Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency

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Marine Parade
Group Representation Constituency
for the Parliament of Singapore
Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency
RegionSoutheastern Singapore
Electorate146,244
Current constituency
Created1988
Number of members5
Member(s)Goh Chok Tong
Tan Chuan-Jin
Seah Kian Peng
Fatimah Lateef
Edwin Tong
Town CouncilMarine Parade
Not to be confused with the defunct and smaller Marine Parade Single Member Constituency (Marine Parade SMC) that existed from 1976 to 1984.

Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency (Chinese: 马林百列集选区; Malay: Kawasan Undi Perwakilan Berkumpulan Marine Parade; Tamil: மரீன் பரேட் குழுத்தொகுதி) is a five-member Group Representation Constituency (GRC) located in the central, eastern and north-eastern areas of Singapore. The constituency consists of a section of Bedok, Chai Chee, Geylang, Kaki Bukit, Kallang, Kembangan, Marine Parade, Mountbatten, Ubi, Serangoon, Toa Payoh and Hougang.

Marine Parade GRC is both led by then-prime minister and Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong and the Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan Jin.

History[edit]

Before the creation of Marine Parade GRC, Goh had been the Member of Parliament for the Marine Parade single member constituency since being first elected in 1976. In 1991, the constituency was expanded to four seats when it include MacPherson SMC, before it expands to six seats after coving the areas of Kembangan, Mountbatten, and Serangoon (both Braddell Heights and Serangoon Gardens).

The Serangoon ward was part of the constituency until 2006, when it was redrawn into the Aljunied GRC. In 2011, the ward was downsized to five members where Mountbatten was carved as a SMC, Kaki Bukit was carved to Aljunied GRC, and MacPherson SMC was absorbed. In 2015, the MacPherson ward was carved out again as an SMC, while Joo Chiat SMC was returned to this GRC after over 18 years.

The GRC saw its by-election in 1992 due to the resignation of all four MPs (including Goh), as Goh wanted to secure another fresh, stronger mandate after the opposition made unprecedented gains in the 1991 elections (winning three more seats on top of the then-opposition Potong Pasir ward), and Lim Chee Oon announced his retirement while being succeeded by Teo Chee Hean (who would later become the MP for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC, the current Deputy Prime Minister and Co-ordinating Minister for National Security). Its contest was a four-cornered fight involving the National Solidarity Party, the Singapore Democratic Party (led by now-Secretary General Chee Soon Juan, who made his political debut), and Singapore Justice Party (now part of the Singapore Democratic Alliance).

Since the by-election victory, Marine Parade GRC were uncontested for the next three elections until 2011, where the ward faced a fierce contest against the National Solidarity Party (which led by Nicole Seah and former MP Cheo Chai Chen). Another fierce contest were faced in the 2015 elections, this time with the largest opposition party, the Workers' Party (which led by then-NCMP Yee Jenn Jong).

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Joo Chiat Geylang Serai Marine Parade MacPherson Kembangan-Chai Chee Braddell Heights Mountbatten Serangoon Kaki Bukit
1984 SMC SMC SMC SMC SMC
as Kampong Ubi
SMC SMC SMC
as Serangoon Gardens
SMC
Formation
1988 Choo Wee Khiang Othman Haron Eusofe Goh Chok Tong SMC Aljunied GRC
as Kampong Ubi and Kampong Kembangan
SMC SMC SMC
as Serangoon Gardens
SMC
1991 Lim Chee Onn Matthias Yao Thomson GRC
(Serangoon Gardens)
Eunos GRC
1992 Teo Chee Hean
1997 East Coast GRC SMC Mohamad Maidin bin Packer Mohd
as Kampong Ubi
Goh Choon Kang Yap Giau Keng Eugene Lim Hwee Hua East Coast GRC
2001 SMC R Ravindran Andy Gan Lai Chiang
2006 Fatimah Lateef Ong Seh Hong as Kampong Ubi-Kembangan Seah Kian Peng Lim Biow Chuan Aljunied GRC Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim
2011 Tin Pei Ling Tan Chuan-Jin SMC Aljunied GRC
2015 Edwin Tong Chun Fai SMC

Areas of Responsibility[edit]

  • Marine Parade: The entire Marine Parade Estate and portions of Joo Chiat
  • Kembangan-Chai Chee: Kembangan, Chai Chee, Kampong Ubi and Geylang Serai Market
  • Geylang Serai: Haig Road, Tai Seng, Joo Seng, Geylang Serai and Eunos Crescent
  • Braddell Heights: Sommerville, Lorong Lew Lian, Serangoon Avenues 1-3, Nex Mall, Bartley Estate and Lorong Chuan
  • Joo Chiat: Frankel Avenue, Telok Kurau, Opera Estate and Siglap

Candidates and results[edit]

Elections in 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Marine Parade GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Goh Chok Tong
Tan Chuan-Jin
Fatimah Lateef
Seah Kian Peng
Edwin Tong
84,939 64.07% +7.42%
WP Firuz Khan
He Ting Ru
Ng Foo Eng dylan
Terence Tan li-zhen
Yee Jenn Jong
47,629 35.93% +35.93%
Rejected ballots 1,682 1.15%
Turnout 146,244 92.7% +2.83%
PAP hold Swing +7.42%
General Election 2011: Marine Parade GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Goh Chok Tong
Tan Chuan-Jin
Fatimah Lateef
Seah Kian Peng
Tin Pei Ling
78,286 56.65% -16.29%
NSP Cheo Chai Chen
Nicole Seah
Abdul Salim Harun
Spencer Ng
Ivan Yeo
59,926 43.35% +43.35%
Turnout 138,812 89.87
PAP hold Swing

Elections in 2000s[edit]

General Election 2006: Marine Parade GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Fatimah Lateef
Goh Chok Tong
Lim Biow Chuan
Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim
Ong Seh Hong
Seah Kian Peng
Turnout Walkover
PAP hold Swing
General Election 2001: Marine Parade GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Andy Gan Lai Chiang
Goh Chok Tong
Lim Hwee Hua
Mohamad Maidin bin Packer Mohd
Othman Haron Eusofe
R Ravindran
Turnout Walkover
PAP hold Swing

Elections in 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Marine Parade GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Goh Chock Tong
Othaman Haron Eusofe
Lim Hwee Hua
Goh Choon Kang
Mohammed Maidin bin Packer Mohd
Yap Giau Cheng Eugene
Turnout Walkover
PAP hold Swing
By-Election 1992: Marine Parade GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Goh Chok Tong
Othman Haron Eusofe
Matthias Yao
Teo Chee Hean
48,965 72.94% -4.31%
SDP Chee Soon Juan
Low Yong Nguan
Md Shariff bin Yahya
Ashleigh Seow Chuan-Hock
16,447 24.50%
NSP Ken Sunn
Sarry bin Hassan
Tan Chee Kien
Yong Choon Poh
950 1.42%
SJP A R Suib
Lim Teong Howe
Theng Chin Eng
Yen Kim Khooi
764 1.14% -21.61%
Turnout 67,126 90.72% +0.34%
PAP hold Swing -4.31%
General Election 1991: Marine Parade GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Goh Chok Tong
Othman Haron Eusofe
Matthias Yao
Lim Chee Onn
51,685 77.25% +3.44%
SJP Aminuddin Bin Ami
Rajasekaran K S M
Suib Bin Abdul Rahman
Theng Chin Eng
15,222 22.75% -3.44%
Turnout 66,907 90.38% +1.28%
PAP hold Swing

Elections in 1980s[edit]

General Election 1988: Marine Parade GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Goh Chok Tong
Choo Wee Khiang
Othman Haron Eusofe
41,325 73.81%
SJP A R Suib
M Ramasamy
Theng Chin Eng
14,660 26.19%
Turnout 55,985 89.09%
PAP win (new seat)

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