East Coast Group Representation Constituency

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East Coast
Group Representation Constituency
for the Parliament of Singapore
East Coast Group Representation Constituency
Region Southeastern Singapore
Electorate 99,118
Current constituency
Created 1997
Number of members 4
Member(s) Lim Swee Say
Jessica Tan Soon Neo
Lee Yi Shyan
Mohd Maliki Osman
Town Council East Coast-Fengshan

East Coast Group Representation Constituency (Chinese: 东海岸集选区; Malay: Kawasan Undi Perwakilan Berkumpulan East Coast; Tamil: ஈஸ்ட் கோஸ்ட் குழுத்தொகுதி) is a four-member Group Representation Constituency in the eastern area of Singapore. The areas of the Group Representation Constituency consists of East Coast, Bedok, Changi-Simei, Siglap, Kampong Chai Chee and offshore islands of Pulau Tekong and Pulau Ubin. Singapore Changi International Airport is located in this constituency. Offshore island of Coney Island, transferred to Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC in 2015.

The GRC also covers a large portion of Singapore's eastern territorial waters.

East Coast GRC is led by Minister for Manpower Lim Swee Say, who was also once Minister in the Prime Minister's Office.

History[edit]

East Coast GRC was formed in 1997 as a six-member Group Representation Constituency. East Coast GRC was formed with a merger of Bedok Group Representation Constituency and Eunos Group Representation Constituency.

Joo Chiat Single Member Constituency was formerly part of the GRC until 2001 when it was carved out to form a new Single Member Constituency.

A large portion of the Kaki Bukit division and 60% of Kampong Chai Chee was transferred from East Coast GRC to Marine Parade GRC and saw the removal of Chew Heng Ching, Tan Soo Khoon and Lee Yock Suan due to the advanced age in 2006, followed by S Jayakumar and Abdullah Tarmugi in 2011. It was downsized from six members to five members following the redrawing of divisions into the Marine Parade GRC in 2006.

The People's Action Party was uncontested in the 1997 and 2001 general elections and saw its first contest in the 2006 general election from the Workers' Party. In 2011 and 2015, the party has received numerous close fight with the Workers' Party but in the end People's Action Party wins. In the 2015 general election, Fengshan SMC was carved out from the constituency, leaving it with four members.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Bedok Fengshan Kampong Chai Chee Siglap Joo Chiat Kaki Bukit Changi-Simei
1991 Bedok GRC Marine Parade GRC Eunos GRC
Formation
1997 Shunmugam Jayakumar Chng Hee Hok Tan Soo Khoon Abdullah Tarmugi Chan Soo Sen Chew Heng Ching Aljunied GRC
2001 Raymond Lim Siang Keat SMC Lee Yock Suan
2006 Lee Yi Shyan Marine Parade GRC Jessica Tan Soon Neo
2011 Lim Swee Say Maliki Osman Aljunied GRC
2015 SMC Marine Parade GRC

Areas of responsibility[edit]

  • Bedok - Blocks 1 to 65 Bedok and Bedok Point
  • Changi-Simei - All blocks in Simei and Jalan Tiga Ratus
  • Kampong Chai Chee - Blocks 2xx, 4xx, 130 - 140 Bedok and Blocks 761-774 Bedok Reservoir View (except the rest of Bedok Reservoir)
  • Siglap - Kew Crescent, Changi Depot, Upper East Coast, Stratford Ria Court, Bedok Camp, Eastwood, Changi City Point, UE BizHub East, Changi South, Timothy ION (Changi Coast), Singapore Expo, Changi Airport, Changi Prison, Flora Road, Loyang Rise, Pulau Ubin, Pulau Tekong, Changi Village and Loyang Industrial Park

Candidates and results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: East Coast GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Lim Swee Say
Jessica Tan Soon Neo
Lee Yi Shyan
Mohd Maliki Osman
54,981 60.7% +5.9%
WP Gerald Giam
Daniel Goh Pei Siong
Mohamed Fairoz Bin Shariff
Leon Perera
35,547 39.3% -5.9%
Majority 19,434 21.4%
Rejected ballots
Turnout
PAP hold Swing
General Election 2011: East Coast GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Lim Swee Say
Jessica Tan Soon Neo
Lee Yi Shyan
Raymond Lim Siang Keat
Mohd Maliki Osman
59,992 54.8 -9.1
WP Glenda Han
Gerald Giam
Mohd Fazli Talip
Eric Tan Heng Chong
Png Eng Huat
49,429 45.2 +9.1
Majority 10,563 9.6
Turnout 111,269 92.5
PAP hold Swing -9.1

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2006: East Coast GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Abdullah Tarmugi
Jessica Tan Soon Neo
Lee Yi Shyan
Raymond Lim Siang Keat
Shunmugam Jayakumar
66,931 63.9
WP Abdul Rahim Abdul Rahman
Brandon Siow Wei-Min
Chia Ti Lik
Eric Tan Heng Chong
Perry Tong Tzee Kwang
37,873 36.1
Turnout 107,028 91.7
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 2001: East Coast GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Abdullah Tarmugi
Chew Heng Ching
Lee Yock Suan
Raymond Lim Siang Keat
Shunmugam Jayakumar
Tan Soo Khoon
Walkover
Turnout 144,012 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: East Coast GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Abdullah Tarmugi
Chan Soo Sen
Chew Heng Ching
Chng Hee Kok
Shunmugam Jayakumar
Tan Soo Khoon
Walkover
Turnout 142,201 N/A
PAP win (new seat)

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