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Bishan–Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency

People's Action Party Ng Eng Hen Wong Kan Seng
Bishan–Toa Payoh
Group Representation Constituency
for the Parliament of Singapore
Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC locator map.svg
RegionCentral Region, Singapore
Electorate101,366
Current constituency
Created1997; 23 years ago (1997)
Seats4
PartyPAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party
Member(s)Ng Eng Hen
Chee Hong Tat
Saktiandi Supaat
Chong Kee Hiong
Town CouncilBishan–Toa Payoh
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Bishan–Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency (Chinese: 碧山-大巴窑集选区; Malay: Kawasan Undi Perwakilan Berkumpulan Bishan–Toa Payoh; Tamil: பீஷான்-தோ பாயோ குழுத்தொகுதி) is a four-member Group Representation Constituency (GRC) located in the central region of Singapore. The GRC consists the entire areas of Bishan, Singapore, the majority of Toa Payoh, parts of Thomson, Singapore. The four divisions of the GRC are Bishan East-Sin Ming, Toa Payoh West-Thomson, Toa Payoh East and Toa Payoh Central.

The GRC was formed in 1997 by merging the Bishan East, Bishan North, Serangoon Gardens and Thomson divisions of the Thomson Group Representation Constituency with that of the Kuo Chuan, Boon Teck and Toa Payoh divisions of Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency. The remaining Serangoon Gardens Division was split between three GRCs, namely Aljunied, Ang Mo Kio and Marine Parade.

Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC was first headed by Deputy Prime Minister Wong Kan Seng until his retirement in 2015. It's currently headed by Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen and Senior Minister of State Chee Hong Tat.

History

Both the Thomson and Toa Payoh GRCs were uncontested since the 1991 General Elections, with the Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC enjoying the same situation from 1997 until 2011, with the first contest is with Singapore People's Party led by former opposition leader Chiam See Tong. Its boundaries also remained intact throughout its existence until 2015 when it was expanded in size to include Balestier, MacRitchie Reservoir and Novena. In 2020, Bishan North was carved into Marymount Single Member Constituency and reducing the size to four seats, while Balestier and Novena was subsumed into the neighbouring Jalan Besar GRC and in return, Blocks 210 to 224 from the former opposition constituency of Potong Pasir were absorbed into Toa Payoh East.

The westernmost portion of Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC consists of part of the Central Catchment Nature Reserve which is shared with the Holland–Bukit Timah GRC and Nee Soon GRC.

Members of Parliament

Election Division Incumbent Party
1991 PAP
Formation
1997
  • Bishan East
  • Bishan–Toa Payoh North
  • Thomson
  • Toa Payoh Central
  • Toa Payoh East
PAP
2001 PAP
2006
  • Bishan East
  • Bishan–Toa Payoh North
  • Thomson-Toa Payoh
  • Toa Payoh Central
  • Toa Payoh East
PAP
2011
  • Bishan East
  • Bishan North
  • Thomson-Toa Payoh
  • Toa Payoh Central
  • Toa Payoh East
PAP
2015
  • Bishan East - Thomson
  • Bishan North
  • Toa Payoh West - Balestier
  • Toa Payoh Central
  • Toa Payoh East - Novena
PAP
2020
  • Bishan East - Sin Ming
  • Toa Payoh West - Thomson
  • Toa Payoh Central
  • Toa Payoh East
PAP

Candidates and results

Elections in 2020s

General Election 2020: Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Ng Eng Hen
Chee Hong Tat
Saktiandi Supaat
Chong Kee Hiong
62,853 67.26 Decrease6.33
SPP Steve Chia
Osman Sulaiman
Melvyn Chiu
Williamson Lee
30,594 32.74 Increase6.33
Majority 32,259 34.52
Rejected ballots 2,043 2.14
Turnout 95,490 94.20 Increase1.89
Registered electors 101,366
PAP hold Swing Decrease6.33

Elections in 2010s

General Election 2015: Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Ng Eng Hen
Josephine Teo Li Min
Chee Hong Tat
Saktiandi Supaat
Chong Kee Hiong
86,514 73.59 Increase16.66
SPP Benjamin Pwee
Mohammed Hamim Aliyas
Law Kim Hwee
Bryan Long
Mohamad Abdillah Zamzuri
31,049 26.41 Decrease16.66
Majority 55,465 47.18 Increase33.32
Rejected ballots 2,411 2.01 -
Turnout 119,974 92.31 Increase1.11
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 2011: Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Hri Kumar
Josephine Teo Li Min
Ng Eng Hen
Wong Kan Seng
Zainudin Nordin
62,385 56.93 N/A
SPP Chiam See Tong
Mohamad Hamim Bin Aliyas
Benjamin Pwee
Wilfred Leung
Jimmy Lee
47,205 43.07 N/A
Majority 12,180 13.86 N/A
Turnout 111,677 91.2 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 2000s

General Election 2006: Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Hri Kumar
Josephine Teo Li Min
Ng Eng Hen
Wong Kan Seng
Zainudin Nordin
N/A Walkover
Turnout 115,323 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A
General Election 2001: Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Davinder Singh
Leong Horn Kee
Ng Eng Hen
Wong Kan Seng
Zainudin Nordin
N/A Walkover
Turnout 114,621 N/A
PAP hold Swing N/A

Elections in 1990s

General Election 1997: Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAP Davinder Singh
Ho Tat Kin
Ibrahim Othman
Leong Horn Kee
Wong Kan Seng
N/A Walkover
Turnout 122,256 N/A
PAP win (new seat)

References