Sitoh Yih Pin

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Sitoh Yih Pin
司徒宇斌
Member of Parliament
for Potong Pasir SMC
Incumbent
Assumed office
8 May 2011
Preceded by Chiam See Tong
Majority 114 (0.8%)
Personal details
Born 02 Dec 1963
Nationality Singaporean
Political party People's Action Party
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Sitoh.

Sitoh Yih Pin (Chinese: 司徒宇斌; pinyin: Sītú Yǔbīn) is a Singaporean politician from the Singapore People's Action Party. He is the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Potong Pasir Single Member Constituency (Potong Pasir SMC).[1]

Political career[edit]

Sitoh first entered the political arena in 2001 contesting against longtime opposition leader Chiam See Tong who had been the Member of Parliament for Potong Pasir Single Member Constituency since 1984. He failed but garnered a respectable 47.6% of the votes against the veteran.[2] He contested again in 2006 against Chiam but could only get 44.2% of the votes. In 2011, Chiam who had been ruling Potong Pasir for 27 years left to contest in the Bishan-Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency. As a result, Sitoh contested against Lina Chiam (Lina Loh Woon Lee) who is the wife of Chiam See Tong instead during his third attempt. It was the closest fight of the 2011 election and he won by a mere 114 votes against Lina Chiam, receiving 50.36% of the votes.[3] Sitoh was officially declared as a Member of Parliament on 9 May 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.elections.gov.sg/gazette%5CG_ParE2011%5C2011-05-09%20Candidates%20declared%20to%20have%20been%20elected.pdf#zoom=100 Singapore Election Department : Gazette Notification on Candidates declared to have been elected Members of Parliament (2011)
  2. ^ http://www.singapore-elections.com/candidates-s.html singapore-elections.com : Singapore Election Candidates
  3. ^ http://www.elections.gov.sg/elections_results2011.html Singapore Elections Department : 2011 PARLIAMENTARY GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS