Kebun Baru Single Member Constituency

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Kebun Baru
Single Member Constituency
for the Parliament of Singapore
Kebun Baru SMC locator map.svg
RegionNorth-East Region, Singapore
Electorate22,653
Current constituency
Created1980; 42 years ago (1980)
Seats1
PartyPAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party
Member(s)Henry Kwek
Town CouncilAng Mo Kio
Created fromAng Mo Kio SMC
Merged1991
Merged toAng Mo Kio GRC
Reformed2020
Reformed fromNee Soon GRC

The Kebun Baru Single Member Constituency is a single member constituency in Ang Mo Kio, Singapore. The current Member of Parliament for the constituency is Henry Kwek of the People's Action Party (PAP).

History[edit]

The original Kebun Baru SMC was carved from the now-defunct Ang Mo Kio Single Member Constituency in 1980. It was helmed by Lim Boon Heng throughout its first 11 years of existence. It was absorbed into the new Ang Mo Kio Group Representation Constituency (GRC) prior to the 1991 general election.

Following the release of the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee's report on 13 March 2020, it was announced that, Kebun Baru SMC, would be re-introduced for the 2020 general election.[1] The constituency was carved out of Nee Soon GRC, where the constituency is transferred to in 2015.[2]

In the 2020 general election, People's Action Party's (PAP) Henry Kwek defeated Progress Singapore Party's Kumaran Pillai with a vote count of 62.97% vs 37.03%, which made Kwek the MP for Kebun Baru.

Town Council[edit]

Kebun Baru SMC is managed by Ang Mo Kio Town Council which also manages Yio Chu Kang SMC and Ang Mo Kio GRC.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1980 Lim Boon Heng PAP
1984
1988
Constituency abolished (1991 – 2020)
2020 Henry Kwek PAP

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 1980s[edit]

General Election 1980: Kebun Baru[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes %
PAP Lim Boon Heng 13,632 82.83
DPP Lim Tiong Hock 1,883 11.44
UPF Jantan B Taib 943 5.73
Majority 11,749 71.39
Registered electors 17,709
Total valid votes 16,458 96.99
Rejected ballots 511 3.01
Turnout 16,969 95.82
PAP win (new seat)
General Election 1984: Kebun Baru[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Lim Boon Heng 12,311 75.84 Decrease6.99
UPF Harbans Singh 3,921 24.16 N/A
Majority 8.390 51.68 Decrease19.71
Registered electors 17,542 Decrease0.94
Total valid votes 16,232 95.77 Decrease1.22
Rejected ballots 717 4.23 Increase1.22
Turnout 16,949 96.62 Increase0.8
PAP hold Swing Decrease6.99
General Election 1988: Kebun Baru[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Lim Boon Heng 15,734 75.36 Decrease0.48
NSP Mohamed Affendy bin Abdul Rahim 5,145 24.64 N/A
Majority 10,589 50.72 Decrease0.96
Registered electors 22,515 Increase28.35
Total valid votes 20,879 97.37 Increase1.6
Rejected ballots 564 2.63 Decrease1.6
Turnout 21,443 95.24 Decrease1.38
PAP hold Swing Decrease0.48

Elections in 2020s[edit]

General Election 2020: Kebun Baru[9][10]
Party Candidate Votes %
PAP Henry Kwek 13,309 62.92
PSP Kumaran Pillai 7,842 37.08
Majority 5,467 25.85
Registered electors 22,623
Total valid votes 21,151 98.20
Rejected ballots 387 1.80
Turnout 21,538 95.20
PAP win (new seat)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Key changes to the electoral boundaries: What you need to know". CNA. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Singapore GE: Kebun Baru to return as SMC after nearly 30 years".
  3. ^ "ELD | 1980 Parliamentary General Election Results". www.eld.gov.sg. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  4. ^ "Singapore Parliamentary General Election 1980 > Kebun Baru". www.singapore-elections.com. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  5. ^ "ELD | 1984 Parliamentary General Election Results". www.eld.gov.sg. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Singapore Parliamentary General Election 1984 > Kebun Baru". www.singapore-elections.com. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  7. ^ "ELD | 1988 Parliamentary General Election Results". www.eld.gov.sg. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  8. ^ "Singapore Parliamentary General Election 1988 > Kebun Baru". www.singapore-elections.com. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  9. ^ "ELD | 2020 Parliamentary General Election Results". www.eld.gov.sg. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  10. ^ "Singapore Parliamentary General Election 2020 > Kebun Baru". www.singapore-elections.com. Retrieved 19 July 2021.