Pasir Ris–Punggol Group Representation Constituency

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Pasir Ris–Punggol
Group Representation Constituency
for the Parliament of Singapore
Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC locator map.svg
RegionEast and North-East Regions, Singapore
Electorate166,587
Current constituency
Created2001; 21 years ago (2001)
Seats5
PartyPAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party
Member(s)Teo Chee Hean
Janil Puthucheary
Mohamed Sharael Taha
Yeo Wan Ling
Desmond Tan
Town CouncilPasir Ris–Punggol
Created from

The Pasir Ris–Punggol Group Representation Constituency is a five-member Group Representation Constituency (GRC) in the north-eastern region of Singapore. The constituency currently consists of Pasir Ris and parts of the Punggol town area. The GRC comprises 5 constituencies: Pasir Ris Central, Pasir Ris East, Pasir Ris West, Punggol Shore as well as Punggol Coast. The current MPs are Teo Chee Hean, Janil Puthucheary, Mohamed Sharael Taha, Yeo Wan Ling and Desmond Tan from the People's Action Party (PAP).

History[edit]

Its first contest happened in 2006 with the opponent being Singapore Democratic Alliance. For the 2011 general election, the incumbent People's Action Party announced that their team would be led by Teo Chee Hean, and include then-Senior Parliamentary Secretary Teo Ser Luck, Penny Low, as well as new candidates Janil Puthucheary, Gan Thiam Poh and Zainal Sapari.[1] In the 2015 general election, Penny Low retired from politics and new candidates Ng Chee Meng and Sun Xueling joined the team.[2]

In the 2020 general election, the GRC was reduced to five members, with a newly formed constituency called Punggol West SMC carved out from the boundaries of Pasir-Ris Punggol GRC and Sengkang Central ward carved out to become part of the new Sengkang GRC, the Tampines retail park (part of the Pasir Ris area) was also redrawn into Tampines GRC.[3][4]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Division Members of Parliament Party
2001
  • Pasir Ris East
  • Pasir Ris West
  • Punggol North
  • Punggol South
  • Punggol Central
PAP
2006
  • Pasir Ris East
  • Pasir Ris West
  • Punggol North
  • Punggol South
  • Punggol Central
  • Punggol East
2011
  • Pasir Ris East
  • Pasir Ris West
  • Punggol North
  • Punggol South
  • Punggol Central
  • Punggol West
2015
  • Pasir Ris East
  • Pasir Ris West
  • Punggol North
  • Sengkang Central
  • Punggol West
  • Punggol Coast
2020
  • Pasir Ris East
  • Pasir Ris Central
  • Pasir Ris West
  • Punggol Shore
  • Punggol Coast

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 2020s[edit]

General Election 2020: Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Teo Chee Hean
Janil Puthucheary
Mohamed Sharael Taha
Yeo Wan Ling
Desmond Tan Kok Ming
100,772 64.15 Decrease8.74
SDA Desmond Lim Bak Chuan
Abu Mohamed
Harminder Pal Singh
Kelvin Ong Soon Huat
Kuswadi Atnawi
37,179 23.67 Decrease3.44
PV Jireh Lim
Prabu Ramachandran
Mohamed Nassir Ismail
Gilbert Goh Keow Wah
Vigneswari Ramachandran
19,127 12.18 N/A
Majority 44,466 28.30
Rejected ballots 3,392 2.11
Turnout 160,470 96.33 Increase1.96
Registered electors 166,587
PAP hold Swing Decrease8.74

Elections in 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Teo Chee Hean
Teo Ser Luck
Janil Puthucheary
Zainal Sapari
Ng Chee Meng
Sun Xueling
125,021 72.89 Increase8.10
SDA Desmond Lim
Harminder Pal Singh
Abu Mohammed
Arthero Lim
Ong Teik Seng
Wong Way Weng
46,508 27.11 Decrease8.10
Majority 78,513 45.78 Increase16.2
Rejected ballots 5,310 3.00 -
Turnout 176,839 94.37 Decrease0.13
PAP hold Swing Increase8.10
General Election 2011: Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Teo Chee Hean
Teo Ser Luck
Penny Low
Janil Puthucheary
Zainal Sapari
Gan Thiam Poh
100,493 64.79 Decrease3.91
SDA Harminder Pal Singh
Sidney Soon
Mohd Shafni Ahmad
Tan Keng Hong
Jeffrey Lim
Patrick Lee Song Juan
54,601 35.21 Increase3.91
Turnout 159,639 94.5 -0.3
PAP hold Swing Decrease3.91

Elections in 2000s[edit]

General Election 2006: Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Teo Chee Hean
Teo Ser Luck
Penny Low
Charles Chong
Michael Palmer
Ahmad bin Mohd Magad
113,322 68.70 N/A
SDA Desmond Lim
Ishark Bin Haroun
Lineker Lee Hock Huat
Mohamad Hamim Bin Aliyas
Ong Beng Soon Elvin
Yen Kim Khooi
51,618 31.30 N/A
Turnout 169,172 94.8 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 2001: Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Teo Chee Hean
Michael Lim
Charles Chong
Penny Low
Ahmad bin Mohd Magad
Unopposed
Turnout 134,151 N/A
PAP win (new seat)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ramesh, S (19 April 2011). "GE: PAP announces election line-up". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 21 April 2011.
  2. ^ Chew, Hui Min (22 August 2015). "PAP introduces 2 new faces in Pasir Ris–Punggol team: Ex-defence chief Ng Chee Meng, Sun Xueling". The Straits Times. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  3. ^ Sim, Royston (13 March 2020). "Singapore GE: New electoral boundaries announced; 14 SMCs, 17 GRCs in next election". The Straits Times. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  4. ^ "More electoral divisions, no 6-member GRCs in coming election: EBRC report". CNA. 13 March 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2020.