PM Lee ‘encouraged’ by ‘improvement’ in PAP’s result in Hougang by an increase of 145 votes
Posted by temasektimes on May 27, 2012
The Workers Party candidate Png Eng Huat won the by-election by winning 62.09% of the votes over the PAP candidate Desmond Choo’s 37.09%.
Speaking to reporters after the result was announced last night, PM Lee said is ‘disappointed’ that PAP’s candidate Desmond Choo did not win the Hougang by-election, but was quick to add that he is ‘encouraged’ that the PAP obtained 37.91% of the vote this time.
In 2006, the PAP candidate received 37.3% of the vote in Hougang and in 2011, 35.2% of the vote.
However, Desmond Choo garnered only 8,210 votes this time, a slight increase of 145 votes from the 8,065 votes he obtained last year.
PM Lee said he has commended Mr Choo for his hard work and he will continue to serve in Hougang:
“He is keen to continue serving in Hougang, and to contribute in any role that he can be useful.”
He also congratulated the Workers’ Party and Mr Png Eng Huat for winning the by-election, and looks forward to Mr Png’s contributions in Parliament.