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2015 Singaporean general election

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All 89 directly elected seats in Parliament (and up to 9 NCMPs)
Registered2,462,926
Turnout93.70% (Increase 0.52pp)
  First party Second party
 
Leader Lee Hsien Loong Low Thia Khiang
Party PAP WP
Last election 60.14%, 81 seats 12.83%, 8 seats
Seats won 83 9
Seat change Increase 2 Increase 1
Popular vote 1,579,183 282,143
Percentage 69.86% 12.48%
Swing Increase 9.72pp Decrease 0.35pp

Results by constituency

Prime Minister before election

Lee Hsien Loong
PAP

Prime Minister after election

Lee Hsien Loong
PAP

General elections were held in Singapore on Friday, 11 September 2015 to elect 89 members of Parliament. The outgoing Parliament had been dissolved and the general election called by President Tony Tan on 25 August, on the advice of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. [1] The elections were for the 13th Parliament since independence in 1965, using the first-past-the-post electoral system.

The elections were the first since independence in which all seats were contested. [2] Most of the seats were contested between two parties, with the only three-cornered fights occurring in three Single Member Constituencies. [3] The elections were also the first after the March 2015 death of Lee Kuan Yew (the nation's first prime minister and an MP until his death) and Singapore's 50th anniversary celebration on 9 August that year. [4] [5]

Of the 89 seats, the People's Action Party (PAP) contested all and won 83, with the other six won by the Workers' Party (WP); the WP successfully retained their wards of Aljunied GRC and Hougang SMC, with Punggol East SMC being the only seat to change hands, as it was recaptured by PAP. [1] Voter turnout was 94%. PAP won its best results since 2001 with 70% of the popular vote, an increase of 10 percentage points from the previous elections in 2011. WP received 40% of the vote in the 28 seats it contested, a drop of 7pp. [6] In the overall popular vote, WP scored 12.48% and the remaining seven parties less than 4% each. [3] Three candidates failed to secure at least 12.5% of votes in their area and thus lost their electoral deposit. [7]

Background

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. [8] As like the previous elections since 1959, voting is compulsory and results are 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 governing People's Action Party (PAP) has secured their 14th consecutive term in office since 1959. This was 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. Some analysts suggested that an early election to garner "sympathy votes" might backfire. [9] [10] It was also the country's first election where there were no walkovers in any of the constituencies, as voting took place in Tanjong Pagar GRC for the first time.

The Returning Officer for this election was the chief executive director of the Energy Market Authority, Ng Wai Choong, taking over from Yam Ah Mee who had served in this role in the previous general election. He was also the first returning officer with a different announcement format on the results, with valid votes and rejected votes revealed as opposed to rejected votes and turnout in the past elections. [11]

Political parties

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 [12]
City Council Elections:
1957-1965 [13]
Singapore Parliament:
1965–Present
Workers' Party WP Low Thia Khiang
1957
7 + 2 NCMPs
Legislative Assembly:
1961-1963 [14]
City Council Elections:
1957-1959 [13]
Singapore Parliament:
1981–1986; 1991–Present
Singapore People's Party SPP Steve Chia
1994
1 NCMP
Singapore Parliament:
1997–2015
Singapore Democratic Party SDP Chee Soon Juan
1980
0
Singapore Parliament:
1984–1997
National Solidarity Party NSP Spencer Ng
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 divisions

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. [1]

2011 2015
Seats
87
89
Electoral divisions
27
29
Group representation constituencies
15
16
Four-Member GRCs 2 6
Five-Member GRCs 11 8
Six-Member GRCs 2 2
Single member constituencies
12
13
Voters
2,347,198
2,458,058
Voters (overseas votes inclusive)
2,350,873
2,462,926
Singapore electoral boundaries, released in July 2015

The electoral boundaries were published on 24 July 2015, with about one-fifth of the existing electorate having redistricted to new constituencies, and the number of seats increased to 89, up from 87 in the last election. [15] [16] Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC's boundaries were changed for the first time ever since the formation in 1997, while Moulmein-Kallang GRC, which was created in the last election to take its place with Jalan Besar GRC, was removed. The election also saw the introduction of Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC due to the population growth in northern Singapore, specifically Woodlands and Yew Tee. Only two GRCs located in the North East CDC ( Aljunied and Tampines) were untouched. The number of GRCs this election was 16, an increase by one from the last election.

In the SMCs, three constituencies ( Bukit Batok, Fengshan and MacPherson) had reappeared from the political map for the first time since their last presence in 1991, 1988 and 2006, respectively. Only two of the SMCs ( Hong Koh North and Sengkang West) had changes in the boundaries, while two former SMCs ( Joo Chiat and Whampoa) were subsumed to their neighbouring GRCs. The number of SMCs this election was 13, an increase by one from the last election.

The changes of the GRCs boundaries (and any SMCs, if applicable), were as follows:

Name of GRC Changes
Ang Mo Kio GRC Absorbed Punggol South division from Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC (renamed to Sengkang South) and Western portions of Fernvale from Sengkang West SMC
Carved out a majority of Kebun Baru division to Nee Soon GRC, while the Southern portion merged with Yio Chu Kang division
Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC Absorbed northern portions of Moulmein division (Balestier, MacRitchie Reservoir and Novena) from Moulmein–Kallang GRC
Divisions for Bishan East, Toa Payoh East and Toa Payoh West were renamed Bishan East-Thomson, Toa Payoh East-Novena and Toa Payoh West-Balestier, respectively
Chua Chu Kang GRC Ward downsized to four members
Carved out eastern portions of Yew Tee division to Marsiling–Yew Tee GRC, while Lim Chu Kang and western portions of Yew Tee was transferred to Nanyang Division
East Coast GRC Ward downsized to four members
Carved out Fengshan division into SMC, and Coney Island to Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC
Holland–Bukit Timah GRC Absorbed a portion of West Coast GRC and parts of Moulmein division (Adam Road) from Moulmein–Kallang GRC
Jalan Besar GRC New Constituency
Formed from Moulmein–Kallang GRC (and a small portion of Moulmein division), Kreta Ayer–Kim Seng division from Tanjong Pagar GRC, and Whampoa SMC
Jurong GRC Absorbed Clementi division from West Coast GRC
Carved out Bukit Batok division into SMC
Marine Parade GRC Absorbed Joo Chiat SMC
Carved out MacPherson division into SMC
Marsiling–Yew Tee GRC New Constituency
Formed with Yew Tee division (and carving out Limbang division) from Chua Chu Kang GRC, and Marsiling and Woodgrove divisions from Sembawang GRC
Nee Soon GRC Absorbed Kebun Baru division from Ang Mo Kio GRC
Carved out Canberra and eastern and northern Yishun portions to Sembawang GRC
Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC Carved out Punggol South division to Ang Mo Kio GRC
Northern portions of Punggol North and Punggol West were carved to form Punggol Coast division
Sembawang GRC Absorbed Canberra division and portions of Chong Pang, Nee Soon East and Nee Soon South divisions from Nee Soon GRC (forming Gambas division)
Carved out Marsiling and Woodgrove divisions to Marsiling–Yew Tee GRC
Tanjong Pagar GRC Absorbed a majority of Moulmein division from Moulmein–Kallang GRC
Carved out Kreta Ayer–Kim Seng division to Jalan Besar GRC
West Coast GRC Ward downsized to four members
Carved out Clementi division (and Faber private estate from Ayer Rajah division) to Jurong GRC

Political developments

Following the preceding election, a presidential election was held three months after the parliamentary election. Former Deputy Prime Minister Tony Tan narrowly won the election by a plurality against three other candidates, including Tan Cheng Bock. Observers seen that the both elections in 2011 was "watershed" due to the divide between the ruling People's Action Party and the oppositions. [17] [18] [19]

In the aftermath of the general election, both Senior Ministers Lee Kuan Yew and Goh Chok Tong stepped down from the cabinet and become backbenchers citing renewal process, with the latter being conferred as "emeritus"; as a result the Senior Minister post would be vacant until 2019. [20] [21] Former Foreign Minister George Yeo and cabinet minister Lim Hwee Hua subsequently retired from politics, [22] [23] and the former also declined to contest in that year's presidential election. [24] [25]

Opposition and extraparliamentary parties

Opposition parties had also seen several renewals, including Singapore Democratic Party where secretary-general Chee Soon Juan was formally discharged from bankruptcy by the court, rendering him eligible again to stand for elections for the first time since 2001. [26] Former SDP member Tan Jee Say and Ang Yong Guan formed its new Singaporeans First party.

National Solidarity Party secretary-general Goh Meng Seng subsequently resigned from the party after the election, [27] [28] and formed its new People's Power Party early in 2015. [29] The application was approved officially in July 2015. [30] NSP had also met with several party changes including the introduction of Lim Tean who would later found People's Voice, while former NSP members such as Hazel Poa, [31] Nicole Seah and Jeanette Chong-Aruldoss joined another party ahead of the election.

Events in Singapore

The parliament had responded to the signals of the electorate and tweaked its policies to cool escalating housing prices, enhance transport services, reward the nation's elderly pioneers and impose a significant cut to the salaries of certain office-holders. 2013 had also met with several incidents, most notably the 2013 Southeast Asian haze, the Population White Paper, [32] the 2013 Little India riots, [33] and controversies surrounding Aljunied-Hougang Town Council. [34]: 22 

Towards the end of the term, founding Prime Minister of Singapore and member-of-parliament for Tanjong Pagar GRC Lee Kuan Yew died of pneumonia on 23 March 2015, about 60 years after serving the constituency. [35]

By-elections in Singapore

A series of two by-elections within eight months were held during the term, marking it the first occurrence of such since 1992, with both involving a member-of-parliament vacating a SMC, both relating to the members having extramarital affairs occurring in 2012. On February 14, Hougang SMC MP Yaw Shin Leong was also expelled from the Workers' Party following the party's CEC decision to expel him on misconduct. Ten months later on December 12, Speaker of the Parliament of Singapore Michael Palmer resigned from all the posts and the party, and the MP for Punggol East SMC.

In both of the ensuing by-elections, the WP candidates, Png Eng Huat and Lee Li Lian, respectively won both the May and January by-elections, the latter also resulted in the first time since the 1981 Anson by-election where PAP lost a seat during the term. In a follow-up statement by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, he respected the results for both by-elections and encouraged alternative voices, as the by-election is meant to find a replacement of a constituency and not government. [36] [37] [38]

Timeline

Date Event
24 July Publication of Electoral Boundaries report [39]
27 July Certification of Registers of Electors
25 August Dissolution of 12th Parliament; Writ of Election issued
28 August Deadline of Submission of Political Donation Certificates
1 September Nomination Day/Live Forum Broadcast
1–9 September Campaigning Period
3 September First Live Political Party Broadcast [40]
10 September Cooling-off Day/Second Live Political Party Broadcast
11 September Polling Day
15 September Overseas Votes Counting
16 September Candidates revealed for Non-Constituency Member of Parliament
1 October 13th Parliament assembled
15 January 2016 Opening of 13th Parliament

Pre-nomination day events

Nomination centres

The Elections Department issued the following information upon the issuance of the writ of election [41]

  • Date: 1 September 2015
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.
  • Returning Officer: Ng Wai Choong
  • Election Deposit: S$14,500 (down from S$16,000 in 2011)
Nomination centre Electoral division(s)
Assumption Pathway School Bukit Panjang SMC
Holland–Bukit Timah GRC
Bendemeer Primary School Jalan Besar GRC
Radin Mas SMC
Tanjong Pagar GRC
Chua Chu Kang Primary School Chua Chu Kang GRC
Hong Kah North SMC
Pioneer SMC
Fengshan Primary School East Coast GRC
Fengshan SMC
Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC
Punggol East SMC
Keming Primary School Bukit Batok SMC
Jurong GRC
West Coast GRC
Yuhua SMC
Kong Hwa School MacPherson SMC
Marine Parade GRC
Mountbatten SMC
Potong Pasir SMC
Poi Ching School Hougang SMC
Tampines GRC
Raffles Institution Aljunied GRC
Ang Mo Kio GRC
Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC
Sengkang West SMC
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 events

Campaigning began from 1 September and ended on 9 September to canvass votes through physical rallies and stream on various media platforms. A live debate was held on 1 September in English and Chinese channel platforms, followed by two party political broadcasts airing on 3 and 10 September. The eve of polling day, known as cooling-off day, prohibits party from campaigning except for party political broadcasts.

Outgoing incumbents and incoming candidates

A total of 72 candidates made their political debut this election, among which the PAP team include a former Second Permanent Secretary, [42] a former MediaCorp television personality, [43] a former police assistant commissioner, [44] a founder of an organisation focusing animal welfare, [45] and a former Chief of Defence Force. [46] [47] 14 MPs from the 12th Parliament stepped down this election, and one MP died during the term in office on 23 March this year, which is former Minister Mentor and first Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew, [48] who served the Tanjong Pagar division for a record 60 years, the longest tenure for any elected MPs. [49]

Results

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 served as the Returning Officer for the election. [11] In an election's first, sample counts were released by the Elections Department to prevent speculation and misinformation from unofficial sources while counting is underway. [50] 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 one electoral division.

The first result was declared at 11.31pm on 11 September 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 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%/6.84°, or a majority of 2,612.

Contrary to expectations of a tougher contest with all constituencies being contested by the opposition parties, PAP won its best ever results since the 2001 general election, achieving a swing of 9.74% to achieve 69.86% of the vote as compared to the previous election in 2011 when it received 60.12%. The PAP unexpectedly reclaimed the constituency of Punggol East after it was lost to WP 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. In terms on swings, Potong Pasir Single Member Constituency has post its widest swing among all other Single Member Constituencies for this election, with 16.05%, while the largest swing for all contested constituencies was Bishan–Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency, with 16.66%. This victory resulted in the end of a 31-year reign of Singapore People's Party as they failed to win at least a seat in Parliament (including NCMPs) for the first time, despite Potong Pasir was SPP's best performing constituency for the election. In terms on winning margins, 15 constituencies had winning percentages passing the National average, with Jurong GRC scored its best performing constituency result at 79.86%.

With six elected seats for WP, three seats for the Non-Constituency Member of Parliament were eligible to complete a minimum of nine opposition members; WP was qualified for all three seats by-virtue of being the top three losing performers for the election (the single member constituencies of Punggol East (later declined) and Fengshan, and one seat (later two) for the East Coast Group Representation Constituency), and thus WP had nine represented seats for the upcoming Parliament. Consequently, this was also the first time since 1986 only one opposition party ( Singapore Democratic Party, at the time) represented the Parliament, and after the 1981's Anson's by-election where WP being the only opposition party to represent the Parliament alone, as none of the other seven opposition parties, including SPP and two independents, won contests.

A poll held by the Institute of Policy Studies among 2,000 voters found that 79 percent believed "The whole election system is fair to all political parties,” up from 61 percent in 2011. [51]

Voter turnout for the election was 93.7%, with 2,307,746 votes cast.

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%)
PartyVotes%Seats+/–
People's Action Party1,579,18369.8683+2
Workers' Party282,14312.4860
Singapore Democratic Party84,9313.7600
National Solidarity Party79,8263.5300
Reform Party59,5172.6300
Singaporeans First50,8672.250New
Singapore People's Party49,1072.1700
Singapore Democratic Alliance46,5502.0600
People's Power Party25,4751.130New
Independents2,7800.120New
Total2,260,379100.0089+2
Valid votes2,260,37997.95
Invalid/blank votes47,3672.05
Total votes2,307,746100.00
Registered voters/turnout2,462,92693.70
Source: Singapore Elections

By constituency

Candidates and results of 2015 Singaporean general election

[52]

Division Seats Voters Party Candidate(s) Votes Votes % Sample counts Swing Margins
Bukit Batok SMC 1 27,077 People's Action Party David Ong 18,234
73.02 / 100
74 / 100
N/A 46.64%
Singapore Democratic Party Sadasivam Veriyah 6,588
26.38 / 100
26 / 100
N/A
Independent (Loses $14,500 deposit) Samir Salim Neji 150
0.60 / 100
0 / 100
N/A
Bukit Panjang SMC 1 34,317 People's Action Party Teo Ho Pin 21,954
68.38 / 100
69 / 100
Increase2.11 36.76%
Singapore Democratic Party Khung Wai Yeen 10,152
31.62 / 100
31 / 100
Decrease2.11
Fengshan SMC 1 23,427 People's Action Party Cheryl Chan 12,417
57.50 / 100
57 / 100
N/A 5.00%
Workers' Party Dennis Tan 9,176
42.50 / 100
43 / 100
N/A
Hong Kah North SMC 1 28,145 People's Action Party Amy Khor 19,628
74.76 / 100
74 / 100
Increase4.15 49.52%
Singapore People's Party Ravi Philemon 6,627
25.24 / 100
26 / 100
Decrease4.15
Hougang SMC 1 24,097 Workers' Party Png Eng Huat 13,027
57.66 / 100
58 / 100
Decrease7.14 15.32%
People's Action Party Lee Hong Chuang 9,565
42.34 / 100
42 / 100
Increase7.14
MacPherson SMC 1 28,511 People's Action Party Tin Pei Ling 17,251
65.60 / 100
63 / 100
N/A 32.01%
Workers' Party Bernard Chen 8,833
33.59 / 100
36 / 100
N/A
National Solidarity Party
(Loses $14,500 deposit)
Cheo Chai Chen 215
0.82 / 100
1 / 100
N/A
Mountbatten SMC 1 24,143 People's Action Party Lim Biow Chuan 15,331
71.86 / 100
72 / 100
Increase13.24 43.72%
Singapore People's Party Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss 6,004
28.14 / 100
28 / 100
Decrease13.24
Pioneer SMC 1 25,458 People's Action Party Cedric Foo 18,017
76.35 / 100
78 / 100
Increase15.62 53.70%
National Solidarity Party Elvin Ong 5,581
23.65 / 100
22 / 100
Decrease15.62
Potong Pasir SMC 1 17,407 People's Action Party Sitoh Yih Pin 10,602
66.39 / 100
68 / 100
Increase16.03 32.78%
Singapore People's Party Lina Chiam 5,368
33.61 / 100
32 / 100
Decrease16.03
Punggol East SMC 1 34,466 People's Action Party Charles Chong 16,977
51.77 / 100
51 / 100
Decrease2.77 3.54%
Workers' Party Lee Li Lian 15,818
48.23 / 100
49 / 100
Increase7.22
Radin Mas SMC 1 28,906 People's Action Party Sam Tan 20,246
77.25 / 100
77 / 100
Increase10.15 64.53%
Reform Party Kumar Appavoo 3,333
12.72 / 100
14 / 100
Decrease20.18
Independent (Loses $14,500 deposit) Han Hui Hui 2,630
10.03 / 100
9 / 100
N/A
Sengkang West SMC 1 30,119 People's Action Party Lam Pin Min 17,586
62.13 / 100
63 / 100
Increase4.02 24.26%
Workers' Party Koh Choong Yong 10,721
37.87 / 100
37 / 100
Decrease4.02
Yuhua SMC 1 22,617 People's Action Party Grace Fu 15,324
73.55 / 100
72 / 100
Increase6.69 47.10%
Singapore Democratic Party Jaslyn Go 5,512
26.45 / 100
28 / 100
Decrease6.69
Chua Chu Kang GRC 4 119,931 People's Action Party Gan Kim Yong
Low Yen Ling
Yee Chia Hsing
Zaqy Mohamad
84,850
76.91 / 100
76 / 100
Increase15.71 53.82%
People's Power Party Goh Meng Seng
Lee Tze Shih
Low Wai Choo
Syafarin Bin Sarif
25,475
23.09 / 100
24 / 100
Decrease15.71
East Coast GRC 4 99,118 People's Action Party Lee Yi Shyan
Lim Swee Say
Mohd Maliki Bin Osman
Jessica Tan
55,093
60.73 / 100
61 / 100
Increase5.90 21.46%
Workers' Party Daniel Goh
Gerald Giam
Leon Perera
Mohamed Fairoz Bin Shariff
35,622
39.27 / 100
39 / 100
Decrease5.90
Holland–Bukit Timah GRC 4 104,491 People's Action Party Vivian Balakrishnan
Christopher de Souza
Liang Eng Hwa
Sim Ann
62,786
66.60 / 100
66 / 100
Increase6.52 33.20%
Singapore Democratic Party Chee Soon Juan
Paul Tambyah
Chong Wai Fung
Sidek Mallek Sidek
31,494
33.40 / 100
34 / 100
Decrease6.52
Jalan Besar GRC 4 102,540 People's Action Party Heng Chee How
Lily Neo
Denise Phua
Yaacob Ibrahim
63,644
67.75 / 100
67 / 100
N/A 35.50%
Workers' Party Frieda Chan
L Somasundaram
Redzwan Hafidz Abdul Razak
Adrian Sim
30,302
32.25 / 100
33 / 100
N/A
Marsiling–Yew Tee GRC 4 107,599 People's Action Party Halimah Yacob
Ong Teng Koon
Alex Yam
Lawrence Wong
68,546
68.73 / 100
69 / 100
N/A 37.46%
Singapore Democratic Party Damanhuri Bin Abas
Bryan Lim
John Tan
Wong Souk Yee
31,185
31.27 / 100
31 / 100
N/A
West Coast GRC 4 99,300 People's Action Party Foo Mee Har
Lim Hng Kiang
S Iswaran
Patrick Tay
71,214
78.57 / 100
78 / 100
Increase12.00 57.14%
Reform Party Kenneth Jeyaretnam
Noraini Yunus
Darren Soh
Andy Zhu
19,426
21.43 / 100
22 / 100
Decrease12.00
Aljunied GRC 5 148,142 Workers' Party Low Thia Khiang
Pritam Singh
Sylvia Lim
Muhamad Faisal bin Abdul Manap
Chen Show Mao
70,050
50.96 / 100
52 / 100
Decrease3.76 1.92%
People's Action Party Yeo Guat Kwang
Victor Lye
Shamsul Kamar bin Mohamed Razali
Chua Eng Leong
Murali Pillai
67,424
49.04 / 100
48 / 100
Increase3.76
Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC 5 129,975 People's Action Party Ng Eng Hen
Josephine Teo
Chee Hong Tat
Chong Kee Hiong
Saktiandi Supaat
86,701
73.59 / 100
74 / 100
Decrease16.66 47.18%
Singapore People's Party Benjamin Pwee
Law Kim Hwee
Bryan Long
Mohamad Abdillah Bin Zamzuri
Mohamad Hamim Bin Aliyas
31,108
26.41 / 100
26 / 100
Increase16.66
Jurong GRC 5 130,498 People's Action Party Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Ang Wei Neng
Desmond Lee
Rahayu Mahzam
Tan Wu Meng
95,228
79.29 / 100
78 / 100
Increase12.33 58.58%
Singaporeans First David Foo
Sukdeu Singh
Ann Tan Peng
Wong Chee Wai
Wong Soon Hong
24,869
20.71 / 100
22 / 100
Decrease12.33
Marine Parade GRC 5 146,244 People's Action Party Goh Chok Tong
Fatimah Binte Abdul Lateef
Seah Kian Peng
Tan Chuan Jin
Edwin Tong
85,138
64.07 / 100
65 / 100
Increase7.43 28.14%
Workers' Party Yee Jenn Jong
He Ting Ru
Firuz Khan
Dylan Ng
Terence Tan
47,753
35.93 / 100
35 / 100
Decrease7.43
Nee Soon GRC 5 132,289 People's Action Party K. Shanmugam
Henry Kwek
Lee Bee Wah
Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim
Louis Ng
82,287
66.83 / 100
67 / 100
Increase8.43 33.76%
Workers' Party Kenneth Foo
Gurmit Singh S/O Sadhu Singh
Luke Koh
Cheryl Loh
Ron Tan
40,841
33.17 / 100
33 / 100
Decrease8.43
Sembawang GRC 5 144,672 People's Action Party Khaw Boon Wan
Lim Wee Kiak
Amrin Amin
Ong Ye Kung
Vikram Nair
96,718
72.28 / 100
72 / 100
Increase8.38 44.56%
National Solidarity Party Abdul Rasheed S/O Y Abdul Kuthus
Kevryn Lim
Spencer Ng
Yadzeth Bin Haris
Eugene Yeo
37,087
27.72 / 100
28 / 100
Decrease8.38
Tampines GRC 5 143,518 People's Action Party Heng Swee Keat
Baey Yam Keng
Cheng Li Hui
Desmond Choo
Masagos Zulkifli
95,305
72.07 / 100
72 / 100
Increase14.85 44.14%
National Solidarity Party Lim Tean
Choong Hon Heng
Fong Chin Leong
Nor Lella
Sebastian Teo
36,943
27.93 / 100
28 / 100
Decrease14.85
Tanjong Pagar GRC 5 130,752 People's Action Party Chan Chun Sing
Chia Shi-Lu
Indranee Thurai Rajah
Joan Pereira
Melvin Yong
90,635
77.71 / 100
78 / 100
N/A 55.42%
Singaporeans First Tan Jee Say
Ang Yong Guan
Chirag Praful Desai
Melvyn Chiu
Mohamad Fahmi Bin Ahmad Rais
25,998
22.29 / 100
22 / 100
N/A
Ang Mo Kio GRC 6 187,771 People's Action Party Lee Hsien Loong
Ang Hin Kee
Darryl David
Gan Thiam Poh
Intan Azura Mokhtar
Koh Poh Koon
135,316
78.64 / 100
78 / 100
Increase9.31 57.28%
Reform Party Gilbert Goh
Jesse Loo
Roy Ngerng
Osman Sulaiman
M Ravi
Siva Chandran
36,758
21.36 / 100
22 / 100
Decrease9.31
Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC 6 187,396 People's Action Party Teo Chee Hean
Janil Puthucheary
Ng Chee Meng
Sun Xueling
Teo Ser Luck
Zainal Sapari
125,166
72.89 / 100
73 / 100
Increase8.10 45.78%
Singapore Democratic Alliance Abu Mohamed
Harminder Pal Singh S/O Gurcharan Singh
Desmond Lim
Arthero Lim
Ong Teik Seng
Wong Way Weng
46,550
27.11 / 100
27 / 100
Decrease8.10

Analysis

Top 14 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 Increase 12.32 24,848 20.72 Decrease 12.32
2 Ang Mo Kio GRC 135,115 78.63 Increase 9.3 36,711 21.37 Decrease 9.3
3 West Coast GRC 71,091 78.57 Increase 12 19,392 21.43 Decrease 12
4 Tanjong Pagar GRC 90,635 77.71 Walkover 25,998 22.29 Walkover
5 Radin Mas SMC 20,230 77.25 Increase 10.15 3,329 12.71 Decrease 10.15
2,629 10.04
6 Chua Chu Kang GRC 84,731 76.89 Increase 15.69 25,460 23.11 Decrease 15.69
7 Pioneer SMC 17,994 76.34 Increase 15.61 5,578 23.66 Decrease 15.61
8 Hong Kah North SMC 19,612 74.76 Increase 4.15 6,621 25.24 Decrease 4.15
9 Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC 86,514 73.59 Increase 16.66 31,049 26.41 Decrease 16.66
10 Yuhua SMC 15,298 73.54 Increase 6.68 5,505 26.46 Decrease 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 Increase 8.1 46,508 27.11 Decrease 8.1
13 Sembawang GRC 96,639 72.28 Increase 8.38 37,067 27.72 Decrease 8.38
14 Tampines GRC 95,202 72.06 Increase 14.84 36,920 27.94 Decrease 14.84

Top 15 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
Party Votes % Swing Votes % Swing
1 Hougang SMC 13,012 57.69 Decrease 7.11 9,543 42.31 Increase 7.11
2 Aljunied GRC 69,929 50.95 Decrease 3.77 67,317 49.05 Increase 3.77
3 Punggol East SMC 15,801 48.24 Increase 2.78 16,957 51.76 Decrease 2.78
4 Fengshan SMC 9,158 42.48 New 12,398 57.52 New
5 East Coast GRC 35,547 39.27 Decrease 5.9 54,981 60.73 Increase 5.9
6 Sengkang West SMC 10,716 37.89 Decrease 4 17,564 62.11 Increase 4
7 Marine Parade GRC 47,629 35.93 Decrease 7.43 84,939 64.07 Increase 7.43
8 MacPherson SMC 8,826 33.60 New 17,227 65.58 New
9 Potong Pasir SMC 5,353 33.59 Decrease 16.05 10,581 66.41 Increase 16.05
10 Holland–Bukit Timah GRC 31,380 33.38 Decrease 6.54 62,630 66.62 Increase 6.54
11 Nee Soon GRC 40,796 33.17 Decrease 8.43 82,197 66.83 Increase 8.43
12 Jalan Besar GRC 30,283 32.27 New 63,561 67.73 New
13 Bukit Panjang SMC 10,143 31.62 Decrease 2.11 21,935 68.38 Increase 2.11
14 Marsiling–Yew Tee GRC 31,157 31.27 New 68,485 68.73 New
15 Mountbatten SMC 5,992 28.16 Decrease 13.22 15,290 71.84 Increase 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 Increase 16.66 31,049 26.41 Decrease 16.66
2 Potong Pasir SMC 10,581 66.41 Increase 16.05 5,353 33.59 Decrease 16.05
3 Chua Chu Kang GRC 84,731 76.89 Increase 15.69 25,460 23.11 Decrease 15.69
4 Pioneer SMC 17,994 76.34 Increase 15.61 5,578 23.66 Decrease 15.61
5 Tampines GRC 95,202 72.06 Increase 14.84 36,920 27.94 Decrease 14.84
6 Mountbatten SMC 15,290 71.84 Increase 13.22 5,992 28.16 Decrease 13.22
7 Jurong GRC 95,080 79.28 Increase 12.32 24,848 20.72 Decrease 12.32
8 West Coast GRC 71,091 78.57 Increase 12.00 19,392 21.43 Decrease 12.00
9 Radin Mas SMC 20,230 77.25 Increase 10.15 3,329 12.71 Decrease 10.15
2,629 10.04
10 Ang Mo Kio GRC 135,115 78.63 Increase 09.30 36,711 21.37 Decrease 09.30
11 Nee Soon GRC 82,197 66.83 Increase 08.43 40,796 33.17 Decrease 08.43
12 Sembawang GRC 96,639 72.28 Increase 08.38 37,067 27.72 Decrease 08.38
13 Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC 125,021 72.89 Increase 08.10 46,508 27.11 Decrease 08.10
14 Marine Parade GRC 84,939 64.07 Increase 07.43 47,629 35.93 Decrease 07.43
15 Hougang SMC 9,543 42.31 Increase 07.11 13,012 57.69 Decrease 07.11
16 Yuhua SMC 15,298 73.54 Increase 06.68 5,505 26.46 Decrease 06.68
17 Holland–Bukit Timah GRC 62,630 66.62 Increase 06.54 31,380 33.38 Decrease 06.54
18 East Coast GRC 54,981 60.73 Increase 05.90 35,547 39.27 Decrease 05.90
19 Hong Kah North SMC 19,612 74.76 Increase 04.15 6,621 25.24 Decrease 04.15
20 Sengkang West SMC 17,564 62.11 Increase 04.00 10,716 37.89 Decrease 04.00
21 Aljunied GRC 67,317 49.05 Increase 03.77 69,929 50.95 Decrease 03.77
22 Punggol East SMC 16,957 51.76 Decrease 02.78 15,801 48.24 Increase 02.78
23 Bukit Panjang SMC 21,935 68.38 Increase 02.11 10,143 31.62 Decrease 02.11

Sample count accuracies

  • Vote counts below are for votes cast in Singapore only and exclude votes cast overseas.
# Constituency PAP Opposition
Votes % Sample Accuracy Votes % Sample Accuracy
1 Tampines GRC 95,202 72.06% 72% Increase 0.06% 36,920 27.94% 28% Decrease 0.06%
2 Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC 125,021 72.89% 73% Decrease 0.11% 46,508 27.11% 27% Increase 0.11%
3 Mountbatten SMC 15,290 71.84% 72% Decrease 0.16% 5,992 28.16% 28% Increase 0.16%
4 Nee Soon GRC 82,197 66.83% 67% Decrease 0.17% 40,796 33.17% 33% Increase 0.17%
5 Radin Mas SMC 20,230 77.25% 77% Increase 0.25% 3,329 12.71% 14% Decrease 1.29%
2,629 10.04% 9% Increase 1.04%
6 East Coast GRC 54,981 60.73% 61% Decrease 0.27% 35,547 39.27% 39% Increase 0.27%
7 Marsiling–Yew Tee GRC 68,485 68.73% 69% Decrease 0.27% 31,157 31.27% 31% Increase 0.27%
8 Sembawang GRC 96,639 72.28% 72% Increase 0.28% 37,067 27.72% 28% Decrease 0.28%
9 Tanjong Pagar GRC 90,635 77.71% 78% Decrease 0.29% 25,998 22.29% 22% Increase 0.29%
10 Hougang SMC 9,543 42.31% 42% Increase 0.31% 13,012 57.69% 58% Decrease 0.31%
11 Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC 86,514 73.59% 74% Decrease 0.41% 31,049 26.41% 26% Increase 0.41%
12 Fengshan SMC 12,398 57.52% 57% Increase 0.42% 9,158 42.48% 42% Decrease 0.42%
13 West Coast GRC 71,091 78.57% 78% Increase 0.57% 19,392 21.43% 22% Decrease 0.57%
14 Bukit Panjang SMC 21,935 68.38% 69% Decrease 0.62% 10,143 31.62% 31% Increase 0.62%
15 Holland–Bukit Timah GRC 62,630 66.62% 66% Increase 0.62% 31,380 33.38% 34% Decrease 0.62%
16 Ang Mo Kio GRC 135,115 78.63% 78% Increase 0.63% 36,711 21.37% 22% Decrease 0.63%
17 Jalan Besar GRC 63,561 67.73% 67% Increase 0.73% 30,283 32.27% 33% Decrease 0.73%
18 Hong Kah North SMC 19,612 74.76% 74% Increase 0.76% 6,621 25.24% 26% Decrease 0.76%
19 Punggol East SMC 16,957 51.76% 51% Increase 0.76% 15,801 48.24% 49% Decrease 0.76%
20 Chua Chu Kang GRC 84,731 76.89% 76% Increase 0.89% 25,460 23.11% 24% Decrease 0.89%
21 Sengkang West SMC 17,564 62.11% 63% Decrease 0.89% 10,716 37.89% 37% Increase 0.89%
22 Marine Parade GRC 84,939 64.07% 65% Decrease 0.93% 47,629 35.93% 35% Increase 0.93%
23 Bukit Batok SMC 18,204 73.00% 74% Decrease 1% 6,585 26.40% 26% Increase 0.4%
150 0.60% 0% Decrease 0.6%
24 Aljunied GRC 67,317 49.05% 48% Increase 1.05% 69,929 50.95% 52% Decrease 1.05%
25 Jurong GRC 95,080 79.28% 78% Increase 1.28% 24,848 20.72% 22% Decrease 1.28%
26 Yuhua SMC 15,298 73.54% 72% Increase 1.54% 5,505 26.46% 28% Decrease 1.54%
27 Potong Pasir SMC 10,581 66.41% 68% Decrease 1.59% 5,353 33.59% 32% Increase 1.59%
28 Pioneer SMC 17,994 76.34% 78% Decrease 1.66% 5,578 23.66% 22% Increase 1.66%
29 MacPherson SMC 17,227 65.58% 63% Increase 2.58% 8,826 33.60% 36% Decrease 2.4%
215 0.82 1% Decrease 0.18%

See also

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