Chua Chu Kang Group Representation Constituency

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Chua Chu Kang
Group Representation Constituency
for the Parliament of Singapore
Chua Chu Kang Group Representation Constituency
Region Northwestern Singapore
Electorate 119,931
Current constituency
Created 2011
Number of members 4
Member(s) Gan Kim Yong
Low Yen Ling
Zaqy Mohamad
Yee Chia Hsing (2015 - 2020)
Town Council Chua Chu Kang
Not to be confused with Chua Chu Kang Single Member Constituency which was one of the oldest surviving ward since the pre-independence era til prior to 2011 general election.

Chua Chu Kang Group Representation Constituency (Chinese: 蔡厝港集选区; Malay: Kawasan Undi Perwakilan Berkumpulan Chua Chu Kang; Tamil: சுவா சூ காங் குழுத் தொகுதி) is a four-member Group Representation Constituency located in the western area of Singapore.

The constituency covers the areas of Bukit Batok, Choa Chu Kang (formerly Chua Chu Kang SMC), Upper Bukit Timah, Jurong West and Lim Chu Kang.

Chua Chu Kang GRC was formerly called Hong Kah GRC, from 1988 to 2011, before the 2011 General Elections. Thus, since it was just a change of name, it would mean that all of its wards are from the former Hong Kah GRC, with the exception of Hong Kah North ward that had been crafted out to become Hong Kah North SMC after the 2011 elections.

It is divided into four wards namely, Bukit Gombak, Chua Chu Kang, Keat Hong and Nanyang. In 2001, Bukit Gombak SMC was absorbed into the former Hong Kah GRC with the town council being Hong Kah Town Council. In 2015, Yew Tee was absorbed into the newly created Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC.

In 2011, Chua Chu Kang was absorbed into the Hong Kah GRC and probably because of that, the Hong Kah GRC was renamed to 'Chua Chu Kang GRC'. Prior to the 2011 elections, Chua Chu Kang was one of the oldest surviving constituencies in Singapore and the only one to have both remained intact and existed before Singapore's independence, existed since 1959 when Singapore gained full self-governance from its colonial British Government.

Chua Chu Kang GRC is now both led by Health Minister Gan Kim Yong and Mayor for South West CDC Low Yen Ling.

Areas of responsibility[edit]

  • Bukit Gombak - Bukit Gombak (Blks 5xx, Blk 371-377 and 383-395A) and Hume & Hillview condominiums and private estates
  • Chua Chu Kang - Teck Whye (Blks 0xx and 1xx), Choa Chu Kang (parts of Blks 2xx), Mi Casa and Rainfores Condos
  • Keat Hong - Choa Chu Kang (parts of Blks 2xx, 3xx and 4xx), Keat Hong (8xx), Chua Chu Kang Bus Interchange, Chua Chu Kang MRT/LRT and Lot One
  • Nanyang - Jurong West (Blks 701-730, 8xx, 9xx), Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang, Ama Keng and Lim Chu Kang

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Chua Chu Kang Keat Hong Yew Tee Bukit Gombak Nanyang
2006 SMC Hong Kah GRC
Formation
2011 Gan Kim Yong Zaqy Mohamad Alex Yam Ziming Low Yen Ling Alvin Yeo
2015 Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC Yee Chia Hsing

Candidates and results[edit]

Elections in 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Chua Chu Kang GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Gan Kim Yong
Low Yen Ling
Zaqy Mohammed
Yee Chia Hsien
84,731 76.89% +15.69
PPP Goh Meng Seng
Syafarin Sarif
Low Wai Choo
Lee Tze Shih
25,460 23.11% N/A
Majority 59,271 53.78
Rejected ballots 2,949 2.61
Turnout 113,140 94.34
PAP hold Swing +15.69
General Election 2011: Chua Chu Kang GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Gan Kim Yong
Zaqy Mohammed
Alvin Yeo
Low Yen Ling
Alex Yam
89,710 61.20%
NSP Hazel Poa
Sebastian Teo
Tony Tan Lay Thiam
Nor Lella Mardiiiah Mohamed
Jeisilan Sivalingam
56,885 38.80%
Turnout 149,659 94.3% N/A
PAP win (new seat)

See also[edit]

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