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1976 Singaporean general election

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All 69 seats to the Parliament of Singapore
35 seats were needed for a majority
Turnout95.1%
  First party
 
Leader Lee Kuan Yew
Party PAP
Leader's seat Tanjong Pagar
Last election 65 seats, 70.4%
Seats before 65
Seats won 69
Seat change 4
Popular vote 815,130
Percentage 74.1%
Swing 3.7%

Winning party by constituency.

General elections were held in Singapore on 23 December 1976. The result was a victory for the People's Action Party, which won all 69 seats, the third of four consecutive elections in which they repeated the feat. Voter turnout was 95.1%, out of 857,297 voters eligible (from the total electorate of 1,095,817) from the 53 contested constituencies.[1][2]

1976 Singaporean general election Intro articles: 40

Electoral system

The 69 members of Parliament were elected from 69 single-member constituencies, an increase from 65 used for the previous elections in 1972. The deposit was increased for the first time to $1,200, up from $500.[2]

1976 Singaporean general election Electoral system articles: 5

Timeline

Date Event
6 December Dissolution of 3rd Parliament
13 December Nomination Day
23 December Polling Day
7 February 1977 Opening of 4th Parliament

Constituencies

Similar to previous elections, constituencies were either dissolved or created due to population. Six constituencies were abolished and ten new ones created, which were reflected on the table:

Constituency Changes
New Constituencies
Ang Mo Kio Carved from parts of Nee Soon, Serangoon Gardens and Thomson
Bedok Carved from Siglap
Boon Lay Carved from Jurong
Buona Vista Carved from Ulu Pandan
Braddell Heights Carved from Paya Lebar, Serangoon Gardens, Thomson and Upper Serangoon
Brickworks Carved from Leng Kee and Pasir Panjang
Khe Bong Carved from Kuo Chuan and Toa Payoh
Kolam Ayer Carved from Geylang West, Kallang and Potong Pasir
Marine Parade Carved from Joo Chiat
Radin Mas Carved from Henderson and Telok Blangah
Defunct Constituencies
Bras Basah Absorbed to Kampong Glam and Telok Ayer
Crawford Absorbed to Jalan Besar and Kampong Glam
Hong Lim Absorbed to Telok Ayer
Kampong Kapor Absorbed to Jalan Besar
Sepoy Lines Absorbed to Anson, Tanjong Pagar and Tiong Bahru
Stamford Absorbed to River Valley and Telok Ayer

1976 Singaporean general election Timeline articles: 41

Campaign

A total of 124 candidates contested the election. The ruling PAP was the only party to contest every one of 69 constituencies, while the five other opposition parties (namely Barisan Sosialis, the Singapore Justice Party, PKMS, the United Front and the Workers' Party) formed a Joint Opposition Council to cooperate at the polls. The Workers' Party nominated 22 candidates and United Front 14; no other party put forward more than six candidates, while two candidates ran as independents.

The election marked their political debut of two prominent candidates, independent Chiam See Tong and PAP Goh Chok Tong, who would went on to become the then-longest-serving opposition MP and the second Prime Minister, respectively.[3]

1976 Singaporean general election Campaign articles: 7

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/–
People's Action Party 590,169 74.1 69 +4
Workers' Party 91,966 11.5 0 0
United Front 53,373 6.5 0 New
Barisan Sosialis 25,411 3.2 0 0
United People's Front 14,233 1.8 0 New
Pertubuhan Kebangsaan Melayu Singapura 9,230 1.2 0 0
Singapore Justice Party 5,199 0.7 0 New
People's Front 2,818 0.3 0 0
Independents 4,173 0.5 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 18,558
Total 815,130 100 69 +4
Registered voters/turnout 857,297 95.1
Source: Singapore Elections


By constituency

Constituency Electorate Party Candidate Votes %
Alexandra 17,367 People's Action Party Tan Soo Khoon 12,413
75.90 / 100
Workers' Party Chua Boon Eng Edward 3,941
24.10 / 100
Aljunied 17,461 People's Action Party Chin Harn Tong 12,230
74.88 / 100
Workers' Party Lim Kang Chew 4,103
25.12 / 100
Ang Mo Kio 14,264 People's Action Party Yeo Toon Chia Uncontested walkover
Anson 12,755 People's Action Party Govindaswamy Perumal Uncontested walkover
Bedok 11,310 People's Action Party Sha'ari bin Tadin 7,928
74.88 / 100
United Front Sim Peng Kim 2,818
26.22 / 100
Boon Lay 15,496 People's Action Party Ngeow Pack Hua 11,749
79.82 / 100
Singapore Justice Party V Joseph 2,970
20.18 / 100
Boon Teck 18,872 People's Action Party Phey Yew Kok 12,698
71.92 / 100
Barisan Sosialis Ng Seng Chua 4,958
28.08 / 100
Braddell Heights 14,031 People's Action Party Lee Khoon Choy Uncontested walkover
Brickworks 14,062 People's Action Party Ahmad Mattar 9,871
73.99 / 100
United Front Tung Tao-Chang 3,470
26.01 / 100
Bukit Batok 15,650 People's Action Party Chai Chong Yii 12,216
84.57 / 100
Singapore Justice Party Sulaiman bin Jaffar 2,229
15.43 / 100
Bukit Ho Swee 13,686 People's Action Party Seah Mui Kok 9,451
73.50 / 100
United Front Hwang Ban Cheong 3,407
26.50 / 100
Bukit Merah 17,538 People's Action Party Lim Guan Hoo 12,775
76.37 / 100
United Front Wong Kui Yu 3,952
23.63 / 100
Bukit Panjang 18,906 People's Action Party Lee Yiok Seng 11,867
67.43 / 100
Workers' Party Ho Juan Thai 5,731
32.57 / 100
Bukit Timah 13,132 People's Action Party Chor Yeok Eng Uncontested walkover
Buona Vista 16,267 People's Action Party Ang Kok Peng 12,704
82.75 / 100
United People's Front Hashim bin Mukayat 2,649
17.25 / 100
Cairnhill 13,419 People's Action Party Lim Kim San 7,979
68.17 / 100
Independent Chiam See Tong 3,726
31.83 / 100
Changi 17,827 People's Action Party Teo Chong Tee 12,038
72.63 / 100
Workers' Party Zainal Abiden bin Mohd Ali 4,537
27.37 / 100
Chua Chu Kang 18,136 People's Action Party Tang See Chim 11,740
68.75 / 100
Workers' Party Chan Keng Sieng 5,336
31.25 / 100
Delta 14,821 People's Action Party Yeo Choo Kok 10,636
76.40 / 100
United Front Ng Ho 3,286
23.60 / 100
Farrer Park 11,949 People's Action Party Lee Chiaw Meng Uncontested walkover
Geylang East 14,738 People's Action Party Ho Cheng Choon 9,405
68.49 / 100
Workers' Party Kum Teng Hock 4,326
31.51 / 100
Geylang Serai 14,178 People's Action Party Rahmat Bin Kenap 8,780
66.34 / 100
Singapore Malay National Organisation Amnah binte Kuong Hussein 3,129
23.64 / 100
United People's Front Darus bin Shariff 1,326
10.02 / 100
Geylang West 18,101 People's Action Party Yong Nyuk Lin 11,912
71.18 / 100
United Front Lim Tiong Hock 4,822
28.82 / 100
Havelock 12,492 People's Action Party Hon Sui Sen 9,250
79.29 / 100
Workers' Party Ngoei Soon On 2,416
20.71 / 100
Henderson 18,182 People's Action Party Lai Tha Chai 12,857
74.77 / 100
Workers' Party Hoe Boon Teck 4,338
25.23 / 100
Jalan Besar 14,933 People's Action Party Chan Chee Seng Uncontested walkover
Jalan Kayu 15,447 People's Action Party Hwang Soo Jin 8,883
61.57 / 100
Workers' Party M P D Nair 5,544
38.43 / 100
Joo Chiat 14,241 People's Action Party Yeoh Ghim Seng 9,601
74.73 / 100
Workers' Party M. Ameer Batcha 3,247
25.27 / 100
Jurong 18,310 People's Action Party Ho Kah Leong Uncontested walkover
Kallang 17,282 People's Action Party S. Dhanabalan 11,823
73.90 / 100
United Front Chan Yoke Kwong 4,175
26.10 / 100
Kampong Chai Chee 19,126 People's Action Party Fong Sip Chee 10,729
59.92 / 100
Workers' Party J. B. Jeyaretnam 7,177
40.08 / 100
Kampong Glam 18,439 People's Action Party S Rajaratnam 13,114
80.18 / 100
United People's Front Ang Bee Lian 3,241
19.82 / 100
Kampong Kembangan 13,720 People's Action Party Mansor Bin Sukaimi 8,028
64.02 / 100
Workers' Party R. Murugason 4,511
35.98 / 100
Kampong Ubi 20,811 People's Action Party Yaacob bin Mohamed 13,241
68.46 / 100
Singapore Malay National Organisation Sahid Bin Sahooman 6,101
31.54 / 100
Katong 15,861 People's Action Party Joseph Francis De Conceicao 10,721
76.18 / 100
United Front William Cook 3,353
23.82 / 100
Khe Bong 15,677 People's Action Party Ho See Beng 10,950
74.33 / 100
Barisan Sosialis Sim Say Chuan 3,782
25.67 / 100
Kim Keat 19,700 People's Action Party Ong Teng Cheong 14,262
76.62 / 100
Barisan Sosialis Chin Tian Choo 4,353
23.38 / 100
Kim Seng 14,860 People's Action Party Ong Leong Boon 10,975
77.65 / 100
Workers' Party Chiang Seok Keong 3,159
22.35 / 100
Kolam Ayer 19,371 People's Action Party Sidek bin Saniff 13,175
72.46 / 100
United Front R. Chetty 5,007
27.54 / 100
Kreta Ayer 12,199 People's Action Party Goh Keng Swee Uncontested walkover
Kuo Chuan 16,990 People's Action Party P Selvadurai 11,931
74.42 / 100
Barisan Sosialis Ng Ah Chue 4,100
25.58 / 100
Leng Kee 18,475 People's Action Party Ow Chin Hock 13,356
76.76 / 100
United Front Ng Lep Chong 4,043
23.24 / 100
MacPherson 18,716 People's Action Party Chua Sian Chin Uncontested walkover
Marine Parade 19,528 People's Action Party Goh Chok Tong 14,418
78.62 / 100
United Front Monsor Rahman 3,922
21.38 / 100
Moulmein 12,654 People's Action Party Sia Khoon Seong 8,571
72.73 / 100
Workers' Party Balakrishnan Ananthan 2,766
23.47 / 100
Independent Lee Nai Choo 447
3.80 / 100
Mountbatten 15,440 People's Action Party Yap Giau Cheng Eugene 9,412
65.86 / 100
United Front Seow Khee Leng 4,878
34.14 / 100
Nee Soon 16,143 People's Action Party Ong Soo Chuan Uncontested walkover
Pasir Panjang 12,142 People's Action Party Othman bin Wok 8,138
71.93 / 100
Workers' Party Zainal Abiddin bin Mohd Shah 3,176
28.07 / 100
Paya Lebar 15,648 People's Action Party Tan Cheng San 9,764
67.52 / 100
Workers' Party Wong Hong Toy 4,697
32.48 / 100
Potong Pasir 14,167 People's Action Party Ivan Cuthbert Baptist 9,667
74.83 / 100
Workers' Party Quek Doh Lam 3,252
25.17 / 100
Punggol 20,444 People's Action Party Ng Kah Ting 13,360
69.41 / 100
Workers' Party Tan Yong Sin 5,887
30.59 / 100
Queenstown 16,926 People's Action Party Jek Yeun Thong Uncontested walkover
Radin Mas 18,418 People's Action Party N. Naidu Govindasamy 13,246
75.65 / 100
Workers' Party Othman Abdullah 4,263
24.35 / 100
River Valley 17,022 People's Action Party Tan Eng Liang 12,256
81.82 / 100
Workers' Party Wu Kher 2,724
18.18 / 100
Rochore 15,424 People's Action Party Toh Chin Chye 9,053
65.50 / 100
Barisan Sosialis Lee Siew Choh 4,768
34.50 / 100
Sembawang 17,695 People's Action Party Teong Eng Siong 13,661
83.57 / 100
United People's Front Santhi Thevar 2,685
16.43 / 100
Serangoon Gardens 12,115 People's Action Party Lau Teik Soon 7,471
68.74 / 100
Workers' Party C. H. Crabb 3,397
31.26 / 100
Siglap 13,849 People's Action Party Abdul Rahim Ishak 9,733
78.20 / 100
United Front Weerappulli K. W. B. 2,714
21.80 / 100
Tampines 15,559 People's Action Party Phua Bah Lee Uncontested walkover
Tanglin 13,332 People's Action Party Edmund William Barker Uncontested walkover
Tanjong Pagar 12,147 People's Action Party Lee Kuan Yew 9,996
89.03 / 100
United People's Front Harbans Singh 1,232
10.97 / 100
Telok Ayer 15,515 People's Action Party Ong Pang Boon Uncontested walkover
Telok Blangah 14,225 People's Action Party Shaik Ahmad bin Abdul Haleem Uncontested walkover
Thomson 15,609 People's Action Party Ang Nam Piau 10,636
74.12 / 100
United Front Chung Kit Wong 3,714
25.88 / 100
Tiong Bahru 19,589 People's Action Party Ch'ng Jit Koon 15,248
83.10 / 100
United People's Front Teo Kim Hoe 3,100
16.90 / 100
Toa Payoh 13,933 People's Action Party Cheong Yuen Chee 9,633
73.63 / 100
Barisan Sosialis Abdul Rahim 3,450
26.37 / 100
Ulu Pandan 16,343 People's Action Party Chiang Hai Ding Uncontested walkover
Upper Serangoon 13,705 People's Action Party Sia Kah Hui 9,982
79.15 / 100
United Front Ng Kwee Lim 2,630
20.85 / 100
Whampoa 19,259 People's Action Party Tan Hui Heng Augustine 14,636
80.98 / 100
Workers' Party Mohamed Shariff 3,438
19.02 / 100
Source: ELD

1976 Singaporean general election Results articles: 71

References

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II, p254 ISBN 0-19-924959-8
  2. ^ a b Parliamentary general election 1976 Singapore Elections
  3. ^ Parliamentary general election 1976: Seats Singapore Elections