Sembawang Group Representation Constituency

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Sembawang
Group Representation Constituency
for the Parliament of Singapore
Sembawang Group Representation Constituency
Region Northwestern Singapore
Electorate 144,672
Current constituency
Created 1988
Number of members 5
Member(s) Khaw Boon Wan
Lim Wee Kiat
Vikram Nair
Ong Ye Kung
Amrin Amin
Town Council Sembawang-Nee soon

Sembawang Group Representation Constituency (Chinese: 三巴旺集选区; Malay: Kawasan Undi Perwakilan Berkumpulan Sembawang; Tamil: செம்பவாங் குழுத்தொகுதி) is a five-member Group Representation Constituency (GRC) located in the northern area of Singapore. The GRC consists of Sembawang, Woodlands, Admiralty, Canberra and Gambas. It also encompasses a section of Singapore's northern territorial waters in the Straits of Johor.

Since its creation in 1988, the GRC has been held by the People's Action Party and it has been uncontested at every general election until the general election in 2006. The Group Representation Constituency was led by Tony Tan (who is currently the 7th President of the Republic of Singapore) until his retirement in 2006.

The largest number of voters meant that the constituencies are split into Holland-Bukit Panjang GRC in 2001 (Bukit Panjang division), Nee Soon GRC in 2011 (Chong Pang and Canberra divisions) and Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC in 2015 (Marsiling and Woodgrove divisions). Nee Soon GRC had handed back Simpang to Sembawang GRC to allow further development in 2015.

Currently, Sembawang GRC is led by Transport Minister and PAP chairman Khaw Boon Wan.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Chong Pang Nee Soon East Sembawang Bukit Panjang Marsiling Woodlands Admiralty Canberra Woodgrove Gambas
1984 Carved from Sembawang Carved from Nee Soon SMC SMC
Formation
1988 K Shanmugam Charles Chong Tony Tan Keng Yam
1991 Ho Peng Kee Lee Yiok Seng Carved from Bukit Panjang Carved from Sembawang
1997 Teo Ho Pin Hawazi Bin Daipi Chin Tet Yung Carved from Woodlands Carved from Sembawang
2001 SMC Holland-Bukit Panjang GRC Mohd Maliki Osman Warren Lee
2006 Khaw Boon Wan SMC Ellen Lee Geck Hoon Lim Wee Kiak Carved from Woodlands,Marsiling and Admiralty
2011 Nee Soon GRC Vikram Nair Nee Soon GRC Ong Teng Koon Carved from Chong Pang, Nee Soon East, Nee Soon South
2015 Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC Amrin Amin Lim Wee Kiak Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC Ong Ye Kung

Operational responsibility[edit]

Candidates and results[edit]

Elections in 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Sembawang GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Khaw Boon Wan
Lim Wee Kiak
Vikram Nair
Ong Ye Kung
Amrin Amin
96,639 72.28% +8.38
NSP Abdul Rasheed S/O Y Abdul Kuthus
Kevryn Lim
Spencer Ng Chung Hon
Yadzeth Bin Haris
Eugene Yeo Ren Yuan
37,067 27.72% N/A
Majority 59,572 44.5 +16.7
Rejected ballots 3,796 2.76 +0.32
Turnout 137,502 95.04 +0.17
PAP hold Swing +8.38
General Election 2011: Sembawang GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Khaw Boon Wan
Hawazi Bin Daipi
Ellen Lee
OngTeng Koon
Vikram Nair
84,252 63.90 -12.8
SDP John Tan
James Gomez
Mohd Isa Aziz
Sadasivam Veriyah
Jarrod Luo
47,605 36.10 +12.8
Turnout 135,148 94.87 +0.07
PAP hold Swing -12.8

Elections in 2000s[edit]

General Election 2006: Sembawang GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Khaw Boon Wan
K Shanmugam
Hawazi Daipi
Ellen Lee
Mohd Maliki Osman
Lim Wee Kiak
130,170 76.70 N/A
SDP Chee Siok Chin
Christopher Neo Ting Wei
Francis Yong Chu Leong
Gerald Sng Choon Guan
Mohd Isa Abdul Aziz
Narayanasamy Gogelavany
39,537 23.30 N/A
Turnout 175,194 94.8 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 2001: Sembawang GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Tony Tan Keng Yam
K Shanmugam
Chin Tet Yung
Hawazi Daipi
Mohd Maliki Osman
Warren Lee
Walkover
Turnout 166,137 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Sembawang GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Tony Tan Keng Yam
Hawazi Daipi
K Shanmugam
Ho Peng Kee
Chin Tet Yung
Teo Ho Pin
Walkover
Turnout 154,402 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 1991: Sembawang GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Tony Tan Keng Yam
Lee yiok Seng
K Shanmugam
Ho Peng Kee
Walkover
Turnout 117,951 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 1980s[edit]

General Election 1988: Sembawang GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Tony Tan Keng Yam
K Shanmugam
Charles Chong
36,154 70.1%
United People's Front Harbans Singh
Ang Bee Lian
Kasim bin Ibrahim
15,436 29.9%
Turnout 53,596 96.3 N/A
PAP win (new seat)

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