Glam GRC merger in 1991.

Assemblymen and Members of Parliament[edit]

Member of Parliament Party Dates Notes
David Marshall LF 1955-1957 Chief Minister 1955-1956
Soh Ghee Soon LSP 1957-1959
Lim Yew Hock SPA 1959-1963 Chief Minister 1956-1959
Lim Kim San PAP 1963-1980
Wong Kwei Cheong PAP 1980-1991
Constituency abolished
Merge into Kampong Glam GRC

Elections in 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Cairnhill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SPA Lim Yew Hock 5,275 48.22% N/A
WP David Marshall 2,920 26.69% N/A
PAP Md. Oh Su Chen 2,262 20.68% N/A
LSP Tan Keng Siong 483 4.41% N/A
Turnout N/A N/A N/A
SPA hold Swing N/A
By-election 1957: Cairnhill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
LSP Soh Ghee Soon 2,342 40.3 N/A
Independent Goh Kong Beng 1,281 22.0 N/A
LF Keng Ban Ee 1,118 19.2 -28.4
Malay Union Tengku Muda Muhamed bin Mahmud 983 16.9 N/A
Independent Mirza Abdul Majid 91 1.6 N/A
Majority 1,061 18.3 N/A
Turnout 5,889 39.8 -14.0
LSP gain from LF Swing N/A
General Election 1955: Cairnhill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
LF David Marshall 3,305 47.58% N/A
PP C.C. Tan 2,530 36.42% N/A
DP Tan Khiang Khoo 1,111 16.00% N/A
Turnout N/A N/A N/A
LF hold Swing N/A