Sengkang Group Representation Constituency

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Sengkang
Group Representation Constituency
for the Parliament of Singapore
Sengkang GRC locator map.svg
RegionNorth-East Region, Singapore
Electorate120,166
Current constituency
Created13 March 2020; 2 years ago (2020-03-13)
Seats4
PartyWP logo variation.svg Workers' Party
Member(s)He Ting Ru
Louis Chua
Jamus Lim
Town CouncilSengkang
Created from

The Sengkang Group Representation Constituency is a four-member Group Representation Constituency (GRC) in the north-eastern region of Singapore. The GRC consists of four divisions: Anchorvale, Rivervale, Buangkok, and Compassvale; Compassvale was subsumed into the other three following the resignation of its MP, Raeesah Khan. The current Members of Parliament are He Ting Ru, Jamus Lim and Louis Chua from the Workers' Party (WP).

History[edit]

Before the 2020 general election, Sengkang GRC was formed by merging the bulk of Sengkang West Single Member Constituency (SMC) (with the reminder merged to Ang Mo Kio GRC), with Punggol East SMC and the Sengkang Central ward of Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC.[1] Sengkang West SMC and Punggol East SMC had previously been represented by Lam Pin Min and Charles Chong respectively, while Teo Ser Luck was the MP for the Sengkang Central ward.[2][3] Punggol East SMC would become the Sengkang East ward while Sengkang Central was to be split into Sengkang Central ward and Sengkang North ward.[4]

The Workers' Party won the GRC in the 2020 general election, marking the second time the opposition won a GRC since the introduction of the GRC scheme in 1988. The winning team was led by He Ting Ru. [5]

WP adjusted the wards, splitting Sengkang Central into two wards, Buangkok (south) and Compassvale (north), renaming Sengkang East as Rivervale and Sengkang West as Anchorvale. The PAP branches retained the old names, making this the only GRC which the WP and the PAP named the wards differently.[6]

On 30 November 2021, Raeesah Khan resigned from Parliament after making unsubstantiated allegations in Parliament on three occasions. As with Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC following the resignation of Halimah Yacob in 2017, no by-election will be called although the GRC has lost its minority representative. As a result of Khan's resignation, minority and female representation in Parliament have both slipped to 26 elected MPs. [7]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Division Members of Parliament Party
2020[8]
  • Buangkok
  • Anchorvale
  • Compassvale
  • Rivervale
WP

^ Raeesah Begum Bte Farid Khan resigned from the Workers' Party on 30 November 2021, effectively ending her tenure as MP. However, no by-election was called on the ground since it was a Group Representation Constituency and Compassvale ward was carved up and subsumed into the other three existing wards following Raeesah Khan's resignation and Aljunied GRC MP, Muhamad Faisal bin Abdul Manap will be the advisory capacity not MP for Sengkang. [9][10]

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: Sengkang GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
WP He Ting Ru
Jamus Lim
Raeesah Khan
Louis Chua
60,217 52.12 N/A
PAP Ng Chee Meng
Lam Pin Min
Amrin Amin
Raymond Lye
55,319 47.88 N/A
Majority 4,898 4.24
Rejected ballots 1,194 1.02
Turnout 116,730 97.14 N/A
Registered electors 120,166
WP win (new seat)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lai, Linette (13 March 2020). "Singapore GE: New Sengkang GRC to be formed; includes single-seat wards of Punggol East and Sengkang West". The Straits Times. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  2. ^ "More electoral divisions, no 6-member GRCs in coming election: EBRC report". CNA. Retrieved 2020-07-10.
  3. ^ hermesauto (2020-03-13). "Singapore GE: New electoral boundaries announced; 14 SMCs, 17 GRCs in next election". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2020-07-10.
  4. ^ "Singapore GE2020: PAP's Sengkang GRC team promises new town council, more amenities". The Straits Times. July 2, 2020.
  5. ^ "Parliamentary Elections Act – Statement of the Poll after Counting the ballots for Electoral Division of Sengkang". Notification No. 1442 of 2020 (PDF). Republic of Singapore Government Gazette. Retrieved 17 July 2022.
  6. ^ "WP share contact details for Sengkang MPs-elect in Telegram blast". mothership.sg.
  7. ^ "Raeesah Khan resigns from The Workers' Party, effectively resigns as MP". CNA. 30 November 2021.
  8. ^ Lee, Jeremy (19 July 2020). "Sengkang GRC Team's Areas Of Responsibility Revealed By WP, Jamus Lim Will Serve Anchorvale". MS News. Archived from the original on 19 July 2020.
  9. ^ "Raeesah Khan resigns from The Workers' Party, effectively resigns as MP". CNA. 30 November 2021.
  10. ^ "No by-election in Sengkang GRC after Raeesah Khan's resignation: WP". CNA. 2 December 2021.

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