12th Parliament of Singapore

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12th Parliament of Singapore
Majority parliament
10 October 2011 – present
Parliament House Singapore.jpg
Seating arrangements of the House
Speaker of Parliament
Leader of the
1st Session
October 10, 2011-present
12th Cabinet
Lee Hsien Loong
10 October 2011-present
Elected NCMP Nominated
87 3 9
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The 12th Parliament of Singapore is the current Parliament of Singapore that begin on October 10, 2011.[2] The membership was set by the 2011 Singapore General Election on May 7, 2011.

The 12th Parliament is controlled by a People's Action Party majority, led by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and members of the cabinet, which assumed power on May 7, 2011. The Opposition is led by the Secretary General of the Worker's Party of Singapore, Mr Low Thia Kiang. The Speaker of the Parliament of Singapore is Halimah Yacob, of the People's Action Party. She was elected as the 8th Speaker of the House for the 12th Parliament on January 14, 2013.

Result of the Singapore General Election, 2011[edit]

e • d Summary of the 7 May 2011 Parliament of Singapore election results
Parties and alliances Leader Contested seats Seats won Popular vote % of valid votes +/- % of valid votes in contested wards +/-
PAP logo variation.png People's Action Party Lee Hsien Loong 87 81 1,212,154 60.14
Decrease 6.46 60.14
Decrease 6.46
WP logo variation.png Workers' Party Low Thia Khiang 23 6 258,510 12.83
Decrease 3.51 46.58
Increase 8.15
NSP logo variation.png National Solidarity Party Goh Meng Seng 24 0 242,682 12.04
Decrease 0.95* 39.25
Increase 6.37*
SDP logo variation.png Singapore Democratic Party Chee Soon Juan 11 0 97,369 4.83
Increase 0.76 36.76
Increase 13.53
RP logo variation.png Reform Party Kenneth Jeyaretnam 11 0 86,294 4.28
New party 31.78
New party
SPP logo variation.png Singapore People's Party Chiam See Tong 7 0 62,639 3.11
Decrease 9.88* 41.42
Increase 8.90*
SDA logo variation.png Singapore Democratic Alliance Desmond Lim 7 0 55,988 2.78
Decrease 10.21 30.06
Decrease 2.46
Total 87 2,015,636 85.63
Spoilt votes 44,737 2.2
Did not vote (including walk-overs) 292,913 12.46
Total voting electorate 2,350,873 100.0
Includes uncontested victories.
* Formerly a constituent party of Singapore Democratic Alliance. Swings reflected are from the SDA's 2006 vote share.

The Worker's Party and the Singapore People Party, being the best performing opposition parties was awarded 2 and 1 Non-Constituency Member of Parliament Seat respectively in accordance with the Constitution. The NCMP Seat is currently held by Gerald Giam Yean Song and Yee Jenn Jong of the Worker's Party and Lina Chiam of Singapore People's Party.



  • Michael Palmer (the People's Action Party MP for Punggol East SMC) was elected Speaker of the Parliament on October 10, 2011. He resigned on December 14, 2012, due to extramarital affair. [1]
  • Charles Chong of the People's Action Party, MP of Joo Chiat SMC was designated as Acting Speaker of the Parliament on December 14, 2012, by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.He was succeeded by Halimah Yacob on January 14, 2013.
  • Halimah Yacob of the People's Action Party, MP of Jurong GRC was elected Speaker of Parliament on January 14, 2013.
  • Charles Chong and Seah Kian Peng of the People's Action Party are elected Deputy Speaker of the parliament on 17 October 2011.


House Leaders[edit]