Jalan Besar Group Representation Constituency (惹兰勿刹集选区; Kawasan Undi Perwakilan Berkumpulan Jalan Besar; ஜாலான் புசார் குழுத் தொகுதி) is a four-member Group Representation Constituency composed of several city suburbs surrounding the Central Area of Singapore. It is named after Jalan Besar, a street in Singapore that forms this GRC's centrepiece. The street itself is within the Kallang planning area, Kallang itself being part of this GRC. The GRC has four divisions consisting of Kampong Glam, Kolam Ayer, Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng and Whampoa.

This GRC encompasses several heritage areas, including Little India, Desker Road, Kolam Ayer and Crawford in the North. Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng itself includes the Singapore River, Chinatown and Bukit Ho Swee.

Jalan Besar GRC is being anchored by Manpower Minister and Second Minister of the Ministry of Home Affairs (Singapore) Ms Josephine Teo, co-led by Senior Minister of State Mr Heng Chee How.

History[edit | edit source]

Jalan Besar GRC was dissolved ahead of the 2011 elections and along with Moulmein from Tanjong Pagar GRC to form Moulmein–Kallang Group Representation Constituency while a majority of the Kreta Ayer–Kim Seng and Whampoa were redrawn into Tanjong Pagar GRC and as a SMC, respectively. However, its GRC were again reformed one parliamentary term later in 2015, where changes made from a majority of the GRC were reversed, while the Jalan Besar division was dissolved into other wards.

Jalan Besar GRC were headed by Lee Boon Yang from 1988 to 2009, Yaacob Ibrahim from 1997 to 2020 (with the exception of 2011 - 2015, being in Moulmein–Kallang GRC instead), Lily Neo from 2001 to 2020 (with the exception of 2011 - 2015, being in Tanjong Pagar GRC instead) and Denise Phua from 2006 to present time and Mr Heng Chee How part of the team since 2015 onwards where his Whampoa SMC is being merged back in that year General Election. Jalan Besar GRC has been contested by the opposition at every election, except 1991.

Members of Parliament[edit | edit source]

Election Division Incumbent Party
1984 bgcolor=Template:People's Action Party/meta/color | PAP
Formation
1988
  • Geylang West
  • Jalan Besar
  • Kolam Ayer
bgcolor=Template:People's Action Party/meta/color | PAP
1991
  • Geylang West
  • Jalan Besar
  • Kallang
  • Kolam Ayer
bgcolor=Template:People's Action Party/meta/color | PAP
1997
  • Geylang West
  • Jalan Besar
  • Kolam Ayer
  • Whampoa
bgcolor=Template:People's Action Party/meta/color | PAP
2001
  • Jalan Besar
  • Kampong Glam
  • Kolam Ayer
  • Kreta Ayer - Kim Seng
  • Whampoa
bgcolor=Template:People's Action Party/meta/color | PAP
2006 bgcolor=Template:People's Action Party/meta/color | PAP
Dissolution
2011 bgcolor=Template:People's Action Party/meta/color | PAP
Formation
2015
  • Kampong Glam
  • Kolam Ayer
  • Kreta Ayer - Kim Seng
  • Whampoa
bgcolor=Template:People's Action Party/meta/color | PAP
2020 bgcolor=Template:People's Action Party/meta/color | PAP

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Candidates and results[edit | edit source]

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