Not to be confused with modern era Nee Soon Central SMC, another defunct ward that located only a portion of Nee Soon area where former opposition MP Cheo Chai Chen made his debut there and won narrowly on his second attempt, or Nee Soon East SMC where the Workers' Party have been contesting twice since 2001 general elections in eastern part of Yishun as well as Nee Soon South SMC where the Singapore Democratic Party had lost narrowly on 1991 general elections where it covers Khatib MRT Station areas along with parts of Yio Chu Kang, only to absorbed into Ang Mo Kio GRC since then until prior to 2011 general elections where the former 3 wards forms the 3 of the 5 sub-divisions on the newly formed Nee Soon GRC (The other 2 wards were craved from the nearby Sembawang GRC.)
Nee Soon Single Member Constituency ( Traditional Chinese: 義順單選區; Simplified Chinese: 义顺单选区) is a former Single Member Constituency in the northern area in Singapore that was created in 1959 general elections and ceased to exist prior to 1988 general elections.
History [ edit ]
Yishun is the Mandarin romanization of Nee Soon (Hence both names are interchangeable) is one of the rural area in the northern area in Singapore. At its inception in 1959, there were only 8,694 voters and it includes present day Ang Mo Kio town, as opposed to wards that were nearer to the present day City Business District such as Kreta Ayer that has 14,173 voters but the fact that the area was much smaller than this ward shows the population demographic in Singapore at that point of time.
Ang Mo Kio had started development in 1973. It had taken use of the Neighbourhood 1 and 2 that is due for completion in 1976. In 1976 general elections, half of it were moved to Ang Mo Kio constituency. Later on, another half of it were moved to Yio Chu Kang constituency. Nee Soon residents committees had begun to appear as in Ang Mo Kio Neighbourhood 6, and one special residents committee at Chong Pang.
Since Yishun New Town was only developed from 1979 all the way to 1989, similar to
Tampines which explains the ward's boundary have received many changes, this ward was finally dissolved prior to 1988 general elections where most of this ward goes to Nee Soon South SMC as the area is still relatively undeveloped consisting of Khatib and Yio Chu Kang near Yio Chu Kang MRT Station areas and the portion in Yishun central was created as Nee Soon Central SMC where former opposition MP Cheo Chai Chen made his debut there. The remaining portion of this constituency was carved into 2 sub-division constituency of Chong Pang and Nee Soon East ward in Sembawang GRC with the lateral to be carved out of that GRC in 2001 general elections which since then the Workers' Party has been contesting there.
Members of Parliament [ edit ]
Constituency abolished (1988 – present)
Candidates and results [ edit ]
Elections in 1980s [ edit ]
Elections in 1970s [ edit ]
General Election 1972: Nee Soon
PAP Ong Soo Chuan
United National Front
Yap Fatt Shing
Elections in 1960s [ edit ]
General Election 1963: Nee Soon
BS Chan Sun Wing
PAP How Kang Yong
UPP Goh Soo Ming
SA Yeo Teo Bok
Independent Lim Siak Guan
BS gain from PAP
Elections in 1950s [ edit ]
General Election 1959: Nee Soon
PAP Sheng Nam Chin
SPA Yap Chin Poh
LSP Yong Nyuk Khoon
win (new seat)
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References [ edit ]