Workers' Party to contest in Marine Parade GRC, MacPherson SMC

Workers' Party to contest in Marine Parade GRC, MacPherson SMC
(From left to right) File photo of Workers’ Party (WP) Non-Constituency MP Gerald Giam; WP chief and Aljunied GRC MP Low Thia Khiang; and WP chairman and Aljunied GRC MP, Sylvia Lim
PHOTO: The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - The Workers' Party (WP) will contest Marine Parade GRC and MacPherson SMC, its secretary-general Low Thia Khiang said on Sunday.

The opposition party's secretary-general Low Thia Khiang revealed this to reporters during the course of a walkabout at Punggol East, as well as areas the party has contested before.


Secretary General of The Workers' Party Mr Low Thia Khiang addresses the media today, and indicated the party's interest...

Posted by The Workers' Party on Saturday, July 25, 2015

On WP's Facebook page, Mr Low was quoted as saying: "As a matter of principle, The Workers' Party will contest where we have contested before. In this case, Joo Chiat is being redrawn into Marine Parade. We don't want to disappoint voters in Joo Chiat. We want to offer them a choice again in this election."

While The Straits Times reported that Mr Low did not reveal where else the opposition party will be contesting, Channel NewsAsia said WP will contest a total of 28 seats at the upcoming General Election, including 5 Group Representation Constituencies and 5 Single Member Constituencies, according to party chairman Ms Sylvia Lim.

The 5 GRCs will include East Coast GRC, Jalan Besar, which are 4-member GRCs, and Nee Soon, a 5-member GRC.

The SMCs where they will contest are Hougang and Punggol East, which they are defending, as well as Fengshan, MacPherson and Sengkang West.

Meanwhile, other opposition parties are also gearing up for the next General Election, with the National Solidarity Party and the Singaporeans First Party on a walkabout at the Tampines GRC, while the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) on a walkabout in Bukit Batok, which has been redrawn as a SMC.


Morning walk today at Tampines St 81...With our reporters from Channel News Asia, ZaoBao, Wanbao, XinMin and Straits Times.Reporting "Live" from Tampines. Wishing everyone here a pleasant Sunday.

Posted by National Solidarity Party on Saturday, July 25, 2015

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