Tanglin Single Member Constituency

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Tanglin Single Member Constituency (Traditional Chinese: 東陵單選區; Simplified Chinese: 东陵单选区) is a defunct Single Member Constituency in the city area in Singapore that existed since 1951 general elections by carving a portion from the then defunct until prior to 1997 general elections where it was absorbed into the then defunct Kreta Ayer-Tanglin GRC and subsequently Tanjong Pagar GRC after 2001 general elections where the division was renamed to Henderson-Dawson in 2015.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Constituency Abolished (1997 – present)

Candidates and Results[edit]

Elections in 1990s[edit]

General Election 1991: Tanglin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Lew Syn Pau 9,113 68.52
SDP Jimmy Tan Tiang Hoe 4,022 30.25
Independent Gnaguru s/o Thamboo Mylvaganam 163 1.23
Turnout 13,555 80.7
PAP hold Swing

Elections in 1980s[edit]

General Election 1988: Tanglin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Lew Syn Pau Walkover
Turnout 18,788
PAP hold Swing
General Election 1984: Tanglin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Edmund William Barker Walkover
Turnout 15,990
PAP hold Swing
General Election 1980: Tanglin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Edmund William Barker Walkover
Turnout 13,332
PAP hold Swing

Elections in 1970s[edit]

General Election 1976: Tanglin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Edmund William Barker Walkover
Turnout 13,520
PAP hold Swing
General Election 1972: Tanglin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Edmund William Barker Walkover
Turnout 12,777
PAP hold Swing

Elections in 1960s[edit]

General Election 1968: Tanglin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Edmund William Barker Walkover
Turnout 10,760
PAP hold Swing
General Election 1963: Tanglin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Edmund William Barker 4,424 51.07 +20.96
BS Tan Cheow Hock 1,997 23.06 +23.06
SA Thio Chan Bee 1,738 20.07 -14.34
UPP Eng Chau Sam 336 3.88 +3.88
Independent Ariffin bin Mohd Said 166 1.92 +1.92
Turnout 8,731 94.5 +6.8
PAP gain from SPA Swing -14.34

Note: Thio Chan Bee, the then incumbent of this ward had contested in the previous general election under Singapore People's Alliance's banner, which had subsequently joined with Singapore Alliance in this GE whereby another party, United Malays National Organisation is one of the alliance member who had stood against him in 1959 GE, Tanglin SMC as well.

Elections in 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Tanglin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SPA Thio Chan Bee 2,698 34.41 +34.41
UMNO Ahmad bin Haji Taff 2,386 30.44 +30.44
PAP Ibrahim bin Othman 2,360 30.11 +30.11
LSP Chan Ah Wing 395 5.04 +5.04
Turnout 12,892 87.7
SPA gain from PP Swing +34.41

Note: UMNO, MCA and MIC together with Singapore People's Alliance was informally formed as an alliance in 1961, where it still within this term of election which was the reason for the elections department of Singapore to view Ahmad as a candidate for Singapore Alliance.

General Election 1955: Tanglin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PP John Ede 3,214 45.67 -34.47
DP Lim Yong Bock 2,501 35.54 +35.54
LF Lim Seow Chuan 1,322 18.79 +18.79
Turnout 7,125 44.0 -1.4
PP hold Swing -34.47


General Election 1951: Tanglin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PP Tan Chye Cheng 1,416 80.14
Labour Party Thomas Davies Richards 351 19.86
Turnout 1,794 45.4
PP win (new seat)

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