Workers' Party Daniel Goh sworn in as NCMP

Workers' Party (WP) candidate Daniel Goh has been sworn in as a Non-Constituency MP (NCMP) on Monday (Feb 29).

He was part of the WP team that contested the East Coast GRC in the general elections on Sept 11 last year.

The 42-year-old, a sociology associate professor at the National University of Singapore, was elected to take up the NCMP seat vacated by former Punggol East MP Lee Li Lian.

She was offered the seat as the best performing losing opposition candidate after her defeat by Charles Chong from the People's Action Party. However, she declined the post shortly after the announcement of election results.

Dr Goh joins fellow party members Mr Leon Perera and Mr Dennis Tan as NCMPs in Parliament.

In a Facebook post on Monday afternoon, Dr Goh said that he "will be speaking on the Women's Charter (Amendment) Bill and the NEA (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill."

On my way to Parliament to be sworn in at noon on a leap year day. Auspicious? Will be speaking on the Women's Charter...

Posted by Daniel Goh 吴佩松 on Sunday, February 28, 2016