Potong Pasir Single Member Constituency

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Potong Pasir
Single Member Constituency
for the Parliament of Singapore
Potong Pasir SMC locator map.svg
RegionCentral Region, Singapore
Electorate19,740
Current constituency
Created1968; 54 years ago (1968)
Seats1
PartyPAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party
Member(s)Sitoh Yih Pin
Town CouncilJalan Besar

The Potong Pasir Single Member Constituency is a Single Member Constituency (SMC) in the central region of Singapore. The current Member of Parliament of the constituency is Sitoh Yih Pin of the People's Action Party (PAP).

Member of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1968 Sellappa Ramaswamy PAP
1972 Baptist Ivan Cuthbert
1979 Howe Yoon Chong
1984 Chiam See Tong SDP
1988
1991
1997 SPP
2001 SDA
2006
2011 Sitoh Yih Pin PAP
2015
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: Potong Pasir
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Sellappa Ramaswamy Walkover
Majority
Turnout
PAP win (new seat)

Elections in 1970s[edit]

General Election 1972: Potong Pasir
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Ivan Cuthbert Baptist 7,772 66.2 N/A
WP Rajaratnam Murugason 3,391 28.9 N/A
United National Front Harnek Singh 573 4.9 N/A
Majority 4,381 37.3 -
Turnout 11,990 91.5 -
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 1976: Potong Pasir
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Ivan Cuthbert Baptist 9,667 74.8 Increase8.6
WP Quek Doh Lam 3,252 25.2 Decrease8.6
Majority 6,415 49.6 Increase12.3
Turnout 13,255 93.6 Increase2.1
PAP hold Swing Increase8.6
By Election 1979: Potong Pasir
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Howe Yoon Chong 9,056 66.9 Decrease7.9
Independent Chiam See Tong 4,491 33.1 N/A
Majority 4,565 33.7 Decrease15.8
Turnout 13,845 94.2 Increase0.6
PAP hold Swing Decrease7.9

Elections in 1980s[edit]

General Election 1980: Potong Pasir
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Howe Yoon Chong 5,509 59.0 Decrease7.9
SDP Chiam See Tong 3,821 41.0 Increase7.9
Majority 1,688 18.0 Decrease31.6
Turnout 9,486 94.2 Increase0.6
PAP hold Swing Decrease7.9
General Election 1984: Potong Pasir
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDP Chiam See Tong 10,128 60.3 Increase19.3
PAP Mah Bow Tan 6,674 39.7 Decrease19.3
Majority 3,454 20.6 Increase38.6
Turnout 17,078 95.3 Increase1.1
SDP gain from PAP Swing Increase19.3
General Election 1988: Potong Pasir
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDP Chiam See Tong 11,804 63.1 Increase2.8
PAP Kenneth Chen Koon Lap 6,893 36.9 Decrease2.8
Majority 4,911 26.2 Increase5.6
Turnout 18,697 95.4 Increase0.1
SDP hold Swing Increase2.8

Elections in 1990s[edit]

General Election 1991: Potong Pasir
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDP Chiam See Tong 12,582 69.64 Increase6.5
PAP Andy Gan 5,486 30.36 Decrease6.5
Majority 7,096 39.2 Increase13.0
Turnout 18,325 95.1 Decrease0.3
SDP hold Swing Increase6.5
General Election 1997: Potong Pasir
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SPP Chiam See Tong 9,709 55.15 Decrease14.49
PAP Andy Gan 7,895 44.85 Increase14.4
Majority 1,814 10.30 N/A
Turnout 17,884 95.1 0
SPP gain from SDP Swing Decrease14.4

Elections in 2000s[edit]

General Election 2001: Potong Pasir
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDA Chiam See Tong 8,107 52.43 Decrease2.72
PAP Sitoh Yih Pin 7,356 47.57 Increase2.8
Majority 751 4.8 Decrease5.6
Turnout 15,463 98.9 Increase3.8
SDA gain from SPP Swing Decrease2.8
General Election 2006: Potong Pasir
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDA Chiam See Tong 8,245 55.82 Increase3.39
PAP Sitoh Yih Pin 6,527 44.18 Decrease3.4
Majority 1,718 11.6 Increase6.8
Turnout 14,958 94.1 Decrease4.8
SDA hold Swing Increase3.4

Elections in 2010s[edit]

General Election 2011: Potong Pasir
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Sitoh Yih Pin 7,992 50.36 Increase6.18
SPP Lina Chiam 7,878 49.64 Decrease6.2
Majority 114 0.8 Increase12.4
Turnout 16,112 93.0 Decrease1.1
PAP gain from SDA Swing Increase6.2
General Election 2015: Potong Pasir
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Sitoh Yih Pin 10,581 66.41 Increase16.05
SPP Lina Chiam 5,353 33.59 Decrease16.05
Majority 5,228 32.10 Increase31.30
Rejected ballots 224 1.39 -
Turnout 16,158 92.82 Decrease0.18
Registered electors 17,407
PAP hold Swing Increase16.05

Elections in 2020s[edit]

General Election 2020: Potong Pasir
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Sitoh Yih Pin 11,264 60.67 Decrease5.74
SPP Jose Raymond 7,302 39.33 Increase5.74
Majority 3,962 21.34
Rejected ballots 279 1.48
Turnout 18,845 95.51 Increase2.69
Registered electors 19,731
PAP hold Swing Decrease5.74

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