Punggol-Tampines Single Member Constituency

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Punggol-Tampines Single Member Constituency (Traditional Chinese: 榜鵝-淡濱尼單選區; Simplified Chinese: 榜鵝-淡滨尼单选区) is a former short-lived single member constituency in Tampines and Punggol, Singapore that existed only from 1955 to 1959.

Formation and dissolution[edit]

The ward was formed in 1955, consisting largely of present-day Hougang, Pasir Ris, Punggol, Sengkang, Simei and Tampines. This north-eastern area of Singapore was considered rural and some of the least populated. At that time, there were only 6,628 voters in the constituency, of which only 3,886 turned out to vote.

Subsequently, in 1959, this ward had split into Punggol SMC and Tampines SMC. The present day Hougang, Punggol and Sengkang were hived off as Punggol SMC. As for the Tampines ward, it had instead taken on significant portions of Ulu Bedok SMC to become one of the larger wards in eastern Singapore. Tampines SMC then comprised the entire present day Bedok (except Kampong Chai Chee which is part of the Kampong Kembangan SMC), Pasir Ris, Simei and Tampines.

With the split due to growing population within its borders, the Punggol-Tampines SMC ceased to exist.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Constituency Abolished (1959 – present)

Candidates and Results[edit]

Elections in 1950s[edit]

General Election 1955: Punggol-Tampines
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Goh Chew Chua 2,127 55.38
Democratic Party Anthony Goh 918 23.90
PP H. A. De Silva 796 20.72
Majority 1,209 31.48
Turnout 3,886 58.6
PAP win (new seat)

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