List of by-elections in Singapore

This is a list of parliamentary by-elections in Singapore since 1965, with the names of the incumbent and victor and their respective parties. Where seats changed political party at the election, the result is highlighted: blue for a People's Action Party gain and red for a Workers' Party gain.

There have been a total of 31 by-elections. The first was held in January 1966 and the most recent in May 2016.

By-elections[1]Edit

13th ParliamentEdit

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause
Bukit Batok SMC 7 May 2016 David Ong People's Action Party Murali Pillai People's Action Party Resignation (due to personal indiscretions)

12th ParliamentEdit

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause
Punggol East SMC 26 January 2013 Michael Palmer People's Action Party Lee Li Lian Workers' Party of Singapore Resignation (due to personal indiscretions)
Hougang SMC 27 May 2012 Yaw Shin Leong Workers' Party of Singapore Png Eng Huat Workers' Party of Singapore Resignation (due to personal indiscretions)

8th ParliamentEdit

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause
Marine Parade GRC 19 December 1992 Goh Chok Tong
Lim Chee Onn
Othman Haron Eusofe
Matthias Yao
People's Action Party Goh Chok Tong
Othman Haron Eusofe
Teo Chee Hean
Matthias Yao
People's Action Party Resignation (for renewal of party ranks and to recontest)

5th ParliamentEdit

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause
Anson SMC 31 October 1981 Devan Nair People's Action Party J. B. Jeyaretnam Workers' Party of Singapore Resignation (following election as President of Singapore)

4th ParliamentEdit

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause
Anson SMC 10 February 1979 Perumal Govindaswamy People's Action Party Devan Nair People's Action Party Death
Geylang West SMC 31 January 1979[4th 1] Yong Nyuk Lin People's Action Party Teh Cheang Wan People's Action Party Resignation (for renewal of party ranks)
Mountbatten SMC 10 February 1979 Ng Yeow Chong People's Action Party Eugene Yap Giau Cheng People's Action Party Resignation (for renewal of party ranks)
Nee Soon SMC 31 January 1979[4th 1] Ong Soo Chuan People's Action Party Koh Lip Lin People's Action Party Resignation (for renewal of party ranks)
Potong Pasir SMC 10 February 1979 Baptist Ivan Cuthbert People's Action Party Howe Yoon Chong People's Action Party Resignation (for renewal of party ranks)
Sembawang SMC 10 February 1979 Teong Eng Siong People's Action Party Tony Tan Keng Yam People's Action Party Resignation (for renewal of party ranks)
Telok Blangah SMC 10 February 1979 Shaik Ahmad bin Abdul Haleem People's Action Party Rohan bin Kamis People's Action Party Resignation (for renewal of party ranks)
Bukit Merah SMC 23 July 1977 Lim Guan Hoo People's Action Party Lim Chee Onn People's Action Party Death
Radin Mas SMC 14 May 1977 N. Govindasamy People's Action Party Bernard Chen Tien Lap People's Action Party Death
  1. ^ a b Election uncontested, candidate declared elected on Nomination Day.

2nd ParliamentEdit

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause
Delta SMC 8 April 1970[2nd 1] Chan Choy Siong People's Action Party Yeo Choo Kok People's Action Party Resignation (for renewal of party ranks)
Havelock SMC 8 April 1970[2nd 1] Lim Soo Peng People's Action Party Hon Sui Sen People's Action Party Resignation (for renewal of party ranks)
Kampong Kapor SMC 18 April 1970 Lim Cheng Lock People's Action Party Yeo Toon Chia People's Action Party Resignation (for renewal of party ranks)
Ulu Pandan SMC 18 April 1970 Lee Teck Him People's Action Party Chiang Hai Ding People's Action Party Resignation (for renewal of party ranks)
Whampoa SMC 8 April 1970[2nd 1] Buang bin Omar Junid People's Action Party Augustine Tan Hui Heng People's Action Party Resignation (for renewal of party ranks)
  1. ^ a b c Election uncontested, candidate declared elected on Nomination Day.

1st ParliamentEdit

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause
Bukit Panjang SMC 24 February 1967[1st 1] Ong Lian Teng Barisan Sosialis Selvadurai Pathmanaban People's Action Party Resignation (part of mass resignations by members of Barisan Sosialis)
Havelock SMC 24 February 1967[1st 1] Loh Miaw Gong Barisan Sosialis Lim Soo Peng People's Action Party Resignation (part of mass resignations by members of Barisan Sosialis)
Jalan Kayu SMC 24 February 1967[1st 1] Tan Cheng Tong Barisan Sosialis Teo Hup Teck People's Action Party Resignation (part of mass resignations by members of Barisan Sosialis)
Tampines SMC 24 February 1967[1st 1] Poh Ber Liak Barisan Sosialis Chew Chin Han People's Action Party Resignation (part of mass resignations by members of Barisan Sosialis)
Thomson SMC 7 March 1967 Koo Young Barisan Sosialis Ang Nam Piau People's Action Party Resignation (part of mass resignations by members of Barisan Sosialis)
Bukit Timah SMC 2 November 1966[1st 1] Lee Tee Tong Barisan Sosialis Chor Yeok Eng People's Action Party Resignation (part of mass resignations by members of Barisan Sosialis)
Joo Chiat SMC 2 November 1966[1st 1] Fong Kim Heng People's Action Party Yeoh Ghim Seng People's Action Party Resignation (due to ill health)
Jurong SMC 2 November 1966[1st 1] Chia Thye Poh Barisan Sosialis Ho Kah Leong People's Action Party Resignation (part of mass resignations by members of Barisan Sosialis)
Chua Chu Kang SMC 1 March 1966[1st 1] Chio Cheng Thun Barisan Sosialis Tang See Chim People's Action Party Resignation (part of mass resignations by members of Barisan Sosialis)
Crawford SMC 1 March 1966[1st 1] T. Bani Barisan Sosialis Ramaswamy Sellappa People's Action Party Resignation (part of mass resignations by members of Barisan Sosialis)
Paya Lebar SMC 1 March 1966[1st 1] Kow Kee Seng Barisan Sosialis Tay Boon Too People's Action Party Resignation (part of mass resignations by members of Barisan Sosialis)
Bukit Merah SMC 18 January 1966 Lim Huan Boon Barisan Sosialis Lim Guan Hoo People's Action Party Resignation (part of mass resignations by members of Barisan Sosialis)
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Election uncontested, candidate declared elected on Nomination Day.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ELD | Parliamentary By-election Results". Elections Department Singapore. Retrieved 5 July 2020.

See alsoEdit