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Sengkang Group Representation Constituency

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Group Representation constituency
for the Parliament of Singapore
RegionNorth-East Region, Singapore
Current constituency
Created13 March 2020; 4 years ago (2020-03-13)
Party Workers' Party
Member(s)He Ting Ru
Jamus Lim
Louis Chua
Town CouncilSengkang
Created from

The Sengkang Group Representation Constituency is a four-member Group Representation Constituency (GRC) in the north-eastern region of Singapore. It consists of Punggol East SMC, Sengkang West SMC and what was previously the Sengkang Central ward of the Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC. Sengkang GRC consists of four divisions: Anchorvale, Rivervale, Buangkok, and Compassvale managed by Sengkang Town Council. The current Members of Parliament are He Ting Ru, Jamus Lim and Louis Chua from the Workers' Party (WP).


Before the 2020 general election, Sengkang GRC was formed by merging the bulk of Sengkang West SMC with Punggol East SMC and the Sengkang Central ward of the Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC.[1] [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 WP team, led by He Ting Ru, won the GRC in the 2020 general election, marking only the second time the opposition won a GRC since the introduction of the GRC scheme in 1988. The WP team won with 52.12% against the People's Action Party (PAP) team, led by Ng Chee Meng, which garnered 47.88% of votes.[5]

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

On 30 November 2021, Raeesah Khan resigned as a Member of Parliament after making unsubstantiated allegations in Parliament on three occasions.[7] After Khan's resignation, the workload for the Compassvale division was distributed among the other MPs in Sengkang GRC.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Division Members of Parliament Party
  • Buangkok
  • Anchorvale
  • Compassvale
  • Rivervale

^ Raeesah Begum Bte Farid Khan resigned as Member of Parliament in 2021 due to lying in Parliament on three occasions. However, no by-election was called on the ground since it was a Group Representation Constituency, and the workload for the ward was distributed among the rest of the team. Aljunied GRC MP, Muhamad Faisal bin Abdul Manap will be the advisory capacity and not the MP for Sengkang. [9][10]

Electoral results[edit]

Note: Elections Department Singapore does 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]


  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 (PDF) (Notification 1442). Republic of Singapore Government Gazette. 2020. 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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