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Jurong Group Representation Constituency

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jurong
Group Representation Constituency
for the Parliament of Singapore
Jurong Group Representation Constituency
RegionSouthwestern Singapore
Electorate130,498
Current constituency
Created2001
Number of members5
Member(s)Ang Wei Neng
Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Desmond Lee
Rahayu Mahzam
Tan Wu Meng
Town CouncilJurong-Clementi
Not to be confused with the pre-independence era ward in Jurong called, Jurong Single Member Constituency, which lasted between the 1959 general elections and the 1997 general elections.

Jurong Group Representation Constituency (Chinese: 裕廊集选区; Malay: Kawasan Undi Perwakilan Berkumpulan Jurong; Tamil: ஜூரோங் குழுத்தொகுதி) is a five-member Group Representation Constituency located in the western area of Singapore. The GRC consists of a large section of Jurong, sections of Bukit Batok and areas near Upper Bukit Timah Road. The subdivisions of the GRC are Bukit Batok East, Jurong Central, Taman Jurong and parts of Hong Kah.

In the 2011 general elections, the Jurong Central and Hong Kah division's population carved to form the new Jurong Spring division, while Yuhua became a SMC in return. In 2015, Bukit Batok was carved as a SMC while Clementi, a division under the West Coast GRC, was absorbed to the ward to maintain its five seats.

The constituency was first contested in the 2001 general election with the People's Action Party against the Singapore Democratic Party. The ward won a walkover in 2006 before facing another contest with the National Solidarity Party (2011) and Singaporeans First (2015); however, this GRC has always been held by the People's Action Party since its creation in 2001.

The ward was first led by the Minister Lim Boon Heng until his retirement from politics in 2011. After his retirement, both new MPs Desmond Lee (now the Minister for Social and Family Development) and Ang Wei Neng (the Chairman of the Town Council as of 2016) has assumed leadership for Jurong GRC. Along with Lee, Jurong GRC is also headed by Senior Minister and Co-ordinating Minister for Social Policies (previously titled Economic and Social Policies) Tharman Shanmugaratnam.

In February 2016, about 600 Jurong GRC residents in the Community Heath Assist Scheme (CHAS) participated in the Project Big Heart carnival, a joint project with Fullerton Health Group. Medication was prescribed to patients at no cost.[1]

Members of Parliament

Election Yuhua Bukit Batok Jurong Central Bukit Batok East Taman Jurong Jurong Spring Clementi
1997 Bukit Timah GRC Hong Kah GRC
as Hong Kah East
Carved from Bukit Batok, Bukit Gombak and Bukit Timah Bukit Timah GRC
as Jurong
Hong Kah GRC
as Hong Kah South
West Coast GRC
Formation
2001 Yu-Foo Yee Shoon Ong Chit Chung
(2001-2008)1
Lim Boon Heng Halimah Bte Yacob Tharman Shanmugaratnam Carved from Jurong Central and Boon Lay
2006 Grace Fu Hai Yien
2011 SMC David Ong Kim Huat Ang Wei Neng Desmond Lee
2015 SMC Rahayu Binte Mahzam Tan Wu Meng

^ Ong died on 14 July 2008 due to a heart failure. Following his death, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced that there would be no by-elections to fill the position since it was a GRC. His seat (Bukit Batok) was temporary replaced by Halimah Yacob from the nearby Bukit Batok East ward until the next election in 2011, where he was succeeded by David Ong.

Areas of responsibility

  • Bukit Batok East - Bukit Batok (Blks 231-291), Beauty World, International Business Park, Palm Valley, Hoover Park , Toh Guan Estate (Blks 201-208 and 265A-288E) and IMM, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.
  • Clementi - Clementi (Blks 321-381 and 4xx), Clementi Mall/MRT/Bus Interchange and Faber Heights
  • Jurong Central - Jurong East (Parts of Blks 3xx and North of Jurong East Ave 1), Jurong West (parts of Blks 4xx)
  • Jurong Spring - Jurong West (parts of Blks 4xx and 5xx)
  • Taman Jurong - Taman Jurong Estate (Blks 1xx and 3xx), Yuan Ching Road, Jurong Lake, Chinese and Japanese Gardens and Science Centre

Candidates and results

Elections in 2010s

General Election 2015: Jurong GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Ang Wei Neng 
Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Desmond Lee
Rahayu Mahzam 
Tan Wu Meng
95,080 79.28 +12.32
SingFirst Foo Ming Jin David
Sukdeu Singh
Tan Peng Ann
Wong Chee Wai
Wong Soon Hong
24,848 20.72 N/A
Majority 61,666 55.37 N/A
Rejected ballots 2,432
Turnout 122,360
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 2011: Jurong GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Ang Wei Neng
Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Halimah Yacob
Desmond Lee
David Ong
76,595 66.96 N/A
NSP Abdul Rasheed
Cristopher Neo
Elvin Ong
Ong Hock Siong
Noraini Yunus
37,786 33.07 N/A
Turnout 117,087 93.5 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 2000s

General Election 2006: Jurong GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Lim Boon Heng
Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Ong Chit Chung 
Halimah Yacob
Grace Fu
Walkover
Turnout 116,573 N/A
PAP hold Swing
General Election 2001: Jurong GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Lim Boon Heng
Yu-Foo Yee Shoon
Ong Chit Chung
Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Halimah Yacob
84,472 79.75% N/A
SDP Chee Soon Juan
Chee Siok Chin
Gandhi s/o Karuppiah Ambalam
Mohamed Isa Bin Abdul Aziz
Yeo Boon Keng Vincent
21,511 20.25% N/A
Turnout 115,113 94.8 N/A
PAP win (new seat)

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ Quay, Olivia (28 February 2016). "More needy residents in Jurong to receive free medical consultations - Channel NewsAsia". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
This page was last edited on 2 July 2019, at 00:56
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