Tampines Group Representation Constituency

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Tampines
Group Representation Constituency
for the Parliament of Singapore
Tampines Group Representation Constituency
Region Northeastern Singapore
Electorate 143,518
Current constituency
Created 1988
Number of members 5
Member(s) Heng Swee Keat
Masagos Zulkifli
Baey Yam Keng
Desmond Choo
Cheng Li Hui
Town Council Tampines
Not to be confused with the defunct pre-independence era ward called Tampines Single Member Constituency that existed from 1959 to 1988. This article is describing a present ward in Tampines.

Tampines Group Representation Constituency (Chinese: 淡滨尼集选区; Malay: Kawasan Undi Perwakilan Berkumpulan Tampines; Tamil: தெம்பனிஸ் குழுத்தொகுதி) is a five-member Group Representation Constituency (GRC) in the eastern region of Singapore. The GRC encompasses Tampines with five sub-constituencies, namely Tampines East, Tampines West, Tampines Central, Tampines North and Tampines Changkat. The electoral boundaries were remained intact with the last change happened during the 2001 elections.

Tampines GRC is led by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat and Environment and Water Resources Minister (and Minister in-charge of Muslim Affairs) Masagos Zulkifli. Previously, ex-Minister for National Development Mah Bow Tan was the anchor minister until he stepped down from the cabinet following the 2011 general elections and retired from politics in 2015.

Tampines GRC has faced a contest in every general election except 1997, in which the National Solidarity Party was disqualified. In the 2001 and 2006 general elections, the PAP's opponent was the Singapore Democratic Alliance (due to a merger with National Solidarity Party until 2007).

On May 2016, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat was incapacitated due to a stroke that he suffered. His condition is currently reported to be stable but he remained in the hospital's intensive care unit until 25 June 2016. The four other Members of Parliament for Tampines GRC are taking care of his Tampines Central ward and former Tampines Central MP, Sin Boon Ann has returned to help.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Tampines North Tampines East Tampines West Tampines Central Tampines Changkat Changkat South
1984 Carved from Tampines SMC
as Changkat
Formation
1988 Eunos GRC Mah Bow Tan Yatiman Bin Yusof Aline Wong
as Changkat
Carved from Changkat
1991 Chng Hee Hock
1997 Pasir Ris GRC
as Pasir Ris South
Sin Boon Ann Absorbed into Changkat
2001 Ong Kian Min Irene Ng
2006 Masagos Zulkifli
2011 Baey Yam Keng Heng Swee Keat
2015 Cheng Li Hui Desmond Choo

Areas of responsibility[edit]

  • Tampines North - Tampines (Blks 4xx), Tampines North Estate (Blks 6xx), Tampines Eco Green
  • Tampines East - Tampines (Blks 201-271 ,371-394 and 5xx), The Tampines Trilliant, Citylife@Tampines, Tampines Councourse ,Tampines Regional Centre/MRT/Bus Interchange ,Tampines Mall/1/Century Square
  • Tampines West - Tampines (Blks 140-166, 801-829, 887-899 and 9xx , Tampines Street 85/86; excluding Temasek Polytechnic)
  • Tampines Central- Tampines (Blks 7xx & 829-886), Our Tampines Hub, United World College of SEA (East Campus)
  • Tampines Changkat- Tampines (Blks 101-139, 272-299B, 301-367)

Candidates and results[edit]

Elections in 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Tampines GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Heng Swee Keat
Masagos Zulkifli
Desmond Choo
Baey Yam Keng
Cheng Li Hui
95,202 72.06 +14.84
NSP Lim Tean
Sebastian Teo
Reno Fong
Nor Lella Mardilla Muhd
Choong Hon Heng
36,920 27.94 -14.84
Majority 58,282 44.11 +29.68
Rejected ballots 3,638 2.68 +0.32
Turnout 135,760 94.6 -0.1
PAP hold Swing +14.84
General Election 2011: Tampines GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Heng Swee Keat
Mah Bow Tan
Masagos Zulkifli
Irene Ng
Baey Yam Keng
72,728 57.22 -11.29
NSP Goh Meng Seng
Raymond Lim Peng Ann
Gilbert Goh Keah Wah
Syafarin Sarif
Reno Fong Chin Leong
54,381 42.78 +11.29
Turnout 130,184 94.7 -0.7
PAP hold Swing -11.29

Elections in 2000s (decade)[edit]

General Election 2006: Tampines GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Sin Boon Ann
Mah Bow Tan
Masagos Zulkifli
Irene Ng
Ong Kian Min
80,376 68.51% -4.83
SDA Abdul Rahman Mohamad
Lim Tung Hee Arthero
Ng Say Eng
Ong Hock Siong
Tan Lead Shake
36,948 31.49% +4.83
Turnout 120,416 95.4 +0.1
PAP hold Swing -4.83
General Election 2001: Tampines GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Sin Boon Ann
Mah Bow Tan
Yatiman Yusof
Irene Ng
Ong Kian Min
85,915 73.34% N/A
SDA Sebastian Teo
Foo Kok Wah
Neo Ting Wei
Abdul Rahim
Yip Yew Weng
31,231 26.66% N/A
Turnout 119,479 95.3 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Tampines GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Sin Boon Ann
Mah Bow Tan
Yatiman Yusof
Aline Wong
Walkover
Turnout 154,402 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 1991: Tampines GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Mah Bow Tan
Yatiman bin Yusof
Aline Wong
Chng Hee Kok
38,844 59.5 -1.5
NSP Ken Sunn
Rasiah Thiagarajah
Ong Seng Kwe
Sarry bin Hassan
26,457 40.5 +1.5
Turnout 117,951 96.4 -
PAP hold Swing -1.5

Elections in 1980s[edit]

General Election 1988: Tampines GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Mah Bow Tan
Yatiman bin Yusof
Aline Wong
37,216 61.0% N/A
NSP Lim Ah Yong
Chan Yeng Cheong
Abdul Malik bin Ali
23,796 39.0% N/A
Turnout 65,148 96.4 N/A
PAP win (new seat)

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