Hong Kah Group Representation Constituency

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Electoral division in western Singapore

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Hong Kah Group Representation Constituency

Hong Kah Group Representation Constituency was a five-member Group Representation Constituency located in the western area of Singapore. The constituency covered the areas of Bukit Batok, Choa Chu Kang, Upper Bukit Timah, Jurong West and Lim Chu Kang. Hong Kah GRC was formed in 1988 and eventually dissolved and reformed into Chua Chu Kang GRC in 2011. It had always been held by the People’s Action Party.

It was divided into five sub-areas namely, Bukit Gombak, Hong Kah, Keat Hong, Nanyang and Yew Tee. In 2001, Bukit Gombak SMC was absorbed into the GRC with the town council being Hong Kah Town Council.

It was a huge constituency in terms of land area and covered the entire north-western region of Singapore and its territorial waters in the Straits of Johor.

History[edit]

In 1988, Hong Kah GRC was formed. Hong Kah North compromising of Bukit Gombak and Tengah (previous Hong Kah Village), Hong Kah Central consisting of parts of Hong Kah Village and Jurong East (Neighbourhood 3) and Hong Kah South consisting of Jurong West (Neighbourhood 4 & 5).

In 1991, Hong Kah GRC was reorganized. Hong Kah South consisting of the Jurong West Neighbourhood 4 and 5, Hong Kah East consisting of the Jurong East Neighbourhood 3 and Hong Kah Village, Hong Kah North compromising of Bukit Gombak and Tengah, while Hong Kah West consists of Jurong West Neighbourhood 7 and 8.

In 1997, Hong Kah GRC was later reorganised. Nanyang (Jurong West Neighbourhood 9) was given from Hong Kah West and Jurong SMC and Yew Tee (Choa Chu Kang N5-N7, Lim Chu Kang) was carved from Chua Chu Kang SMC.

In 2001, Hong Kah East division was renamed to Jurong Central under Jurong GRC. In return, Hong Kah West division was merged with Hong Kah North, and Keat Hong was carved from Hong Kah North, Yew Tee and Chua Chu Kang.

In 2006, Yeo Cheow Tong was supposed to retire from politics. He was saved until 2011, and Amy Khor took over the anchor minister from 2006 to 2011.

In the 2011 Singapore general election, Hong Kah GRC was dissolved. It was split into Hong Kah North of the constituency was carved out as a new Single-Member-Constituency while Bukit Gombak, Keat Hong, Nanyang and Yew Tee wards merged with then-Chua Chu Kang SMC to form the new Chua Chu Kang Group Representation Constituency and Gan Kim Yong took over the ministerial position.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Division Incumbent Party
2006
  • Yew Tee
  • Hong Kah North
  • Bukit Gombak
  • Keat Hong
  • Nanyang
PAP
2001
  • Yew Tee
  • Hong Kah North
  • Bukit Gombak
  • Keat Hong
  • Nanyang
1997
  • Yew Tee
  • Hong Kah North
  • Hong Kah East
  • Hong Kah West
  • Nanyang
  • Yeo Cheow Tong
  • John Chen Seow Phun
  • Kenneth Chen
  • Harun bin Abdul Ghani
  • Peter Chen Min Liang
1991
  • Hong Kah South
  • Hong Kah North
  • Hong Kah East
  • Hong Kah West
  • Yeo Cheow Tong
  • John Chen Seow Phun
  • Kenneth Chen
  • Harun bin Abdul Ghani
1988
  • Hong Kah South
  • Hong Kah North
  • Hong Kah Central

Candidates and results[edit]

Elections in 2000s[edit]

General Election 2006: Hong Kah GRC
Party Candidate Votes % .mw-parser-output .tooltip-dotted{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}±%
PAP Alvin Yeo Khirn Hai
Amy Khor
Ang Mong Seng
Yeo Cheow Tong
Zaqy Mohamad
Walkover
Turnout 144,677
PAP hold Swing
General Election 2001: Hong Kah GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Ahmad Khalis
Amy Khor
Ang Mong Seng
John Chen
Yeo Cheow Tong
96,450 79.74 +10.74
SDP Cheo Chai Chen
Bryan Lim Boon Heng
Lim Tung Hee
Sarry bin Hassan
Wong Hong Toy
24,513 20.26 N/A
Turnout 123,749 95.9 -1.0
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Hong Kah GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Harun Abdul Ghani
John Chen
Kenneth Chen
Peter Chen
Yeo Cheow Tong
82,182 69.0 N/A
NSP Patrick Kee
Steve Chia
Tan Chee Kien
Wong Wee Nam
Yadzeth Bin Hairis
36,920 31.0 N/A
Turnout 121,533 96.9
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 1991: Hong Kah GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Yeo Cheow Tong
John Chen
Harun Abdul Ghani
Kenneth Chen
Walkover
Turnout 64,712
PAP hold Swing

Elections in 1980s[edit]

General Election 1988: Hong Kah GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP A Nasser Kamaruddin
Yeo Cheow Tong
John Chen
Walkover
Turnout 67,431
PAP win (new seat)

See also[edit]

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