Putting to bed speculation that Workers’ party (WP) Chairwoman Sylvia Lim would contest in Fengshan, WP announced that all of their members of parliament would stay put and defend their constituencies.
“While all the MPs will be assisting all the candidates in the areas that we’ve announced, the Aljunied GRC team will remain intact to contest the coming GE,” Ms Lim told reporters.
The Aljunied GRC MPs are: Ms Lim, WP secretary-general Low Thia Khiang, Mr Chen Show Mao, Mr Muhamad Faisal Manap and Mr Pritam Singh. They defeated the People’s Action Party team with 54.72 per cent of the vote in the 2011 General Election.
The Workers’ Party’s MP for Hougang SMC Png Eng Huat and Punggol East SMC MP Lee Li Lian will also defend their seats, the party announced during a WP “Hammer outreach” event at Chong Pang Market and Food Centre on Sunday.
On PAP’s strategy to discredit the WP by harping on the AHPETC issue, Sylvia said that it would be up to the residents to judge their performance.
PAP have yet to announce their line-up for the Aljuneid GRC although speculation was rife that Charles Chong, the MP for Joo Chiat would be one of the candidates.
If that was true, we would like to wish Charles Chong good luck! He will definitely need it.