This is A Record Of Potential Candidates Price Trying Out For


After Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s national broadcast the place he referred to as for an election on Tuesday (June 23), the Elections Division introduced that President Halimah Yacob had dissolved Parliament and issued the Writ of Election.

Nomination Day has been introduced to happen on June 30 (Tuesday) and Polling Day shall be held subsequently in two weeks time on July 10 (Friday).

We check out the potential candidates from a document of 12 opposition events and we now have recognized promising people from Folks’s Motion Get together, Employees’ Get together, Progress Singapore Get together, Singapore Folks’s Get together, Democratic Progressive Get together, Peoples Voice Get together and Reform Get together.

All eyes will now be on these potential candidates who’ve already been noticed, both on the bottom or participating residents at group occasions on-line.

Folks’s Motion Get together

The Folks’s Motion Get together (PAP) was arrange in 1954 by Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew who was additionally Singapore’s first Prime Minister.

The occasion is at the moment led by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who succeeded Mr Goh Chok Tong as Secretary-Normal in 2004.

PAP is the primary political occasion represented in Parliament, together with its foremost opposition, the Employees’ Get together.

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Potential Candidate Age Background
Gan Siow Huang 45 2015: Former Republic Of Singapore Air Power Brigadier-Normal
March 2020: Chief of Employees-Air
Carrie Tan 2014: Founding government director of charity Daughters of Tomorrow
Dr Tan See Leng 55 2014: Appointed chief government of IHH Healthcare
2019: Stepped down as chief government of IHH Healthcare
Mariam Jaafar 44 2006: Graduated from Harvard Enterprise Faculty
2006: Joined Boston Consulting Group
2013: Appointed associate and managing director (Singapore) of Boston Consulting Group
Sharael Mohd Taha 38 2018: Appointed VP of Undertaking Administration Workplace & Technique at Singapore Aero Providers

Employees’ Get together

The Employees’ Get together was based in 1957 by David Marshall.

For 20 years, Low Thia Khiang represented Employees’ Get together for 20 years because the 1991 common election.

The 2011 common election noticed the occasion rising its presence. Low left the Hougang constituency to hitch Chairperson Sylvia Lim within the operating for Aljunied GRC. The WP staff ultimately received on the polls, marking the first-ever seize of a GRC by an opposition occasion. The occasion additionally retained the Hougang seat via its candidate Yaw Shin Leong.

Pritam Singh was elected to the submit of Secretary-Normal unopposed on eight April 2018 after Low determined to step down for management renewal.

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Potential Candidate Age Background
Pritam Singh 43 2011: Began serving because the MP of Aljunied GRC
2018: Took over from long-time occasion chief Low Thia Khiang as secretary-general
April 2020: Questioned Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat on using Singapore’s reserves to fund the 4 budgets introduced
June 2020: Spoke in assist of Singaporean author Alfian Sa’at, who has been accused twice of being a “pro-Malaysia activist” by the PAP, in the course of the current Funds debate on June 5 in Parliament
Nicole Seah 33 2011: Seah was one of many star candidates for Nationwide Solidarity Get together (NSP) within the 2011 election. Then, the NSP staff she was with obtained 43.four per cent of the vote at Marine Parade GRC and misplaced to PAP that was led by then Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong
2015: Introduced that she wouldn’t be rejoining the Nationwide Solidarity Get together nor stand for the 2015 election
2015: Began volunteering for WP
June 2020: She appeared as one of many 12 people unveiled in a teaser video dropped by Employees’ Get together titled “GE2020: Coming Quickly” on June 23
Raeesah Khan 26 2016: Based non-profit organisation Reyna Motion. She has been spotted walking the ground in Sengkang GRC
Jan 2020: Noticed handing out occasion leaflets at a walkabout within the Punggol area
June 2020: Khan is without doubt one of the 12 people revealed within the teaser video, alongside Nicole Seah
Jamus Lim 44 2000: Graduated from London Faculty of Economics
2006: Graduated from College of California, Santa Cruz with a PhD in Economics
2007: Began working on the World Financial institution
2015: Graduated from Harvard College with a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Political Economics
2018: Began educating as an affiliate professor of economics at ESSEC Enterprise Faculty
June 2020: He’s additionally one of many people who appeared within the teaser video “GE2020: Coming Quickly”
Fadli Fawzi 2013 – 2016: He additionally received the time period award for being one of many prime 5 college students in his cohort and obtained the Aljunied Prize, for being the highest scholar in Islamic Industrial Legislation
2016: Obtained his authorized schooling from the Juris Physician program at Singapore Administration College the place he graduated cum laude
2020: He has volunteered at Singh’s Meet-the-Folks periods
Jan 2020: Began as a lawyer at Inkwell Legislation Company

Progress Singapore Get together

The Progress Singapore Get together is based by former Member of Parliament Tan Cheng Bock and 11 different members in 2019, whom a few of them are additionally former Folks’s Motion Get together’s cadres.

On 29 September 2019, Tan led about 300 occasion members and volunteers in PSP’s first official island-wide walkabout.

In 2020, PSP’s membership has reached 1,000.

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Potential Candidate Age Background
Dr Tan Cheng Bock 80 1980 – 2006: Dr Tan was MP for Ayer Rajah for 26 years, when he was with the PAP. The ward is now a part of West Coast GRC
2011: Stood for the 2011 Presidential Election, the place he misplaced marginally to Dr Tony Tan
2019: Fashioned Progress Singapore Get together
2020: Serves because the Secretary-Normal of the Progress Singapore Get together
Dr Ang Yong Guan 65 1986 – 2003: Served as a psychiatrist on the SAF Army Medication Institut
1995: Awarded the Public Service Medal (PBM) for his contribution as a group chief at Kembangan Constituency serving to then-MP Mr George Yeo for greater than 15 years
2011: Contested within the GE as a candidate for Singapore Democratic Get together
2015: Ran within the GE as a candidate for SingFirst (Singaporeans First) political occasion
2020: Appeared as a candidate of PSP
Choo Shaun Ming 23 2010 – 2014: Studied at Raffles Establishment the place he was a scholar chief
2018: Began as a legislation undergraduate scholar in NUS
2020: Graced PSP’s stage for the upcoming common election because the youngest candidate
Dr Tan Meng Wah 57 – A former Analysis Fellow on the Institute of Coverage Research (IPS), NUS. Earlier than becoming a member of IPS, he was an Affiliate Lecturer with UniSIM
– Acquired his PhD in World Economics from Nanjing College in China
2020: Works as an trade advisor educating at NTU, with its M.Sc in Technopreneurship
2020: Serves on the coverage staff of PSP
Lee Hsien Yang 62 – Youthful Brother of PM Lee Hsien Loong
– Brigadier-Normal within the Singapore Armed Forces
1995 – 2007: Recruited because the CEO of SingTel
2007 – 2013: Grew to become the Non-Govt Director and Chairman of Fraser and Neave 
2009 – 2018: Served as chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
2017: A public row broke out between himself and his sister Dr Lee Wei Ling, and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong over the destiny of their mother and father’ house at 38 Oxley Highway
June 2020: Dr Tan Cheng Bock introduced on Wednesday morning (June 24) after having breakfast with Lee at Tiong Bahru Market that Lee has joined the PSP

Different potential candidates:

Secretary-general of Singapore Folks’s Get together, Steve Chia

Political Get together: Singapore Folks’s Get together

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He’s the Secretary-Normal of the Singapore Folks’s Get together since November final yr and was former Secretary-Normal of the Nationwide Solidarity Get together (NSP) from 2001 to 2005.

He served as a Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) from 2001 to 2006, throughout which era the NSP was a part of the Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA).

Secretary-general of Democratic Progressive Get together, Mohamad Hamim Aliyas

Political Get together: Democratic Progressive Get together

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Within the 2011 common election, Hamim represented the SPP staff led by occasion’s chief Chiam See Tong within the Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC.

They confronted the PAP staff led by former Deputy Prime Minister Wong Kan Seng. The SPP staff was defeated however obtained a reputable 43 per cent of the votes.

A yr later in January 2013, Hamim joined the Democratic Progressive Get together following an invite from the occasion’s founder Seow Khee Leng in December 2012 for its management renewal.

He was subsequently elected because the occasion’s Chairman in the identical yr.

He at the moment serves because the secretary-general of opposition Democratic Progressive Get together.

Secretary-general of Reform Get together, Kenneth Jeyaretnam

Political Get together: Reform Get together

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In 2007, his father J. B. Jeyaretnam shaped the Reform Get together.

The survival of the opposition occasion appeared to have been in query when he suffered a coronary heart assault and died in September 2008.

With the demise of his father, Jeyaretnam started an energetic position in Singaporean politics. He began contributing articles on financial themes to the Singaporean on-line weblog, The On-line Citizen.

Jeyaretnam ran within the 2011 common election the place he criticised the PAP for failing to enhance the lives of abnormal Singaporeans as their median incomes have remained stagnant over the previous few years.

Secretary-general of Singapore Democratic Get together, Dr Chee Quickly Juan

Political Get together: Singapore Democratic Get together

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Chee began out as a lecturer on the Nationwide College of Singapore earlier than getting into politics in 1992 after founder Chiam See Tong recruited him to hitch the SDP.

Subsequently, Chiam was succeeded by Chee because the chief of the SDP in 1995 and continues to function the chief.

At his walkabout in Bukit Batok on Saturday, Dr Chee instructed residents that he intends to contest the ward, as he handed out flyers that includes {a photograph} of himself with the textual content “Chee Quickly Juan for Bukit Batok”.

The occasion has not formally unveiled any candidates.

Secretary-general of Peoples Voice Get together, Lim Tean

Political Get together: Peoples Voice Get together

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A lawyer by coaching, Lim beforehand served as Secretary-Normal of the Nationwide Solidarity Get together from 2015 to 2017.

He was approached only a week earlier than the 2015 Normal Elections, and requested if he would function the brand new Secretary-Normal.

Regardless of the comparatively brief time earlier than the election, Lim Tean accepted and together with a staff of candidates contested Tampines GRC, receiving 24.9 per cent of the votes.

He’s the one individual to ever be appointed to the submit of Secretary-Normal with out having held any occasion workplace in Singapore.

In 2018, Lim introduced the founding of a brand new political occasion, Peoples Voice, headed by himself.

Scorching Seats

Since PM Lee referred to as on an election yesterday (June 23), the warmth has been intensifying because the political events wasted no time in revealing their line-ups.

We’re set to see extra faces, new or previous, in addition to these extremely alleged to contest within the GE within the days main as much as Nomination Day on June 30.

Aljunied GRC shall be a sizzling seat because the WP wrested the five-member GRC from the ruling occasion on the 2011 polls with 50.95 per cent of the vote towards PAP.

The GRC – house to 151,007 voters – is more likely to once more present the most popular contest between the ruling occasion and the WP.

One other GRC that shall be extremely contested in is Sengkang GRC. Sengkang West and Punggol East have historically been WP stomping grounds. The PAP received Punggol East by a slim margin within the 2015 election, and the WP has continued to stroll the bottom within the areas now below Sengkang GRC.

Moreover, West Coast GRC can be seemingly going to see Tan Cheng Bock returning to his previous stomping floor as an opposition candidate for the primary time, since he’s a well known face there. He was a well-liked MP who held the Ayer Rajah seat for the ruling occasion for 26 years, when his stronghold was absorbed into West Coast GRC.

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