The People’s Action Party (PAP) on Thursday (Aug 27) officially announced its lineup for East Coast Group Representation Constituency (GRC) for the General Election (GE).
Incumbent PAP members Lim Swee Say, Lee Yi Shyan, Maliki Osman and Jessica Tan were unveiled as the party’s slate for the GRC, which has been downsized from a five- to four-member constituency for the polls on Sep 11.
The fifth incumbent, former Minister for Transport Raymond Lim, had earlier announced that he would be retiring from politics to spend more time with his family, having been an MP since 2001. His Fengshan ward has also been carved out as a single seat.
“The redrawing of the boundaries will not break our bond. Fengshan will always be part of the East Coast GRC,” said Mr Lim.
In 2011, the PAP team which contested East Coast GRC at the GE won 54.83 per cent of the vote against a Workers’ Party (WP) team that featured Gerald Giam and Png Eng Huat. It was the closest GRC victory for the PAP, and resulted in Mr Giam earning a seat in Parliament as a Non-Constituency MP.
WP has already declared it will once again contest East Coast GRC this year.