Geylang Serai Single Member Constituency

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Geylang Serai Single Member Constituency (Traditional Chinese: 芽籠士乃單選區;Simplified Chinese: 芽笼士乃单选区) is a defunct Single Member Constituency within Geylang Serai, Singapore that existed in pre-independence era of 1959 elections by carving a portion from its predecessor ward, Ulu Bedok ward. It had remained itself all the way until prior to 1988 elections where it is one of the forming wards of the bigger Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency and it has remained so til date.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Constituency Abolished. As of 2011, it is still being part of the Marine Parade GRC.

Candidates and results[edit]

Elections in 1980s[edit]

General Election 1984: Geylang Serai
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Othman bin Haron Eusofe 14,564 65.57 -6.42
SUF Mohamed Monsor Rahman 7,649 34.43 +6.42
Turnout 22,956 95.2 +0.9
PAP hold Swing -6.42
General Election 1980: Geylang Serai
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Othman bin Haron Eusofe 13,195 71.99 +5.65
UF Seow Khee Leng 5,134 28.01 +28.01
Turnout 18,832 94.3 -1.2
PAP hold Swing +5.65

Elections in 1970s[edit]

General Election 1976: Geylang Serai
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Rahmat bin Kenap 8,780 66.34 +12.75
PKMS Amnah bte Kuong Hussein 3,129 23.64 -16.11
United People's Front Darus bin Shariff 1,326 10.02 +10.02
Turnout 13,543 95.5 +3.0
PAP hold Swing +12.75
General Election 1972: Geylang Serai
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Rahmat bin Kenap 6,711 53.59 -29.42
PKMS Ahmad Haji Taff 4,978 39.75 +39.75
United National Front Raja Rom bin Raja Jaafar 833 6.66 +6.66
Turnout 12,801 92.5 +1.6
PAP hold Swing -29.42

Elections in 1960s[edit]

General Election 1968: Geylang Serai
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Rahmat bin Kenap 9,363 83.01 +35.00
Independent Darus Shariff 1,916 16.99 +9.43
Turnout 11,587 90.9 -3.4
PAP hold Swing +35.00
General Election 1963: Geylang Serai
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Rahmat bin Kenap 3,601 48.01 +17.56
SA Ahmad bin Haji Taff 5,019 35.85 -27.24
Pan Malayan Islamic Party Mohamed Taha bin Suhaimi 1,201 8.58 +4.92
Independent Darus Shariff 1,059 7.56 +7.56
Turnout 14,424 94.3 +6.4
PAP gain from UMNO Swing -27.24

Notes: SPA joins UMNO-MCA-MIC alliance to form SA in 1963 GE.[1]

Elections in 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Geylang Serai
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UMNO Abdul Hamid bin Haji Jumat 7,940 63.09
PAP Roshan bin Hassan 3,832 30.45
Pan Malayan Islamic Party Syed Ahmad Dahlan 460 3.66
Partai Rakyat Harun bin Mohamed Amin 353 2.80
Turnout 12,694 87.9
UMNO win (new seat)

Note: UMNO, MCA and MIC together with Singapore People's Alliance was informally formed as an alliance in 1961, where it still within this term of election which was the reason for the elections department of Singapore to view Abdul Hamid as a candidate for Singapore Alliance.

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