The People’s Action Party’s (PAP) Teo Ho Pin will be fielded again in Bukit Panjang to defend his seat in the upcoming General Elections (GE).
55 year-old Dr Teo was first elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Sembawang Group Representation Constituency (GRC) in 1997. He then served as an MP for the former Holland-Bukit Panjang GRC from 2001 to 2006, before taking charge of the Bukit Panjang Single Member Constituency (SMC) from 2006.
Dr Teo is also the Mayor of the North West District and a Deputy Government Whip. Prior to entering politics, he was a lecturer at the National University of Singapore from 1985 to 1999.
At the last GE in 2011, Dr Teo defeated Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) candidate Alec Tok with 66.27 per cent of the vote. This time, the SDP has declared it will contest the Bukit Panjang seat once again.