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
RegionNorthwestern Singapore
Electorate119,931
Current constituency
Created2011
Number of members4
Member(s)Gan Kim Yong
Low Yen Ling
Zaqy Mohamad
Yee Chia Hsing
Town CouncilChua 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.

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.

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.

Chua Chu Kang GRC is both led by Health Minister and current PAP chairman[1] Gan Kim Yong and Senior Parliamentary of State 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), Hume & Hillview condominiums, Phoenix/Pavilion private estates, Keat Hong and Axis/Colours (Blks 807-813)
  • Chua Chu Kang - Teck Whye (Blks 0xx and 1xx), Choa Chu Kang (portions of Blks 2xx), Mi Casa and Rainfores Condos and Keat Hong Quad/Mirage (Blks 815-818)
  • Keat Hong - Choa Chu Kang (portions of Blks 2xx, 3xx and 4xx), Keat Hong Crest/Pride (Blks 801-805), 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 Mohamad
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 Mohamad
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]

References[edit]

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