Chua Chu Kang Group Representation Constituency

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Coordinates: 1°21′25″N 103°45′10″E / 1.3570551°N 103.7529097°E / 1.3570551; 103.7529097

Chua Chu Kang
Group Representation Constituency
for the Parliament of Singapore
Chua Chu Kang GRC locator map.svg
RegionNorth and West Region, Singapore
Electorate106,693
Current constituency
Created2011; 11 years ago (2011)
Seats4
PartyPAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party
Member(s)Gan Kim Yong
Low Yen Ling
Don Wee
Zhulkarnain Abdul Rahim
Town CouncilChua Chu Kang
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The Chua Chu Kang Group Representation Constituency is a four-member Group Representation Constituency located in the western area of Singapore. There are four divisions of the GRC: Choa Chu Kang, Bukit Gombak, Keat Hong and Brickland. Military installations constitute a large part of the constituency, including most of the SAFTI Live Firing Area, Ama Keng and Neo Tiew military training areas and Murai Urban training facility. The current MPs are Gan Kim Yong, Low Yen Ling, Don Wee and Zhulkarnain Abdul Rahim from the People's Action Party (PAP).[1]

History[edit]

Between 1988 and 2011, at the time Chua Chu Kang GRC was formerly called Hong Kah GRC, Chua Chu Kang SMC 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. The 2011 elections saw the reformation of both wards with every ward of Hong Kah GRC and Chua Chu Kang being merged into Chua Chu Kang GRC, with the exception of Hong Kah North ward that had been crafted out to become an SMC.

In 2020, the rest of Tengah were moved from Chua Chu Kang GRC to Hong Kah North SMC and all of the Nanyang were shifted to West Coast GRC. The Western Water Catchment, Ama Keng, Wrexham, Poyan, Sarimbun, Lim Chu Kang and Murai were shifted from Nanyang to the newly formed Brickland division.

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.

Town Council[edit]

Chua Chu Kang Town Council are operating with the Hong Kah North SMC and the Chua Chu Kang GRC.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Division Incumbent Party
2011
  • Chua Chu Kang
  • Bukit Gombak
  • Keat Hong
  • Nanyang
  • Yew Tee
PAP
2015
  • Chua Chu Kang
  • Bukit Gombak
  • Keat Hong
  • Nanyang
2020
  • Brickland
  • Chua Chu Kang
  • Bukit Gombak
  • Keat Hong

^ Zaqy Mohamad have been transferred to Marsiling–Yew Tee GRC due to Halimah Yacob resigned from her post to participate in the 2017 Singaporean presidential election. He have been replaced by Zhulkarnain Abdul Rahim for his ward.

Electoral results[edit]

Elections in 2010s[edit]

General Election 2011: Chua Chu Kang GRC
Party Candidate Votes %
PAP Gan Kim Yong
Zaqy Mohamad
Alvin Yeo
Low Yen Ling
Alex Yam
89,710 61.20
NSP Sebastian Teo
Hazel Poa
Tony Tan
Nor Lella Mardiiiah Mohamed
Jeisilan Sivalingam
56,885 38.80
Turnout 149,659 94.3
PAP win (new seat)
General Election 2015: Chua Chu Kang GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Gan Kim Yong
Low Yen Ling
Zaqy Mohamad
Yee Chia Hsing
84,731 76.89 Increase15.69
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 Increase15.69

Elections in 2020s[edit]

General Election 2020: Chua Chu Kang GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Gan Kim Yong
Low Yen Ling
Don Wee
Zhulkarnain Abdul Rahim
59,462 58.64 Decrease18.25
PSP Francis Yuen
Tan Meng Wah
Choo Shaun Ming
Abdul Rahman Mohamad
41,942 41.36 N/A
Majority 17,520 17.28
Rejected ballots 1,410 1.37
Turnout 102,814 96.36 Increase2.02
Registered electors 106,693
PAP hold Swing Decrease18.25

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Heng Swee Keat picked as PAP's first assistant secretary-general, indicating he will be next PM". StraitsTimes. 23 November 2018.

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