GE2015: Workers' Party introduces fourth batch of candidates

GE2015: Workers' Party introduces fourth batch of candidates
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The Workers' Party (WP) on Sunday introduced its fourth batch of potential candidates for the coming General Election, local media reported.

Four new faces - Mohamed Fairoz Shariff, Kenneth Foo, Dennis Tan and Gurmit Singh - were unveiled during the press conference held at WP's headquarters at Syed Alwi Road.

Mr Shariff, 36, is a former associate librarian; Mr Foo, 38, is the manager of Singapore Cancer Society; Mr Tan, 45, is a shipping law firm partner, while Mr Singh, 55, is a lawyer.

Mr Tan said: "I felt very strongly as a Singaporean that going forward with the PAP in a one-party system is not the way for Singapore. We need a better contest of ideas. We need to be able to let the people dictate the way we should go, and not a top-down party telling us: 'I think this is the best way we should go.'"

With the latest introduction, a total of 16 potential candidates have been unveiled, reported Channel NewsAsia.

The WP announced in July that it will contest 28 seats in five GRCs (Aljunied, East Coast, Jalan Besar, Marine Parade and Nee Soon) and five SMCs (Fengshan, Hougang, MacPherson, Punggol East and Sengkang West) in the coming General Election.

Party chairman Sylvia Lim also said that its seven elected MPs will defend their seats in their respective constituencies.

The WP unveiled its 48-page manifesto titled "Empower Your Future" on Saturday.

minlee@sph.com.sg

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