PAP wins 83, WP takes 6 seats

PAP wins 83, WP takes 6 seats
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SINGAPORE - The People's Action Party (PAP) has won 83 out of 89 seats in Parliament in the Singapore General Election 2015.

They lost seats in Aljunied GRC and Hougang SMC which were won by the Workers' Party (WP).

At the close of poll, a total of 2,304,331 votes were cast in Singapore, inclusive of 47,315 rejected votes. This made up 93.56 per cent of the 2,462,926 registered electors, said a statement by the Elections Department.

This is a slight increase from the record low of 93.06 per cent at the last election.

AsiaOne was at Bedok and Hougang where PAP and WP supporters and candidates gathered respectively.

On WP's win of Aljunied GRC and Hougang SMC, Mr Low Thia Khiang said WP recognises and accepts Singaporean voters' choice at this election.

He said that the swing to the PAP can be attributed to a more responsive government.

When asked if the AHPETC issue affected WP's performance, he said he has not had time to properly assess, but noted the swing had been across the board and affected all opposition parties. He also said that he is satisfied with the parties' performance and stressed that WP will continue to work hard.

The PAP held a press conference after their win. Prime Minister Lee Hsieng Loong thanked voters and said he was happy with the outcome of the election.

The PM said he was "very pleased" with the result in Aljunied GRC. "We very nearly won - to the point where we forced a recount. And we missed only by 0.9 percentage point, and that's it. But next time we will get there," he said. He thanked the Aljunied team, Victor Lye, Yeo Guat Kwang, Murali, Chua Eng Leong, Shamsul Kamar doing "an excellent job", and also thanked Mr Lim Boon Heng who helped to coach and mentor the team to reach this point.

Echoing similar sentiments as Mr Low in his replies to the media, PM Lee said tonight is not the time for hindsight when asked if a stronger team should have been sent to Aljunied GRC.

PM Lee also said his first order is to reshuffle the Cabinet so younger faces are put into positions of responsibility quickly. He ended the press conference with: "Go forth to SG100".

Here are the live updates as the results were officially announced:

3.10am: The last of the General Election 2015 results are out. WP retains Aljunied GRC with a slight margin of 50.95% of the votes. PAP received 49.05% of the votes.

2am: PAP officially win East Coast GRC with 60.73% of the votes. WP received 39.27% of the votes.

1.50am: PAP officially wins Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC with 68.73% of the votes. SDP received 31.27% of the votes.

PAP officially wins Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC with 73.59% of the votes. SPP received 26.41% of the votes.

1.45am: PAP officially wins Jurong GRC with 79.28% of the votes. SingFirst received 20.72% of the votes.

PAP wins Sembawang GRC 72.28% of the votes. NSP received 27.72% of the votes.

1.35am: All the results for the SMCs have been announced. PAP has won 12 of the 13 single-seat constituencies, losing only Hougang.

Nee Soon GRC sees PAP officially winning 66.83% of the votes. WP received 33.17% of the votes.

PAP wins 78.57% of the votes in West Coast GRC. RP received 21.43% of the votes.

1.25am:  PAP's Tin Pei Ling officially wins MacPherson SMC with 65.58% of the votes. WP received 33.60% of the votes while NSP received 0.82%. 

PAP's David Ong wins Bukit Batok SMC with 72.99% of the votes. SDP received 26.40% of the votes while indepedent candidate Samir Salim Neji received 0.60%.

1.15am: PAP has officially won Marine Parade GRC with 64.07% of the votes. WP received 35.93% of the votes.

PAP has official won Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC with 72.89% of the votes. SDA received 27.11% of the votes.

1.05am: PAP's Sam Tan Chin Siong officially wins Radin Mas SMC with 77.25% of the votes. Independent candidate Kumar s/o Appavoo received 12.71% of the votes while Han Hui Hui received 10.04%.

Mountbatten SMC sees PAP's Lim Biow Chuan win 71.84% of the votes. SPP received 28.16% of the votes.

WP's first win is Hougang SMC's Png Eng Huat with 57.69% of the votes. PAP received 42.31% of the votes.

12.45am: The official results for Tampines GRC are PAP wins 72.06% of the votes. NSP received 27.94% of the votes.

Tanjong Pagar GRC sees PAP winning 77.71% of the votes. Singfirst received 22.29% of the votes.

PAP wins Jalan Besar GRC with 67.73% of the votes. WP received 32.27% of the votes.

12.25am: The official results for Ang Mo Kio GRC sees PAP winning 78.63% of the votes. RP received 21.37% of the votes.

PAP's Sitoh Yih Pin wins Potong Pasir SMC with 66.41% of the votes. SPP received 33.59% of the votes.

12.15am: PAP's Amy Khor officially wins Hong Kah North SMC with 74.76% of the votes. SPP received 25.24% of the votes.

PAP's Teo Ho Pin wins Bukit Panjang SMC with 68.38% of the votes. SDP received 31.62% of the votes.

12.05am: Chua Chu Kang GRC's official results sees PAP win 76.89% of the votes. PPP received 23.11% of the votes.

Holland-Bukit Timah GRC sees PAP win 66.62% of the votes. SDP received 33.38% of the votes.

11.55pm: Punggol East SMC's official results sees PAP's Charles Chong win 51.76% of the votes. WP received 48.24% of the votes.

Pioneer SMC sees PAP's Cedric Foo win 76.34% of the votes. WP received 23.66% of the votes.

Fengshan SMC sees PAP's Cheryl Chan win 57.52% of the votes. WP received 42.48% of the votes.

11.40pm: The official results for Yuhua SMC are out. PAP's Grace Fu has won by 73.54%. WP received 26.46% of the votes.

11.30pm: The first of the official results are out. PAP's Lam Pin Min has won Sengkang West SMC with 62.11%. WP received 37.89% of the votes.

You can view the polling results in AsiaOne's GE2015 website here.

Aljunied GRC
Number of voters: 148,142

Number of votes: 69,929

Candidates: Chen Show Mao, Sylvia Lim, Low Thia Khiang, Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap, Pritam Singh

Number of votes: 67,317

Candidates: Yeo Guat Kwang, Victor Lye, K. Muralidharan Pillai, Chua Eng Leong, Shamsul Kamar

Ang Mo Kio GRC
Number of voters: 187,771

Number of votes: 135,115

Candidates: Lee Hsien Loong, Ang Hin Kee, Intan Azura Binte Mokhtar, Gan Thiam Poh, Darryl David, Koh Poh Koon

Number of votes: 36,711

Candidates: M Ravi, Roy Ngerng, Gilbert Goh, Osman Sulaiman, Jesse Loo, Siva Chandran

Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC
Number of voters: 129,975

Number of votes: 86,514

Candidates: Ng Eng Hen, Josephine Teo, Chong Kee Hiong, Chee Hong Tat, Saktiandi Supaat

Number of votes: 31,049

Candidates: Benjamin Pwee, Bryan Long, Law Kim Hwee, Hamim Aliyas, Abdillah Zamzuri

Bukit Batok SMC
Number of voters: 27,077

Number of votes: 18,204

Candidate: David Ong

Number of votes: 6,585

Candidate: Sadasivam Veriyah

Number of votes: 150

Candidate: Samir Salim Neji

Bukit Panjang SMC
Number of voters: 34,317

Number of votes: 21,935

Candidate: Teo Ho Pin

Number of votes: 10,143

Candidate: Khung Wai Yeen

Chua Chu Kang GRC
Number of voters: 119,931

Number of votes: 84,731

Candidates: Gan Kim Yong, Low Yen Ling, Zaqy Mohamad, Yee Chia Hsing

Number of votes: 25,460

Candidates: Goh Meng Seng, Low Wai Choo, Lee Tze Shih, Syafarin Sarif

East Coast GRC
Number of voters: 99,118

Number of votes: 54,981

Candidates: Lim Swee Say, Lee Yi Shyan, Maliki Osman, Jessica Tan

Number of votes: 35,547

Candidates: Gerald Giam, Daniel Goh, Leon Perera, Mohamed Fairoz Shariff

Fengshan SMC
Number of voters: 23,427

Number of votes: 12,398

Candidate: Cheryl Chan

Number of votes: 9,158

Candidate: Dennis Tan

Holland-Bukit Timah GRC
Number of voters: 104,491

Number of votes: 62,630

Candidates: Vivian Balakrishnan, Sim Ann, Christopher de Souza, Liang Eng Hwa

Number of votes: 31,380

Candidates: Chee Soon Juan, Paul Tambyah, Chong Wai Fung, Sidek Mallek

Hong Kah North SMC
Number of voters: 28,145

Number of votes: 19,612

Candidate: Amy Khor Lean Suan

Number of votes: 6,621

Candidate: Ravi Philemon

Hougang SMC
Number of voters: 24,097

Number of votes: 13,012

Candidate: Png Eng Huat

Number of votes: 9,543

Candidate: Lee Hong Chuang

Jalan Besar GRC
Number of voters: 102,540

Number of votes: 63,561

Candidates: Yaacob Ibrahim, Denise Phua, Lily Neo, Heng Chee How

Number of votes: 30,283

Candidates: L. Somasundaram, Frieda Chan, Redzwan Hafidz, Adrian Sim

Jurong GRC
Number of voters: 130,498

Number of votes: 95,080

Candidates: Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Desmond Lee, Ang Wei Neng, Rahayu Mahzam, Tan Wu Meng

Number of votes: 24,848

Candidates: David Foo Ming Jin, Tan Peng Ann, Wong Soon Hong, Wong Chee Wai, Sukdeu Singh

MacPherson SMC
Number of voters: 28,511

Number of votes: 17,227

Candidate: Tin Pei Ling

Number of votes: 8,826

Candidate: Bernard Chen Jiaxi

Number of votes: 215

Candidate: Cheo Chai Chen

Marine Parade GRC
Number of voters: 146,244

Number of votes: 84,939

Candidates: Fatimah Lateef, Goh Chok Tong, Seah Kian Peng, Tan Chuan-Jin, Edwin Tong Chun Fai

Number of votes: 47,629

Candidates: Yee Jenn Jong, Dylan Ng, Terence Tan, He Ting Ru, Firuz Khan

Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC
Number of voters: 107,599

Number of votes: 68,485

Candidates: Halimah Yacob, Lawrence Wong, Alex Yam, Ong Teng Koon

Number of votes: 31,157

Candidates: Tan Liang Joo John, Bryan Lim Boon Heng, Damanhuri Abas, Wong Souk Yee

Mountbatten SMC
Number of voters: 24,143

Number of votes: 15,290

Candidate: Lim Biow Chuan

Number of votes: 5,992

Candidate: Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss

Nee Soon GRC
Number of voters: 132,289

Number of votes: 82,197

Candidates: K. Shanmugam, Lee Bee Wah, Faishal Ibrahim, Louis Ng, Henry Kwek

Number of votes: 40,796

Candidates: Ron Tan Jun Yen, Cheryl Loh Xiu Wen, Gurmit Singh, Kenneth Foo Seck Guan, Luke Koh Tiong Yee

Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC
Number of voters: 187,396

Number of votes: 125,021

Candidates: Teo Chee Hean, Teo Ser Luck, Zainal Sapari, Janil Puthucheary, Ng Chee Meng, Sun Xueling

Number of votes: 46,508

Candidates: Ong Teik Seng, Sunny Wong Way Weng, Abu Mohamed, Desmond Lim Bak Chuan, Arthero Lim, Harminder Pal Singh

Pioneer SMC
Number of voters: 25,458

Number of votes: 17,994

Candidate: Cedric Foo

Number of votes: 5,578

Candidate: Elvin Ong

Potong Pasir SMC
Number of voters: 17,407

Number of votes: 10,581

Candidate: Sitoh Yih Pin

Number of votes: 5,353

Candidate: Lina Chiam

Punggol East SMC
Number of voters: 34,466

Number of votes: 15,801

Candidate: Lee Li Lian

Number of votes: 16,957

Candidate: Charles Chong

Radin Mas SMC
Number of voters: 28,906

Number of votes: 20,230

Candidate: Sam Tan Chin Siong

Number of votes: 3,329

Candidate: Kumar Appavoo

Number of votes: 2,629

Candidate: Han Hui Hui

Sembawang GRC
Number of voters: 144,672

Number of votes: 96,639

Candidates: Khaw Boon Wan, Vikram Nair, Amrin Amin, Ong Ye Kung, Lim Wee Kiak

Number of votes: 37,067

Candidates: Spencer Ng, Kevryn Lim, Abdul Rasheed, Eugene Yeo, Yadzeth Haris

Sengkang West SMC
Number of voters: 30,119

Number of votes: 17,564

Candidate: Lam Pin Min

Number of votes: 10,716

Candidate: Koh Choong Yong

Tampines GRC
Number of voters: 143,518

Number of votes: 95,202

Candidates: Heng Swee Keat, Masagos Zulkifli, Baey Yam Keng, Desmond Choo, Cheng Li Hui

Number of votes: 36,920

Candidates: Sebastian Teo, Lim Tean, Nor Lella Mardiiiah Mohamed, Fong Chin Leong, Choong Hon Heng

Tanjong Pagar GRC
Number of voters: 130,752

Number of votes: 90,448

Candidates: Chan Chun Sing, Indranee Rajah, Chia Shi-Lu, Joan Pereira, Melvin Yong

Number of votes: 25,943

Candidates: Tan Jee Say, Ang Yong Guan, Melvyn Chiu, Fahmi Rais, Chirag Desai

West Coast GRC
Number of voters: 99,300

Number of votes: 71,091

Candidates: Lim Hng Kiang, S. Iswaran, Foo Mee Har, Patrick Tay

Number of votes: 19,392

Candidates: Kenneth Jeyaretnam, Andy Zhu, Darren Soh, Noraini Yunus

Yuhua SMC
Number of voters: 22,617

Number of votes: 15,298

Candidate: Grace Fu

Number of votes: 5,505

Candidate: Jaslyn Go

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