Workers’ Party to contest 6 constituencies; introduces first batch of candidates

From left: Nicole Seah, Louis Chua, Mohammad Azhar Abdul Latip, Yee Jenn Jong. Photo: Workers’ Party
From left: Nicole Seah, Louis Chua, Mohammad Azhar Abdul Latip, Yee Jenn Jong. Photo: Workers’ Party

The Workers’ Party today introduced four of the 21 candidates it will field to contest six constituencies in next month’s general election.

Party chief Pritam Singh and chair Sylvia Lim were joined by new candidates Louis Chua, a research analyst; and Mohammad Azhar Abdul Latip, a former insurance broker; during a virtual news conference. They also introduced former National Solidarity Party candidate Nicole Seah, and Yee Jenn Jong, a former non-constituency member of parliament, as new faces on the roster.

The opposition party that won only 6 of 89 seats in the last general election said it aims to hold its ground and expand its holdings. 

Its goals for July include defending its Aljunied group representation constituency, or GRC, and the Hougang single-member constituency, or SMC. It will also contest the Marine Parade, Sengkang, and East Coast GRCs, as well as the Punggol West SMC.  

Party member Png Eng Huat will not seek re-election to represent Hougang. Also stepping down in the name of fresh leadership is former party leader Low Thia Khiang and member Chen Show Mao.

In the 2015 election, WP’s Chen, Lim, Low, Faisal bin Abdul Manap, and Singh defended the Aljunied GRC with about 51% votes. Png defended the Hougang SMC with about 58% votes.  

The party had contested in 10 constituencies at the time, with 28 candidates.

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