The Workers' Party (WP) is set to field 20 candidates in four GRCs and one SMC this upcoming 2020 general election (GE).
Focusing on east side of Singapore
The constituencies that WP is looking to challenge this GE will be in the the east side of Singapore.
According to The Straits Times, these constituencies include:
- Aljunied GRC (5-person)
- East Coast GRC (5-person)
- Marine Parade GRC (5-person)
- Sengkang GRC (4-person)
- Hougang SMC (1-person)
WP volunteers and members were spotted in Bedok Reservoir, Punggol, Paya Lebar, Serangoon and Anchorvale, reported ST.
In 2015, WP had contested 10 constituencies, fielding 28 candidates.
Three other SMCs that WP contested for that year — Punggol East, Sengkang West and Fengshan — do not exist anymore as they have been absorbed into GRCs.
WP has decided not to contest Nee Soon GRC, Jalan Besar GRC and MacPherson SMC, unlike in 2015.
WP has not officially announced its candidates yet.
However, some new faces have been spotted on the ground.
These include, according to ST:
- Peter Tan (information technology professional)
- Louis Chua (equity analyst)
- Jamus Lim (economics professor)
- Raeesah Khan (social activist)
- Fadli Fawzi (lawyer and town councillor at Aljunied-Hougang Town Council)
- Nicole Seah (advertising executive, who was a National Solidarity Party candidate in GE2011)
Unclear if Low Thia Khiang will stand for GE2020
It is unclear if former WP Secretary-General Low Thia Khiang will be contesting again this election after suffering a head injury in April, and had to be warded in the intensive care unit.
Although he had been discharged from hospital, ST reported that he had been contemplating retirement even before his accident.
Top image from WP's Facebook.