Singaporeans are expected to choose four additional parliamentary members across 31 constituencies in the upcoming election, election officials announced today.
That includes two additional constituencies up from 29 after the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee recently redrew electoral boundaries when voters go to the polls between now nad April 2021 later – the date has yet to be called.
New constituencies include Kebun Baru, Marymount, Punggol West, and Yio Chu Kang, all of which will be represented by one Member of Parliament, or MP.
Overall, Singaporeans will vote across 14 single constituencies and 17 group constituencies made up of either four or five MPs in the upcoming election. The inclusion of one additional single and group constituency add up to 31 total.
The boundaries were redrawn to reflect changing demographics and to reduce the size of groups representing constituencies.
Altogether, they add up to 93 parliamentary seats; higher than the current 89.
The release of the committee’s report is a strong indicator that an election announcement is coming.
The report was released hours after the Health Ministry today issued an advisory that events in Singapore should be kept to no more than 250 participants to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
That means the coming campaign season may not see big rallies across the city-state.
Here are all the constituencies to be contested in the coming election:
- Bukit Batok
- Bukit Panjang
- Hong Kah North
- Kebun Baru
- Potong Pasir
- Punggol West
- Radin Mas
- Yio Chu Kang
- Bishan-Toa Payoh
- Chua Chu Kang
- Holland-Bukit Timah
- Jalan Besar
- Marsiling-Yew Tee
- Ang Mo Kio
- East Coast
- Marine Parade
- Nee Soon
- Pasir Ris-Punggol
- Tanjong Pagar
- West Coast