Singapore’s biggest Opposition Party, the Workers’ Party, will be contesting for 28 seats in the coming General Election, announced its Chairman MP for Aljunied GRC Sylvia Lim.
These 28 seats consist of 5 GRCs and 5 SMCs as follow:
Aljunied GRC – 5 seats
Marine Parade GRC – 5 seats
East Coast GRC – 4 seats
Jalan Besar GRC – 4 seats
Nee Soon GRC – 5 seats
Hougang SMC – 1 seats
Punggol East SMC – 1 seats
Fengshan SMC – 1 seats
MacPherson SMC – 1 seats
Sengkang West SMC – 1 seats
The Workers’ Party made this announcement to better prepare other Opposition Parties so everyone could avoid 3-corner fights in these areas. Various multi-corner fights have proven the Workers’ Party as the sole winner in the 2 elections, namely Punggol-East SMC General Election in 2011 and Punggol East SMC By-election in 2013.
Singaporeans’ preferred choice of Opposition is the Workers’ Party, which have also consistently gained the most votes among all Opposition parties over the past 24 years. Winning 28 seats this coming General Election however will not propel the Workers’ Party to be the next Singapore Government if the ruling PAP continues to dominate more than 28 seats.
The Workers’ Party has been a victim of political slandering with various heavyweight Ministers like K Shanmugam (Nee Soon GRC), Lawrence Wong (West Coast GRC) and Khaw Boon Wan (Sembawang GRC) repeatedly accusing the Opposition Party of mismanagement of their Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol-East Town Council. The Ministry of National Development have even withheld more than S$1.5 million of Town Council funding for the Opposition’s Town Council despite requests by the Singapore Court and High Court to release the funds.
Singaporeans are however understanding of the political situation of the Opposition party in Singapore and have continued to boast record rally numbers in every elections held by the Workers’ Party.
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