Jurong Group Representation Constituency

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Jurong
Group Representation Constituency
for the Parliament of Singapore
Jurong GRC locator map.svg
RegionWest Region, Singapore
Electorate131,234
Current constituency
Created2001; 21 years ago (2001)
Seats5
PartyPAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party
Member(s)Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Tan Wu Meng
Rahayu Mahzam
Shawn Huang
Xie Yao Quan
Town CouncilJurong–Clementi
Created from

The Jurong Group Representation Constituency is a five-member Group Representation Constituency located in the western area of Singapore. The GRC consists of a large section of Jurong, sections of Bukit Batok and areas near Upper Bukit Timah Road. The five divisions of the GRC: Bukit Batok East, Jurong Central, Taman Jurong, Jurong Spring and Clementi. The current MPs are Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Tan Wu Meng, Rahayu Mahzam, Shawn Huang and Xie Yao Quan from the People's Action Party (PAP). [1]

History[edit]

In the 2011 general elections, the Jurong Central and Hong Kah division's population carved to form the new Jurong Spring division, while Yuhua became a SMC in return. In 2015, Bukit Batok was carved as a SMC while Clementi, a division under the West Coast GRC, was absorbed to the ward to maintain its five seats.

The constituency was first contested in the 2001 general election with the People's Action Party against the Singapore Democratic Party. The ward won a walkover in 2006 before facing another contest with the National Solidarity Party (2011), Singaporeans First (2015) and Red Dot United (2020); however, this GRC has always been held by the People's Action Party since its creation in 2001.

The ward was first led by the Minister Lim Boon Heng until his retirement from politics in 2011. After his retirement, Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam and Minister Desmond Lee Ti-Seng have assumed leadership for Jurong GRC, but Lee was transferred to West Coast GRC in 2020 together with three term MP Ang Wei Neng.

Ivan Lim was introduced on 24 June 2020 for the General Elections but withdrew 3 days later following allegations of his past behaviour.[2] He was replaced by Xie Yao Quan.

Town Council[edit]

Jurong–Clementi Town Council is operating under the Yuhua SMC, Bukit Batok SMC & Jurong GRC.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Division Members of Parliament Party
2001
  • Bukit Batok
  • Bukit Batok East
  • Jurong Central
  • Taman Jurong
  • Yuhua
PAP
2006
2011
  • Bukit Batok
  • Bukit Batok East
  • Jurong Central
  • Jurong Spring
  • Taman Jurong
2015
  • Bukit Batok East
  • Clementi
  • Jurong Central
  • Jurong Spring
  • Taman Jurong
2020

^ Ong died on 14 July 2008 due to a heart failure. Following his death, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced that there would be no by-elections to fill the position since it was a GRC. His seat (Bukit Batok) was temporary replaced by Halimah Yacob from the nearby Bukit Batok East ward until the next election in 2011, where he was succeeded by David Ong.

Electoral results[edit]

Note : Elections Department Singapore do not include rejected votes for calculation of candidate's vote share. Hence, the total of all candidates' vote share will be 100%.

Elections in 2000s[edit]

General Election 2001: Jurong GRC
Party Candidate Votes %
PAP Lim Boon Heng
Yu-Foo Yee Shoon
Ong Chit Chung
Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Halimah Yacob
84,472 79.75%
SDP Chee Soon Juan
Chee Siok Chin
Gandhi s/o Karuppiah Ambalam
Mohamed Isa Bin Abdul Aziz
Yeo Boon Keng Vincent
21,511 20.25%
Turnout 115,113 94.8
PAP win (new seat)
General Election 2006: Jurong GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Lim Boon Heng
Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Ong Chit Chung
Halimah Yacob
Grace Fu
Unopposed
Registered electors 116,573
PAP hold

Elections in 2010s[edit]

General Election 2011: Jurong GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Ang Wei Neng
Halimah Yacob
Desmond Lee
David Ong
76,595 66.96 N/A
NSP Abdul Rasheed
Cristopher Neo
Elvin Ong
Ong Hock Siong
Noraini Yunus
37,786 33.07 N/A
Turnout 117,087 93.5 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 2015: Jurong GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Ang Wei Neng
Desmond Lee
Rahayu Mahzam
Tan Wu Meng
95,080 79.28 Increase12.32
SingFirst Foo Ming Jin David
Sukdeu Singh
Tan Peng Ann
Wong Chee Wai
Wong Soon Hong
24,848 20.72 N/A
Majority 61,666 55.37 N/A
Rejected ballots 2,432
Turnout 122,360
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 2020s[edit]

General Election 2020: Jurong GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Tan Wu Meng
Rahayu Mahzam
Shawn Huang Wei Zhong
Xie Yao Quan
91,692 74.62 Decrease4.66
RDU Michelle Lee Juen
Ravi Philemon
Nicholas Tang
Liyana Dhamirah
Alec Tok
31,191 25.38 N/A
Majority 60,501 49.24
Rejected ballots 2,517 2.01
Turnout 125,400 95.55 Increase1.79
Registered electors 131,234
PAP hold Swing Decrease4.66

References[edit]

  1. ^ Osman, Dhany (25 June 2020). "GE2020: Tharman to remain anchor minister for PAP's Jurong GRC team". Yahoo News Singapore. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  2. ^ "GE2020: PAP prospective candidate Ivan Lim will not contest in election after online criticism". CNA. 27 June 2020. Retrieved 27 June 2020.

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