12th December 2012
The Workers' Party (WP) and the Singapore People's Party (SPP) have urged Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to call a by-election as soon as possible for the vacated parliamentary seat of Punggol East.
The call came shortly after Mr Michael Palmer announced on Wednesday his resignation from the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) and as MP for Punggol East over improper relationship with a staff member of the People's Association.
The WP, which contested in the single-member constituency (SMC) in the 2011 General Election, said in a statement that it is ready to offer voters a choice again in a by-election.
Punggol East SMC 2011 election results:
MICHAEL PALMER (PAP) 16,994 votes, 54.54%
LEE LI LIAN (WP) 12,777 votes, 41.01%
LIM BAK CHUAN DESMOND (SDA) 1,387 votes, 4.45%
(results taken from Singapore Elections Department)
If there's a by-election and if there is no 3 corner fight, WP would be a clear winner by a slight margin. Good luck WP!
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