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Nicole Seah among Workers’ Party's prospective candidates for GE2020

Jun 25, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
SINGAPORE: The Workers' Party formally announced its first batch of prospective candidates for the 2020 General Election on Thursday.

Mr Yee was a WP candidate in the last two General Elections and Ms Seah contested under a different party in 2011.GE2020: Workers' Party's Low Thia Khiang, Chen Show Mao and Png Eng Huat not running in contest for 4 GRCs, 2 SMCs. WP chief Pritam Singh, who introduced the candidates along with chairman Sylvia Lim, did not say where the new candidates will be fielded.

In the 2015 General Election, WP fielded 28 candidates, including 16 new faces, across five GRCs and five SMCs. It held on to Aljunied GRC and Hougang SMC, but lost Punggol East SMC to the People's Action Party.

"If we can find more candidates ... of course we can consider fielding more seats, but I think it's important for us to focus our efforts and ensure that the candidates that we put forward can do well for the Workers' Party."

Ms Seah began volunteering with WP after the end of the 2015 elections, and has been seen walking the ground in East Coast GRC. "I was drawn to the ethos of WP, which believes in building a strong and reasonable opposition that contributes to our political landscape in Singapore in a constructive manner. It's a party that does not oppose for the sake of opposing," she said.