Jurong Group Representation Constituency

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Not to be confused with the pre-indepence era ward in Jurong
Jurong
Jurong is the largest town in the western part of Singapore, consisting of 11 residential precincts, 14 industrial districts, 1 military zone and 1 Waterfront district. It resembles Woodlands, the largest town in the northern part of Singapore, which is smaller in size, has smaller industrial area...

 and Tuas
Tuas
Tuas is largely an industrial zone located in the western part of Singapore. The Tuas Planning Area is located within the West Region, and is bounded by Tengeh Reservoir to the north, Strait of Johor to the west, Straits of Singapore to the south, and the Pan Island Expressway to the east.It is...

 areas called as Jurong Single Member Constituency
Jurong Single Member Constituency
Jurong Single Member Constituency is a defunct Single Member Constituency in the western area in Singapore mainly in Jurong and Tuas area that existed since 1959 general elections by craving a portion from the then defunct Bukit Timah SMC til prior to 1997 general elections where it was absorbed...

 which was formed prior to 1959 general elections by craving out from a portion of the then defunct Bukit Timah SMC which lasted until prior to 1997 general elections when that ward was absorbed into the then defunct Bukit Timah GRC.


Jurong Group Representation Constituency (Traditional Chinese
Traditional Chinese character
Traditional Chinese characters refers to Chinese characters in any character set which does not contain newly created characters or character substitutions performed after 1946. It most commonly refers to characters in the standardized character sets of Taiwan, of Hong Kong, or in the Kangxi...

: 裕廊集選區;Simplified Chinese
Simplified Chinese character
Simplified Chinese characters are standardized Chinese characters prescribed in the Xiandai Hanyu Tongyong Zibiao for use in Mainland China. Along with traditional Chinese characters, it is one of many standard character sets of the contemporary Chinese written language...

: 裕廊集选区) is a five-member Group Representation Constituency
Group Representation Constituency
A Group Representation Constituency is a type of electoral division or constituency in Singapore, the Members of Parliament of which are voted into Parliament as a group...

 located in the western
West Region, Singapore
The West Region of Singapore is one of the five regions in the city-state. Comprising 25,500 hectares of land area, it is the largest of all regions, it includes twelve urban planning areas and has at least a population of over 1 million. As its name implies, it is the westernmost region of Singapore...

 area of Singapore
Singapore
Singapore , officially the Republic of Singapore, is a Southeast Asian city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, north of the equator. An island country made up of 63 islands, it is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the...

. The GRC consists a large section of Jurong
Jurong
Jurong is the largest town in the western part of Singapore, consisting of 11 residential precincts, 14 industrial districts, 1 military zone and 1 Waterfront district. It resembles Woodlands, the largest town in the northern part of Singapore, which is smaller in size, has smaller industrial area...

, sections of Bukit Batok and Upper Bukit Timah. Most parts of Jurong West
Jurong West
Jurong West is a neighbourhood in Singapore, bounded by the Pan Island Expressway, the eastern edge of Jurong Camp, Boon Lay Way, Corporation Road, Fourth Chin Bee Road, International Road, Corporation Road, Ayer Rajah Expressway, Yuan Ching Road, Boon Lay Way, and along a Canal leading into Jurong...

 and the entire industrial estate is not located in the GRC, but in West Coast Group Representation Constituency
West Coast Group Representation Constituency
West Coast Group Representation Constituency is a five-member Group Representation Constituency located in the western area of Singapore. The GRC is divided into five divisions and is a constituency held by the People's Action Party. The five divisions are Ayer Rajah, West Coast, Boon Lay,...

. The subdivisions of the GRC are Bukit Batok, Bukit Batok East, Jurong Central, Taman Jurong
Taman Jurong
Taman Jurong is a residential precinct in Jurong, Singapore. It is one of the oldest residential precincts in Singapore and a division of Jurong GRC, with the area's HDB flats under the management of Jurong Town Council and Tharman Shanmugaratnam as the area's MP.-Neighbouring Areas:-Residential...

 and Jurong Spring. Yuhua
Yuhua
Yuhhua may refer to:*Yuhua District, Changsha, in Hunan, China*Yuhua District, Shijiazhuang, in Hebei, China*Yuhua Single Member Constituency, in Singapore...

 division has been crafted out as a Single Member Constituency for the 2011 general election . The constituency was contested in the 2001 general election
Singapore general election, 2001
The Singapore parliamentary general elections of 2001 were held on 3 November. The People's Action Party, the incumbent ruling party, won 82 out of 84 seats in the election, including 55 walkovers...

 with the People's Action Party
People's Action Party
The People's Action Party is the leading political party in Singapore. It has been the city-state's ruling political party since 1959....

 against the Singapore Democratic Party
Singapore Democratic Party
The Singapore Democratic Party is an opposition political party in Singapore.The party was founded in 1980 by Chiam See Tong, who as Secretary-General became the party's first Member of Parliament in 1984 when he was elected as MP for Potong Pasir...

. The seat has always been held by the People's Action Party
People's Action Party
The People's Action Party is the leading political party in Singapore. It has been the city-state's ruling political party since 1959....

 since its creation in 2001.

Jurong GRC was a hotly contested seat in the 2001 general election with SDP's secretary general Chee Soon Juan
Chee Soon Juan
Chee Soon Juan, PhD is a politician and political activist from Singapore. He is currently the leader of the opposition Singapore Democratic Party ....

 leading the opposition team.

Deputy Prime Minister
Deputy Prime Minister
A deputy prime minister or vice prime minister is, in some counties, a government minister who can take the position of acting prime minister when the prime minister is temporarily absent. The position is often likened to that of a vice president, but is significantly different, though both...

 and Finance Minister
Minister for Finance (Singapore)
The Minister for Finance is an appointment in the Cabinet of Singapore and heads the Ministry of Finance. Tharman Shanmugaratnam, who was Second Minister for Finance, took over the ministership on 2007-12-01 when Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong relinquished the Finance post ....

 and Minister for Manpower
Minister for Manpower
The Ministry is headed by the Manpower Minister who must be a member of Parliament of Pakistan.- Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment :Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment - Implementation Tribunal for Newspaper Employee :...

 Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Tharman Shanmugaratnam is a politician from Singapore. A member of the governing People's Action Party , he is currently the country's Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Finance and Minister for Manpower. He previously served as the Minister for Education from 2003 to 2008...

 currently leads Jurong GRC.

Members of Parliament

Election Yuhua Bukit Batok Jurong Central Bukit Batok East Taman Jurong
Taman Jurong
Taman Jurong is a residential precinct in Jurong, Singapore. It is one of the oldest residential precincts in Singapore and a division of Jurong GRC, with the area's HDB flats under the management of Jurong Town Council and Tharman Shanmugaratnam as the area's MP.-Neighbouring Areas:-Residential...

Jurong Spring
1997 Bukit Timah GRC Hong Kah GRC
as 'Hong Kah East' and 'Hong Kah South' wards
Carved from Bukit Batok and parts Bukit Gombak  Bukit Timah GRC
as Jurong
Jurong
Jurong is the largest town in the western part of Singapore, consisting of 11 residential precincts, 14 industrial districts, 1 military zone and 1 Waterfront district. It resembles Woodlands, the largest town in the northern part of Singapore, which is smaller in size, has smaller industrial area...

Hong Kah GRC
as 'Hong Kah East' and 'Hong Kah South' wards
Formation
2001 Yu-Foo Yee Shoon
Foo Yee Shoon
Yu-Foo Yee Shoon is the former Singapore Minister of State for Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, a post she has held since August 2004...

Ong Chit Chung Lim Boon Heng
Lim Boon Heng
Lim Boon Heng is a politician from Singapore. He is currently the Chairman of Singapore's governing People's Action Party . He is also the Deputy Chairman of the People's Association, and was formerly the Secretary-General of the National Trades Union Congress...

Halimah Bte Yacob
Halimah Yacob
Halimah binte Yacob is the Minister of State for the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports. She was the Deputy Secretary General & Director of NTUC and was responsible for Legal Services, Women and Industrial Relations in the Public Sector...

Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Tharman Shanmugaratnam is a politician from Singapore. A member of the governing People's Action Party , he is currently the country's Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Finance and Minister for Manpower. He previously served as the Minister for Education from 2003 to 2008...

2006 Grace Fu Hai Yien
2011 Yuhua SMC David Ong Desmond Lee
Desmond Lee
Sir Henry Desmond Pritchard Lee , known as Desmond Lee, was an English classical scholar specializing in ancient philosophy who became a Fellow and tutor of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, a lecturer in the University, and head master successively of Clifton College and Winchester College,...

Ang Wei Neng


Dr Ong Chit Chung died on July 14, 2008 during his term as Member of Parliament. The cause of his death is still unconfirmed / not released to the media.

Elections on 2010s


Elections in 2000s



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