A total of 192 Singaporean politicians across 31 electoral divisions registered to run in next week’s elections by submitting their nomination papers today.
Notably absent at the nine nomination centers today were party supporters due to COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings. Politicians entering the premises were mainly greeted by members of the media instead.
Highlights from this morning included Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat arriving by car to register as the man leading the ruling People’s Action Party team against the opposition rival Workers’ Party in the East Coast group constituency. He previously represented the Tampines GRC.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s brother, Lee Hsien Yang, failed to register, ending weeks of speculation he would seek office that began when he joined the Progress Singapore Party. Prime Minister Lee will lead his team in Ang Mo Kio against The Reform Party, led by Kenneth Jeyaratnem, who could not register in person as he is in home quarantine after returning from the United Kingdom.
Tan Jee Say, the leader of now-dissolved political party SingFirst, made a surprise arrival at a nomination center wearing a Singapore Democratic Party T-shirt and registering as a candidate for Holland-Bukit Timah under the party. He will lead a team of four against the PAP’s team led by Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, who is joined by newcomer and Timbre boss Edward Chia.
The candidates only have eight days to campaign before Cooling Off Day takes place Thursday, one day before Singaporeans go to the polls. Ninety-three seats are up for grabs in Parliament, an increase of four lawmakers over the previous election in 2015, when there were 89 seats.
Other constituencies to look out for include those previously held by the Workers’ Party, such as Aljunied and Hougang. The West Coast GRC, where former presidential candidate Tan Cheng Bock is contesting under the Progress Singapore Party; as well as the Potong Pasir SMC, which Singapore People’s Party chairman Jose Raymond has set his eyes on.
In the 2015 elections, the People’s Action Party won with 69.9% of votes.
As of April 2019, Singapore has 2,594,740 registered voters, up by more than 130,000 in the previous election.
Find all the candidates and constituencies up for grabs July 10 in our updated map.
PAP: Victor Lye, Alex Yeo, Shamsul Kamar, Chan Hui Yuh and Chua Eng Leong
Workers’ Party: Leon Perera, Gerald Giam, Sylvia Lim, Pritam Singh, Faisal Manap
Ang Mo Kio GRC
PAP: Lee Hsien Loong, Darryl David, Gan Thiam Poh, Nadia Samdin, Ng Ling Ling
The Reform Party: Kenneth Jeyaretnam, Andy Zhu, Noraini Yunus, Charles Yeo, Darren Soh
Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC
PAP: Ng Eng Hen, Saktiandi Supaat, Chee Hong Tat, Chong Kee Hiong
Singapore People’s Party: Osman Sulaiman, Steve Chia, Williamson Lee, Melvyn Chiu
Bukit Batok SMC
PAP: Murali Pillai
Singapore Democratic Party: Chee Soon Juan
Bukit Panjang SMC
PAP: Liang Eng Hwa
Singapore Democratic Party: Paul Tambyah
Chua Chu Kang GRC
PAP: Gan Kim Yong, Low Yen Lin, Don Wee, Zhulkarnairn Abdul Rahim
Progress Singapore Party: Francis Yuen, Tan Meng Wah, Abdul Rahman, Choo Shaun Ming
East Coast GRC
PAP: Heng Swee Keat, Maliki Osman, Tan Kiat How, Cheryl Chan, and Jessica Tan
Workers’ Party: Dylan Ng, Kenneth Foo, Nicole Seah, Terence Tan, Abdul Shariff Aboo Kassim
Holland – Bukit Timah GRC
PAP: Vivian Balakrishnan, Edward Chia, Sim Ann, Christopher De Souza
Singapore Democratic Party: Tan Jee Say, James Gomez, Min Cheong, Alfred Tan
Hong Kah North SMC
PAP: Amy Khor
Progress Singapore Party: Gigene Wong
PAP: Lee Hong Chuang
Workers’ Party: Dennis Tan
Jalan Besar GRC
PAP: Josephine Teo, Denise Phua, Heng Chee How, Wan Rizal Wan Zakariah
People’s Voice Party: Lim Tean, Leong Sze Hian, Nor Azlan Sulaiman, and Michael Fang Amin.
PAP: Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Xie Yao Quan, Shawn Huang, Tan Wu Meng, Rahayu Mahzam
Red Dot United: Michelle Lee, Ravi Philemon, Alec Tok, Nicholas Tang, Liyana Dhamirah
Kebun Baru SMC
PAP: Henry Kwek
Progress Singapore Party: Kumaran Pillai
PAP: Tin Pei Ling
People’s Power Party: Goh Meng Seng
Marine Parade GRC
PAP: Tan Chuan-jin, Mohd Fahmi Bin Aliman, Tan See Leng, Edwin Tong, Seah Kian Peng
Workers’ Party: Ron Tan, Yee Jenn Jong, Nathaniel Koh, Fadli Fawzi, Muhammad Azhar Abdul Latip
Marsiling – Yew Tee GRC
PAP: Lawrence Wong, Zaqy Muhammad, Alex Yam, Hany Soh
Singapore Democratic Party: Benjamin Pwee, Bryan Lim Boon Heng, Damanhuri Abas, James Gomez
PAP: Gan Siow Huang
Progress Singapore Party: Ang Yong Guan
PAP: Lim Biow Chuan
People’s Voice Party: Sivakumaran Chellappa
Nee Soon GRC
PAP: K Shanmugam, Faishal Ibrahim, Louis Ng, Derrick Goh, Carrie Tan
Progress Singapore Party: Bradley Bowyer, Damien Tay, Kala Manickam, Sri Nallakaruppan, Taufik Supan.
Pasir Ris – Punggol GRC
PAP: Teo Chee Hean, Janil Puthucheary, Mohamed Sharael Taha, Yeo Wan Ling, Desmond Tan Kok Ming
People’s Voice Party: Jireh Lim, Prabu Ramachandran, Mohamed Nassir Ismail, Gilbert Goh Keow Wah, Vigneswari Ramachandran
Singapore Democratic Alliance: Desmond Lim, Harminder Pal Singh, Kelvin Ong, Kuswadi Atnawi, Abu Mohamed
PAP: Patrick Tay
Progress Singapore Party: Lim Cher Hong
Independent candidate: Cheng Peng Wah
Potong Pasir SMC
PAP: Sitoh Yih Pin
Singapore People’s Party: Jose Raymond
Punggol West SMC
PAP: Sun Xue Ling
Workers’ Party: Tan Chen Chen
Radin Mas SMC
PAP: Melvin Yong
The Reform Party: Kumar Appavoo
PAP: Ong Ye Kung, Lim Wee Kiak, Vikram Nair, Poh Li San, Mariam Jaafar
National Solidarity Party: Spencer Ng, Sebastian Teo, Yadzeth Haris, Ivan Yeo, Sathin Ravindran
PAP: Ng Chee Meng, Lam Pin Min, Amrin Amin, Raymond Lye
Workers’ Party: He Ting Ru, Jamus Lim, Raeesah Khan, Louis Chua Kheng Wee
PAP: Masagos Zulkifli, Koh Poh Koon, Baey Yam Keng, Desmond Choo, Cheng Li Hui
National Solidarity Party: Reno Fong, Mohd Ridzwan bin Mohammad, Yeo Ren-Yuan, Choong Hon Heng, Vincent Ng
Tanjong Pagar GRC
PAP: Chan Chun Sing, Indranee Rajah, Joan Pereira, Eric Chua, Alvin Tan
Progress Singapore Party: Wendy Low, Harish Pillay, Michael Chua, Terence Soon, Abas Kasmani
West Coast GRC
PAP: Desmond Lee, S Iswaran, Foo Mee Har, Rachel Ong, Ang Wei Neng
Progress Singapore Party: Leong Mun Wai, Hazel Poa, Jeffrey Khoo, Nadarajah Loganathan, Tan Cheng Bock
Yio Chu Kang SMC
PAP: Yip Hong Weng
Progress Singapore Party: Kayla Low
PAP: Grace Fu
Singapore Democratic Party: Robin Low
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