Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency

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Tanjong Pagar
Group Representation Constituency
for the Parliament of Singapore
Tanjong Pagar GRC locator map.svg
RegionCentral Region, Singapore
Electorate134,642
Current constituency
Created1991; 31 years ago (1991)
Seats5
PartyPAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party
Member(s)Chan Chun Sing
Indranee Rajah
Joan Pereira
Eric Chua
Alvin Tan
Town CouncilTanjong Pagar
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The Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency is a five-member Group Representation Constituency (GRC) in Central and Western Singapore. The five divisions consists: Buona Vista, Queenstown, Moulmein-Cairnhill, Tanjong Pagar-Tiong Bahru and Henderson-Dawson. The current Members of Parliament are Indranee Rajah, Chan Chun Sing, Joan Pereira, Eric Chua and Alvin Tan from the People's Action Party (PAP).

History[edit]

This GRC came into formation in 1991, when it absorbed the Tiong Bahru GRC, Telok Blangah SMC and Tanjong Pagar SMC. Since the formation of the GRC, the ward was notable for its repeated walkovers. The last walkover was in 2011 when Tanjong Pagar GRC became the only constituency to be uncontested following the disqualification of a team of independent candidates (which led by Ng Teck Siong) as they submitted their nomination papers 35 seconds late.[1]

Town Council[edit]

Tanjong Pajar GRC is managed by the Tanjong Pajar Town Council.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Year Division Members of Parliament Party
1991
  • Radin Mas
  • Tiong Bahru
  • Tanjong Pagar
  • Telok Blangah
PAP
1997
  • Buona Vista
  • Leng Kee
  • Queenstown
  • Radin Mas
  • Tiong Bahru
  • Tanjong Pagar
2001
  • Moulmein
  • Queenstown
  • Radin Mas
  • Tanglin–Cairnhill
  • Tiong Bahru
  • Tanjong Pagar
2006
2011
  • Buona Vista
  • Kreta Ayer–Kim Seng
  • Queenstown
  • Tanglin–Cairnhill
  • Tanjong Pagar–Tiong Bahru
2015
  • Buona Vista
  • Henderson–Dawson
  • Moulmein–Cairnhill
  • Queenstown
  • Tanjong Pagar–Tiong Bahru
2020

^ Lee died on 23 March 2015 due to pneumonia. No by-elections were called as it was a GRC and Rajah served as a temporary MP for the ward until the general elections in September that year.

Electoral results[edit]

Note : Elections Department Singapore do not include rejected votes for calculation of candidate's vote share. Hence, the total of all candidates' vote share will be 100%.

Elections in 1990s[edit]

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

Elections in 2000s[edit]

General Election 2001: Tanjong Pagar GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Lee Kuan Yew
Chay Wai Chuen
Koo Tsai Kee
Khaw Boon Wan
Indranee Rajah
Chong Weng Chiew
Unopposed
Registered electors 141,150
PAP hold
General Election 2006: Tanjong Pagar GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Lee Kuan Yew
Koo Tsai Kee
Indranee Rajah
Lui Tuck Yew
Baey Yam Keng
Sam Tan
Unopposed
Registered electors 148,141
PAP hold

Elections in 2010s[edit]

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

Elections in 2020s[edit]

General Election 2020: Tanjong Pagar GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Chan Chun Sing
Indranee Rajah
Joan Pereira
Eric Chua Swee Leong
Alvin Tan Sheng Hui
78,079 63.13 Decrease14.58
PSP Wendy Low
Harish Pillay
Michael Chua
Abas Kasmani
Terence Soon
45,609 36.87 N/A
Majority 32,470 26.26
Registered electors 134,642
Rejected ballots 1,930 1.54
Turnout 125,618 93.30 Increase2.44
PAP hold Swing Decrease14.58

References[edit]

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

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