Open main menu

Aljunied Group Representation Constituency

Aljunied Group Representation Constituency (Chinese: 阿裕尼集选区; Malay: Kawasan Undi Perwakilan Berkumpulan Aljunied; Tamil: அல்ஜுனிட் குழுத்தொகுதி) is a five-member group representation constituency (GRC) in the north-eastern and eastern region of Singapore. This opposition-held GRC consists of a large part of Hougang (excluding the Hougang Single Member Constituency), Paya Lebar, Serangoon Gardens, the southern half of Serangoon North, as well as a portion of Bedok and a very small section of Tampines.

Aljunied
Group Representation Constituency
for the Parliament of Singapore
Aljunied Group Representation Constituency
RegionNortheastern Singapore
Electorate148,142
Current constituency
Created1988
Number of members5
Member(s)Low Thia Khiang
Sylvia Lim Swee Lian
Pritam Singh
Chen Show Mao
Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap
Town CouncilAljunied-Hougang
Not to be confused with the smaller constituency with a similar name of Aljunied Single Member Constituency, which existed since the pre-independence era. This article is describing a present ward.

Aljunied GRC was formed in 1988. During the time it was under the control of the People's Action Party (PAP), it absorbed several GRCs that the Workers' Party (WP) might have otherwise won (namely the Eunos and Kaki Bukit wards of the Eunos GRC in 1997, as well as the Punggol East and Punggol South divisions of the Cheng San GRC in 2001). However, Aljunied GRC itself fell to the WP during the 2011 general elections, 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.

This GRC has been hotly contested in the 2006, 2011 and 2015 General Elections. At the most recent general election, 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%. Currently, Aljunied GRC is led by the Secretary-General of the WP, Mr Pritam Singh, after former leader Low Thia Khiang stepped down his position on 8 April 2018.[1]

Contents

Members of ParliamentEdit

Areas of responsibilityEdit

  • Bedok Reservoir-Punggol – Bedok Reservoir (Blks 7xx), Hougang (Blks 4xx and 501-533, 804-814, excluding 435-458), Defu, Temasek Polytechnic, Paya Lebar Airbase and Bedok Reservoir Park, Punggol Park, Hougang MRT/Bus Interchange/ Town Centre
  • Paya Lebar – Lorong Ah Soo estate, Kovan, Heartland Mall and Surin & Charlton Avenue estates, Hougang Ave 3 Blks 15-23, St 31 Blks 370-375
  • Kaki Bukit – Bedok North (Blks 5xx)
  • Eunos – Bedok Reservoir (Blks 1xx and 6xx), Kaki Bukit Industrial Area
  • Serangoon – Serangoon North (Blks 1xx and 211 – 230), Kovan and Serangoon Gardens estates such as Hillside Drive, Roysth Road, Philips Avenue, Kovan Road, Simon Road and Poh Huat Avenue, Tai Hwan Avenue

Candidates and resultsEdit

Elections in 2010sEdit

General Election 2015: Aljunied GRC
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 1.9
Rejected ballots 1,638 1.2
Turnout 138,474 93.8 +0.3
WP hold Swing −3.76
General Election 2011: Aljunied GRC
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 9.4
Turnout 133,906 93.5 -0.1
WP gain from PAP Swing +10.8

Elections in 2000sEdit

General Election 2006: Aljunied GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Yeo Guat Kwang
George Yeo
Lim Hwee Hua
Zainul Abidin bin Mohammed Rasheed
Cynthia Phua
74,483 56.09 N/A
WP Sylvia Lim
Mohammed Rahizan Bin Yaacob
Goh Meng Seng
James Gomez
Tan Wui-Hua
58,593 43.91 N/A
Turnout 135,817 93.6
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 2001: Aljunied GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Yeo Guat Kwang
Ong Seh Hong
George Yeo
Zainul Abidin bin Mohammed Rasheed
Cynthia Phua
N/A Walkover
Turnout 125,115 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 1990sEdit

General Election 1997: Aljunied GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Toh See Kiat
George Yeo
Ker Sin Tze
Toh Sidek Bin Snaiff
David Lim Tik En
64,299 67.02 N/A
SDP Aziz Ibrahim
Kwan Yue Keng
S. Kunalen
Tay Hoon
Wong Hong Toy
31,645 32.98 N/A
Turnout 98,915 95.6 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 1991: Aljunied GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Chin Harn Tong
George Yeo
Ker Sin Tze
Mohamad Maidin bin Packer Mohd
Walkover
Turnout 94,490 N/A N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 1980sEdit

General Election 1988: Aljunied GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Chin Harn Tong
George Yeo
Wan Hussin bin Haji Zoohri
34,020 56.33
SDP Mohammed Julfri Bin Mahmood
Ashleigh Seow
Neo Choon Aik
26,375 43.67
Majority 7,645 12.6
Turnout 61,592 94.2
PAP win (new seat)

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit