Whampoa Single Member Constituency

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Whampoa Single Member Constituency (Simplified Chinese: 黄埔单选区;Traditional Chinese: 黃埔單選區) was a Single Member Constituency located in the eastern region of Singapore. The ward covers the main area of Whampoa. This ward has been carved out from the now defunct Jalan Besar Group Representation Constituency during the 2011 General Election.

Whampoa SMC used to exist in 1968 until 1988 where this constituency was dissolved and divide into nearby the now defunct Kampong Glam GRC, Jalan Besar GRC and possibly Toa Payoh GRC in 1991.

However, Whampoa ward was again recreated in 1997 only to be under the defunct Jalan Besar GRC and Heng Chee How had subsequently been the incumbent of that ward since 2001 under Jalan Besar GRC. In 2015, this constituency was again dissolved and was divided into Jalan Besar GRC .

Members of Parliament[edit]

Member of Parliament Party Dates Notes
Buang bin Omar Junid PAP 1968 - 1972
Augustine Tan Hui Heng PAP 1982 - 1988
Constituency abolished (1988 – 2011)
Heng Chee How PAP 2011 – 2015
Constituency abolished (2015 – Present)

Candidates and Results[edit]

Elections in 2010s[edit]

General Election 2011: Whampoa
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Heng Chee How 13,028 66.10
NSP Ken Sun 6,683 33.90
Majority 6,345 32.20
Turnout 20,199 93.4
PAP win (new seat)

Elections in 1980s[edit]

General Election 1988: Whampoa
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Augustine Tan Hui Heng 7,522 59.5 N/A
NSP Ken Sun 5,126 40.5 N/A
Majority 2,396 19.6 N/A
Turnout 12,841 92.9 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 1984: Whampoa
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Augustine Tan Hui Heng Walkover
Turnout 18,494
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 1980: Whampoa
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Augustine Tan Hui Heng Walkover
Turnout 19,131
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 1970s[edit]

General Election 1976: Whampoa
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Augustine Tan Hui Heng 14,636 81.0 +2.4
WP Mohamed Shariff bin Yahya 3,438 19.0 +19.0
Majority 11,198 62.0 +4.8
Turnout 18,468 95.9 +1.2
PAP hold Swing +2.4
General Election 1972: Whampoa
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Augustine Tan Hui Heng 8,773 78.6 N/A
PF Phang Juet Haw 2,395 21.4 N/A
Majority 6,378 57.2 N/A
Turnout 11,401 94.7 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 1960s[edit]

General Election 1968: Whampoa
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Buang bin Omar Junid Walkover
Turnout 12,854
PAP win (new seat)

References[edit]

Coordinates: 1°19′29″N 103°51′25″E / 1.3248°N 103.8570°E / 1.3248; 103.8570