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The 2015 Singaporean general elections were held on 11 September to form Singapore's Parliament.[1] The previous Parliament was dissolved on 25 August 2015 by President Tony Tan on the advice of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and candidates were nominated on 1 September that year.[2]

The election was the first since Singapore's independence which saw all seats contested.[3] Most of the seats were contested between two parties, with the only three-cornered fights occurring in three Single Member Constituencies.[4] Using first-past-the-post voting, the election was also the first after the March 2015 death of Lee Kuan Yew (the nation's first Prime Minister and an MP until his passing) and Singapore's 50th anniversary celebration on 9 August that year.[5][6]

Out of 89 seats, the People's Action Party (PAP) contested all and won 83, with the other 6 seats won by The Workers' Party of Singapore (WP); the single seat from Punggol East Single Member Constituency was the only seat to change hands, recaptured by PAP.[1] Voter turnout was 93.56%, discounting overseas votes.[3] PAP won its best results since 2001 with 69.86% of the popular vote, an increase of 9.72% from the previous election in 2011. WP scored 39.75% of votes in the 28 seats it contested, a drop of 6.83%.[7] In the overall popular vote, WP scored 12.48% and the remaining seven parties less than 4% each.[4] Three candidates failed to secure 12.5% of votes in their area and thus lost their electoral deposit.[8]

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.[9] 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 General Election was the 17th General Election in Singapore and is the 12th since independence in 1965. The election coincides with the golden jubilee of the Republic of Singapore's founding.

The governing People's Action Party (PAP) have secured their 14th consecutive term in office since 1959. This will be 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. Analysts such as Kit Wei Zheng at Citigroup suggested in a report that an early election was indeed possible to garner "sympathy votes", it might well backfire.[10] It is also the country's first election where there are no walkovers in any of the constituencies, as voting will take place in Tanjong Pagar GRC for the first time.

Political parties[]

Main article: List of political parties in Singapore

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
Template:SG/PAP PAP Lee Hsien Loong
1954
79
Legislative Assembly:
1955-1965[11]
City Council Elections:
1957-1965[12]
Singapore Parliament:
1965–Present
Template:SG/WP WP Low Thia Khiang
1957
7 + 2 NCMPs
Legislative Assembly:
1961-1963[13]
City Council Elections:
1957-1959[12]
Singapore Parliament:
1981–1986; 1991–Present
Template:SG/SPP SPP Steve Chia
1994
1 NCMP
Singapore Parliament:
1997–2015
Template:SG/SDP SDP Chee Soon Juan
1980
0
Singapore Parliament:
1984–1997
Template:SG/NSP NSP Spencer Ng
1987
0
Singapore Parliament:
2001–2006
Template:SG/SDA SDA Desmond Lim Bak Chuan
2001
0
Singapore Parliament:
2001–2011
Template:SG/RP RP
Reform
Kenneth Jeyaretnam
2008
0
Template:SG/SFP SF
SingFirst
Tan Jee Say
2014
0
Template:SG/PPP PPP Goh Meng Seng
2015
0

Electoral divisions[]

Main article: List of Singaporean 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. The new electoral divisions were published on 24 July 2015, indicating the beginning of an election cycle.[14]

Singapore's largest newspaper, The Straits Times, created an interactive map of the boundary changes. Click here to explore the interactive.[15]

File:Electoral boundaries during the Singapore general elections 2015.svg

Singapore electoral boundaries, released in July 2015

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

Changes in Group Representation Constituencies[]

Name of GRC Changes
Aljunied GRC No Change in Boundaries
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
Tampines GRC No Change in Boundaries
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

Timeline[]

Date Event
24 July Publication of Electoral Boundaries report[16]
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[17]
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[]

Date Party Events
13 July Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announces in Parliament that he had convened the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee two months prior. He had instructed the Committee to create smaller Group Representation Constituencies, and to have at least 12 Single Member Constituencies.[18][19]
24 July The Electoral Boundaries Review Committee publishes report on new electoral boundaries [16][20]
Template:SG/PAP/logo Inderjit Singh, Member of Parliament of Ang Mo Kio GRC, became the first incumbent to announce retirement through Facebook. PAP organising Secretary and Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen commented that Singh would prefer MPs to announce their retirement in a more dignified manner.
26 July Template:SG/WP/logo WP plans to contest 28 seats (increase of five from 2011), slightly under one-third of the 89 parliamentary seats.[21]
27 July The Elections Department announced that revised registers of electors are open for public inspection.[22]
31 July Chief of Singapore Armed Forces Ng Chee Meng became the first high-ranked three-star general to enter politics, upon announcing his retirement from SAF with effect from 18 August;[23] Ng later told the media prior to the Change of Command Parade, mentioned that how he was "indebted to Singapore", was his purpose on joining politics.[24]
2 August Template:SG/NSP/logo NSP announces its intention to field Nicole Seah as a candidate; Seah however confirmed with the media later that day that she would not run in the election nor rejoining NSP.[25]
3 August Opposition parties held their first horse-trading talks at the NSP headquarters.[26] The host party had responded to a request by Reform Party to shift the meeting from its intended date of 31 Jul.
4 August Second Permanent Secretary (Trade & Industry) Chee Hong Tat announced his resignation from civil service.[27]
5 August Template:SG/PAP/logo Tin Pei Ling, Marine Parade GRC MP gave birth to first child. Emeritus Senior Minister and MP of Marine Parade GRC Goh Chok Tong paid a hospital visit and announces that Tin will stand for election in the recently carved MacPherson SMC.[28]
Template:SG/WP/logo Low Thia Khiang, party's Secretary-General and Aljunied GRC MP, announced that he will defend his seat, quashing rumours that he might lead a team to contest other GRCs, but he declined to reveal the full line-up for Aljunied.
6 August Opposition parties, except WP, held second horse-trading talks ahead of GE. Party chairwoman Sylvia Lim later explained to the media that it was not productive for the party to attend further talks.[29] Reform Party secretary-general Kenneth Jeyaretnam walks out of the meeting within 15 minutes.[30]
Tan Lam Siong announced his intention to stand in Potong Pasir SMC, creating a possibility of a three-cornered contest in this GE, and the first possible Independent to stand since the 2001 elections.[31]
7 August Template:SG/PAP/logo Tampines GRC former Cabinet Minister Mah Bow Tan and MP Irene Ng, and Sembawang GRC MP and Education and Manpower Senior Parliamentary Secretary Hawazi Daipi, announced their retirement.
8 August Template:SG/PAP/logo Jurong GRC MP and Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam announced the changes in the west: incumbent Speaker Halimah Yacob would move to the newly-formed Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC, while West Coast GRC MP Arthur Fong would retire.[32]
11 August Template:SG/PAP/logo Transport Minister and Moulmein-Kallang GRC MP Lui Tuck Yew became the first cabinet minister to announce his retirement from politics.[33] Lui cited that it seemed like "obituaries and eulogies without the flowers", while referring to the outpour of support after his announcement.[34]
12 August Template:SG/PAP/logo Organising Secretary and Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen announces that the ruling party will formally unveil its entire slate of candidates before the National Day Rally (which will be held on 23 Aug); the first slate of candidates was for his ward, Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, where he and Senior Minister of State Josephine Teo would remain in the ward; former Deputy Prime Minister Wong Kan Seng, and MPs Hri Kumar Nair and Zainudin Nordin would retire and were respectively replaced by Chong Kee Hiong, Chee Hong Tat and Saktiandi Supaat. Departing from its traditional practice of introducing candidates at its party headquarters, the party held its conference in a local coffee shop instead.[35]
Template:SG/WP/logo Low Thia Khiang announces that WP would unveil its own slate of candidates before Nomination Day, but would not indicate where the candidates would be standing.[36]
13 August Melvin Yong, Director of Singapore Police Force (Public Affairs Department), announced that he would step down from the sector. Reports from Straits Times imply that Yong might stood as a candidate in Tanjong Pagar GRC under the PAP banner.[37]
14 August Template:SG/PAP/logo PAP unveiled candidates for Sembawang GRC: Minister for National Development and party chairman Khaw Boon Wan will lead their team; Amrin Amin and Ong Ye Kung (who previously contested in Aljunied GRC in 2011 election) would join the team; incumbents Vikram Nair and Lim Wee Kiak (from Nee Soon GRC) also remained, while Senior Parliament Secretary Hawazi Daipi and MP Ellen Lee steps down, and Ong Teng Koon was transferred to Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC.
Singapore Police Force announced that election rallies and seventh month festival getai shows must be kept separate, following news that at least two political parties had intended to engage getai performers to perform at election rallies.[38]
15 August Template:SG/PAP/logo PAP unveiled candidates for three electoral divisions:
  • Ang Mo Kio GRC would continue to be helmed by Secretary-General and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, along with incumbents Ang Hin Kee, Intan Azura Mokhtar, and Gan Thiam Poh (a Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC MP). The new faces were Darryl David, and Koh Poh Koon (who previously contested Punggol East SMC in the 2013 by-election). Incumbent Yeo Guat Kwang was announced to be fielded in another constituency, while Inderjit Singh and Seng Han Thong steps down.[39]
  • Hougang SMC: Lee Hong Chuang, was announced as the new candidate to contest the WP-held ward.[40]
  • Sengkang West SMC: Minister of State and Incumbent MP Lam Pin Min, would be defending his seat.[41]
East Coast GRC MP and former cabinet minister Raymond Lim announced his retirement. His ward of Fengshan, was carved as a SMC prior to his announcement.[42]
16 August Template:SG/PAP/logo PAP unveiled candidates for four electoral divisions:
Template:SG/WP/logo WP announced that all of the seven elected MPs from the last General Election (and the two by-elections) would be defending their respective wards:[47]
17 August Template:SG/PAP/logo PAP announced incumbent Potong Pasir SMC MP, Sitoh Yih Pin, to be defending his seat.[48]
18 August Template:SG/DPP/logo Template:SG/WP/logo Template:SG/PPP/logo Template:SG/SDA/logo Template:SG/SPP/logo Template:SG/RP/logo Template:SG/SDP/logo Template:SG/NSP/logo Template:SG/PAP/logo Template:SG/SFP/logo National University of Singapore held a political dialogue, where population issues – including influx of foreign workers – took centrestage. Other issues include the Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council saga and transportation. The party representatives include: Template:SG/DPP/logo Benjamin Pwee, Template:SG/WP/logo Gerald Giam, Template:SG/PPP/logo Goh Meng Seng, Template:SG/SDA/logo Harminder Singh, Template:SG/SPP/logo Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss, Template:SG/RP/logo Kenneth Jeyaretnam, Template:SG/SDP/logo Paul Tambyah, Template:SG/NSP/logo Steve Chia, Template:SG/PAP/logo Sim Ann and Template:SG/SFP/logo Tan Jee Say.[49][50]
Template:SG/PAP/logo PAP launched a mobile app, the first time in the election's history any political party had done so.[51][52]
19 August Template:SG/PAP/logo PAP unveiled candidates for two electoral divisions:
Template:SG/NSP/logo NSP announced their intention to contest MacPherson SMC, creating possibly the second three-cornered fight this GE.[55] Acting Secretary-General Hazel Poa resigns from NSP within hours of the announcement, citing Poa had strongly opposed with Steve Chia's decision to contest MacPherson SMC.[56]
20 August Template:SG/PAP/logo PAP unveiled candidates for two electoral divisions:
  • Jurong GRC: Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, will lead his team which consist of incumbent MPs Ang Wei Neng and Minister of State Desmond Lee, along with new candidates Rahayu Mahzam and Tan Wu Meng. Incumbent MP and Speaker Halimah Yacob was transferred to Marsiling Yew-Tee GRC.[57]
  • Bukit Batok SMC: Incumbent MP David Ong would be defending his seat; earlier from the announcement, Bukit Batok SMC was carved from Jurong GRC.[58]
Elections Department announced changes made to the Ballot paper, which will include candidates' photos, and raising the spending limit from S$3.50 to S$4.[59]
21 August Template:SG/PAP/logo PAP unveiled candidates for four electoral divisions:
Template:SG/SDA/logo Singapore Democratic Alliance was the first party to publish its manifesto, hoping to "build a Singapore for Singaporeans".[64][65] Issues highlighted include: The Population White Paper, Central Provident Fund (CPF) and retirement, as well as, housing, healthcare costs, public transport, employment and education.
22 August Template:SG/PAP/logo PAP unveiled candidates for five electoral divisions:
Template:SG/SPP/logo SPP announced Ravi Philemon as Hong Kah North SMC's candidate.[71]
Template:SG/SDP/logo SDP opened its new office at Ang Mo Kio Street 62 and announces that it is “good and ready to go” for the election.[72]
23 August Template:SG/NSP/logo Steve Chia announced that he would not run in the election, citing that "the trolls have won" and online abuse.[73]
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong held his annual National Day Rally in ITE College Central; during his rally, he told the audience that he would be holding an election soon, and he asked for their mandate and "to take Singapore into our next phase".[74]
24 August Template:SG/NSP/logo The party's Central Executive Council member Mohamed Fazli Talip became the second member within a week to resign from NSP.[75]
25 August At about 3pm, President of Singapore Tony Tan, under the advice of the Prime Minister Lee, dissolves the 12th Parliament. About an hour later, the writ of election was issued, adjourning the dates of Nomination and Polling to be held on 1 and 11 September, respectively.[76][77]
Ng Wai Choong, Energy Market Authority's Chief Executive, would be appointed as Returning Officer.[78]
Elections Department published a 67-page Parliamentary Election Candidates 2015 handbook, advising candidates against "negative campaigning practices". Candidates or polling agents can observe the process to transport sealed ballot boxes from the polling stations to counting centres. In addition, drones are not allowed at rallies.[79][80]
Template:SG/SDP/logo SDP unveiled their first two candidates via live-streaming on YouTube: Chong Wai Fung and Khung Wai Yeen.[81]
26 August Template:SG/PAP/logo PAP unveiled candidates for two electoral divisions:
Template:SG/WP/logo WP unveiled its campaign theme, "Empower your future". Secretary-General Low Thia Khiang quoted as saying, "What we need to succeed in future may not be the same as what we depended on in the past".
WP unveiled four more candidates: Daniel Goh Pei Siong, Redzwan Hafidz Abdul Razak, Dylan Ng Foo Eng and previously-contested candidate Koh Choong Yong.[84][85]
Template:SG/SDP/logo SDP unveiled two more candidates: Jaslyn Go and Paul Tambyah.[86]
Template:SG/RP/logo RP indicated their intention to contest Pioneer SMC should NSP withdrew from contesting, in a response following Steve Chia's withdrawal.[87]
Template:SG/SF/logo Template:SG/SDA/logo Template:SG/RP/logo Template:SG/DPP/logo Template:SG/PPP/logo Five opposition parties launched the Vote for Change campaign, as a sign of unity among alternative parties and urge supporters to purchase a badge with the VFC acronym; Organisers told to the media that WP and SPP declined their invitation.[88]
27 August Template:SG/PAP/logo PAP unveiled candidates for three electoral divisions:
  • East Coast GRC: All four incumbents of the ward would be defending their seats, which consist of Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry and National Development Lee Yi Shyan, Mayor and Minister of State for National Development and Defence, Mohamad Maliki Osman, and Jessica Tan.[89]
  • Fengshan SMC: Cheryl Chan, was announced as the new candidate to contest the ward.[90]
  • Punggol East SMC: Deputy Speaker and Joo Chiat SMC MP, Charles Chong, was announced as the candidate, marking the first time an incumbent MP contested in an opposition-held ward.[91]

84 candidates have been unveiled by the ruling party at this point, with the exception of opposition-held Aljunied GRC.

Template:SG/RP/logo RP unveils its first group of candidates:
  • Radin Mas SMC: Previously contested candidate Kumar Appavoo would be the candidate for the ward.[92]
  • West Coast GRC: Their team consist of Secretary-General Kenneth Jeyaretnam, party chairman Andy Zhu, Darren Soh and Noraini Yunus.
Template:SG/SDP/logo SDP unveiled two more candidates: John Tan and Sidek Mallek.[93]
28 August Template:SG/WP/logo WP candidate Daniel Goh lodged a police report after reported that Goh categorically refute baseless allegations' of an extra-marital affair in a letter addressed to the party and the media.[94][95]
WP unveiled four more candidates: Ron Tan, He Ting Ru, Adrian Sim, and previously contested candidate L Somasundaram.[96]
Template:SG/PAP/logo PAP unveiled their final five candidates who would contest the opposition-held Aljunied GRC: Ang Mo Kio GRC MP Yeo Guat Kwang would lead along new candidates Chua Eng Leong, Victor Lye, K Muralidharan Pillai, and Shamsul Kamar. Serangoon representative Chan Hui Yuh chose not to run the elections and backed the PAP team.[97]
Template:SG/RP/logo RP unveiled their team for Ang Mo Kio GRC: M Ravi, Roy Ngerng, Gilbert Goh, Osman Sulaiman, Jesse Loo and Siva Chandran.[98]
Template:SG/SDP/logo SDP unveiled two more candidates: Damanhuri Abas and previously contested candidate Bryan Lim, who contested Hong Kah GRC in 2001.[99]
Template:SG/SFP/logo SingFirst unveiled their first five of ten candidates: Secretary-General Tan Jee Say, Fahmi Rais, Gregory Wong Chee Wai, Chirag Desai, and Melvyn Chiu Weng Hoe.[100]
At 5pm, at the time of the closing of applications of Political Donation Certificate (mandatory item for all candidates), Elections Department revealed that 220 applications were received, on par with the 220 it received from the 2011 elections.[101][102]
29 August Template:SG/PAP/logo PAP launches its 88-page manifesto themed, "With you. For you. For Singapore".[103]
Template:SG/WP/logo WP launches its 46-page manifesto themed, "Empower your future"; WP also released their mobile app.[104][105]
Template:SG/SFP/logo SingFirst introduces the other five candidates: Party chairman Ang Yong Guan, Tan Peng Ann, David Foo Ming Jin, Sukdeu Singh, and Wong Soon Hong.[106]
Template:SG/SDP/logo SDP unveiled their final three candidates: Wong Souk Yee, and previously contested candidates Sadasivam Veriyah and the party's secretary-general Chee Soon Juan, the latter returning to the political arena after a 14-year hiatus.[107]
Template:SG/SPP/logo Template:SG/DPP/logo DPP's Secteraty-general Benjamin Pwee and chairman Hamin Aliyas resign to return to SPP, backing their team to contest Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC with SPP candidates.[108]
30 August Template:SG/WP/logo WP unveiled four more candidates: Kenneth Foo Seck Guan, Dennis Tan Lip Fong, Gurmit Singh, and Mohamed Fairoz Shariff.[109]
Template:SG/SPP/logo SPP's Secretary-General Chiam See Tong, announced that he will not run in the elections, ending a 39-year political career since his first contest in the 1976 elections. SPP also unveiled three candidates for the Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC team: Bryan Long, Law Kim Hwee, and Abdillah Zamzuri.[110]
31 August Template:SG/NSP/logo Lim Tean was appointed as the new Acting Secretary-General.[111]
Template:SG/WP/logo WP unveiled its final three candidates: Leon Perera, Bernard Chen Jia Xi and previously contested candidate Frieda Chan.
Template:SG/SDA/logo SDA unveiled their Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC team, which consist of secretary-general Desmond Lim, Harminder Pal Singh, Ong Teik Seng, Wong Way Weng, Abu Mohamed and Arthero Lim.

Nomination centres[]

The Elections Department issued the following information upon the issuance of the writ of election[112]

  • Date: 1 September 2015
  • Time: 11:00 p.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
File:Map of contested electoral divisions in the Singaporean general election 2015.svg

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[]

Date Party Events
1 September At 7am, Tam Lam Siong pulls out of three-cornered fight at Potong Pasir SMC.[113][114]
At 9am, nine nomination centres open to parties and public. The nominations were open for an hour later at 11am.
At 12.45pm, Singapore Police Force published a list of rally sites.[115]
At the close of nominations at 1pm, Elections Department confirmed a combined 179 candidates (representing in nine parties) and two independents would be contesting all of the 29 constituencies and 89 parliamentary seats, marking the first time in post-independence Singapore (and since the 1963 elections) with an all-contest and no uncontested walkovers.
Template:SG/PAP/logo At 5pm, PAP's secretary-general Lee Hsien Loong held their media conference at its headquarters.
Template:SG/PAP/logoTemplate:SG/WP/logoTemplate:SG/NSP/logoTemplate:SG/SDP/logoTemplate:SG/RP/logoTemplate:SG/SF/logo MediaCorp hosted two 'live' forums featuring the six parties with the largest slates of candidates, with PAP (89), WP (28), NSP (12), SDP (11), RP (11) and SF (10):[116][117]
Time Language Moderator PAP WP NSP SDP RP SF
7pm Chinese Chun Geuk Lay Chan Chun Sing Sim Ann Koh Choong Yong Sebastian Teo Bryan Lim Darren Soh Ang Yong Guan
8pm English Steve Chia Lawrence Wong Denise Phua Leon Perea Lim Tean Chee Soon Juan Kenneth Jeyaretnam Tan Jee Say
2 September Media Development Authority announced the details of Party Political Broadcasts on free-to-air radio and television. Parties fielding at least six candidates are eligible for air time. The broadcasts was scheduled to broadcast on 3 and 10 Sep.[17]
Elections Department announced the debut of sample counts: a sample of 100 polling papers from each polling station will be sampled and weighed according to the size of the ballots; the results would be released via website and on broadcast by the assistant returning officer, and counting continues until all of the votes had been tabulated. ELD also highlighted that sample counts help to prevent speculation and misinformation before the official results are announced.[118]
Template:SG/NSP/logo NSP launched its six-page manifesto "Singaporeans Deserve Better", which focused on job protection for locals, over-population, CPF withdrawal limits and widening inequality gap.[119]
3 September Elections Department announced a list of ten overseas polling locations where a significant number of Singaporeans are present: Dubai, London, Tokyo, Beijing, Washington D.C., Hong Kong, Shanghai, San Francisco, New York and Canberra. A total of 4,868 voters were cast overseas.[120][121]
Template:SG/SPP/logo SPP launched its 8-point manifesto, highlighting employment, healthcare, transport, education, housing and CPF issues.[122]
At 8pm, the first round of party political broadcasts was aired on free-to-air television and radio channels (See Political party broadcasts)[17]
7 September Template:SG/RP/logo RP launched its publishes 12-page manifesto titled "A Brighter Future Tomorrow, Today", which highlights include minimum wage, reducing National Service to one year and capping the number of foreign workers.[123]
Singapore Police Force released a list of 18 designated assembly centres, with applications opened for two days to the Political parties.[124]
10 September At 9pm, the Second round of party political broadcasts was aired on free-to-air television and radio channels (See Political party broadcasts)[17]

Political party broadcasts[]

Since the 1980 General Election, political parties fielding at least six candidates under a recognised party symbol are eligible for air-time. Time allocation is based on the number of candidates fielded.

Party Time allocated (minutes)
Template:SG/SDA/logo SDA 2.5
Template:SG/SPP/logo SPP 3
Template:SG/SFP/logo SingFirst
Template:SG/RP/logo RP
Template:SG/SDP/logo SDP
Template:SG/NSP/logo NSP 3.5
Template:SG/WP/logo WP 5.5
Template:SG/PAP/logo PAP 13

Broadcast 1–3 September 2015[]

Party English
Channel 5, Channel NewsAsia,
938LIVE & Power 98FM
Mandarin
Channel 8, Channel U,
Capital 95.8FM, 88.3 Jia FM & UFM 100.3
Malay
Suria & Warna 94.2FM
Tamil
Vasantham & Oli 96.8FM
Template:SG/SDA/logo SDA
Harminder Pal Singh [125]
Arthero Lim
Abu Mohamed
Template:N/A
Template:SG/SPP/logo SPP
Lina Chiam [126]
Template:N/A
Mohamad Abdillah Zamzuri
Ravi Philemon
Template:SG/SFP/logo SingFirst
Tan Jee Say[127]
Ang Yong Guan
Fahmi Ahmad Rais
Template:N/A
Template:SG/RP/logo RP
Kenneth Jeyaretnam[128]
Darren Soh
Noraini Yunos
M Ravi
Template:SG/SDP/logo SDP
Chee Soon Juan[129]
Jaslyn Go
Mohamad Sidek Mallek
Sadasivam Veriyah
Template:SG/NSP/logo NSP
Lim Tean[130]
Sebastian Teo
Nor Lella Mardiiah Mohamed
Template:N/A
Template:SG/WP/logo WP
Daniel Goh[131]
Lee Li Lian
Mohamed Fairoz Shariff
L. Somasundram
Template:SG/PAP/logo PAP
Lee Hsien Loong [132]
Lim Swee Say
Yaacob Ibrahim
S. Iswaran

Broadcast 2–10 September 2015[]

Party English
Channel 5, Channel NewsAsia,
938LIVE & Power 98FM
Mandarin
Channel 8, Channel U,
Capital 95.8FM, 88.3 Jia FM & UFM 100.3
Malay
Suria & Warna 94.2FM
Tamil
Vasantham & Oli 96.8FM
Template:SG/SDA/logo SDA
Harminder Singh
Arthero Lim
Abu Mohamed
Template:N/A
Template:SG/SFP/logo SingFirst
Tan Jee Say
Ang Yong Guan
Mohamad Fahmi Rais
Template:N/A
Template:SG/SPP/logo SPP colspan=4 Template:N/A
Template:SG/RP/logo RP
Roy Ngerng
Darren Soh
Osman Sulaiman
Siva Chandran
Template:SG/SDP/logo SDP
Paul Tambyah
Khung Wai Yeen
Damanhuri Abas
Sadasivam Veriyah
Template:SG/NSP/logo NSP
Lim Tean
Sebastian Teo
Nor Lella Mardiiah Mohamed
Template:N/A
Template:SG/WP/logo WP
Sylvia Lim
Low Thia Khiang
Muhamad Faisal Manap
L Somasundram
Template:SG/PAP/logo PAP
Lee Hsien Loong
Lim Swee Say
Yaacob Ibrahim
S Iswaran

Election rallies[]

The Singapore Police Force published a list of sites (The Speakers' Corner at Hong Lim Park would not serve as an "unrestricted area") available for electoral meetings on the nomination day on 1 September, and rallies could be held during the campaigning period (2 to 9 September) between 7am to 10pm.[115]

Unless otherwise stated, all rallies below are held between 7pm to 10pm; an Template:Orange (color) next to the rally indicate lunchtime rallies that were held between 12pm to 2pm.

Party 2 September 3 September 4 September 5 September 6 September 7 September 8 September 9 September[133]
Template:SG/PAP/logo PAP
Delta Hockey Pitch
(Radin Mas SMC)
Bedok Stadium
(East Coast GRC)
&
Blk 274C Compassvale Bow
(Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC)
Bedok North Avenue 4
(Fengshan SMC)
&
Defu Avenue 1/ Defu Lane 10
(Aljunied GRC)
Blk 136 Petir Road
(Bukit Panjang SMC)
&
Choa Chu Kang Secondary School
(Choa Chu Kang GRC)
Template:N/A
Jurong East Stadium
(Yuhua SMC)
,
Commonwealth Avenue
(Holland-Bukit Timah GRC)
&
Blk 540 Woodlands Drive 16
(Sembawang GRC)
UOB Plaza Promenade
(12pm to 2pm)Template:Orange (color)
Former Hong Kah Primary School
(Hong Kah North SMC)
Pasir Ris Park
(Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC)
Ngee Ann Secondary School
(Tampines GRC)
Field, Stadium Drive
(Mountbatten SMC)
Toa Payoh Stadium
(Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC)
&
Yishun Stadium
(Nee Soon GRC)
Blk 4 Boon Keng Road
(Jalan Besar GRC)
,
Blk 120, Potong Pasir Avenue 1
(Potong Pasir SMC)
,
Paya Lebar Road/Circuit Road
(MacPherson SMC)
,
Blk 155 Simei Road
(East Coast GRC)
,
Blk 136 Petir Road
(Bukit Panjang SMC)
,
Woodlands Stadium
(Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC)
Template:SG/WP/logo WP
Blk 837 Hougang Central
(Hougang SMC)
Blk 4 Boon Keng Road
(Jalan Besar GRC)
Yishun Stadium
(Nee Soon GRC)
Blk 128C Punggol Field Walk
(Punggol East SMC)
Blk 155 Simei Road
(East Coast GRC)
Blk 344 Ubi Avenue 1
(Marine Parade GRC)
Serangoon Stadium
(Aljunied GRC)
Bedok Stadium
(East Coast GRC)
Template:SG/NSP/logo NSP Template:N/A Template:N/A
Blk 687A Woodlands Drive 75
(Sembawang GRC)
Blk 895A Tampines Street 81
(Tampines GRC)
Template:N/A
Paya Lebar Road/Circuit Road
(MacPherson SMC)
Blk 687A Woodlands Drive 75
(Sembawang GRC)
Ngee Ann Secondary School
(Tampines GRC)
Template:SG/SDP/logo SDP Template:N/A
Choa Chu Kang Stadium
(Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC)
Blk 136 Petir Road
(Bukit Panjang SMC)
Commonwealth Ave
(Holland-Bukit Timah GRC)
Jurong Stadium
(Yuhua SMC)
UOB Plaza Promenade
(12pm to 2pm)Template:Orange (color)
&
Blk 265, Toh Guan Road
(Bukit Batok SMC)
Woodlands Stadium
(Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC)
Blk 204 Clementi Avenue 6
(Holland Bukit-Timah GRC)
Template:SG/RP/logo RP Template:N/A Template:N/A
Yio Chu Kang Stadium
(Ang Mo Kio GRC)
Clementi Stadium
(West Coast GRC)
Delta Hockey Pitch
(Radin Mas SMC)
Template:N/A Template:N/A
Field in front of Blk 982 Buangkok Central (Ang Mo Kio GRC)[134]
Template:SG/SFP/logo SingFirst Template:N/A
Jurong Stadium
(Jurong GRC)
Template:N/A
Queenstown Stadium
(Tanjong Pagar GRC)
Template:N/A
Boon Lay Way
(Jurong GRC)
Template:N/A
Queenstown Stadium
(Tanjong Pagar GRC)
Template:SG/SPP/logo SPP Template:N/A Template:N/A
Toa Payoh Stadium
(Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC)
Former Hong Kah Primary School
(Hong Kah North SMC)
Field, Stadium Drive
(Mountbatten SMC)
Template:N/A
Blk 120, Potong Pasir Avenue 1
(Potong Pasir SMC)
Bishan Stadium
(Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC)
Template:SG/SDA/logo SDA Template:N/A Template:N/A
Pasir Ris Park
(Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC)
Template:N/A Template:N/A
Blk 274C Compassvale Bow
(Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC)
Template:N/A
Pasir Ris Park
(Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC)
Template:SG/PPP/logo PPP Template:N/A Template:N/A
Bukit Gombak Stadium
(Chua Chu Kang GRC)
Template:N/A Template:N/A
Choa Chu Kang Secondary School
(Chua Chu Kang GRC)
Template:N/A
Choa Chu Kang Secondary School
(Choa Chu Kang GRC)
18px Han Hui Hui (Independent) Template:N/A
Delta Hockey Pitch
(Radin Mas SMC)
Template:N/A Template:N/A Template:N/A Template:N/A
Delta Hockey Pitch
(Radin Mas SMC)
Template:N/A

Outgoing incumbents and incoming candidates[]

Below is a summary for the political parties with parliamentary presence from GE2011.

New Candidates[]

A list containing 72 new candidates contesting in the election for the first time, were reflected on the table. (Candidates running as independents were labeled IND in the party column).

Name Age Occupation Party Contested Constituency
Abu Mohamed 64 Company Director SDA Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC
Mohamad Abdillah Zamzuri 31 Manager SPP Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC
Amrin Amin 37 Law Solicitor, Watson, Farley & Williams Asia Practice LLP PAP Sembawang GRC
Cheryl Chan Wei Ling 39 Head of Shipping Industry, Linde plc PAP Fengshan SMC
Chee Hong Tat 41 Former Second Permanent Secretary (Trade & Industry) PAP Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC
Bernard Chen Jia Xi 29 Project Executive WP MacPherson SMC
Cheng Li Hui 39 Deputy CEO, Hai Leck Holdings Limited PAP Tampines GRC
Chirag Praful Desai 38 Market Risk Manager SingFirst Tanjong Pagar GRC
Chong Kee Hiong 49 Chief Executive Officer PAP Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC
Chong Wai Fung 45 Healthcare Administrator SDP Holland-Bukit Timah GRC
Choong Hon Heng 45 Business Administrator NSP Tampines GRC
Melvin Chiu Weng Hoe 36 Sales Executive SingFirst Tanjong Pagar GRC
Chua Eng Leong 44 Private Banker PAP Aljunied GRC
Damanhuri Abas 45 Education Consultant SDP Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC
Darryl David Wilson 45 Former Celebrity and Deputy Director PAP Ang Mo Kio GRC
Mohamad Fahmi Ahmad Rais 48 Sales Trainer SingFirst Tanjong Pagar GRC
Mohamed Fairoz Shariff 36 Former Associate Librarian WP East Coast GRC
Firuz Khan Moklis Khan 48 Factory Owner WP Marine Parade GRC
David Foo Ming Jin 51 Chemist SingFirst Jurong GRC
Kenneth Foo Sek Kuan 38 Sales Manager WP Nee Soon GRC
Jaslyn Go Hui Leng 42 Businesswoman SDP Yuhua SMC
Daniel Goh Pei Siong 42 Associate Professor, National University of Singapore WP East Coast GRC
Gurmit Singh Sadhu Singh 55 Legal Counsel WP Nee Soon GRC
Han Hui Hui 24 Activist IND Radin Mas SMC
He Ting Ru 32 Legal Counsel WP Marine Parade GRC
Khung Wai Yeen 34 Account Manager SDP Bukit Panjang SMC
Koh Tiong Yee 40 Managing Partner WP Nee Soon GRC
Henry Kwek Hian Chuan 39 Executive Director PAP Nee Soon GRC
Law Him Kwee 55 Director SPP Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC
Lee Hong Chuang 45 Senior Technology Manager, IBM PAP Hougang SMC
Lee Tze Shih 42 Property Consultant PPP Chua Chu Kang GRC
Lim Tean 50 Legal Consultant NSP Tampines GRC
Lim Tong Zhe 27 Project Director NSP Sembawang GRC
Cheryl Loh Xiu Wen 32 Sales Consultant WP Nee Soon GRC
Don Bryan Long Yaoguang 38 Technology Entrepreneur SPP Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC
Jesse Loo Hoe Bock 52 Finance Administrator RP Ang Mo Kio GRC
Low Wai Choo 55 Finance Manager PPP Chua Chu Kang GRC
Joseph Victor Lye Thiam Fatt 53 Chief Executive Officer PAP Aljunied GRC
Ravi Madasamy 46 Activist and Legal Executive RP Ang Mo Kio GRC
K Muralidharan Pillai 48 Lawyer, Rajah & Tann PAP Aljunied GRC
Ng Chee Meng 47 Former Chief of Defence Force PAP Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC
Dylan Ng Foo Eng 40 Banker WP Marine Parade GRC
Louis Ng Kok Kwang 37 Founder, Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES) PAP Nee Soon GRC
Roy Ngerng 34 Activist and former Healthcare Worker RP Ang Mo Kio GRC
Ong Teik Seng 44 Sales Consultant SDA Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC
Paul Anantharajah Tambyah 50 University Lecturer SDP Holland-Bukit Timah GRC
Ravi Philemon 46 Former Executive Director SPP Hong Kah North SMC
Joan Pereira 47 Assistant General Manager, Temasek Cares PAP Tanjong Pagar GRC
Leon Perera 44 Assistant Head, Economic Development Board WP East Coast GRC
Rahayu Mahzam 35 Lawyer, Heng, Leong & Srinivasan PAP Jurong GRC
Redzwan Hafidz Razak 30 Engineer WP Jalan Besar GRC
Saktiandi Supaat 41 Executive Vice-President, Global Banking of Maybank PAP Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC
Samir Salim Neji 45 Managing Director IND Bukit Batok SMC
Shamsul Kamar Mohamad Razali 43 Former Head of School Department PAP Aljunied GRC
Muhamed Sidek Mallek 55 Auditor SDP Holland-Bukit Timah GRC
Adrian Sim Tian Hock 43 Businessman WP Jalan Besar GRC
Siva Chandran 32 Media Trainer RP Ang Mo Kio GRC
Darren Soh Guan Soon 45 Property Agent RP West Coast GRC
Sukhdev Singh 64 Former Police Officer SingFirst Jurong GRC
Sun Xueling 36 Investment Director, Temasek International PAP Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC
Ron Tan Jun Yen 30 Property Agent WP Nee Soon GRC
Terence Tan Li Chern 44 Lawyer WP Marine Parade GRC
Dennis Tan Lip Fong 45 Lawyer WP Fengshan SMC
Tan Peng Ann 67 Social Entrepreneur SingFirst Jurong GRC
Tan Wu Meng 39 Medical Oncologist, Parkway Cancer Centre PAP Jurong GRC
Gregory Wong Chee Wai 44 Technology Consultant SingFirst Jurong GRC
Wong Soon Hong 57 Sales Director SingFirst Jurong GRC
Wong Souk Yee 56 Lecturer SDP Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC
Wong Way Weng 53 Quality Assurance Manager SDA Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC
Yee Chia Hsing 44 Head of Bank Department PAP Chua Chu Kang GRC
Yeo Ren Yuan 40 Associate Director NSP Sembawang GRC
Melvin Yong Yik Chye 43 Former Assistant Commissioner, Singapore Police Force PAP Tanjong Pagar GRC

Outgoing MPs[]

A list containing 15 outgoing MPs, all were from PAP, who was either deceased or stepped down on their constituencies, were reflected in the table.

Deceased
Name Constituency (Division) Current Portfolio Remarks
Lee Kuan Yew Tanjong Pagar GRC (Tanjong Pagar-Tiong Bahru) Former Prime Minister and Senior Minister Lee died during his term on 23 March 2015; Indranee Rajah substituted Lee's duties until end of term.
Retiring
Name Constituency (Division) Current Portfolio Remarks
Arthur Fong West Coast GRC (Clementi) Member of Parliament Fong's ward was carved to Jurong GRC.
Hawazi Daipi Sembawang GRC (Marsiling) Senior Parliamentary Secretary (Education and Manpower) Daipi's ward was carved to Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC.
Hri Kumar Nair Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC (Thomson-Toa Payoh) Member of Parliament
Inderjit Singh Ang Mo Kio GRC (Kebun Baru) Member of Parliament Inderjit's ward was carved to Nee Soon GRC.
Ellen Lee Sembawang GRC (Woodlands) Member of Parliament
Raymond Lim East Coast GRC (Fengshan) Former Cabinet Minister Lim's ward was carved as a SMC.
Penny Low Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC (Punggol North) Member of Parliament
Lui Tuck Yew Moulmein-Kallang GRC (Moulmein) Minister for Transport Lui's ward was carved to Bishan-Toa Payoh, Holland-Bukit Timah, Jalan Besar and Tanjong Pagar GRCs.
Mah Bow Tan Tampines GRC (Tampines East) Former Cabinet Minister
Irene Ng Tampines GRC (Tampines Changkat) Member of Parliament
Seng Han Thong Ang Mo Kio GRC (Yio Chu Kang) Member of Parliament
Wong Kan Seng  Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC (Bishan East) Former Deputy Prime Minister
Alvin Yeo Chua Chu Kang GRC (Nanyang) Member of Parliament
Zainudin Nordin Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC (Toa Payoh East) Former Central CDC Mayor

Election results[]

File:Polling station signs, Holland-Bukit Timah GRC, Singapore - 20150911.jpg

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 acted as the Returning Officer for the election.[135] 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%, 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 9.7% to achieve 69.9% of the vote as compared to the previous election in 2011 when it received 60.1%. 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. 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.

The victory for the 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. 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.

Voter turnout for the election was 93.56%, with 2,304,331 votes cast.

Results summary[]

File:Map of the results of the Singaporean general election 2015.svg

Results as announced on polling day on 11 September 2015.

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Template:Singapore general election, 2015

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.[136] 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.

Candidates and results of 2015 Singaporean general election

[137]

Division Seats Voters Party Candidate(s) Votes Votes % Sample counts
Bukit Batok SMC 1 27,077 Template:SG/PAP David Ong Kim Huat 18,204 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Template:SG/SDP Sadasivam Veriyah 6,585 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
30px Independent Samir Salim Neji (Loses deposit) 150 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Bukit Panjang SMC 1 34,317 Template:SG/SDP Khung Wai Yeen 10,143 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Template:SG/PAP Teo Ho Pin 21,935 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Fengshan SMC 1 23,427 Template:SG/PAP Cheryl Chan Wei Ling 12,398 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Template:SG/WP Dennis Tan Lip Fong 9,158 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Hong Kah North SMC 1 28,145 Template:SG/PAP Amy Khor Lean Suan 19,612 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Template:SG/SPP Ravi Philemon 6,621 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Hougang SMC 1 24,097 Template:SG/PAP Lee Hong Chuang 9,543 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Template:SG/WP Png Eng Huat 13,012 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
MacPherson SMC 1 28,511 Template:SG/WP Chen Jiaxi Bernard 8,826 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Template:SG/NSP Cheo Chai Chen (Loses deposit) 215 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Template:SG/PAP Tin Pei Ling 17,227 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Mountbatten SMC 1 24,143 Template:SG/SPP Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss 5,992 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Template:SG/PAP Lim Biow Chuan 15,290 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Pioneer SMC 1 25,458 Template:SG/PAP Cedric Foo Chee Keng 17,994 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Template:SG/NSP Ong Beng Soon Elvin 5,578 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Potong Pasir SMC 1 17,407 Template:SG/SPP Lina Chiam 5,353 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Template:SG/PAP Sitoh Yih Pin 10,581 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Punggol East SMC 1 34,466 Template:SG/PAP Charles Chong You Fook 16,957 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Template:SG/WP Lee Li Lian 15,801 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Radin Mas SMC 1 28,906 30px Independent Han Hui Hui (Loses deposit) 2,629 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Template:SG/RP Kumar Appavoo 3,329 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Template:SG/PAP Sam Tan Chin Siong 20,230 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Sengkang West SMC 1 30,119 Template:SG/WP Koh Choong Yong 10,716 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Template:SG/PAP Lam Pin Min 17,564 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Yuhua SMC 1 22,617 Template:SG/PAP Grace Fu Hai Yien 15,298 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Template:SG/SDP Jaslyn Go Hui Leng 5,505 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Chua Chu Kang GRC 4 119,931 Template:SG/PAP Gan Kim Yong
Low Yen Ling
Yee Chia Hsing
Zaqy Mohamad
84,731 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Template:SG/PPP Goh Meng Seng
Lee Tze Shih
Low Wai Choo
Syafarin Bin Sarif
25,460 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
East Coast GRC 4 99,118 Template:SG/WP Gerald Giam Yean Song
Daniel Goh Pei Siong
Mohamed Fairoz Bin Shariff
Leon Perera
35,547 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Template:SG/PAP Lee Yi Shyan
Lim Swee Say
Mohd Maliki Bin Osman
Tan Soon Neo Jessica
54,981 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Holland-Bukit Timah GRC 4 104,491 Template:SG/SDP Chee Soon Juan
Chong Wai Fung
Md Sidek Bin Mallek
Paul Anantharajah Tambyah
31,380 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Template:SG/PAP Christopher de Souza
Liang Eng Hwa
Sim Ann
Vivian Balakrishnan
62,630 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Jalan Besar GRC 4 102,540 Template:SG/WP Chan Sio Phing Frieda
L Somasundaram
Redzwan Hafidz Abdul Razak
Adrian Sim Tian Hock
30,283 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Template:SG/PAP Heng Chee How
Lily Neo
Denise Phua Lay Peng
Yaacob Ibrahim
63,561 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC 4 107,599 Template:SG/SDP Damanhuri Bin Abas
Bryan Lim Boon Heng
Tan Liang Joo, John
Wong Souk Yee
31,157 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Template:SG/PAP Halimah Yacob
Ong Teng Koon
Alex Yam Ziming
Lawrence Wong
68,485 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
West Coast GRC 4 99,300 Template:SG/PAP Foo Mee Har
Lim Hng Kiang
S Iswaran
Patrick Tay Teck Guan
71,091 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Template:SG/RP Kenneth Andrew Jeyaretnam
Noraini Yunus
Darren Soh Guan Soon
Andy Zhu Laicheng
19,392 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Aljunied GRC 5 148,142 Template:SG/WP Chen Show Mao
Sylvia Lim
Low Thia Khiang
Muhamad Faisal bin Abdul Manap
Pritam Singh
69,929 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Template:SG/PAP Chua Eng Leong
K Muralidharan Pillai
Lye Thiam Fatt Joseph Victor
Shamsul Kamar bin Mohamed Razali
Yeo Guat Kwang
67,317 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC 5 129,975 Template:SG/PAP Chee Hong Tat
Chong Kee Hiong
Ng Eng Hen
Saktiandi Supaat
Josephine Teo
86,514 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Template:SG/SPP Law Kim Hwee
Long Yaoguang, Don Bryan
Mohamad Abdillah Bin Zamzuri
Mohamad Hamim Bin Aliyas
Benjamin Pwee
31,049 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Jurong GRC 5 130,498 Template:SG/PAP Ang Wei Neng
Desmond Lee
Rahayu Binte Mahzam
Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Tan Wu Meng
95,080 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Template:SG/SFP Foo Ming Jin David
Sukdeu Singh
Tan Peng Ann
Wong Chee Wai
Wong Soon Hong
24,848 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Marine Parade GRC 5 146,244 Template:SG/PAP Fatimah Binte Abdul Lateef
Goh Chok Tong
Seah Kian Peng
Tan Chuan Jin
Tong Chun Fai Edwin Charles
84,939 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Template:SG/WP Firuz Khan
He Ting Ru
Ng Foo Eng Dylan
Terence Tan
Yee Jenn Jong
47,629 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Nee Soon GRC 5 132,289 Template:SG/WP Foo Seck Guan Kenneth
Gurmit Singh S/O Sadhu Singh
Luke Koh Tiong Yee
Cheryl Denise Loh Xiu Wen
Ron Tan Jun Yen
40,796 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Template:SG/PAP K. Shanmugam
Kwek Hian Chuan Henry
Lee Bee Wah
Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim
Ng Kok Kwang Louis
82,197 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Sembawang GRC 5 144,672 Template:SG/NSP Abdul Rasheed S/O Y Abdul Kuthus
Kevryn Lim
Spencer Ng Chung Hon
Yadzeth Bin Haris
Eugene Yeo Ren Yuan
37,067 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Template:SG/PAP Khaw Boon Wan
Lim Wee Kiak
Amrin Amin
Ong Ye Kung
Vikram Nair
96,639 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Tampines GRC 5 143,518 Template:SG/PAP Baey Yam Keng
Cheng Li Hui
Desmond Choo Pey Ching
Heng Swee Keat
Masagos Zulkifli Bin Masagos Mohamad
95,202 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Template:SG/NSP Choong Hon Heng
Fong Chin Leong
Lim Tean
Nor Lella
Teo Kway Huang Sebastian
36,920 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Tanjong Pagar GRC 5 130,752 Template:SG/SFP Ang Yong Guan
Chirag Praful Desai
Chiu Weng Hoe Melvyn
Mohamad Fahmi Bin Ahmad Rais
Tan Jee Say
25,953 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Template:SG/PAP Chan Chun Sing
Chia Shi-Lu
Indranee Thurai Rajah
Joan Pereira
Melvin Yong Yik Chye
90,448 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Ang Mo Kio GRC 6 187,771 Template:SG/PAP Ang Hin Kee
Darryl David Wilson
Gan Thiam Poh
Intan Azura Mokhtar
Koh Poh Koon
Lee Hsien Loong
135,115 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Template:SG/RP Gilbert Goh
Jesse Loo Hoe Bock
Roy Ngerng Yi Ling
Osman Sulaiman
M Ravi
Siva Chandran
36,711 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar
Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC 6 187,396 Template:SG/SDA Abu Mohamed
Harminder Pal Singh S/O Gurcharan Singh
Desmond Lim Bak Chuan
Lim Tung Hee Arthero
Ong Teik Seng
Wong Way Weng
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Template:SG/PAP Janil Puthucheary
Ng Chee Meng
Sun Xueling
Teo Chee Hean
Teo Ser Luck
Zainal Sapari
125,021 Template:Composition bar Template:Composition bar

Analysis[]

Top 14 best 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 Template:SG/PAP/logo PAP Opposition
Votes % Swing Votes % Swing
1 Jurong GRC 95,080 79.28 Template:Increase 12.32 Template:SG/SFP/logo 24,848 20.72 Template:Decrease 12.32
2 Ang Mo Kio GRC 135,115 78.63 Template:Increase 9.3 Template:RP/logo 36,711 21.37 Template:Decrease 9.3
3 West Coast GRC 71,091 78.57 Template:Increase 12 Template:RP/logo 19,392 21.43 Template:Decrease 12
4 Tanjong Pagar GRC 90,448 77.71 Template:N/a Template:SG/SFP/logo 25,953 22.29 Template:N/a
5 Radin Mas SMC 20,230 77.25 Template:Increase 10.15 Template:RP/logo 3,329 12.71 Template:Decrease 10.15
30px 2,629 10.04
6 Chua Chu Kang GRC 84,731 76.89 Template:Increase 15.69 Template:SG/PPP/logo 25,460 23.11 Template:Decrease 15.69
7 Pioneer SMC 17,994 76.34 Template:Increase 15.61 Template:SG/NSP/logo 5,578 23.66 Template:Decrease 15.61
8 Hong Kah North SMC 19,612 74.76 Template:Increase 4.15 Template:SPP/logo 6,621 25.24 Template:Decrease 4.15
9 Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC 86,514 73.59 Template:Increase 16.66 Template:SPP/logo 31,049 26.41 Template:Decrease 16.66
10 Yuhua SMC 15,298 73.54 Template:Increase 6.68 Template:SDP/logo 5,505 26.46 Template:Decrease 6.68
11 Bukit Batok SMC 18,204 72.99 rowspan=2 Template:N/a Template:SDP/logo 6,585 26.40 rowspan=2 Template:N/a
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12 Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC 125,021 72.89 Template:Increase 8.1 Template:SDA/logo 46,508 27.11 Template:Decrease 8.1
13 Sembawang GRC 96,639 72.28 Template:Increase 8.38 Template:SG/NSP/logo 37,067 27.72 Template:Decrease 8.38
14 Tampines GRC 95,202 72.06 Template:Increase 14.84 Template:SG/NSP/logo 36,920 27.94 Template:Decrease 14.84

Top 15 best 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 Template:SG/PAP/logo PAP
Votes % Swing Votes % Swing
1 Hougang SMC Template:SG/WP/logo 13,012 57.69 Template:Decrease 7.11 9,543 42.31 Template:Increase 7.11
2 Aljunied GRC Template:SG/WP/logo 69,929 50.95 Template:Decrease 3.77 67,317 49.05 Template:Increase 3.77
3 Punggol East SMC Template:SG/WP/logo 15,801 48.24 Template:Increase 2.78 16,957 51.76 Template:Decrease 2.78
4 Fengshan SMC Template:SG/WP/logo 9,158 42.48 Template:N/a 12,398 57.52 Template:N/a
5 East Coast GRC Template:SG/WP/logo 35,547 39.27 Template:Decrease 5.9 54,981 60.73 Template:Increase 5.9
6 Sengkang West SMC Template:SG/WP/logo 10,716 37.89 Template:Decrease 4 17,564 62.11 Template:Increase 4
7 Marine Parade GRC Template:SG/WP/logo 47,629 35.93 Template:Decrease 7.43 84,939 64.07 Template:Increase 7.43
8 MacPherson SMC Template:SG/WP/logo 8,826 33.60 Template:N/a 17,227 65.58 Template:N/a
9 Potong Pasir SMC Template:SG/SPP/logo 5,353 33.59 Template:Decrease 16.05 10,581 66.41 Template:Increase 16.05
10 Holland-Bukit Timah GRC Template:SG/SDP/logo 31,380 33.38 Template:Decrease 6.54 62,630 66.62 Template:Increase 6.54
11 Nee Soon GRC Template:SG/WP/logo 40,796 33.17 Template:Decrease 8.43 82,197 66.83 Template:Increase 8.43
12 Jalan Besar GRC Template:SG/WP/logo 30,283 32.27 Template:N/a 63,561 67.73 Template:N/a
13 Bukit Panjang SMC Template:SG/SDP/logo 10,143 31.62 Template:Decrease 2.11 21,935 68.38 Template:Increase 2.11
14 Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC Template:SG/SDP/logo 31,157 31.27 Template:N/a 68,485 68.73 Template:N/a
15 Mountbatten SMC Template:SG/SPP/logo 5,992 28.16 Template:Decrease 13.22 15,290 71.84 Template: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 Template:SG/PAP/logo PAP Opposition
Votes % Swing Votes % Swing
1 Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC 86,514 73.59 Template:Increase 16.66 Template:SPP/logo 31,049 26.41 Template:Decrease 16.66
2 Potong Pasir SMC 10,581 66.41 Template:Increase 16.05 Template:SG/SPP/logo 5,353 33.59 Template:Decrease 16.05
3 Chua Chu Kang GRC 84,731 76.89 Template:Increase 15.69 Template:SG/PPP/logo 25,460 23.11 Template:Decrease 15.69
4 Pioneer SMC 17,994 76.34 Template:Increase 15.61 Template:SG/NSP/logo 5,578 23.66 Template:Decrease 15.61
5 Tampines GRC 95,202 72.06 Template:Increase 14.84 Template:SG/NSP/logo 36,920 27.94 Template:Decrease 14.84
6 Mountbatten SMC 15,290 71.84 Template:Increase 13.22 Template:SG/SPP/logo 5,992 28.16 Template:Decrease 13.22
7 Jurong GRC 95,080 79.28 Template:Increase 12.32 Template:SG/SFP/logo 24,848 20.72 Template:Decrease 12.32
8 West Coast GRC 71,091 78.57 Template:Increase 12 Template:RP/logo 19,392 21.43 Template:Decrease 12.00
9 Radin Mas SMC 20,230 77.25 Template:Increase 10.15 Template:RP/logo 3,329 12.71 Template:Decrease 10.15
30px 2,629 10.04
10 Ang Mo Kio GRC 135,115 78.63 Template:Increase 09.30 Template:RP/logo 36,711 21.37 Template:Decrease 09.30
11 Nee Soon GRC 82,197 66.83 Template:Increase 08.43 Template:SG/WP/logo 40,796 33.17 Template:Decrease 08.43
12 Sembawang GRC 96,639 72.28 Template:Increase 08.38 Template:SG/NSP/logo 37,067 27.72 Template:Decrease 08.38
13 Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC 125,021 72.89 Template:Increase 08.10 Template:SDA/logo 46,508 27.11 Template:Decrease 08.10
14 Marine Parade GRC 84,939 64.07 Template:Increase 07.43 Template:SG/WP/logo 47,629 35.93 Template:Decrease 07.43
15 Hougang SMC 9,543 42.31 Template:Increase 07.11 Template:SG/WP/logo 13,012 57.69 Template:Decrease 07.11
16 Yuhua SMC 15,298 73.54 Template:Increase 06.68 Template:SDP/logo 5,505 26.46 Template:Decrease 06.68
17 Holland-Bukit Timah GRC 62,630 66.62 Template:Increase 06.54 Template:SG/SDP/logo 31,380 33.38 Template:Decrease 06.54
18 East Coast GRC 54,981 60.73 Template:Increase 05.90 Template:SG/WP/logo 35,547 39.27 Template:Decrease 05.90
19 Hong Kah North SMC 19,612 74.76 Template:Increase 04.15 Template:SPP/logo 6,621 25.24 Template:Decrease 04.15
20 Sengkang West SMC 17,564 62.11 Template:Increase 04.00 Template:SG/WP/logo 10,716 37.89 Template:Decrease 04.00
21 Aljunied GRC 67,317 49.05 Template:Increase 03.77 Template:SG/WP/logo 69,929 50.95 Template:Decrease 03.77
22 Punggol East SMC 16,957 51.76 Template:Decrease 02.78 Template:SG/WP/logo 15,801 48.24 Template:Increase 02.78
23 Bukit Panjang SMC 21,935 68.38 Template:Increase 02.11 Template:SG/SDP/logo 10,143 31.62 Template:Decrease 02.11

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