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Singaporean general election, 2015

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The 2015 Singaporean general election was held on 11 September to form Singapore's Parliament.[1] The previous Parliament was dissolved on 25 August 2015 by President Tony Tan on the advice of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and candidates were nominated on 1 September.[2]

Singaporean general election, 2015
Singapore
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89 seats to the Parliament of Singapore 3 NCMP seats offered to opposition
45 seats needed for a majority
Registered 2,462,926
Turnout 2,304,331 (93.56%)
  First party Second party Third party
  Lee Hsien Loong - 20101112.jpg Low Thia Khiang at a Workers' Party general election rally, Sengkang, Singapore - 20110503 (cropped).jpg ChiamSeeTong-SDARally-20060502.jpg
Leader Lee Hsien Loong Low Thia Khiang Chiam See Tong
Party [[People's Action Party|PAP</noinclude>]] WP SPP
Leader since 2004 2001 1997
Leader's seat Ang Mo Kio GRC Aljunied GRC Did not contest
Last election 81 seats
60.1%
6 elected + 2 NCMPs
12.8% (total) 46.58% (valid)
1 NCMP
3.11% (total) 41.42% (valid)
Seats before 80 seats 7 elected + 2 NCMPs 1 NCMP
Seats won 83 6 elected + 3 NCMPs 0
Seat change Increase3 Decrease 1 Increase 1 NCMP Decrease 1 NCMP
Popular vote 1,576,784 281,697 49,015
Percentage 69.9%(total) / 69.9%(valid) 12.5%(total) / 39.75%(valid) 2.17%(total) / 27.08%(valid)
Swing Increase 9.7%(total)/ Increase 9.7%(valid) Decrease0.3%(total)/ Decrease6.83%(valid) Decrease0.94%(total) / Decrease14.34%(valid)

Map of the results of the Singaporean general election 2015.svg
Results by constituency:
  People's Action Party
  Workers' Party of Singapore

Prime Minister before election

Lee Hsien Loong
[[People's Action Party|PAP</noinclude>]]

Elected Prime Minister

Lee Hsien Loong
[[People's Action Party|PAP</noinclude>]]

The election was the first since Singapore's independence which saw all seats contested.[3] Most of the seats were contested between two parties, with the only three-cornered fights occurring in three Single Member Constituencies.[4] Using first-past-the-post voting, the election was also the first after the March 2015 death of Lee Kuan Yew (the nation's first Prime Minister and an MP until his passing) and Singapore's 50th anniversary celebration in August 2015.[5][6]

Out of 89 seats, the People's Action Party (PAP) contested all and won 83, with the other 6 seats won by The Workers' Party of Singapore (WP); the single seat from Punggol East Single Member Constituency was the only seat to change hands, recaptured by PAP.[1] Voter turnout was 93.56%, discounting overseas votes.[3] PAP won its best results since 2001 with 69.86% of the popular vote, an increase of 9.72% from the previous election in 2011. WP scored 39.75% of votes in the 28 seats it contested, a drop of 6.83%.[7] In the overall popular vote, WP scored 12.48% and the remaining seven parties less than 4% each.[4] Three candidates failed to secure 12.5% of votes in their area and thus lost their electoral deposit.[8]

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BackgroundEdit

The maximum term of a Singaporean parliament is five years, within which it must be dissolved by the President and elections held within three months, as stated in the Constitution.[9] Voting is mandatory in Singapore and is based on the first-past-the-post system. Elections are conducted by the Elections Department, which is under the jurisdiction of the Prime Minister’s Office.

The General Election was the 17th General Election in Singapore and is the 12th since independence in 1965. The election coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Republic of Singapore's founding.

The governing People's Action Party (PAP) have secured their 14th consecutive term in office since 1959. This will be the PAP's third election with Lee Hsien Loong as its Secretary-General, and the country's first election after the passing of its founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. It is also the country's first election where there are no walkovers in any of the constituencies, as voting will take place in Tanjong Pagar GRC for the first time.

Political partiesEdit

The governing People's Action Party (PAP) has been in power since 1959 and is currently led by the Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The leading Opposition party is The Worker's Party, led by Low Thia Khiang, with 7 elected seats and 2 NCMP seats. The Singapore People's Party led by Chiam See Tong has 1 NCMP seat. A total of eight Opposition parties challenged the ruling party in this election.

Party Abbreviation Leader Year formed Seats before GE2015 Parliamentary presence
  People's Action Party PAP Lee Hsien Loong
1954
79
Legislative Assembly:
1955-1965[10]
City Council Elections:
1957-1965[11]
Singapore Parliament:
1965–Present
  Workers' Party WP Low Thia Khiang
1957
7 + 2 NCMPs
Legislative Assembly:
1961-1963[12]
City Council Elections:
1957-1959[11]
Singapore Parliament:
1981–1986; 1991–Present
  Singapore People's Party SPP Chiam See Tong
1994
1 NCMP
Singapore Parliament:
1997–2015
  Singapore Democratic Party SDP Chee Soon Juan
1980
0
Singapore Parliament:
1984–1997
  National Solidarity Party NSP Lim Tean
1987
0
Singapore Parliament:
2001–2006
  Singapore Democratic Alliance SDA Desmond Lim Bak Chuan
2001
0
Singapore Parliament:
2001–2011
  Reform Party RP
Reform
Kenneth Jeyaretnam
2008
0
  Singaporeans First SF
SingFirst
Tan Jee Say
2014
0
People's Power Party PPP Goh Meng Seng
2015
0

Electoral divisionsEdit

The Electoral Boundaries Review Committee is convened before every general election to review electoral boundaries in view of population growth and shifts. The Committee is appointed by the Prime Minister. Its published list signifies the start of an election cycle.

The new electoral divisions were announced on 24 July 2015.[13]

Singapore's largest newspaper, The Straits Times, created an interactive map of the boundary changes. Click here to explore the interactive.[14]

 
Singapore electoral boundaries, released in July 2015
GE2011 GE2015
Seats
87
89
Electoral divisions
27
29
Group representation constituencies
15
16
Single member constituencies
12
13
Voters
2,350,257
2,460,977
Division Remarks
New Single Member Constituencies
Bukit Batok SMC Carved out from Jurong GRC
Fengshan SMC Carved out from East Coast GRC
MacPherson SMC Carved out from Marine Parade GRC
New Group Representation Constituencies
Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC Absorbed Yew Tee, Woodgrove and Marsiling divisions from both Chua Chu Kang GRC and Sembawang GRC.
Jalan Besar GRC Absorbed majority parts from Moulmein-Kallang GRC and Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng division from Tanjong Pagar GRC.
Dissolved Single Member Constituencies
Joo Chiat SMC Absorbed into Marine Parade GRC
Whampoa SMC Absorbed into Jalan Besar GRC
Dissolved Group Representation Constituencies
Moulmein-Kallang GRC Jalan Besar, Kolam Ayer, Kampong Glam division of the Moulmein-Kallang GRC and Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng division of the Tanjong Pagar GRC go into the newly formed Jalan Besar GRC. The Moulmein ward was divided into Tanjong Pagar GRC, Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, Holland-Bukit Timah GRC and Jalan Besar GRC.
Downsized Group Representation Constituencies
Chua Chu Kang GRC Reduced from 5 MPs to 4 MPs. Choa Chu Kang GRC lost Yew Tee ward to Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC, West Coast GRC lost Clementi ward to Jurong GRC and East Coast GRC carved out Fengshan ward to make it a SMC.
East Coast GRC
West Coast GRC
Changes to Group Representation Constituencies
Ang Mo Kio GRC Absorbed Punggol South division from Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC and parts of Sengkang West SMC
Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC Absorbed parts of Moulmein division from Moulmein-Kallang GRC
Chua Chu Kang GRC Carved out Yew Tee division to Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC
East Coast GRC Carved out Fengshan SMC
Holland-Bukit Timah GRC Absorbed parts of West Coast GRC and parts of Moulmein division.
Jurong GRC Carved out Bukit Batok SMC, absorbed parts of Clementi from West Coast GRC.
Marine Parade GRC Carved out MacPherson division, absorbed Joo Chiat SMC
Nee Soon GRC Carved out parts of its eastern and northern areas to Sembawang GRC, absorbed in most of Kebun Baru division from Ang Mo Kio GRC.
Sembawang GRC Carved out Woodgrove and Marsiling, absorbed Canberra and parts of Chong Pang, Nee Soon East and Nee Soon South divisions from Nee Soon GRC.
Tanjong Pagar GRC Carved out Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng division, absorbed parts of Moulmein division from Moulmein-Kallang GRC.
West Coast GRC Carved out Clementi division and Faber private estate to Jurong GRC

There were no changes made to the three electoral divisions held by the Workers' Party, namely, Aljunied GRC, Hougang SMC and Punggol East SMC. Two electoral divisions held by the PAP, namely Potong Pasir SMC, which was held by the Opposition until 2011, as well as Tampines GRC, were also left untouched.

TimelineEdit

Date Event
24 July Publication of electoral boundaries report
25 August Dissolution of Parliament
Issuance of writ of election
1 September Nomination day
1–9 September Campaigning
10 September Cooling off day
11 September Polling day

Pre-nomination day eventsEdit

Date Event
13 Jul Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announces in Parliament that he had convened the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee two months prior. He had instructed the Committee to create smaller Group Representation Constituencies, and to have at least 12 Single Member Constituencies.[15]
24 Jul The Electoral Boundaries Review Committee publishes report on new electoral boundaries [16]
  MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC Inderjit Singh is first incumbent to announce retirement. His Facebook announcement prompts PAP Organising Secretary Ng Eng Hen to comment that he would prefer MPs to announce their retirement in a more dignified manner.
26 Jul   Workers’ Party announces plan to contest 28 seats, an increase of 5 from GE 2011, and slightly under a third of the 89 parliamentary seats.[17]
27 Jul Elections Department announces that revised registers of electors are open for public inspection.[18]
31 Jul Chief of Defence Force Ng Chee Meng announces retirement from the military with effect from 18 Aug, making him the highest ranked and first three-star general to enter politics [19] He would later tell the media – just before his Change of Command Parade on 18 August – that he stepped into the political arena because he was "indebted to Singapore." [20]
2 Aug   National Solidarity Party announces its intention to field Nicole Seah as a candidate, but the latter confirms with the media on the same day that she would not rejoin the party, nor stand in GE 2015.[21]
3 Aug Opposition parties hold first horse-trading talks at National Solidarity Party headquarters ahead of GE.[22] The host party had responded to a request by Reform Party to shift the meeting from its intended date of 31 Jul.
4 Aug Chee Hong Tat, Second Permanent Secretary (Trade & Industry), announces resignation.[23]
5 Aug   MP for Marine Parade GRC, Tin Pei Ling gives birth to first child. Goh Chok Tong pays a hospital visit and announces that Tin will stand for election in MacPherson SMC.[24]
  MP for Aljunied GRC, Low Thia Khiang announces that he will defend his seat, quashing rumours that he might lead a team to contest other GRCs. He, however, declined to reveal the full line-up for Aljunied.
6 Aug Opposition parties hold second horse-trading talks ahead of GE. Workers' Party is absent. Sylvia Lim, Workers' Party chairman, explains to the media that it was not productive for the party to attend further talks.[25] Reform Party chief Kenneth Jeyaretnam walks out of the meeting within 15 minutes.[26]
Tan Lam Siong announces intent to stand in Potong Pasir, creating the first possible three-way fight this GE, and making him the first possible Independent to stand since 2001.[27]
7 Aug   MPs: Mah Bow Tan, former Cabinet Minister and MP for Tampines GRC, Hawazi Daipi, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Manpower and MP for Sembawang GRC, and Irene Ng, MP for Tampines GRC announce retirement.
8 Aug   Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, announce PAP changes in the west. Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob would leave Jurong GRC and join the new Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC. Three-term MP for West Coast GRC, Arthur Fong would step down.[28]
11 Aug   MP for Moulmein-Kallang GRC and Minister for Transport Lui Tuck Yew announces retirement from politics, making him the first cabinet minister to step down before GE 2015.[29] He would later comment that it seemed like "obituaries and eulogies without the flowers", while referring to the outpour of support after his announcement.[30]
12 Aug   Organising Secretary Ng Eng Hen announces that the ruling party will formally unveil its entire slate of candidates before the National Day Rally held on 23 Aug First of 29 electoral divisions to be unveiled is Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, where he is anchor minister. Wong Kan Seng, Hri Kumar Nair and Zainudin Nordin are replaced by Chee Hong Tat, 41, Chong Kee Hiong, 49 and Saktiandi Supaat, 41. Incumbent Josephine Teo, 47, remains. Departing from its traditional practice of introducing candidates at its party headquarters, the PAP chose a coffee shop to hold the media conference.[31]
  Low Thia Khiang announces that Workers' Party would unveil its own slate of candidates before Nomination Day, but would not indicate where the candidates would be standing.[32]
13 Aug Melvin Yong, Director- Public Affairs Department, Singapore Police Force announces resignation. Straits Times reports that he may stand for election as a PAP candidate in Tanjong Pagar GRC.[33]
14 Aug   People’s Action Party unveils candidates for Sembawang GRC, led by Khaw Boon Wan, Minister for National Development and PAP Chairman. The new faces are Amrin Amin, 36, lawyer and Ong Ye Kung, 45, director at Keppel Corporation. The other two candidates are Vikram Nair and Lim Wee Kiak. Hawazi Daipi, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Manpower, and Ellen Lee, a two-term MP will step down.
The Singapore Police Force announces that election rallies and seventh month festival getai shows must be kept separate, following news that at least two political parties had intended to engage getai singers to perform at election rallies.[34]
15 Aug   People’s Action Party unveils candidates for three electoral divisions:
  • Ang Mo Kio GRC continues to be helmed by Prime Minister and Secretary General Lee Hsien Loong, who is joined by two new faces, Darryl David, 44 and Koh Poh Koon, 43. Gan Thiam Poh, 51, joins from Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC. Ang Hin Kee, 49, and Intan Azura Mokhtar, 39 remain. Inderjit Singh and Seng Han Thong step down, while Yeo Guat Kwang will be fielded elsewhere.[35]
  • Sengkang West SMC: Incumbent Lam Pin Min, 45, to defend seat.[36]
  • Hougang SMC, a ward held by Workers' Party since 1991, will be contested by Lee Hong Chuang, 44.[37]
  Former cabinet minister Raymond Lim announces retirement. Fengshan SMC, formerly part of East Coast GRC has been carved out to be a Single Member Constituency for GE2015.[38]
16 Aug   People’s Action Party unveils candidates for four electoral divisions:
  • West Coast GRC: Minister for Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang, 61, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office S. Iswaran, 53, Foo Mee Har, 49, will be joined by Patrick Tay, 46, from Nee Soon GRC. Arthur Fong steps down, while Lawrence Wong leaves to anchor Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC.[39]
  • Chua Chu Kang GRC: Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong, 56, Zaqy Mohamad, 41, Low Yen Ling, 41, and newcomer Yee Chia Hsing, 44. Alvin Yeo steps down, while Alex Yam's ward is drafted into Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC.[40]
  • Jalan Besar GRC: Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim, 59, Heng Chee How, 54, Denise Phua, 55 and Lily Neo, 61.[41]
  • Pioneer SMC: Cedric Foo, 55, to defend seat.[42]
  Workers’ Party announces that all its elected MPs from the last General Elections and two by-elections will be defending their respective wards:[43]
  • Aljunied GRC: Low Thia Khiang, 58, Sylvia Lim, 50, Chen Show Mao, 54, Pritam Singh, 39, and Muhamad Faisal, 40.
  • Hougang SMC: Png Eng Huat, 53
  • Punggol East SMC: Lee Li Lian, 37
17 Aug   People's Action Party announces that incumbent Sitoh Yih Pin, 51, will be defending his seat in Potong Pasir SMC.[44]
18 Aug National University of Singapore hosts a political dialogue, where population issues – including influx of foreign workers – took centrestage. Other issues include the Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council saga and transportation. Party representatives included:   Benjamin Pwee,   Gerald Giam, Goh Meng Seng,   Harminder Singh,   Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss,   Kenneth Jeyaretnam,   Paul Tambyah,   Steve Chia,   Sim Ann and   Tan Jee Say.[45][46]
  People's Action Party becomes first political party in Singapore's history to launch a mobile app.[47][48]
19 Aug   People's Action Party unveils its slate for two more electoral divisions.
  • Tanjong Pagar GRC: Minister, PMO and Union Chief, Chan Chun Sing, 45, Senior Minister of State, Law and Education, Indranee Rajah, 52, Chia Shi-Lu, 43, and two new candidates, Joan Pereira, 47, and Melvin Yong, 43, who replace the late Lee Kuan Yew and Lily Neo, whose ward is now under Jalan Besar.[49]
  • Radin Mas SMC: Incumbent, Minister of State, PMO, Sam Tan Chin Siong, 56 to defend seat.[50]
  National Solidarity Party announces that it will contest MacPherson SMC, creating possibly the second three-cornered fight this GE.[51] Acting Sec-Gen Hazel Poa quits within hours of the announcement, declaring that she strongly disagreed with Steve Chia's decision to contest ward.[52]
20 Aug   People's Action Party unveils its slate for two more electoral divisions.
  • Jurong GRC: Tharman Shanmugaratnam, 58, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Desmond Lee, 39, Minister of State, National Development, Ang Wei Neng, 48, and two new candidates, Tan Wu Meng, 40, and Rahayu Mazam, 35, who replace Halimah Yacob, who has been transferred to Marsiling Yew-Tee GRC, and David Ong, whose ward has been carved out as Bukit Batok SMC.[53]
  • Bukit Batok SMC: Incumbent David Ong, 54, to defend seat.[54]
The Elections Department announces several changes:[55]
  • Maximum spending limit raised from S$3.50 to S$4.00 per voter;
  • Ballot Paper to include candidates’ photos
21 Aug   People's Action Party confirms its candidates for the following electoral divisions:
  • Mountbatten SMC: Incumbent Lim Biow Chuan, 52, to defend seat.[56]
  • Hong Kah North SMC: Incumbent, Senior Minister of State for Health and Manpower Amy Khor, 57, to defend seat.[57]
  • Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC: Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong, 42, Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob, 60, Ong Teng Koon, 38 and Alex Yam, 34.[58]
  • MacPherson SMC: Incumbent Tin Pei Ling, 31, to defend seat.[59]
  Singapore Democratic Alliance is the first party to publish its manifesto, hoping to "build a Singapore for Singaporeans".[60][61] Issues highlighted include: The Population White Paper, Central Provident Fund (CPF) and retirement, as well as, housing, healthcare costs, public transport, employment and education.
22 Aug   People's Action Party confirms its candidates for the following electoral divisions:
  • Bukit Panjang SMC: Incumbent Teo Ho Pin, 55, to defend seat.[62]
  • Yuhua SMC: Incumbent Minister in Prime Minister's Office Grace Fu, 51, to defend seat.[63]
  • Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC: Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, 60, Minister of State for Trade and Industry Teo Ser Luck, 47, Zainal Sapari, 49, Janil Puthucheary, 42, and two new candidates, Ng Chee Meng, 47, and Sun Xueling, 36, who replace Penny Low, who steps down and Gan Thiam Poh, whose ward is now under Ang Mo Kio.[64]
  • Tampines GRC: Minister for Education Heng Swee Keat, 54, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Masagos Zulfiki, 52, Baey Yam Keng, 44, and two new candidates, Cheng Li Hui, 39 and Desmond Choo, 37, who replace retiring incumbents Mah Bow Tan and Irene Ng[65]
  • Holland-Bukit Timah GRC: Incumbent team remains intact – Minister for Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan, 54, Minister of State, Education & Communications and Information Sim Ann, 40, Christopher de Souza, 39, Liang Eng Hwa, 51 to defend seats.[66]
  Singapore People's Party announces that Ravi Philemon will contest Hong Kah North SMC.[67]
  Singapore Democratic Party opens its new office at Ang Mo Kio Street 62 and announces that it is “good and ready to go” for the election.[68]
23 Aug   National Solidarity Party's Steve Chia announces that he would not be contesting in the coming election, citing online abuse.[69]
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong holds his annual National Day Rally and says, "Soon, I will be calling elections, to ask for your mandate to take Singapore into our next phase."[70]
24 Aug   National Solidarity Party Central Executive Council member Mohamed Fazli Talip leaves the party, making it the second resignation within a week.[71]
25 Aug 3PM: President Tony Tan, on the advice of the Prime Minister, dissolves Parliament.[72]
4PM: President Tony Tan issues writ of election. Nomination Day is 1 Sep; Polling Day is 11 Sep.[73]
Ng Wai Choong, Chief Executive of the Energy Market Authority, is appointed Returning Officer.[74]
  Singapore Democratic Party introduces its first two candidates – Chong Wai Fung, 45, and Khung Wai Yeen, 34. The event is streamed live via YouTube.[75]
Elections Department publishes a 67-page Parliamentary Election Candidates 2015 handbook, advising candidates against "negative campaigning practices". Candidates or polling agents can observe the process to transport sealed ballot boxes from the polling stations to counting centres. In addition, drones are not allowed at rallies.[76][77]
26 Aug   People's Action Party confirms its candidates for the following electoral divisions:
  • Marine Parade GRC: Incumbents Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin, 46, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, 74, Fatimah Lateef, 49 and Seah Kian Peng, 53 are joined by Edwin Tong, 46, previously from Moulmein-Kallang GRC Tin Pei Ling's MacPherson ward has been carved out as a SMC.[78]
  • Nee Soon GRC: Incumbents Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law K Shanmugam, 56, Lee Bee Wah, 54 and Faishal Ibrahim, 47 are joined by Louis Ng, 37 and Henry Kwek, 39. Patrick Tay and Lim Wee Kiak move to West Coast and Sembawang respectively.[79]
  Workers' Party unveils its campaign theme, Empower your future. Secretary General Low Thia Khiang was quoted as saying, " What we need to succeed in future may not be the same as what we depended on in the past." The leading Opposition party also introduced its new candidates, without indicating where they would stand: Daniel Goh Pei Siong, 42, Redzwan Hafidz Abdul Razak, 30, and Dylan Ng Foo Eng, 40. Koh Choong Yong, 42, contested in Sengkang West in 2011.[80][81]
  Singapore Democratic Party introduces two candidates: Jaslyn Go and Paul Tambyah.[82]
  Following Steve Chia's withdrawal from GE2015, Reform Party indicates intent to contest Pioneer SMC if the NSP decides to pull out from that ward.[83]
Opposition parties Singaporeans First, Singapore Democratic Alliance, Reform Party, Democratic Progressive Party, People's Power Party launch the Vote for Change campaign, as a sign of unity among alternative parties and urge supporters to purchase a badge with the VFC acronym. Organisers tell the media that Workers’ Party and Singapore People's Party ignored the invite.[84]
27 Aug   People's Action Party confirms its candidates for the following electoral divisions:
  • Fengshan SMC: New candidate Cheryl Chan, 38, to contest this SMC carved out from East Coast GRC, replacing former Minister Raymond Lim.[85]
  • East Coast GRC: Minister for Manpower Lim Swee Say, 61, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry and National Development Lee Yi Shyan, 53, Minister of State for National Development and Defence, Mohamad Maliki Osman, 50, and Jessica Tan, 49.[86]
  • Punggol East SMC: Charles Chong, 62, previously from Joo Chiat SMC to face Workers' Party incumbent Lee Li Lian[87]

84 candidates have been unveiled by the ruling party at this point, with the exception of opposition held Aljunied GRC.

  Reform Party unveils its first group of candidates.
  • West Coast GRC: Secretary General Kenneth Jeyaretnam, Chairman Andy Zhu, Darren Soh and Noraini Yunus.
  • Radin Mas SMC: Kumar Appavoo [88]
  Singapore Democratic Party introduces its 5th and 6th (of 11) candidates: John Tan and Sidek Mallek.[89]
  Workers' Party introduces 4 candidates: Terence Tan, 44, Firuz Khan, 48, Luke Koh, 41, and Cheryl Denise Loh, 31.[90]
28 Aug   Daniel Goh 'categorically refute baseless allegations' of an extra-marital affair in a letter addressed to the party and the media. He later lodged a police report.[91][92]
  People's Action Party unveils its final five of 89 candidates. The team to stand in opposition held Aljunied GRC consists of Yeo Guat Kwang, 54, Chua Eng Leong, 44, Victor Lye, 52, K Muralidharan Pillai, 47, and Shamsul Kamar, 43.[93]
  Reform Party introduces its candidates for Ang Mo Kio GRC: M Ravi, Roy Ngerng, Gilbert Goh, Osman Sulaiman, Jesse Loo and Siva Chandran.[94]
  Workers' Party introduces its third batch of candidates: Ron Tan, 30, He Ting Ru, 32, and Adrian Sim, 43. L Somasundaram, 52, who contested in Moulmein-Kallang in 2011 was also unveiled as a candidate.[95]
  Singapore Democratic Party introduces its 4th pair of candidates: Bryan Lim, who contested in Hong Kah in 2001, and Damanhuri Abas.[96]
  SingFirst introduces 5 of 10 candidates: Secretary-General Tan Jee Say, 61, Fahmi Rais, 48, Wong Chee Wai Gregory, 48, Chirag Desai, 38, and Melvyn Chiu Weng Hoe, 36.[97]
Elections Department receives 220 applications for the Political Donation Certificate – a mandatory item for all candidates – by the 5pm deadline, on par with the 220 it received in 2011.[98][99]
29 Aug   People's Action Party launches its 88-page manifesto. “With you. For you. For Singapore”.[100]
  Workers' Party launches its 46-page manifesto themed, “Empower your future”. It is also the second political party to release a mobile app (after PAP).[101][102]
  SingFirst introduces its next five candidates: Party chairman Ang Yong Guan, 60, who contested in 2011 on a SDP ticket, Tan Peng Ann, 67, David Foo Ming Jin, 51, Sukdeu Singh, 64, Wong Soon Hong, 57.[103]
  Singapore Democratic Party introduces its final group of candidates: Secretary General Chee Soon Juan, 53 – who contests after a 14-year absence – Wong Souk Yee, 56, and Sadasivam Veriyah, 63.[104]
    Democratic Progressive Party secretary-general Benjamin Pwee and chairman Hamim Aliyas resigns to rejoin Singapore People's Party – which they left in 2012 – to contest Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC with SPP candidates.[105]
30 Aug   Workers’ Party introduces four more candidates: Kenneth Foo Seck Guan, 30s, Dennis Tan Lip Fong, 45, Gurmit Singh, 55, and Mohamed Fairoz Shariff, 36.[106]
  Singapore People’s Party announces that its Secretary General Chiam See Tong – who first entered politics in 1976 – will not be contesting the coming elections. The party also announced unveiled its slate of candidates for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC: Benjamin Pwee, 47, Bryan Long, 37, Law Kim Hwee, 55, Hamim Aliyas, 52 and Abdillah Zamzuri, 30.[107]
31 Aug   National Solidarity Party appoints Lim Tean as new Acting Secretary General.[108]
  Workers' Party introduces its final three candidates. Leon Perera, 44, Bernard Chen, 29 and Frieda Chan, 39.
  Singapore Democratic Alliance introduces its team to contest Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC: Desmond Lim, Harminder Pal Singh, Ong Teik Seng, Wong Way Weng, Abu Mohamed and Arthero Lim.

Nomination centresEdit

The Elections Department issued the following information upon the issuance of the writ of election[109]

  • Date: 1 September 2015
  • Time: 1100 - 1200h
  • Returning Officer: Ng Wai Choong
  • Election Deposit: S$14,500 (down from S$16,000 in 2011)
Nomination centre Electoral division
Assumption Pathway School Bukit Panjang SMC
Holland Bukit Timah GRC
Bendemeer Primary School Radin Mas SMC
Jalan Besar GRC
Tanjong Pagar GRC
Chua Chu Kang Primary School Hong Kah North SMC
Pioneer SMC
Chua Chu Kang GRC
Fengshan Primary School Fengshan SMC
Punggol East SMC
East Coast GRC
Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC
Keming Primary School Bukit Batok SMC
Yuhua SMC
Jurong GRC
West Coast GRC
Kong Hwa School MacPherson SMC
Mountbatten SMC
Potong Pasir SMC
Marine Parade GRC
Poi Ching School Hougang SMC
Tampines GRC
Raffles Institution Sengkang West SMC
Aljunied GRC
Ang Mo Kio GRC
Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC
Yishun Primary School Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC
Nee Soon GRC
Sembawang GRC
 
Nominations by various opposition parties as on nomination day on 1 September 2015. Banded shading indicates constituencies with three-cornered contests. Note that the People's Action Party is contesting in all seats.

Nomination day and campaigning eventsEdit

Date Event
1 Sep 7AM: Tam Lam Siong pulls out of three-cornered fight at Potong Pasir SMC.[110][111]
10AM: Nine nomination centres open to parties and public.
11AM–12PM: Nomination Process
12:45PM: The Singapore Police Force published a list of rally sites.[112]
1PM: It was confirmed that all 29 constituencies and 89 parliamentary seats would be contested, a historical first since Independence in 1965.
5PM:   People's Action Party hold media conference at its headquarters, helmed by Secretary General Lee Hsien Loong.
MediaCorp hosts two 'live' forums featuring the ruling People's Action Party (89 candidates), and the five opposition parties with the largest slates of candidates, namely Workers' Party (28), National Solidarity Party (12), Singapore Democratic Party (11), Reform Party (11) and Singaporeans First (10).[113][114]

7PM–8PM: Mandarin forum on Channel 8. Moderated by Chun Geuk Lay. Attendees: Chan Chun Sing (PAP), Sim Ann (PAP), Koh Choong Yong (WP), Sebastian Teo (NSP), Darren Soh (RP), Bryan Lim (SDP) and Ang Yong Guan (SF).

8PM–9PM: English forum on Channel 5 and Channel NewsAsia. Moderated by Steven Chia. Attendees: Lawrence Wong (PAP), Denise Phua (PAP), Leon Perera (WP), Lim Tean (NSP), Kenneth Jeyaretnam (RP), Chee Soon Juan (SDP) and Tan Jee Say (SF).

2 Sep Media Development Authority announced details of Party Political Broadcasts on free-to-air radio and television. Parties fielding at least six candidates are eligible for air time. The broadcasts will air on 3 and 10 Sep [115]
Elections Department announced that it will, for the first time, conduct sample counts of 100 polling papers from each polling station. The results will released on its website, while full counting continues. It added that the aim is to prevent speculation and misinformation before the official results are announced.[116]
  National Solidarity Party releases six-page manifesto, focusing on job protection for locals, over-population, CPF withdrawal limits and widening inequality gap.[117]
7PM–10PM:    People’s Action Party and Workers’ Party hold election rallies.
3 Sep Elections Department announces list of 10 overseas polling locations - Dubai, London, Tokyo, Beijing, Washington, Hong Kong, Shanghai, San Francisco, New York and Canberra - places where a significant number of Singaporeans are present.[118][119]
  Singapore People's Party releases 8-point manifesto, highlighting employment, healthcare, transport, education, housing and CPF issues.[120]
7PM–10PM:      People's Action Party, Workers' Party, Singapore Democratic Party, Singaporeans First, and independent candidate Han Hui Hui, hold election rallies.
8PM: First round of party political broadcasts are aired on free-to-air television and radio channels (See Political party broadcasts)[115]
4 Sep         People's Action Party, Workers' Party, National Solidarity Party, Singapore Democratic Party, Reform Party, Singapore People's Party, Singapore Democratic Alliance, and People's Power Party, hold election rallies.
5 Sep         People's Action Party, Workers' Party, National Solidarity Party, Singapore Democratic Party, Reform Party, Singapore People's Party, and Singaporeans First, hold election rallies.
6 Sep      Workers' Party, Singapore Democratic Party, Reform Party, and Singapore People's Party, hold election rallies.
7 Sep        People's Action Party, Workers' Party, National Solidarity Party, Singapore Democratic Party, Singaporeans First, Singapore Democratic Alliance, and People's Power Party, hold election rallies, with SDP presenting the first lunchtime rally in the Central Business District this season
  Reform Party publishes 12-page manifesto. Highlights include minimum wage, reducing National Service to one year and capping the number of foreign workers.[121]
The Singapore Police Force releases a list of 18 designated assembly centres. Political parties have two days to apply.[122]
8 Sep        People's Action Party, Workers' Party, National Solidarity Party, Singapore Democratic Party, Singapore People's Party, and independent candidate Han Hui Hui, hold election rallies – including PAP's lunchtime rally at the CBD.
9 Sep          All nine parties contesting this GE hold a total of 15 rallies on the last night of campaigning.[123] Reform Party later cancels one of two planned rallies.[124]
10 Sep 9PM: Second and final round of party political broadcasts are aired on free-to-air television and radio channels (See Political party broadcasts)[115]

Political party broadcastsEdit

Since the 1980 General Election, political parties fielding at least six candidates under a recognised party symbol are eligible for air-time. Time allocation is based on the number of candidates fielded.

Party Time allocation
  SDA 2.5 mins
  SPP 3 mins
  SingFirst
  RP
  SDP
  NSP 3.5 mins
  WP 5.5 mins
  PAP 13 mins

Note: SPP declined to participate in the second Party Political Broadcast, so there was no broadcast of SPP on that day.

Broadcast 1–3 September 2015Edit

Party English
Channel 5, Channel NewsAsia,
938LIVE & Power 98FM
Mandarin
Channel 8, Channel U,
Capital 95.8FM, 88.3 Jia FM & UFM 100.3
Malay
Suria & Warna 94.2FM
Tamil
Vasantham & Oli 96.8FM
  SDA
Harminder Pal Singh [125]
Arthero Lim Tung Hee
Abu Mohamed
no Tamil broadcast
  SPP
Lina Chiam [126]
no Mandarin broadcast
Mohamad Abdillah Zamzuri
Ravi Philemon
  SingFirst
Tan Jee Say[127]
Ang Yong Guan
Fahmi Ahmad Rais
no Tamil broadcast
  RP
Kenneth Jeyaretnam[128]
Darren Soh
Noraini Yunos
M Ravi
  SDP
Chee Soon Juan[129]
Jaslyn Go
Mohamad Sidek Mallek
Sadasivam Veriyah
  NSP
Lim Tean[130]
Sebastian Teo
Nor Lella Mardiiah Mohamed
no Tamil broadcast
  WP
Daniel Goh[131]
Lee Li Lian
Mohamed Fairoz Shariff
L. Somasundram
  PAP
Lee Hsien Loong [132]
Lim Swee Say
Yaacob Ibrahim
S. Iswaran

Broadcast 2–10 September 2015Edit

Party English
Channel 5, Channel NewsAsia,
938LIVE & Power 98FM
Mandarin
Channel 8, Channel U,
Capital 95.8FM, 88.3 Jia FM & UFM 100.3
Malay
Suria & Warna 94.2FM
Tamil
Vasantham & Oli 96.8FM
  SDA
Harminder Pal Singh
Arthero Lim Tung Hee
Abu bin Mohamed
no Tamil broadcast
  SingFirst
Tan Jee Say
Ang Yong Guan
Mohamad Fahmi bin Ahmad Rais
no Tamil broadcast
  RP
Roy Ngerng
Darren Soh
Osman bin Sulaiman
Siva Chandran
  SDP
Paul Tambyah
Khung Wai Yeen
Damanhuri bin Abas
Sadasivam Veriyah
  NSP
Lim Tean
Sebastian Teo
Nor Lella Mardiiah Mohamed
no Tamil broadcast
  WP
Sylvia Lim
Low Thia Khiang
Muhamad Faisal bin Abdul Manap
L Somasundram
  PAP
Lee Hsien Loong
Lim Swee Say
Yaacob Ibrahim
S Iswaran

Election ralliesEdit

The Singapore Police Force announced on Nomination Day 1 September 2015, a list of sites available for electoral meetings. Such meetings could be held from 2 to 9 Sep between 7AM to 10PM. The police also announced that Speakers' Corner would not serve as an "unrestricted area" during the campaigning period.[112] All rallies below are held between 7PM to 10PM, rallies marked with a (+) denotes the rally was held between 12pm to 2pm.

Party 2 Sep 3 Sep 4 Sep 5 Sep 6 Sep 7 Sep 8 Sep 9 Sep
  PAP
Delta Hockey Pitch
(Radin Mas SMC)
Bedok Stadium
(East Coast GRC)
&
Blk 274C Compassvale Bow
(Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC)
Bedok North Avenue 4
(Fengshan SMC)
&
Defu Avenue 1/ Defu Lane 10
(Aljunied GRC)
Blk 136 Petir Road
(Bukit Panjang SMC)
&
Choa Chu Kang Secondary School
(Choa Chu Kang GRC)
NA
Jurong East Stadium
(Yuhua SMC)
,
Commonwealth Avenue
(Holland-Bukit Timah GRC)
&
Blk 540 Woodlands Drive 16
(Sembawang GRC)
UOB Plaza Promenade
(12pm to 2pm)+
,
Former Hong Kah Primary School
(Hong Kah North SMC)
,
Pasir Ris Park
(Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC)
,
Ngee Ann Secondary School
(Tampines GRC)
,
Field, Stadium Drive
(Mountbatten SMC)
,
Toa Payoh Stadium
(Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC)
&
Yishun Stadium
(Nee Soon GRC)
Blk 4 Boon Keng Road
(Jalan Besar GRC)
,
Blk 120, Potong Pasir Avenue 1
(Potong Pasir SMC)
,
Paya Lebar Road/Circuit Road
(MacPherson SMC)
,
Blk 155 Simei Road
(East Coast GRC)
,
Blk 136 Petir Road
(Bukit Panjang SMC)
,
Woodlands Stadium
(Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC)
  WP
Blk 837 Hougang Central
(Hougang SMC)
Blk 4 Boon Keng Road
(Jalan Besar GRC)
Yishun Stadium
(Nee Soon GRC)
Blk 128C Punggol Field Walk
(Punggol East SMC)
Blk 155 Simei Road
(East Coast GRC)
Blk 344 Ubi Avenue 1
(Marine Parade GRC)
Serangoon Stadium
(Aljunied GRC)
Bedok Stadium
(East Coast GRC)
  NSP NA NA
Blk 687A Woodlands Drive 75
(Sembawang GRC)
Blk 895A Tampines Street 81
(Tampines GRC)
NA
Paya Lebar Road/Circuit Road
(MacPherson SMC)
Blk 687A Woodlands Drive 75
(Sembawang GRC)
Ngee Ann Secondary School
(Tampines GRC)
  SDP NA
Choa Chu Kang Stadium
(Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC)
Blk 136 Petir Road
(Bukit Panjang SMC)
Commonwealth Ave
(Holland-Bukit Timah GRC)
Jurong Stadium
(Yuhua SMC)
UOB Plaza Promenade
(12pm to 2pm)+
&
Blk 265, Toh Guan Road
(Bukit Batok SMC)
Woodlands Stadium
(Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC)
Blk 204 Clementi Avenue 6
(Holland Bukit-Timah GRC)
  RP NA NA
Yio Chu Kang Stadium
(Ang Mo Kio GRC)
Clementi Stadium
(West Coast GRC)
Delta Hockey Pitch
(Radin Mas SMC)
NA NA
Field in front of Blk 982 Buangkok Central

(Ang Mo Kio GRC)

  SingFirst NA
Jurong Stadium
(Jurong GRC)
NA
Queenstown Stadium
(Tanjong Pagar GRC)
NA
Boon Lay Way
(Jurong GRC)
NA
Queenstown Stadium
(Tanjong Pagar GRC)
  SPP NA NA
Toa Payoh Stadium
(Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC)
Former Hong Kah Primary School
(Hong Kah North SMC)
Field, Stadium Drive
(Mountbatten SMC)
NA
Blk 120, Potong Pasir Avenue 1
(Potong Pasir SMC)
Bishan Stadium
(Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC)
  SDA NA NA
Pasir Ris Park
(Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC)
NA NA
Blk 274C Compassvale Bow
(Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC)
NA
Pasir Ris Park
(Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC)
PPP NA NA
Bukit Gombak Stadium
(Choa Chu Kang GRC)
NA NA
Choa Chu Kang Secondary School
(Choa Chu Kang GRC)
NA
Choa Chu Kang Secondary School
(Choa Chu Kang GRC)
  Han Hui Hui (Independent) NA
Delta Hockey Pitch
(Radin Mas SMC)
NA NA NA NA
Delta Hockey Pitch
(Radin Mas SMC)
NA

Outgoing incumbents and incoming candidatesEdit

The below is a summary for the three political parties with parliamentary presence from GE2011.

Outgoing Incoming
People's Action Party
Deceased
1. Lee Kuan Yew (Tanjong Pagar)

Retiring
2. Alvin Yeo (Chua Chu Kang)
3. Arthur Fong (West Coast)
4. Ellen Lee (Sembawang)
5. Hawazi Daipi (Sembawang)
6. Hri Kumar Nair (Bishan-Toa Payoh)
7. Inderjit Singh (Ang Mo Kio)
8. Irene Ng (Tampines)
9. Lui Tuck Yew (Moulmein-Kallang)
10. Mah Bow Tan (Tampines)
11. Penny Low (Pasir Ris-Punggol)
12. Raymond Lim (East Coast)
13. Seng Han Thong (Ang Mo Kio)
14. Wong Kan Seng (Bishan-Toa Payoh)
15. Zainudin Nordin (Bishan-Toa Payoh)
First time candidates
1. Amrin Amin (Sembawang)
2. Chee Hong Tat (Bishan-Toa Payoh)
3. Cheng Li Hui (Tampines)
4. Cheryl Chan (Fengshan)
5. Chong Kee Hiong (Bishan-Toa Payoh)
6. Chua Eng Leong (Aljunied)
7. Darryl David (Ang Mo Kio)
8. Henry Kwek (Nee Soon)
9. Joan Pereira (Tanjong Pagar)
10. K Muralidharan Pillai (Aljunied)
11. Lee Hong Chuang (Hougang)
12. Louis Ng (Nee Soon)
13. Melvin Yong (Tanjong Pagar)
14. Ng Chee Meng (Pasir Ris-Punggol)
15. Rahayu Mahzam (Jurong)
16. Saktiandi Supaat (Bishan-Toa Payoh)
17. Shamsul Kamar (Aljunied)
18. Sun Xueling (Pasir Ris-Punggol)
19. Tan Wu Meng (Jurong)
20. Victor Lye (Aljunied)
21. Yee Chia Hsing (Chua Chu Kang)

Contested previously
22. Desmond Choo (Tampines)
23. Koh Poh Koon (Ang Mo Kio)
24. Ong Ye Kung (Sembawang)
Workers' Party
Nil. First time candidates
1. Adrian Sim (Jalan Besar)
2. Bernard Chen (MacPherson)
3. Cheryl Denise Loh (Nee Soon)
4. Daniel Goh (East Coast)
5. Dennis Tan (Fengshan)
6. Dylan Ng (Marine Parade)
7. Firuz Khan (Marine Parade)
8. Gurmit Singh S/O Sadhu Singh (Nee Soon)
9. He Ting Ru (Marine Parade)
10. Kenneth Foo Seck Guan (Nee Soon)
11. Leon Perera (East Coast)
12. Luke Koh (Nee Soon)
13. Mohamed Fairoz Shariff (East Coast)
14. Redzwan Hafidz Abdul Razak (Jalan Besar)
15. Ron Tan (Nee Soon)
16. Terence Tan (Marine Parade)

Contested previously
17. Koh Choong Yong (Sengkang West)
18. L Somasundaram (Jalan Besar)
19. Frieda Chan (Jalan Besar)
20. Yee Jenn Jong (Marine Parade)
21. Gerald Giam (East Coast)
Singapore People's Party
Nil. First time candidates
1. Abdillah Zamzuri (Bishan-Toa Payoh)
2. Bryan Long (Bishan-Toa Payoh)
3. Law Kim Hwee (Bishan-Toa Payoh)
4. Ravi Philemon (Hong Kah North)

Contested previously
5. Benjamin Pwee (Bishan-Toa Payoh)
6. Hamim Aliyas (Bishan-Toa Payoh)
7. Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss (Mountbatten)

Election resultsEdit

 
Signs pointing to polling stations in Clementi, in Holland-Bukit Timah GRC

After polls closed at 8pm, vote counting began. Results were announced by Ng Wai Choong, chief executive director of the Energy Market Authority, who acted as the Returning Officer for the election.[133] The first result was declared at 11.31pm on 11 September 2015 where PAP candidate Lam Pin Min won the Sengkang West Single Member Constituency with a majority of 17,564. The last result was declared at 3.10am on 12 September 2015 where Workers' Party team contesting Aljunied Group Representation Constituency, led by party's secretary-general Low Thia Khiang, won the constituency by a narrow margin of 1.9%, or a majority of 2,612.

Contrary to expectations of a tougher contest with all constituencies being contested by the opposition parties, the People's Action Party won its best ever results since the 2001 general election, achieving a swing of 9.7% to achieve 69.9% of the vote as compared to the previous election in 2011 when it received 60.1%. The PAP unexpectedly reclaimed the constituency of Punggol East lost to the Workers' Party in a 2013 by-election, and achieved a swing in Aljunied GRC large enough to force a vote recount although the WP retained the constituency.

Results summaryEdit

 
Results as announced on polling day on 11 September 2015.
 

Popular vote

  PAP (69.86%)
  WP (12.48%)
  SDP (3.76%)
  NSP (3.53%)
  RP (2.63%)
  SingFirst (2.25%)
  SPP (2.17%)
  SDA (2.06%)
  PPP (1.13%)
  Independent (0.12%)
 

Seats

  83 seats (PAP) (93.26%)
  6 seats (WP) (6.74%)
e • d Summary of the 11 Sep 2015 Parliament of Singapore election results[134]
Parties and alliances Leader Contested seats Divs won Seats won Popular vote % of valid votes +/- % of valid votes in wards contested by party +/-
SMC GRC Divs Total
4m 5m 6m
  People's Action Party Lee Hsien Loong 13 6 8 2 29 89 27 83 1,576,784 69.86
 
  9.72 69.86
 
  9.72
  Workers' Party Low Thia Khiang 5 2 3 0 10 28 2 6 281,697 12.48
 
  0.34 39.75
 
  6.83
  Singapore Democratic Party Chee Soon Juan 3 2 0 0 5 11 0 0 84,770 3.76
 
  1.07 31.23
 
  5.53
  National Solidarity Party Sebastian Teo 2 0 2 0 4 12 0 0 79,780 3.53
 
  8.51 25.27
 
  13.98
  Reform Party Kenneth Jeyaretnam 1 1 0 1 3 11 0 0 59,432 2.63
 
  1.65 20.60
 
  11.18
  Singaporeans First Tan Jee Say 0 0 2 0 2 10 0 0 50,791 2.25
 
New 21.49
 
New
  Singapore People's Party Lina Chiam 3 0 1 0 4 8 0 0 49,015 2.17
 
  0.94 27.08
 
  14.34
  Singapore Democratic Alliance Desmond Lim 0 0 0 1 1 6 0 0 46,508 2.06
 
  0.72 27.11
 
  2.95
People's Power Party Goh Meng Seng 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 25,460 1.13
 
New 23.11
 
New
   Independents N/A 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2,779 0.12
 
N/A 10.10
 
N/A
Valid votes 29 89 2,257,016 97.95% of total votes cast
Invalid (e.g. blank or spoilt) votes 47,315 2.05% of total votes cast
Total votes cast 2,304,331 Voter turnout: 93.56% of eligible voters
Did not vote 158,595
Eligible voters (excluding walkover voters) 2,462,926
Walkover voters 0
Electorate 2,462,926

For the first time in history, sample counts were released by the Elections Department to prevent speculation and misinformation from unofficial sources while counting is underway.[135] All sample counts were released by 10PM – two hours after polling ended. With the exception of Aljunied and Punggol East, where counts were within a 4% error margin, all other figures showed that PAP had comfortable leads in 26 electoral divisions, while WP led in 1 electoral division.

Candidates and results of Singaporean general election, 2015

[136]

Division Seats Voters Party Candidate(s) Votes Votes % Sample counts
Bukit Batok SMC 1 27,077   People's Action Party David Ong Kim Huat 18,204
72.99 / 100
74 / 100
  Singapore Democratic Party Sadasivam Veriyah 6,585
26.40 / 100
26 / 100
  Independent Samir Salim Neji (Loses deposit) 150
0.60 / 100
0 / 100
Bukit Panjang SMC 1 34,317   Singapore Democratic Party Khung Wai Yeen 10,143
31.62 / 100
31 / 100
  People's Action Party Teo Ho Pin 21,935
68.38 / 100
69 / 100
Fengshan SMC 1 23,427   People's Action Party Cheryl Chan Wei Ling 12,398
57.52 / 100
57 / 100
  Workers' Party Dennis Tan Lip Fong 9,158
42.48 / 100
43 / 100
Hong Kah North SMC 1 28,145   People's Action Party Amy Khor Lean Suan 19,612
74.76 / 100
74 / 100
  Singapore People's Party Ravi Philemon 6,621
25.24 / 100
26 / 100
Hougang SMC 1 24,097   People's Action Party Lee Hong Chuang 9,543
42.31 / 100
42 / 100
  Workers' Party Png Eng Huat 13,012
57.69 / 100
58 / 100
MacPherson SMC 1 28,511   Workers' Party Chen Jiaxi Bernard 8,826
33.60 / 100
36 / 100
  National Solidarity Party Cheo Chai Chen (Loses deposit) 215
0.82 / 100
1 / 100
  People's Action Party Tin Pei Ling 17,227
65.58 / 100
63 / 100
Mountbatten SMC 1 24,143   Singapore People's Party Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss 5,992
28.16 / 100
28 / 100
  People's Action Party Lim Biow Chuan 15,290
71.84 / 100
72 / 100
Pioneer SMC 1 25,458   People's Action Party Cedric Foo Chee Keng 17,994
76.34 / 100
78 / 100
  National Solidarity Party Ong Beng Soon Elvin 5,578
23.66 / 100
22 / 100
Potong Pasir SMC 1 17,407   Singapore People's Party Lina Chiam 5,353
33.59 / 100
32 / 100
  People's Action Party Sitoh Yih Pin 10,581
66.41 / 100
68 / 100
Punggol East SMC 1 34,466   People's Action Party Charles Chong You Fook 16,957
51.76 / 100
51 / 100
  Workers' Party Lee Li Lian 15,801
48.24 / 100
49 / 100
Radin Mas SMC 1 28,906   Independent Han Hui Hui (Loses deposit) 2,629
10.04 / 100
9 / 100
  Reform Party Kumar Appavoo 3,329
12.71 / 100
14 / 100
  People's Action Party Sam Tan Chin Siong 20,230
77.25 / 100
77 / 100
Sengkang West SMC 1 30,119   Workers' Party Koh Choong Yong 10,716
37.89 / 100
37 / 100
  People's Action Party Lam Pin Min 17,564
62.11 / 100
63 / 100
Yuhua SMC 1 22,617   People's Action Party Grace Fu Hai Yien 15,298
73.54 / 100
72 / 100
  Singapore Democratic Party Jaslyn Go Hui Leng 5,505
26.46 / 100
28 / 100
Chua Chu Kang GRC 4 119,931   People's Action Party Gan Kim Yong
Low Yen Ling
Yee Chia Hsing
Zaqy Mohamad
84,731
76.89 / 100
76 / 100
People's Power Party Goh Meng Seng
Lee Tze Shih
Low Wai Choo
Syafarin Bin Sarif
25,460
23.11 / 100
24 / 100
East Coast GRC 4 99,118   Workers' Party Gerald Giam Yean Song
Daniel Goh Pei Siong
Mohamed Fairoz Bin Shariff
Leon Perera
35,547
39.27 / 100
39 / 100
  People's Action Party Lee Yi Shyan
Lim Swee Say
Mohd Maliki Bin Osman
Tan Soon Neo Jessica
54,981
60.73 / 100
61 / 100
Holland-Bukit Timah GRC 4 104,491   Singapore Democratic Party Chee Soon Juan
Chong Wai Fung
Md Sidek Bin Mallek
Paul Anantharajah Tambyah
31,380
33.38 / 100
34 / 100
  People's Action Party Christopher de Souza
Liang Eng Hwa
Sim Ann
Vivian Balakrishnan
62,630
66.62 / 100
66 / 100
Jalan Besar GRC 4 102,540   Workers' Party Chan Sio Phing Frieda
L Somasundaram
Redzwan Hafidz Abdul Razak
Adrian Sim Tian Hock
30,283
32.27 / 100
33 / 100
  People's Action Party Heng Chee How
Lily Neo
Denise Phua Lay Peng
Yaacob Ibrahim
63,561
67.73 / 100
67 / 100
Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC 4 107,599   Singapore Democratic Party Damanhuri Bin Abas
Bryan Lim Boon Heng
Tan Liang Joo, John
Wong Souk Yee
31,157
31.27 / 100
31 / 100
  People's Action Party Halimah Yacob
Ong Teng Koon
Alex Yam Ziming
Lawrence Wong
68,485
68.73 / 100
69 / 100
West Coast GRC 4 99,300   People's Action Party Foo Mee Har
Lim Hng Kiang
S Iswaran
Patrick Tay Teck Guan
71,091
78.57 / 100
78 / 100
  Reform Party Kenneth Andrew Jeyaretnam
Noraini Yunus
Darren Soh Guan Soon
Andy Zhu Laicheng
19,392
21.43 / 100
22 / 100
Aljunied GRC 5 148,142   Workers' Party Chen Show Mao
Sylvia Lim
Low Thia Khiang
Muhamad Faisal bin Abdul Manap
Pritam Singh
69,929
50.95 / 100
52 / 100
  People's Action Party Chua Eng Leong
K Muralidharan Pillai
Lye Thiam Fatt Joseph Victor
Shamsul Kamar bin Mohamed Razali
Yeo Guat Kwang
67,317
49.05 / 100
48 / 100
Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC 5 129,975   People's Action Party Chee Hong Tat
Chong Kee Hiong
Ng Eng Hen
Saktiandi Supaat
Josephine Teo
86,514
73.59 / 100
74 / 100
  Singapore People's Party Law Kim Hwee
Long Yaoguang, Don Bryan
Mohamad Abdillah Bin Zamzuri
Mohamad Hamim Bin Aliyas
Benjamin Pwee
31,049
26.41 / 100
26 / 100
Jurong GRC 5 130,498   People's Action Party Ang Wei Neng
Desmond Lee
Rahayu Binte Mahzam
Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Tan Wu Meng
95,080
79.28 / 100
78 / 100
  Singaporeans First Foo Ming Jin David
Sukdeu Singh
Tan Peng Ann
Wong Chee Wai
Wong Soon Hong
24,848
20.72 / 100
22 / 100
Marine Parade GRC 5 146,244   People's Action Party Fatimah Binte Abdul Lateef
Goh Chok Tong
Seah Kian Peng
Tan Chuan Jin
Tong Chun Fai Edwin Charles
84,939
64.07 / 100
65 / 100
  Workers' Party Firuz Khan
He Ting Ru
Ng Foo Eng Dylan
Terence Tan
Yee Jenn Jong
47,629
35.93 / 100
35 / 100
Nee Soon GRC 5 132,289   Workers' Party Foo Seck Guan Kenneth
Gurmit Singh S/O Sadhu Singh
Luke Koh Tiong Yee
Cheryl Denise Loh Xiu Wen
Ron Tan Jun Yen
40,796
33.17 / 100
33 / 100
  People's Action Party K. Shanmugam
Kwek Hian Chuan Henry
Lee Bee Wah
Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim
Ng Kok Kwang Louis
82,197
66.83 / 100
67 / 100
Sembawang GRC 5 144,672   National Solidarity Party Abdul Rasheed S/O Y Abdul Kuthus
Kevryn Lim
Spencer Ng Chung Hon
Yadzeth Bin Haris
Eugene Yeo Ren Yuan
37,067
27.72 / 100
28 / 100
  People's Action Party Khaw Boon Wan
Lim Wee Kiak
Amrin Amin
Ong Ye Kung
Vikram Nair
96,639
72.28 / 100
72 / 100
Tampines GRC 5 143,518   People's Action Party Baey Yam Keng
Cheng Li Hui
Desmond Choo Pey Ching
Heng Swee Keat
Masagos Zulkifli Bin Masagos Mohamad
95,202
72.06 / 100
72 / 100
  National Solidarity Party Choong Hon Heng
Fong Chin Leong
Lim Tean
Nor Lella
Teo Kway Huang Sebastian
36,920
27.94 / 100
28 / 100
Tanjong Pagar GRC 5 130,752   Singaporeans First Ang Yong Guan
Chirag Praful Desai
Chiu Weng Hoe Melvyn
Mohamad Fahmi Bin Ahmad Rais
Tan Jee Say
25,953
22.29 / 100
22 / 100
  People's Action Party Chan Chun Sing
Chia Shi-Lu
Indranee Thurai Rajah
Joan Pereira
Melvin Yong Yik Chye
90,448
77.71 / 100
78 / 100
Ang Mo Kio GRC 6 187,771   People's Action Party Ang Hin Kee
Darryl David Wilson
Gan Thiam Poh
Intan Azura Mokhtar
Koh Poh Koon
Lee Hsien Loong
135,115
78.63 / 100
78 / 100
  Reform Party Gilbert Goh
Jesse Loo Hoe Bock
Roy Ngerng Yi Ling
Osman Sulaiman
M Ravi
Siva Chandran
36,711
21.37 / 100
22 / 100
Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC 6 187,396   Singapore Democratic Alliance Abu Mohamed
Harminder Pal Singh S/O Gurcharan Singh
Desmond Lim Bak Chuan
Lim Tung Hee Arthero
Ong Teik Seng
Wong Way Weng
46,508
27.11 / 100
27 / 100
  People's Action Party Janil Puthucheary
Ng Chee Meng
Sun Xueling
Teo Chee Hean
Teo Ser Luck
Zainal Sapari
125,021
72.89 / 100
73 / 100

AnalysisEdit

Top 14 best PAP performers

  • Constituencies with no comparison to 2011 were either due to them being new constituencies or the constituencies experiencing walkovers in the last election.
# Constituency   PAP Opposition
Votes  % Swing Votes  % Swing
1 Jurong GRC 95,080 79.28   12.32   24,848 20.72   12.32
2 Ang Mo Kio GRC 135,115 78.63   9.3   36,711 21.37   9.3
3 West Coast GRC 71,091 78.57   12   19,392 21.43   12
4 Tanjong Pagar GRC 90,448 77.71 Walkover   25,953 22.29 Walkover
5 Radin Mas SMC 20,230 77.25   10.15   3,329 12.71   10.15
  2,629 10.04
6 Chua Chu Kang GRC 84,731 76.89   15.69 25,460 23.11   15.69
7 Pioneer SMC 17,994 76.34   15.61   5,578 23.66   15.61
8 Hong Kah North SMC 19,612 74.76   4.15   6,621 25.24   4.15
9 Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC 86,514 73.59   16.66   31,049 26.41   16.66
10 Yuhua SMC 15,298 73.54   6.68   5,505 26.46   6.68
11 Bukit Batok SMC 18,204 72.99 New   6,585 26.40 New
  150 0.60
12 Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC 125,021 72.89   8.1   46,508 27.11   8.1
13 Sembawang GRC 96,639 72.28   8.38   37,067 27.72   8.38
14 Tampines GRC 95,202 72.06   14.84   36,920 27.94   14.84

Top 15 best opposition performers

  • Constituencies with no comparison to 2011 were either due to them being new constituencies or the constituencies experiencing walkovers in the last election.
# Constituency Opposition   PAP
Votes  % Swing Votes  % Swing
1 Hougang SMC   13,012 57.69   7.11 9,543 42.31   7.11
2 Aljunied GRC   69,929 50.95   3.77 67,317 49.05   3.77
3 Punggol East SMC   15,801 48.24   2.78 16,957 51.76   2.78
4 Fengshan SMC   9,158 42.48 New 12,398 57.52 New
5 East Coast GRC   35,547 39.27   5.9 54,981 60.73   5.9
6 Sengkang West SMC   10,716 37.89   4 17,564 62.11   4
7 Marine Parade GRC   47,629 35.93   7.43 84,939 64.07   7.43
8 MacPherson SMC   8,826 33.60 New 17,227 65.58 New
9 Potong Pasir SMC   5,353 33.59   16.05 10,581 66.41   16.05
10 Holland-Bukit Timah GRC   31,380 33.38   6.54 62,630 66.62   6.54
11 Nee Soon GRC   40,796 33.17   8.43 82,197 66.83   8.43
12 Jalan Besar GRC   30,283 32.27 New 63,561 67.73 New
13 Bukit Panjang SMC   10,143 31.62   2.11 21,935 68.38   2.11
14 Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC   31,157 31.27 New 68,485 68.73 New
15 Mountbatten SMC   5,992 28.16   13.22 15,290 71.84   13.22

Vote Swings

  • Only the following constituencies may be compared with 2011 results as they existed in both elections, although most had changes in their electoral boundaries.
# Constituency   PAP Opposition
Votes  % Swing Votes  % Swing
1 Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC 86,514 73.59   16.66   31,049 26.41   16.66
2 Potong Pasir SMC 10,581 66.41   16.05   5,353 33.59   16.05
3 Chua Chu Kang GRC 84,731 76.89   15.69 25,460 23.11   15.69
4 Pioneer SMC 17,994 76.34   15.61   5,578 23.66   15.61
5 Tampines GRC 95,202 72.06   14.84   36,920 27.94   14.84
6 Mountbatten SMC 15,290 71.84   13.22   5,992 28.16   13.22
7 Jurong GRC 95,080 79.28   12.32   24,848 20.72   12.32
8 West Coast GRC 71,091 78.57   12   19,392 21.43   12
9 Radin Mas SMC 20,230 77.25   10.15   3,329 12.71   10.15
  2,629 10.04
10 Ang Mo Kio GRC 135,115 78.63   9.3   36,711 21.37   9.3
11 Nee Soon GRC 82,197 66.83   8.43   40,796 33.17   8.43
12 Sembawang GRC 96,639 72.28   8.38   37,067 27.72   8.38
13 Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC 125,021 72.89   8.1   46,508 27.11   8.1
14 Marine Parade GRC 84,939 64.07   7.43   47,629 35.93   7.43
15 Hougang SMC 9,543 42.31   7.11   13,012 57.69   7.11
16 Yuhua SMC 15,298 73.54   6.68   5,505 26.46   6.68
17 Holland-Bukit Timah GRC 62,630 66.62   6.54   31,380 33.38   6.54
18 East Coast GRC 54,981 60.73   5.9   35,547 39.27   5.9
19 Hong Kah North SMC 19,612 74.76   4.15   6,621 25.24   4.15
20 Sengkang West SMC 17,564 62.11   4   10,716 37.89   4
21 Aljunied GRC 67,317 49.05   3.77   69,929 50.95   3.77
22 Punggol East SMC 16,957 51.76   2.78   15,801 48.24   2.78
23 Bukit Panjang SMC 21,935 68.38   2.11   10,143 31.62   2.11

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