GE2020 official results: PAP retains Bukit Panjang SMC with 53.74% of votes

SINGAPORE – The largest single-member constituency of Bukit Panjang will remain in the hands of the People’s Action Party (PAP). The ruling party’s Mr Liang Eng Hwa has won 53.74 per cent of all valid votes, and the Singapore Democratic Party’s (SDP) Professor Paul Tambyah, 46.26 per cent. The contest between Mr Liang and the […]

GE2020 official results: PAP new face Yip Hon Weng triumphs in Yio Chu Kang SMC

SINGAPORE – The ruling People’s Action Party’s (PAP) move to field a first-time candidate in the new Yio Chu Kang single-member constituency – one of the more keenly watched single-seat wards – has paid off, with new face Mr Yip Hon Weng garnering 61 per cent of the votes on Saturday (July 11). The 43-year-old […]

Singapore GE2020: WP chief Pritam Singh to be named Leader of the Opposition

Workers’ Party (WP) chief Pritam Singh will be formally appointed Leader of the Opposition, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. And Mr Singh, whose party now has 10 MPs in Parliament, will be given the staff support and resources to carry out this role, PM Lee added. Speaking early this morning after the polling results, […]

GE2020: Smaller opposition parties manage to improve their vote share

SINGAPORE – While the Workers’ Party created history by winning two group representation constituencies (GRC) and new entrant Progress Singapore Party (PSP) scored 40.9 per cent of valid votes in the 24 seats it fought for, many of the smaller parties also did better than expected in Friday’s (July 10) general election. A total of […]

Singapore GE2020: PAP women candidates in SMCs hold their own against opponents

SINGAPORE – Women candidates that the People’s Action Party fielded in single-seat constituencies have prevailed against their opponents. One of the most closely watched contests was in newly created Marymount SMC, where both candidates had a military background. First-time PAP candidate Gan Siow Huang, 45, Singapore’s first woman general, won 55.04 per cent of the […]