MacPherson Single Member Constituency

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MacPherson
Single Member Constituency
for the Parliament of Singapore
MacPherson SMC locator map.svg
Region Southeastern Singapore
Electorate 28,511
Current constituency
Created 1959
Member(s) Tin Pei Ling
Town Council Marine Parade

MacPherson Single Member Constituency (Chinese: 麦波申单选区; Malay: Kawasan Undi Perseorangan MacPherson; Tamil: மெக்பர்சன் தனித் தொகுதி) is a Single Member Constituency located in central area of Singapore. It existed from 1968 to 1991 (after which it was merged into Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency), and from 1997 to 2011 (after which it was merged into Marine Parade GRC again). In 2015, the area was carved out again as a SMC for the 2015 general elections.

The ward consists of MacPherson and several areas near MacPherson. The incumbent MP is Ms Tin Pei Ling.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Member of Parliament Party Dates Notes
Chua Sian Chin PAP 1959 – 1991
Constituency abolished (1991 – 1997)
Matthias Yao PAP 1997 – 2011
Constituency abolished (2011 – 2015)
Tin Pei Ling PAP 2015 – Incumbent

Candidates and Results[edit]

Elections in 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: MacPherson (Number of electors: 28,511)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Tin Pei Ling 17,227 65.58
WP Chen Jiaxi Bernard 8,826 33.60
NSP Cheo Chai Chen (Loses deposit) 215 0.82
Majority 8,401 31.98
Valid ballots 26,268 98.44
Rejected ballots 415 1.56
Turnout 26,683 93.59
PAP win (new seat)

Elections in 2000s[edit]

General Election 2006: MacPherson (Number of electors: 21,041)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Matthias Yao 13,184 68.48 -15.25
SDA Sin Kek Tong 6,067 31.52 N/A
Majority 7,117 36.96 -30.50
Valid ballots 19,251 97.25 +0.03
Rejected ballots 544 2.75 -0.03
Turnout 19,795 94.08 -0.08
PAP hold Swing -15.25
General Election 2001: MacPherson (Number of electors: 22,010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Matthias Yao 16,870 83.73 +18.59
DPP Tan Soo Phuan 3,277 16.27 N/A
Majority 13,593 67.46 +37.18
Valid ballots 20,147 97.22 +0.05
Rejected ballots 577 2.78 -0.05
Turnout 20,724 94.16 -1.43
PAP hold Swing +18.59

Elections in 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: MacPherson (Number of electors: 20,734)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Matthias Yao 12,546 65.14
SDP Chee Soon Juan 6,713 34.86
Majority 5,833 30.28
Valid ballots 19,259 97.17
Rejected ballots 561 2.83
Turnout 19,820 95.59
PAP win (new seat)

Elections in 1980s[edit]

General Election 1988: MacPherson (Number of electors: 17,063)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Chua Sian Chin 10,453 65.98
NSP Kum Teng Hock 5,390 34.02
Majority 5,063 31.96
Valid ballots 15,843 97.81
Rejected ballots 354 2.19
Turnout 16,197 94.92
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 1984: MacPherson (Number of electors: 19,500)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Chua Sian Chin Walkover N/A
Turnout 19,500
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 1980: MacPherson (Number of electors: 18,997)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Chua Sian Chin 15,280 86.89
United People's Front Darus bin Shariff 2,306 13.11
Majority 12,974 73.78
Valid ballots 17,586 97.18
Rejected ballots 510 2.82
Turnout 18,096 95.26
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 1970s[edit]

General Election 1976: MacPherson (Number of electors: 18,716)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Chua Sian Chin Walkover N/A
Turnout 18,716
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 1972: MacPherson (Number of electors: 15,637)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Chua Sian Chin 10,117 68.76
WP Lee Tow Kiat 4,597 31.24
Majority 5,520 37.52
Valid ballots 14,714 98.41
Rejected ballots 238 1.59
Turnout 14,952 95.62
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 1960s[edit]

General Election 1968: MacPherson (Number of electors: 13,099)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Chua Sian Chin Walkover N/A
Turnout 13,099
PAP win (new seat)

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