Tag Archives: General Elections

DR CHEE SOON JUAN: SDP IS COMING “HOME” TO BUKIT BATOK SMC

Speaking to reporters at a walkabout in Bukit Batok yesterday (26 Jul), Dr Chee confirmed that the party he leads – the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) – will contest Bukit Batok SMC in the forthcoming general election (GE). Bukit Batok SMC was recently carved out from Jurong GRC by the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC).

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ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT RELEASES REPORT ON NEW ELECTORAL BOUNDARIES

The Electoral Boundaries Review Committee has released its report on the new electoral boundaries on 24 Jul 2015. This is a clear indication that the General Elections is around the corner. Moulmein-Kallang GRC which includes Ministers Dr Yaacob Ibrahim and Mr Lui Tuck Yew, as well as MPs Denise Phua and Mr Edwin Tong has been dissolved. The dissolved GRC is now part of Holland-Bukit Timah, Bishan-Toa Payoh, Tanjong Pagar and Jalan Besar GRCs.

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PAP: QUARTER OF OLD PAP MPS TO STEP DOWN, REPLACED BY NEW FACES

According to the People's Action Party (PAP), about a quarter of the current PAP MPs will step down in favor of new blood in the party - and surprisingly, many of these new faces will have a background in the private sector instead of the PAP's traditional recruitment grounds of civil servants and military officers. Only 25% of the new faces are from the Government and armed forces, PAP organising secretary and Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said.

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