MacPherson Single Member Constituency

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MacPherson
Single Member Constituency
for the Parliament of Singapore
MacPherson SMC locator map.svg
RegionCentral Region, Singapore
Electorate28,564
Current constituency
Created1968; 54 years ago (1968)
Seats1
PartyPAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party
Member(s)Tin Pei Ling
Town CouncilMarine Parade
Merged1991, 2011
Merged toMarine Parade GRC
Reformed1997, 2015
Reformed fromMarine Parade GRC

The MacPherson Single Member Constituency is a single member constituency located in the central area of Singapore. The current Member of Parliament for the constituency is Tin Pei Ling of the People's Action Party (PAP).

History[edit]

It existed from 1968 to 1991 as an independent ward, was merged with Marine Parade GRC until 2011, and became an independent SMC again for the 2015 general elections. As of 2020, it retains its status as a SMC.

The ward consists of Circuit/Pipit Road, Geylang East Central, Aljunied Crescent/Avenue 2, Mattar/Merpati Road, Paya Lebar MRT/Square and several areas near MacPherson.

Town Council[edit]

MacPherson SMC is managed by the Marine Parade Town Council.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1968 Chua Sian Chin PAP
1972
1976
1980
1984
1988
Constituency abolished (1991 – 1997)
1997 Matthias Yao PAP
2001
2006
Constituency abolished (2011 – 2015)
2015 Tin Pei Ling PAP
2020

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 1960s[edit]

General Election 1968: MacPherson
Party Candidate Votes %
PAP Chua Sian Chin Unopposed
Registered electors 13,099
PAP win (new seat)

Elections in 1970s[edit]

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

Elections in 1980s[edit]

General Election 1980: MacPherson
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Chua Sian Chin 15,280 86.89 N/A
United People's Front Darus bin Shariff 2,306 13.11 N/A
Majority 12,974 73.78 N/A
Registered electors 18,997
Total valid votes 17,586 97.18
Rejected ballots 510 2.82 N/A
Turnout 18,096 95.26 N/A
PAP hold
General Election 1984: MacPherson
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Chua Sian Chin Unopposed
Registered electors 19,500
PAP hold
General Election 1988: MacPherson
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Chua Sian Chin 10,453 65.98
NSP Kum Teng Hock 5,390 34.02
Majority 5,063 31.96
Registered electors 17,063
Total valid votes 15,843 97.81
Rejected ballots 354 2.19
Turnout 16,197 94.92
PAP hold Swing Decrease2.78

Elections in 1990s[edit]

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

Elections in 2000s[edit]

General Election 2001: MacPherson
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Matthias Yao 16,870 83.73 Increase18.59
DPP Tan Soo Phuan 3,277 16.27 N/A
Majority 13,593 67.46 Increase37.18
Registered electors 22,010
Total valid votes 20,147 97.22 Increase0.05
Rejected ballots 577 2.78 Decrease0.05
Turnout 20,724 94.16 Decrease1.43
PAP hold Swing Increase18.59
General Election 2006: MacPherson
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Matthias Yao 13,184 68.48 Decrease15.25
SDA Sin Kek Tong 6,067 31.52 N/A
Majority 7,117 36.96 Decrease30.50
Registered electors 21,041
Total valid votes 19,251
Rejected ballots 544 2.75 Decrease0.03
Turnout 19,795 94.08 Decrease0.08
PAP hold Swing Decrease15.25

Elections in 2010s[edit]

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

Elections in 2020s[edit]

General Election 2020: MacPherson
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Tin Pei Ling 18,983 71.74 Increase6.16
PPP Goh Meng Seng 7,477 28.26 N/A
Majority 11,506 43.48 Increase11.50
Registered electors 28,564 Increase0.19
Total valid votes 26,460 97.69 Decrease0.75
Rejected ballots 625 2.31 Increase0.75
Turnout 27,085 94.82 Increase1.23
PAP hold Swing Increase 6.16

See also[edit]

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