Singapore City Council election, 1957

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Singaporean City Council election, 1957

21 December 1957

All 32 seats to the City Council
16 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Lee Kuan Yew cropped.jpg
Leader Lee Kuan Yew Felice Leon-Soh Lim Yew Hock
Party PAP LSP LF
Leader's seat Not Contesting Not Contesting Not Contesting
Seats won 13 7 4
Seat change Increase13 Decrease1 Decrease1
Popular vote 49,500 56,204 25,711
Percentage 30.6% 34.8% 15.9%

Elected Mayor

Ong Eng Guan
PAP

The 1957 Singapore City Council Elections was the first for the newly renamed council, as well as the first to open all seats for direct popular voting. Nomination day was on 18 November 1957, with voting held on 21 December in the same year.

A total of 32 seats were contested. Also up for contention, was the new office of Mayor of Singapore, which would be awarded to the leader of the political party with the majority of seats won.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
People's Action Party 49,500 30.6 13 +13
Liberal Socialist Party 56,204 34.8 7 -1
Labour Front 25,711 15.9 4 -1
Workers' Party of Singapore 11,896 7.4 4 +4
United Malays National Organisation 7,832 4.8 2 +2
Independents 10,560 6.5 2 -1
Total 161,703 100 32 +18
Source: Singapore Elections

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