Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency

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Tanjong Pagar
Group Representation Constituency
for the Parliament of Singapore
Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency
Region Central Singapore
Electorate 130,752
Current constituency
Created 1991
Number of members 5
Member(s) Chan Chun Sing
Chia Shi-Lu
Indranee Thurai Rajah
Joan Pereira
Melvin Yong Yik Chye
Town Council Tanjong Pagar
Not to be confused with the defunct ward called Tanjong Pagar Single Member Constituency

Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency (Chinese: 丹戎巴葛集选区; Malay: Kawasan Undi Perwakilan Berkumpulan Tanjong Pagar; Tamil: தஞ்சோங் பகார் குழுத்தொகுதி) is currently a five-member Group Representation Constituency (GRC) in central and western Singapore

Tanjong Pagar GRC was originally led by former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew who was Prime Minister from 1959 to 1990. Subsequently, he held the positions of Senior Minister from 1990 to 2004 and Minister Mentor from 2004 to 2011. Mr Lee retired from the Cabinet in 2011, but remained the leading Member of Parliament (MP) for Tanjong Pagar GRC until 23 March 2015 when he died at Singapore General Hospital.

Tanjong Pagar GRC has been held by the People's Action Party since 1991, with a walkover victory when it was originally led by former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Its first contest was in 2015, led by Singaporeans First, including Tan Jee Say and Ang Yong Guan. Tanjong Pagar consists of five divisions, namely Buona Vista, Queenstown, Moulmein-Cairnhill, Tanjong Pagar-Tiong Bahru and Henderson-Dawson. The constituency consists of the areas of Tanjong Pagar, Queenstown, Tiong Bahru, Tanglin, Orchard Road, Bukit Merah, Buona Vista, Stevens, Newton, Little India, Pek Kio, Bukit Timah and Novena.

History[edit]

The GRCs had previously changed divisions as follows:

Previous Members of Parliament for the GRCs usually cut their teeth of the constituencies and became ministers before moving on to the new GRC:

In GE 2011, a group of independents led by Ng Teck Siong were disqualified from contesting Tanjong Pagar GRC against the PAP team as they submitted nomination papers 35 seconds late.[1]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Radin Mas Tiong Bahru Tanjong Pagar-Tiong Bahru Telok Blangah Buona Vista Leng Kee Queenstown Moulmein-Cairnhill Henderson-Dawson Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng
1988 Tiong Bahru GRC
as Henderson, Radin Mas & Tiong Bahru
As Tanjong Pagar SMC SMC SMC SMC Brickworks GRC
as Brickworks, Queenstown & Alexandra
SMC
as Moulmein
SMC
as Tanglin and Cairnhill
SMC
as Kreta Ayer and Kim Seng
Formation
1991 S Vasoo Koo Tsai Kee Lee Kuan Yew
Lim Hng Kiang Kampong Glam GRC
as Moulmein
Cairnhill was absorbed into Kampong Glam GRC, while Tanglin remained as SMC Kim Seng was absorbed into Kampong Glam GRC, while Kreta Ayer remained as SMC
1997 West Coast GRC Lim Swee Say Ow Chin Hock Chay Wai Chuen Kreta Ayer-Tanglin GRC
as Moulmein, Tanglin, Kreta Ayer and Kim Seng
2001 Chong Weng Chiew Holland-Bukit Panjang GRC Absorbed by Queenstown Khaw Boon Wan
as Moulmein
Indranee Thurai Rajah
as Tanglin-Cairnhill
Jalan Besar GRC
2006 Sam Tan Chin Siong Holland-Bukit Timah GRC Baey Yam Keng Lui Tuck Yew
as Moulmein
2011 SMC Absorbed by Tanjong Pagar Lee Kuan Yew Chan Chun Sing Chia Shi Lu Moulmein-Kallang GRC Lily Neo
2015 Indranee Thurai Rajah Melvin Yong Yik Chye Joan Pereira Jalan Besar GRC

Note: Lee Kuan Yew died on 23 March 2015. He had served as a MP for the constituency for 60 years. His Meet-the-People Sessions (MPS) were conducted by Koo Tsai Kee from 1991 to 2011 and Indranee Thurai Rajah from since 2011. His seat in parliament has been replaced by Indranee Thurai Rajah while she was also replaced by Joan Pereira in her Tanglin-Cairnhill (now called Henderson-Dawson) ward.

Operational responsibility[edit]

  • Moulmein-Cairnhill - Whitley Road (eastern edge), Farrer Park, Cambridge Estate (except Kent Ville), Balmoral Road, Little India, Istana, Farrer Road (Blocks 5 and 6), Scotts Square, Orchard, Somerset, Dhoby Ghaut, Cairnhill, Botanic Gardens, Evans Road, Dalvey Road and KK Hospital
  • Henderson-Dawson - Margaret Drive, Dawson Road, Strathmore Estate, Jervois Road, Chatsworth Road, Leng Kee (northern part), Kay Siang Road private housing estate, Rochalie Drive, Oxley Road, Clarke Quay (G-MAX and The Central), Mohamed Sultan Road, Tanglin, Bukit Merah View, River Valley Road, Henderson Road and Henderson Crescent
  • Tanjong Pagar-Tiong Bahru - Tanjong Pagar (part), The Pinnacle @ Duxton, Pearl's Center, Everton Park, Spottiswoode Park, St James' Power Station, Raeburn old flats, Kim Tian, Jalan Membina and Tiong Bahru Pre-War and Post-War Flats
  • Queenstown - All Queenstown HDB flats, Jalan Bukit Merah (Brickworks Estate), Alexandra Central Shopping Centre, Queensway Shopping Centre, Hoy Fatt Road, Leng Kee (Southern part), Jalan Rumah Tinggi and Lengkok Bahru
  • Buona Vista - All Commonwealth and Holland HDB flats (Commonwealth Heights, Commonwealth 16, Crescent View, Crescent Green, Holland Village, Holland Vista, Buona Vista Court and Holland Oasis), Leedon Road, private housing estates, D'Leedon, Coronation Road, Coronation Road West, Jalan Haji Alias, Victoria Park Road, Holland Rise, East Sussex Lane, Tan Boon Chong Avenue, Jalan Jelita, Sixth Avenue (eastern edge) and King's Road (the southern edge)

Candidates and results[edit]

Elections in 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Tanjong Pagar GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Chan Chun Sing
Chia Shi-Lu
Indranee Thurai Rajah
Joan Pereira
Melvin Yong Yik Chye
90,448 77.71 N/A
SingFirst Tan Jee Say
Ang Yong Guan
Chirag Praful Desai
Chiu Weng Hoe Melvyn
Mohamad Fahmi Bin Ahmad Rais
25,943 22.29 N/A
Majority 64,505 55.42 N/A
Rejected ballots 2,405 2.02 N/A
Turnout 118,796 90.86 N/A
Registered electors 130,752
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 2011: Tanjong Pagar GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Indranee Thurai Rajah
Lee Kuan Yew
Lily Neo
Chan Chun Sing
Chia Shi-Lu
Walkover
Turnout 139,771 N/A N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 2000s[edit]

General Election 2006: Tanjong Pagar GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Baey Yam Keng
Indranee Thurai Rajah
Koo Tsai Kee
Lee Kuan Yew
Lui Tuck Yew
Sam Tan Chin Siong
Walkover
Turnout 148,141 N/A N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 2001: Tanjong Pagar GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Chay Wai Chuen
Koo Tsai Kee
Lee Kuan Yew
Lim Swee Say
Ow Chin Hock
Khaw Boon Wan
Walkover
Turnout 141,150 N/A N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Tanjong Pagar GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Chay Wai Chuen
Koo Tsai Kee
Lee Kuan Yew
Lim Swee Say
Ow Chin Hock
S Vasoo
Walkover
Turnout 141,520 N/A N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 1991: Tanjong Pagar GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Koo Tsai Kee
Lee Kuan Yew
Lim Hng Kiang
S Vasoo
Walkover
Turnout 86,944 N/A N/A
PAP win (new seat)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chua, Lee Hoong (28 April 2011). "Singapore heads to history-making polls on May 7". Straits Times. Retrieved 9 May 2011.