Bishan-Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency
Bishan-Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency (Traditional Chinese: 碧山-大巴窯集選區;Simplified Chinese: 碧山-大巴窑集选区) is a five-member
Group Representation Constituencylocated in the central region of Singapore. The GRC consists the entire areas of Bishan, Toa Payohand parts of Thomson. Its sub-constituencies are Bishan East, Bishan-Toa Payoh North, Thomson, Toa Payoh Centraland Toa Payoh East.
The GRC was formed in
1997by merging the Bishan East, Bishan North, and Thomson divisions of the Thomson Group Representation Constituencywith that of the Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency. The remaining Serangoon GardensDivision was split between the Ang Mo Kio, Aljunied, Cheng San and Marine Parade GRCs.
Deputy Prime Minister
Wong Kan Seng, the anchorman in Thomson GRC in the 1991 General Elections, was tasked to lead the newly formed Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC in 1997, and has held that responsibility ever since.
Both the Thomson and Toa Payoh GRCs were uncontested in the 1991 General Elections, with the Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC enjoying the same situation from 1997 onwards. Its boundaries also remained intact throughout its existence.
The westernmost portion of Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC consists of a small portion of the
Central Catchment Nature Reserve.
Members of Parliament
Davinder Singh- Toa Payoh East( 1997– 2006)
Ho Tat Kin- Bishan East( 1997– 2001)
Ibrahim Othman- Toa Payoh Central( 1997– 2001)
Leong Horn Kee- Thomson ( 1997– 2006)
Wong Kan Seng- Bishan East( 1997– )
Ng Eng Hen- Toa Payoh Central( 2001– )
Zainudin Nordin- Bishan North( 2001– )
Hri Kumar- Thomson ( 2006– )
Josephine Teo Li Min- Toa Payoh East( 2006– )
Candidates and results
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