Formerly known as the Municipal Commission, which was renamed after Singapore was granted the status of a British city. Retiring City Councillors for this term consisted of three from PP and three independents, one who was elected under LP. These Councillors won the biggest victories in the first Municipal Election in 1949 but only the three from PP were seeking a new term. An independent Councillor in Rochore and PP member, S. A. Mohamed Ali, returned to PP's fold. For the first time, LP won more seats than PP, which continued to decline in support. All seats changed hands as PP captured new wards and lost old ones. Independent candidates fared worse than the previous municipal elections.

Nomination day: 5 November 1951 [Mon]
Polling day: 1 December 1951 [Sat]

Registered voters: 26,831
Voter turnout: 15,920 (59.3%)

Election deposit: $250

City East North Rochore South West
Total seats = 6