Jurong Group Representation Constituency

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Group Representation Constituency
for the Parliament of Singapore
Jurong Group Representation Constituency
Region Southwestern Singapore
Electorate 130,498
Current constituency
Created 2001
Number of members 5
Member(s) Ang Wei Neng
Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Desmond Lee
Rahayu Mahzam
Tan Wu Meng
Town Council Jurong-Clementi
Not to be confused with the pre-independence era ward in Jurong called, Jurong Single Member Constituency, which lasted between the 1959 general elections and the 1997 general elections.

Jurong Group Representation Constituency (Chinese: 裕廊集选区; Malay: Kawasan Undi Perwakilan Berkumpulan Jurong; Tamil: ஜூரோங் குழுத்தொகுதி) 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 subdivisions of the GRC are Bukit Batok East, Jurong Central, Taman Jurong and parts of Hong Kah. Yuhua and Bukit Batok divisions had been crafted out as Single Member Constituencies for the 2011 general elections and 2015 general elections respectively. The constituency was contested in the 2001 general election with the People's Action Party against the Singapore Democratic Party. The seat has always been held by the People's Action Party since its creation in 2001.

The electoral boundaries have been redrawn before the 2015 General Elections. In the 2015 General Election, the re-organised subdivisions of the GRC are Clementi, Bukit Batok East, Jurong Central, Jurong Spring and Taman Jurong.

Jurong GRC was a hotly contested seat in the 2001 general election with SDP leading the opposition team.

When the late Dr Ong Chit Chung died from heart failure in July 2008, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced that there would be no by-elections to fill the position, as there are other MPs looking after the constituency as GRC. Dr Ong's seat for Bukit Batok was replaced by Mdm Halimah Yacob from the nearby Bukit Batok East ward, until the next election in 2011.

When Minister Lim Boon Heng retired from politics in 2011, both new MPs Desmond Lee and Ang Wei Neng assumed leadership for Jurong GRC.

In February 2016, about 600 Jurong GRC residents in the Community Heath Assist Scheme (CHAS) participated in the Project Big Heart carnival, a joint project with Fullerton Health Group. Medication was prescribed to patients at no cost.[1]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Yuhua Bukit Batok Jurong Central Bukit Batok East Taman Jurong Jurong Spring Clementi
1997 Bukit Timah GRC Hong Kah GRC
as 'Hong Kah East
Carved from Bukit Batok, Bukit Gombak and Bukit Timah Carved Bukit Timah GRC
as Jurong
Hong Kah GRC
as Hong Kah South
West Coast GRC
2001 Yu-Foo Yee Shoon Ong Chit Chung (2001-2008) Lim Boon Heng Halimah Bte Yacob Tharman Shanmugaratnam Carved from Jurong Central and Boon Lay
2006 Grace Fu Hai Yien
2011 Yuhua SMC David Ong Kim Huat Ang Wei Neng Desmond Lee
2015 SMC Rahayu Binte Mahzam Tan Wu Meng

Areas of responsibility[edit]

  • Bukit Batok East - Blk 2xx (part) of Bukit Batok, Toh Guan Estate, International Business Park, Palm Valley and Hoover Park ,Toh Guan Estate Blks 201-208, 265A-288E
  • Clementi - Blocks 321-381 and 4xx of Clementi New Town, Clementi Mall and Faber Heights
  • Jurong Central - Part of Blk 3xx of Jurong East (North of Jurong East Ave 1),some parts of Blk 4xx of Jurong West
  • Jurong Spring - Blk 5xx and some parts of Blk 4xx of Jurong West
  • Taman Jurong - Blk 1xx and 3xx of Taman Jurong Estate, Yuan Ching Road and Jurong Lake, Chinese and Japanese Gardens and Science Centre

Candidates and results[edit]

Elections in 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Jurong GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Ang Wei Neng
Tharman Shanmugaratnam
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
General Election 2011: Jurong GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Ang Wei Neng
Tharman Shanmugaratnam
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

Elections in 2000s[edit]

General Election 2006: Jurong GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Lim Boon Heng
Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Ong Chit Chung
Halimah Yacob
Grace Fu
Turnout 116,573 N/A
PAP hold Swing
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% N/A
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% N/A
Turnout 115,113 94.8 N/A
PAP win (new seat)

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