Sylvia Lim: WP will contest in Tampines GRC in the next General Election
Posted by temasektimes on May 6, 2012
The next General Election may be still some time away, but the Workers Party (WP) has already begun to ‘book’ the constituencies it intends to contest, including those previously contested by other parties.
In an interview with Lianhe Zaobao, WP Chairman and Aljunied GRC MP Sylvia Lim revealed WP’s plans to contest in Tampines GRC in the next election.
Besides Tampines GRC, WP will also contest in the GRCs it contested previously.
“These GRCs are located in eastern and north-eastern parts of Singapore and will enable the party to better utilize its limited resources.”
Tampines GRC was contested by the National Solidarity Party (NSP) in 2011 where it garnered 42 percent of the votes.
When contacted by the media NSP Chairman Sebastian Teo reiterated that NSP will not give up any constituencies which it had contested.
He also revealed that NSP has yet to decide if it would contest in the coming Hougang by-election.
With its capture of Aljunied GRC, the Workers Party is now undoubtedly the strongest ‘opposition’ party in Singapore though it hardly ‘opposes’ the ruling party. However, the increasing arrogance displayed by some of its leaders and its reluctance to work with other parties have peeved off some opposition supporters.
When asked by the media about the Workers Party’s views on the Budget which have been expressed earlier by other parties, Sylvia Lim retorted callously:
“But we are in Parliament, they are not. We will make use of the platform we have.”