Saturday, January 26, 2013

WP's Lee Li Lian wins Punggol East by-election in Singapore...

Lee Li Lian of the opposition Workers’ Party won the Punggol East by-election in a close fight Saturday, delivering a big blow to the ruling People’s Action Party.

The 34-year-old sales trainer garnered 16,038 votes against PAP candidate Dr Koh Poh Koon’s 12,856.

Reform Party’s Kenneth Jeyaretnam got 353 votes while Singapore Democratic Alliance’s Desmond Lim got 168 votes.

The by-election, which came after then Parliament Speaker and MP for Punggol East Michael Palmer resigned last month in disgrace after admitting to an extra-marital affair, was closely watched by Singaporeans .

The win brings to seven the number of MP seats held by the WP, aside from the two places garnered for NCMPs.

She has been with the party for six years and has held various posts including president of the youth wing and is its current deputy webmaster.

Lee has campaigned on the promise she would fight to make the voices of worried young parents raising children heard, as well as those elderly Singaporeans facing rising costs and medical care.

Lee said she would fight tirelessly to make the voices of worried young parents raising children heard if elected to Parliament, as well as elderly Singaporeans facing rising costs of medical care. Source...

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