Holland-Bukit Timah Group Representation Constituency

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Holland-Bukit Timah
Group Representation Constituency
for the Parliament of Singapore
Holland-Bukit Timah Group Representation Constituency
Region Northwestern Singapore
Electorate 104,491
Current constituency
Created 2006
Number of members 4
Member(s) Christopher de Souza
Sim Ann
Liang Eng Hwa
Vivian Balakrishnan
Town Council Holland-Bukit Panjang

Holland-Bukit Timah Group Representation Constituency (Chinese: 荷兰-武吉知马集选区; Malay: Kawasan Undi Perwakilan Berkumpulan Holland-Bukit Timah; Tamil: ஹோலண்ட்-புக்கிட் தீமா குழுத்தொகுதி) is a four-member Group Representation Constituency located in the central, western and northern areas of Singapore. The Group Representation Constituency has received two contests since 2011, which is the former presidential candidate and now the SingFirst secretary-general Tan Jee Say in 2011 and the current SDP secretary-general Chee Soon Juan in 2015 who was being sued for defamation, both of which were contested under Singapore Democratic Party.

Originally known as the Holland-Bukit Panjang Group Representation Constituency, it was renamed to its present name due to the Bukit Panjang ward of the GRC being carved out to form a Single Member Constituency. The Bukit Timah Single Member Constituency was absorbed and became part of the GRC.

Holland-Bukit Timah GRC is led by Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan.

A large portion of Holland-Bukit Timah GRC is made up of jungle and nature reserve, namely the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and the Central Water Catchment.

Operational responsibility[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Buona Vista cashew Ulu Pandan Zhenghua Bukit Timah
2001 Holland-Bukit Panjang GRC SMC
Formation
2006 Lim Swee Say Vivian Balakrishnan Christopher de Souza Liang Eng Hwa Yu-Foo Yee Shoon
2011 Tanjong Pagar GRC Sim Ann
2015

Candidates and results[edit]

Elections in 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Holland Bukit-Timah GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Christopher de Souza
Sim Ann
Liang Eng Hwa
Vivian Balakrishnan
62,630 66.62% +6.52
SDP Chee Soon Juan
Chong Wai Fung
Md Sidek Bin Mallek
Paul Anantharajah Tambyah
31,380 33.38% -6.52%
Majority 31,250 33.24%
Rejected ballots 1,500 1.60%
Turnout 95,510 91.41%
PAP hold Swing 0.91%
General Election 2011: Holland Bukit-Timah GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Christopher de Souza
Sim Ann
Liang Eng Hwa
Vivian Balakrishnan
48,773 60.10%
SDP Vincent Wijeysingha
Tan Jee Say
Ang Yong Guan
Michelle Lee
32,406 39.90%
Turnout 82,899 90.5% N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 2000s[edit]

General Election 2006: Holland Bukit-Timah GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Christopher de Souza
Yu-Foo Yee Shoon
Liang Eng Hwa
Lim Swee Say
Vivian Balakrishnan
Walkover
Turnout 118,092 N/A N/A
PAP win (new seat)

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