Not to be confused with the present ward called that exists since 1988 which is helm by the ex-Ministry of National Development Tampines Group Representation Constituency Mah Bow Tan. This article is describing a pre-independence era ward that existed until 1988.
Tampines Single Member Constituency ( Traditional Chinese: 淡濱尼單選區; Simplified Chinese: 淡滨尼单选区) is a former single member constituency in Tampines, Singapore and is one of the oldest wards. It existed from 1959 to 1988.
Development [ edit ]
Early days [ edit ]
1955 general elections, this ward started as part of Punggol-Tampines SMC which consisted of largely present-day Hougang, Pasir Ris, Punggol, Sengkang, Simei and Tampines. These were considered rural areas of Singapore and had a very low population (there were only 6,628 voters then, of which only 3,886 of them turned out to vote).
1959, this ward was split into Punggol SMC and Tampines SMC. The present-day Hougang, Punggol and Sengkang were hived off as Punggol SMC while Tampines SMC took on significant portions of Ulu Bedok SMC to become one of the larger wards in eastern Singapore. Thus, Tampines SMC was made up of present-day Bedok (except Kampong Chai Chee which is part of the Kampong Kembangan SMC), Pasir Ris, Simei, Tampines. It remained thus until 1968 when Bedok was largely transferred to Kampong Chai Chee SMC.
Subsequent days [ edit ]
From 1968, no significant changes were made to the SMC until
1984 when Simei formed the new Changkat SMC due to the growing population in the fast-development in Tampines New Town. From 1984 to 1988, this ward then only consisted of present-day Tampines and Pasir Ris.
As Tampines New Town continued to grow, it was subsumed into the
Tampines Group Representation Constituency in 1988 which was the first election in which the Group Representation Constituency system was used. The fast-growing Tampines had 60,084 voters; and it was necessary to split into three.
Tampines GRC was first made up of
Tampines East and Tampines West sections from the SMC and absorbed Changkat which had left the old Tampines SMC to be an SMC on its own in 1984. Tampines North formed part of the new and neighbouring Eunos GRC.
Tampines East (Tampines GRC) - Blk 2xx Tampines
Tampines West (Tampines GRC) - Blk 140-151, 8xx and 9xx Tampines
Tampines North (Eunos GRC) - Blk 4xx Tampines and a baby Pasir Ris
Members of Parliament [ edit ]
Constituency Abolished (1988 – present)
Candidates and Results [ edit ]
Elections in 1980s [ edit ]
Elections in 1970s [ edit ]
Elections in 1960s [ edit ]
SPA joins UMNO-MCA-MIC alliance to form SA in 1963 GE. 
Elections in 1950s [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]