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Workers' Party said to be eyeing four GRCs and Hougang single seat

Jun 23, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
In the last election, the leading opposition party contested 10 constituencies, fielding 28 candidates, 16 of them newcomers.

Party members who spoke on condition of anonymity said the WP leadership has decided to contest Aljunied, East Coast, Marine Parade group representation constituencies, Hougang single-member constituency, as well as the new Sengkang GRC, in an attempt to consolidate its position in the east.

Of the other six constituencies it contested in 2015, Punggol East, Sengkang West and Fengshan no longer exist as single seats as they have been absorbed into GRCs. As for Nee Soon and Jalan Besar GRCs and MacPherson SMC, it is said the party has decided not to send teams there this time around.

While the party has said he is on the mend and is undergoing rehabilitation, party sources who did not want to be named said he had been contemplating retirement even before his accident.

While the party has not unveiled its new faces, among those who have been seen on the ground are information technology professional Peter Tan; equity analyst Louis Chua; economics professor Jamus Lim; social activist Raeesah Khan; lawyer Fadli Fawzi, who is a town councillor at the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council; and advertising executive Nicole Seah, who was a National Solidarity Party candidate in the 2011 election.