Eunos Group Representation Constituency

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Eunos Group Representation Constituency (Simplified Chinese: 友诺士集选区;Traditional Chinese: 友諾士集選區) is a defunct Group Representation Constituency (GRC) in the north-eastern region of Singapore. This GRC existed for the 1988 and 1991 general election before being absorbed into Aljunied GRC and the brand new East Coast GRC for the 1997 general election.

Eunos GRC was won narrowly by the People's Action Party in both the 1988 and 1991 General Elections. Eunos GRC was formerly led by Zulkifli bin Mohamed in 1988 and Sidek bin Saniff in 1991.

After the 1991 election, Eunos GRC was redrawn into several different constituencies, owing to further developments in both Pasir Ris and Tampines which was ready in the process. Therefore, it necessitated the redrawing. Kaki Bukit became one of the founding constituencies for the brand new East Coast GRC while Tampines North and Pasir Ris became the founding constituencies for the brand new Pasir Ris GRC due to further developments within Pasir Ris New Town. Most parts of Tampines New Town were given to Tampines GRC, with the constituency now known as Tampines Central. Eunos on the other hand, shifted to Aljunied GRC, making it five seats.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Eunos Kaki Bukit Tampines North Pasir Ris
1984 SMC SMC Carved From Tampines
Formation
1988 Zulkifli bin Mohamed Chew Heng Ching Tay Eng Soon
(1988-1993)1
Carved from Changi SMC
1991 Sidek bin Saniff Charles Chong
Dissolution
1997 Aljunied GRC East Coast GRC Pasir Ris GRC
(Pasir Ris South)
Pasir Ris GRC
(Pasir Ris Central, Pasir Ris Loyang and Pasir Ris Elias)

^ Tay passed away on 5 August 1993 due to heart failure.[1]

Candidates and results[edit]

Elections in 1990s[edit]

General Election 1991: Eunos GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Sidek Bin Sniff
Dr Tay Eng Soon
Chew Heng Ching
Charles Chong
45,833 52.38 +1.49
WP Lee Siew Choh
Jufrie Mahmood
Wee Han Kim
Maurice Neo Choon Aik
41,673 47.62 -1.49
Turnout 89,395 96.4 -0.1
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 1980s[edit]

General Election 1988: Eunos GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Zulkifli bin Mohamed
Dr Tay Eng Soon
Chew Heng Ching
36,500 50.89 N/A
WP Francis Seow
Dr Lee Siew Choh
Mohd Khalit bin Mohd Baboo
35,221 49.11 N/A
Turnout 73,065 96.5 N/A
PAP win (new seat)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-10-01. Retrieved 2010-11-23.  'National Library Board Singapore: Dr Tay Eng Soon'