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GE2020: No more three-cornered fight in West Coast as Reform Party backs out

Jun 24, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
SINGAPORE - The Reform Party has announced that it will no longer contest West Coast GRC, avoiding what was set to be a three-cornered fight with the People's Action Party and the Progress Singapore Party.

At about 1.30am on Wednesday, Mr Jeyaretnam said that despite feeling a "Strong emotional connection" to West Coast, his party decided the "Greater cause" at the moment was opposition unity and contesting where everyone has the greatest chance of winning seats.

The PAP defeated the RP in West Coast in 2015 and 2011, and has won every election there since the constituency was formed in 1997.

Dr Tan has also frequently spoken of West Coast as his "Home" ground.

Mr Jeyaretnam said that the PSP offered to withdraw from various areas it had been eyeing in return for West Coast, and the RP has selected its areas based on "Moving aside for Dr Tan's A team" and where it thinks it can more likely win.