Aljunied Group Representation Constituency

The Aljunied Group Representation Constituency is a five-member group representation constituency (GRC) in the north-eastern and eastern region of Singapore. The opposition-held GRC consists of a large part of Hougang (excluding Hougang SMC), Paya Lebar, Serangoon Gardens, the southern half of Serangoon North & Upper Serangoon View as well as a portion of Bedok and a very small section of Tampines. The five divisions of the GRC are Eunos, Bedok-Reservoir Punggol, Kaki Bukit, Serangoon and Paya Lebar. Aljunied GRC is currently led by the leader of the opposition and Workers' Party chief, Pritam Singh.

Group Representation Constituency
for the Parliament of Singapore
Aljunied GRC locator map.svg
RegionNorth-East and East Regions, Singapore
Electorate151,007
Current constituency
Created1988; 32 years ago (1988)
Seats5
PartyWP SG LOGO VARIANT.svg Workers' Party
Member(s)Pritam Singh
Sylvia Lim Swee Lian
Muhamad Faisal Manap
Gerald Giam Yean Song
Leon Perera
Town CouncilAljunied–Hougang
Created from

HistoryEdit

Aljunied GRC was formed in 1988. During the time it was under the control of the People's Action Party (PAP), it absorbed the Eunos and Kaki Bukit wards of Eunos GRC in 1997, as well as the Punggol East and Punggol South divisions of Cheng San GRC in 2001.

Aljunied GRC was won by WP during the 2011 general election, making it the first GRC to have been won by a party other than the PAP since the introduction of the GRC concept in 1988. The GRC was hotly contested in the 2006, 2011 and most notably the 2015 general election, where the PAP team consisting of former MP Yeo Guat Kwang and four first-time candidates lost by a close margin, garnering a vote share of 49.04%. From 2011 to 2020, Aljunied GRC was led by Low Thia Khiang. Prior to the 2020 general election, Low Thia Khiang and Chen Show Mao retired and were succeeded by Gerald Giam and Leon Pererarespectively. In the 2020 general election, the WP won the GRC with 59.95% of the votes, a 9% swing from the previous election.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Division Incumbent Party
1984 PAP
Formation
1988
  • Aljunied
  • Kampong Kembangan
  • Kampong Ubi
PAP
1991
  • Aljunied
  • Kampong Kembangan
  • Kampong Ubi
  • Paya Lebar
PAP
1997
  • Aljunied
  • Changi Simei
  • Eunos
  • Kampong Kembangan
  • Paya Lebar
PAP
2001
  • Aljunied Kembangan
  • Aljunied Hougang
  • Eunos
  • Kembangan-Punggol
  • Paya Lebar
PAP
2006
  • Aljunied Hougang
  • Bedok Reservoir Punggol
  • Eunos
  • Paya Lebar
  • Serangoon
PAP
2011
  • Bedok Reservoir Punggol
  • Eunos
  • Kaki Bukit
  • Paya Lebar
  • Serangoon
WP
2015 WP
2020[1] WP

Candidates and resultsEdit

Elections in 1980sEdit

General Election 1988: Aljunied GRC[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
PAP Chin Harn Tong
George Yeo
Wan Hussin Zoohri
34,020 56.33
SDP Jufrie Mahmood
Ashleigh Seow
Neo Choon Aik
26,375 43.67
Majority 7,645 12.67
Rejected ballots 1,197 1.94
Turnout 61,592 94.24
Registered electors 65,351
PAP win (new seat)

Elections in 1990sEdit

General Election 1991: Aljunied GRC[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
PAP Chin Harn Tong
George Yeo
Ker Sin Tze
Mohamad Maidin bin Packer Mohd
Walkover N/A
Registered electors 94,490
PAP hold
General Election 1997: Aljunied GRC[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
PAP Toh See Kiat
George Yeo
Ker Sin Tze
Sidek Saniff
David Lim Tik En
64,299 67.02
SDP Aziz Ibrahim
Kwan Yue Keng
S. Kunalen
Tay Hoon
Wong Hong Toy
31,645 32.98
Majority 15,890 12.18
Rejected ballots 2,971 3.00
Turnout 98,915 95.60
Registered electors 103,466
PAP hold

Elections in 2000sEdit

General Election 2001: Aljunied GRC[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
PAP Yeo Guat Kwang
Ong Seh Hong
George Yeo
Zainul Abidin bin Mohammed Rasheed
Cynthia Phua
Walkover N/A
Registered electors 125,115
PAP hold
General Election 2006: Aljunied GRC[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
PAP Yeo Guat Kwang
George Yeo
Lim Hwee Hua
Zainul Abidin bin Mohammed Rasheed
Cynthia Phua
74,843 56.09
WP Sylvia Lim
Mohammed Rahizan Bin Yaacob
Goh Meng Seng
James Gomez
Tan Wui-Hua
58,593 43.91
Majority 16,250 12.18
Rejected ballots 2,381 1.75
Turnout 135,817 93.58
Registered electors 145,141
PAP hold

Elections in 2010sEdit

General Election 2011: Aljunied GRC[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
WP Low Thia Khiang
Sylvia Lim Swee Lian
Pritam Singh
Chen Show Mao
Muhamad Faisal Manap
72,289 54.72  10.81
PAP George Yeo
Lim Hwee Hua
Zainul Abidin bin Mohammed Rasheed
Cynthia Phua
Ong Ye Kung
59,829 45.28  10.81
Majority 12,460 9.44  2.74
Rejected ballots 1,788 1.34  0.41
Turnout 133,906 93.54  0.04
Registered electors 143,148
WP gain from PAP Swing  10.81
General Election 2015: Aljunied GRC[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
WP Low Thia Khiang
Sylvia Lim Swee Lian
Pritam Singh
Chen Show Mao
Muhamad Faisal Manap
70,050 50.96  3.76
PAP Yeo Guat Kwang
Lye Thiam Fatt Joseph Victor
Chua Eng Leong
Shamsul Kamar
Murali Pillai
67,424 49.04  3.76
Majority 2,626 1.92  7.52
Rejected ballots 1,638 1.18  0.16
Turnout 139,112 93.90  0.36
Registered electors 148,142
WP hold Swing  3.76

Elections in 2020sEdit

General Election 2020: Aljunied GRC[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
WP Pritam Singh
Sylvia Lim Swee Lian
Muhamad Faisal Manap
Gerald Giam Yean Song
Leon Perera
85,815 59.95  8.99
PAP Victor Lye Thiam Fatt
Alex Yeo Sheng Chye
Chan Hui Yuh
Chua Eng Leong
Shamsul Kamar
57,330 40.05  8.99
Majority 28,485 19.90  17.98
Rejected ballots 1,582 1.09  0.09
Turnout 144,727 95.96  2.06
Registered electors 150,821
WP hold Swing  8.99

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lee, Jeremy (19 July 2020). "Sengkang GRC Team's Areas Of Responsibility Revealed By WP, Jamus Lim Will Serve Anchorvale". MS News. Archived from the original on 19 July 2020.
  2. ^ "1988 PARLIAMENTARY GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS". Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  3. ^ "1991 PARLIAMENTARY GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS". Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  4. ^ "1997 PARLIAMENTARY GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS". Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  5. ^ "2001 PARLIAMENTARY GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS". Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  6. ^ "2006 PARLIAMENTARY GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS". Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  7. ^ "2011 PARLIAMENTARY GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS". Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  8. ^ "2015 PARLIAMENTARY GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS". Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  9. ^ "Statement of Poll for the Electoral Division of Aljunied" (PDF). Elections Department of Singapore. Government Gazette. Retrieved 16 July 2020.