2020 Singaporean general election

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2020 Singapore general election

← 2015 10 July 2020

All 93 elected seats (+ up to 12 NCMP seats)
to the Parliament of Singapore
47 elected seats needed for a majority
Registered2,653,942 (6,750 overseas)[1][2]
  Lee Hsien Loong June 2018.JPG Pritam Singh at the Workers' Party general election rally, Serangoon Stadium, Singapore - 20110505.jpg
Leader Lee Hsien Loong Pritam Singh
Party PAP WP
Leader since 3 December 2004 8 April 2018[3]
Leader's seat Ang Mo Kio GRC
(Teck Ghee)
Aljunied GRC
(Eunos)
Last election 83
(69.86%)
6 + 3 NCMPs
(12.48%)
Current seats 82[4] 6 + 3 NCMPs

Map of the results of the Singaporean general election 2020.svg

Incumbent Prime Minister

Lee Hsien Loong
PAP



The 2020 Singaporean general election is scheduled for Friday, 10 July 2020.[5] It will elect Members of Parliament to the 14th Parliament of Singapore since Singapore's independence in 1965, using the first-past-the-post electoral system. Voting is mandatory for all Singaporeans aged 21 or above as of 1 March 2020 for the purpose of this election.[6]

This election will be the 18th general election in Singapore and the 13th since independence.[7] The ruling People's Action Party (PAP) is seeking to secure their 15th consecutive term in government since 1959. 192 candidates (including 73 new candidates and one independent candidate) from 11 parties will be contesting, the most ever in the history of Singapore, surpassing the record set from the 2015 election. Two constituencies, Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC and Pioneer SMC, will see a three-cornered fight, with the former being the first multi-cornered contest inside a Group Representation Constituency since the 1992 Marine Parade by-election 28 years prior. This election also marks the second consecutive election not to have a walkover in any constituency.[8]

This also marks the very first time that overseas Singaporeans who are subject to COVID-19 related restrictions, which force them to be unable to vote, will not be required to vote. Voting during the election remains compulsory for all other Singapore citizens.

Background[edit]

According to Article 65(4) of the Constitution, the maximum term of any given Parliament is five years from the date of its first sitting following a general election, after which it is dissolved by operation of law. However, the Prime Minister may advise the President to dissolve Parliament at any time during the five-year period.[9][10][11][12] A general election must be held within three months after every dissolution of Parliament. Elections are conducted by the Elections Department (ELD), which is under the Prime Minister's Office.[13]

There are 93 elected seats in Parliament organised into 14 Single Member Constituencies (SMCs) and 17 Group Representation Constituencies (GRCs). Each SMC returns one Member of Parliament using the first past the post voting system, while each GRC returns 4 or 5 MPs by block voting, at least one of whom must be from the Malay, Indian or other minority communities. A group of persons wishing to stand for election in a GRC must all be members of the same political party, or a group of independent candidates. The voting age in Singapore is 21 years.

On 23 June 2020 at 4 pm SGT, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced during a live televised announcement that President Halimah Yacob had dissolved the 13th Parliament of Singapore on the same day and had issued a writ of election with nominations to be held a week later on 30 June 2020.[14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21]

The Returning Officer is Tan Meng Dui, a former Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of National Development and current CEO of the National Environment Agency. This is his first election as Returning Officer, taking over from Ng Wai Choong who had served in this role in the previous general election.[22][23][24]

Political parties[edit]

The governing People's Action Party (PAP) has been in power since 1959 and is currently led by the Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong. The leading opposition party is the Worker's Party led by Pritam Singh, with six elected seats and three NCMP seats. A total of ten opposition parties are challenging the ruling party in this election.[25]

Party Abbreviation Leader Year formed Seats before GE2020 Parliamentary presence
PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party PAP Lee Hsien Loong
1954
82
Legislative Assembly:
1955-1965[26]
City Council Elections:
1957-1965[27]
Singapore Parliament:
1965–Present
WP logo variation.svg Workers' Party WP Pritam Singh
1957
6 + 3 NCMPs
Legislative Assembly:
1961-1963[28]
City Council Elections:
1957-1959[27]
Singapore Parliament:
1981–1986; 1991–Present
SDP logo variation.svg Singapore Democratic Party SDP Chee Soon Juan
1980
0
Singapore Parliament:
1984–1997
NSP logo variation.svg National Solidarity Party NSP Spencer Ng
1987
0
Singapore Parliament:
2001–2006
SPP logo.svg Singapore People's Party SPP Steve Chia
1994
0
Singapore Parliament:
1997–2015
SDA logo variation.png Singapore Democratic Alliance SDA Desmond Lim Bak Chuan
2001
0
Singapore Parliament:
2001–2011
Reform Party Singapore logo (simple).svg Reform Party RP Kenneth Jeyaretnam
2008
0
PPP logo variation.svg People's Power Party PPP Goh Meng Seng
2015
0
PV logo variation.svg Peoples Voice PV Lim Tean
2018
0
PSP logo variation.png Progress Singapore Party PSP Tan Cheng Bock
2019
0
Red Dot United.svg Red Dot United RDU Ravi Philemon
2020
0

Changes in election process[edit]

The Elections Department introduced several new features for this election to help ease the election process for voters, candidates and election volunteers. Registration of voters on polling day will be done electronically and election officials need not manually strike out a voter's particulars from a hardcopy register of electors.[29] Voters will be able to mark their candidate(s) choices more clearly using self-inking pens and enjoy shorter queuing time with the introduction of the e-registration system. Candidates are able to fill in most of the necessary documents online while election volunteers are able to count the number of votes within a shorter duration with the help of counting machines, enabling election results to be released at least 50 minutes earlier.[30][31] In addition, there will be more polling stations, reducing the average number of voters per polling station from 3,000 to about 2,400. Senior citizens above the age of 65 will be given priority to vote between 8am and 12pm on Polling Day.[32]

Non-constituency Member of Parliament[edit]

On 27 January 2016, a bill was passed for the Constitution, increasing the total number of members by three to 12 members. This is the first increase for the number of members allocated since the 2011 Singaporean general election, where it was increased from three members to nine.[33] As in the case for previous elections, NCMPs are offered to the best-performing non-elected opposition candidates, with the number determined by the total number of opposition candidates elected; if there are at least 12 oppositions-elect, then NCMPs will not be offered, as previously seen in the 1991 election. The names of the eligible candidates are announced a few days after the polling day. Candidates may decline the post if offered, as was seen previously in the 1984[34] and 2015 elections.[35][36]

Electoral divisions[edit]

2015 2020
Seats
89
93
Electoral divisions
29
31
Group representation constituencies
16
17
Four-Member GRCs 6 6
Five-Member GRCs 8 11
Six-Member GRCs 2 0
Single member constituencies
13
14
Voters
2,458,058
TBA
Voters (overseas votes inclusive)
2,462,926
2,653,942

The Electoral Boundaries Review Committee is made up of senior civil servants and charged with adjusting the boundaries of electoral divisions prior to an election. The government officially claims this as necessary to ensure minority participation in Parliament amidst demographic changes while ensuring an equitable amount of voters represented per MP, though critics have raised allegations of gerrymandering to disadvantage the opposition.[37][38][39][40] As of 2015, there were 16 GRCs and 13 SMCs. Prime Minister Lee convened the committee on 1 August 2019 with instructions to reduce the size of GRCs and increase the amount of SMCs.[41][42] The exact date of formation was revealed only when Opposition Leader Pritam Singh asked Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing in a written reply in Parliament.[43]

The Committee released its report on 13 March 2020 with the formation of 17 GRCs and 14 SMCs.[44][45] For the first time since 1991, six-member GRCs were eliminated and reduced to five. A new Sengkang GRC was formed from portions of the former Punggol East and Sengkang West SMCs and the boundaries of Tampines GRC were altered for the first time since 2001, due to the increase in population in the northeastern area of Singapore. Four new SMCs were also carved out (Kebun Baru, Yio Chu Kang, Marymount and Punggol West), three former SMCs were absorbed into neighbouring GRCs (Fengshan, Punggol East and Sengkang West), while two SMCs (Hong Kah North and Potong Pasir) had their boundaries modified. The remaining SMCs and four GRCs (Aljunied, Holland–Bukit Timah, Jurong and Tanjong Pagar) were left untouched, though the Workers' Party raised questions on the abolition of SMCs that it had previously contested and lost by a narrow margin. The changes saw about 13% of voters being allocated to a new constituency and increased the amount of seats from 89 to 93.[45]

Electoral Boundaries

The changes made in the electoral divisions are as follows:

Name of GRC Changes
Ang Mo Kio GRC Ward downsized to five members
Absorbed western portions of Sengkang West SMC
Carved out Yio Chu Kang division into SMC
Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC Carved out Bishan North division into SMC, and Novena and Balestier to Jalan Besar GRC
Absorbed Toa Payoh portion from Potong Pasir SMC
Chua Chu Kang GRC Carved out Nanyang division to West Coast GRC and portions of Tengah New Town into Hong Kah North SMC
East Coast GRC Ward upsized to five members
Absorbed Fengshan SMC
Jalan Besar GRC Absorbed portions of Novena and Balestier portion from Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC
Marine Parade GRC Carved out a major portion of Bidadari into Potong Pasir SMC
Marsiling–Yew Tee GRC Absorbed portions of Woodlands and Innova from Sembawang GRC
Nee Soon GRC Carved out Kebun Baru division into SMC
Absorbed portions of Simpang and Yishun from Sembawang GRC
Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC Ward downsized to five members
Carved out Punggol West division into SMC, Sengkang Central division to Sengkang GRC, and Tampines North to Tampines GRC
Sembawang GRC Carved out Woodlands and a few parts of Innova to Marsiling–Yew Tee GRC, and portions of Simpang and Yishun to Nee Soon GRC
Sengkang GRC New Constituency
Formed from Punggol East SMC, eastern portions of Sengkang West SMC, and Sengkang Central from Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC
Tampines GRC Absorbed Tampines North from Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC
West Coast GRC Ward upsized to five members
Absorbed portions of Nanyang from Chua Chu Kang GRC and Bulim portion of the Hong Kah North SMC

Disruptions from COVID-19 pandemic[edit]

During a Straits Times forum on 11 March, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said that the timing of the elections could be affected in view of the worsening pandemic.[46] On 25 March, Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean told Parliament that he believed it would be unconstitutional for the President to form a caretaker government unless a state of emergency had been recommended by the Cabinet to the President.[47]

On 28 March, Tan Cheng Bock responded to Teo's comments by saying that the unconstitutional nature of a caretaker government as a result of a postponing a general election would be far more preferred than having a health emergency by exposing millions of Singaporeans to potential COVID-19 infection.[48]

On 7 April, Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing introduced the Parliamentary Elections (COVID-19 Special Arrangements) Bill to Parliament which would allow voters under Stay-Home Notices or Quarantine Orders related to COVID-19 to vote outside of their normal electoral divisions in the upcoming General Election.[49] The Bill was passed by Parliament on 4 May and assented to by the President on 15 May.[50] The Parliamentary Elections (COVID-19 Special Arrangements) Act 2020 came into operation on 26 May.[51]

On 1 July, the Parliamentary Elections (COVID-19 Special Arrangements) Regulations 2020 was made to provide for mobile polling teams at special polling stations and to allow voters who have fever or on COVID-19 stay orders to vote from 7pm to 8pm on polling day.[52]

Restrictions on election campaigning[edit]

On 18 June, the ELD introduced temporary measures to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19, such as no rallies and TV screenings pertaining to the election are to be held, instead replacing with e-rallies and a new "Constituency Political Broadcast",[53] and nomination centres will no longer admit members of the public or supporters during nomination day. Walkabouts and campaigning vehicles are still allowed, though safe distancing and minimal physical contact still applies, and candidates are also not allowed to make speeches or physical rallies, including during the campaigning from campaigning vehicles, meaning that there will be no parades held by the candidates after the election,[54] though it can still broadcast any pre-recorded messages.[55][56]

Restrictions during polling day[edit]

During polling day, voters are given a recommended two-hour time slot (from 8am to 8pm) on their ballot card as a measure to counter long queues during polling; measures for safe distancing still applies, and voters with fever or respiratory symptoms are denied entry from the polling stations except during the last hour (7pm to 8pm) where they may be allowed entry;[57][52] however, their names are delisted from the name of voters due to a constitution where voting is mandatory, but voters in this case are not required to pay the $50 fee for reinstating names after polling ended.[58][59]

For overseas voting (which will be held in ten cities, comprising of Dubai, London, Tokyo, Beijing, Washington D.C., Hong Kong, Shanghai, San Francisco, New York and Canberra), voting will be subject to the approval of the authorities in the affected countries, while ELD announced that they would be announcing the arrangements for returning Singaporeans who are issued a mandatory 14-day stay home notice to vote in hotels and reducing the risk of infecting others.[60][61] These arrangements were later officially announced on 1 July, when the Singapore government announced that special polling stations will be set up in Marina Bay Sands and JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach to accommodate voters serving their stay-home notices in the two hotels.[62][63]

Political developments[edit]

People's Action Party (PAP)[edit]

On 13 March 2016, the PAP MP for Bukit Batok SMC David Ong resigned over personal indiscretions with a party grassroots activist. In the subsequent Bukit Batok by-election, the People's Action Party candidate and former Aljunied GRC candidate Murali Pillai defeated the opposition Singapore Democratic Party candidate Chee Soon Juan to reclaim the seat for the PAP.[64]

In the lead up to the 2017 Singapore presidential election, Speaker of Parliament and MP for Marsiling–Yew Tee GRC Halimah Yacob resigned from the party on 7 August 2017 to fulfil regulations prohibiting the President of Singapore from any party affiliations.[65] As she had vacated her seat in Parliament, there were calls for a by-election, though the Court of Appeal eventually ruled that there was "no duty to call a by-election when a single vacancy arises in a GRC".[66]

On 23 November 2018, Heng Swee Keat and Chan Chun Sing were respectively elected as the party's first and second assistant Secretary-General to the PAP's 35th Central Executive Committee.[67] The two assistant posts were seen as an indicator of Lee Hsien Loong's successor, given that the upcoming election is likely to be Lee's last.[68] Following the announcement of Heng Swee Keat's appointment as the sole Deputy Prime Minister on 1 May 2019, succeeding Teo Chee Hean and Tharman Shanmugaratnam, former MP Inderjit Singh said that the PAP intends to showcase Heng's imminent ascent to the top post and dispel rumours of any surprises in the leadership succession.[69][70]

Workers' Party (WP)[edit]

On 3 November 2017, then-Secretary General and Aljunied GRC incumbent MP Low Thia Khiang announced during a speech on the party's 60th anniversary that he would not contest the next party elections.[71] During the party's 2016 Central Executive Committee election, Chen Show Mao had mounted a surprise challenge for the leadership post but lost the election to Low in a 41–65 vote. In the leadership election on 8 April 2018, Pritam Singh was elected unopposed as successor to Low as the party's new Secretary-General.[72]

Observers say that the lack of a contest was a good sign of internal unity, and that the party is keen to demonstrate its multiracial credentials now that it has a non-Chinese secretary-general, for the first time since 2001 with J. B. Jeyaretnam.[73]

On 30 April, Low was hospitalised due to a head injury, and was discharged on 21 May.[74][75] On 25 June, while Low was on rehabilitation, the party announced he (and along with Chen and Png Eng Huat) will not seek election for the first time in his 32-year career; while on his interview, he cited his satisfaction on his leadership and success for the party, saying 'I felt my work was done'.[76][77][78]

New parties[edit]

  • 2011 presidential election candidate and former Ayer Rajah SMC MP Tan Cheng Bock returned to politics under the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) that he founded together with several previously contested candidates on 18 January 2019.[79] The PSP was registered by the Registrar of Societies on 28 March 2019.[80] The Progress Singapore Party (PSP) announced on Friday (June 26) its line-up of candidates for all the nine constituencies it will be contesting, with party chief Tan Cheng Bock leading a team in West Coast GRC, a ward that has his constituency of Ayer Rajah.[81]
  • Former leader of the National Solidarity Party (NSP), Lim Tean founded Peoples Voice which was registered by the Registrar of Societies on 31 October 2018.[82][83]
  • On 29 May 2020, Ravi Philemon and Michelle Lee, former members of the PSP, announced that they had submitted an application to register a new political party, Red Dot United, with the Registrar of Societies.[84] The party was registered on 15 June 2020.[85]

Other parties without parliamentary presence[edit]

Timeline[edit]

Map of contested electoral divisions among opposition parties
Date Event
13 March Publication of the Electoral Boundaries report[45]
15 April Certification of Registers of Electors[99]
8 June Appointment of POFMA alternate authorities during election period[100][101]
18 June Release of preliminary campaigning guidelines[102]
23 June Dissolution of 13th Parliament; Writ of Election issued[14][15][16]
26 June Deadline of Submission of Political Donation Certificates[5]
30 June Nomination Day[16][103]
30 June–8 July Campaigning Period
2 July First Political Party Broadcast[104]
3–8 July Constituency Political Broadcasts[104]
9 July Cooling-off Day and Second Political Party Broadcast[104]
10 July Polling Day[5]

Pre-nomination day events[edit]

List of notable events that occurred prior to Nomination Day on 30 June 2020. All times are reflected in Singapore Standard Time (SGT).

Date Party Events Source
1 March The Registers of Electors revised eligible candidates with a cut-off date of 1 March. The certification was enacted on 15 April. [99]
13 March The Electoral Boundaries Review Committee published a report on new electoral boundaries. [45]
21 April WP logo variation.svg WP announced that NCMP Daniel Goh will be stepping down from its central executive committee (CEC) of the Workers' Party due to health reasons, and not be running in the next General Election. [105]
30 April WP logo variation.svg Aljunied GRC incumbent Low Thia Khiang was warded to the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital's ICU ward following a head injury, and the party informed on the hospitalization three days later on 3 May. Low was transferred to a general ward on 4 May, and eventually discharged on 21 May. [74][75]
13 June PSP logo variation.png PSP announced that it will contest with 29 candidates at the election as opposed to 44 earlier, coming after talks with other opposition parties. It also announced that the West Coast GRC candidates are almost confirmed. [106]
15 June Reform Party Singapore logo (simple).svg RP unveiled a batch of seven candidates: Kenneth Jeyaretnam, Andy Zhu, Noraini Yunus and Darren Soh, as well as first-time candidates Charles Yeo, Mahaboob Batcha and Gurdev Singh. [107]
18 June The Elections Department Singapore released preliminary campaigning guidelines pertaining to campaigning and social distancing amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, just a day before Singapore enters the second phase of reopening. [102]
PSP logo variation.png PSP unveiled its first batch of six candidates: Francis Yuen Khin Pheng, Muhammad Taufik Supan, Sri Nallakaruppan, Brad Bowyer, Gigene Wong and Hazel Poa. [108][109]
20 June SPP logo.svg SPP unveiled its candidates for two constituencies:
  • Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC: Steve Chia, Williiamson Lee, Osman Sulaiman and Melvyn Chiu
  • Potong Pasir SMC: Jose Raymond
[110]
21 June SDP logo variation.svg SDP secretary-general Chee Soon Juan announced his candidacy for Bukit Batok SMC, which he had previously contested in the 2016 by-election. [111]
23 June At 4pm, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong held a televised announcement highlighting future challenges facing Singapore and the relative stability of the COVID-19 situation, then announced the dissolution of the 13th Parliament of Singapore; President Halimah Yacob dissolved the parliament and the writ of election is published. Returning officer Tan Meng Dui adjourned nominations to be held 30 June, and Singapore would go to the polls on 10 July.
PAP logo variation.svg Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Member of Parliament of Jalan Besar GRC, announced his retirement on Facebook. [112]
PSP logo variation.png PSP leader Tan Cheng Bock announced plans to contest eight constituencies: West Coast GRC, Choa Chu Kang GRC, Tanjong Pagar GRC, Hong Kah North, Marymount, Pioneer, Yio Chu Kang, and Kebun Baru, as well as trim the list to 24 candidates. The party's also unveiled a second batch of candidates: Tan Meng Wah, Kayla Low, A’bas Bin Kasmani, Choo Shaun Ming, Harish Pillay and Ang Yong Guan. [113][114]
WP logo variation.svg WP released a video with a slogan, "Make Your Vote Count", featuring 12 faces of the party, including leader Pritam Singh, chairperson Sylvia Lim, NCMP Dennis Tan, former Punggol East SMC MP Lee Li Lian and former NSP member Nicole Seah. [115]
Red Dot United.svg RDU unveiled the first three candidates: Ravi Philemon, Michelle Lee Juan, and Liyana Dhamirah. They also announced that they will be fielded only in Jurong GRC, and were prepared to pass the contest to PV to avoid a possible multi-cornered contest. [116]
PPP logo variation.svg PPP secretary-general Goh Meng Seng announced that the party will be contesting MacPherson SMC and Radin Mas SMC. [117]
24 June Reform Party Singapore logo (simple).svg RP leader Kenneth Jeyaretnam announced they will withdraw from West Coast GRC to facilitate opposition unity even though the team had contested there in 2015, avoiding a potential three-cornered fight with the PAP and PSP. It will now only contest in Radin Mas SMC, Yio Chu Kang SMC and Ang Mo Kio GRC, allowing a three-cornered contest for Yio Chu Kang. [118]
PSP logo variation.png PSP unveiled Lee Hsien Yang, younger brother of Lee Hsien Loong and also the younger son of Lee Kuan Yew, as a party member. The younger Lee is considering contesting the election. [119][120]
PAP logo variation.svg PAP announced that there will be 26 new candidates this election which will be unveiled over the next few days, but declined to reveal where the candidates would be standing. The first two groups of four new candidates were announced as followed:
  • Desmond Tan Kok Ming, Edward Chia Bing Hui, Ivan Lim Shaw Chuan and Nadia Ahmad Samdin
  • Don Wee Boon Hong, Hany Soh Hui Bin, Mohd Fahmi Aliman and Yip Hon Weng
[121][122]
PV logo variation.svg PV chief Lim Tean announced that the party will be contesting Punggol West SMC and Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC, anticipating a three-cornered contest for the latter. [123][124]
SDP logo variation.svg SDP announced via Zoom that the party will be contesting Holland–Bukit Timah GRC, Marsiling–Yew Tee GRC, Bukit Panjang SMC and Yuhua SMC. [125]
NSP logo variation.svg NSP secretary-general Spencer Ng announced that the party will be contesting Tampines GRC and Sembawang GRC and withdrawing from Pioneer SMC to back PSP. [126]
Red Dot United.svg RDU unveiled its fourth candidate for Jurong GRC: Nicholas Tang Jian Ye [127]
25 June PV logo variation.svg PV announced its intention to contest Jalan Besar GRC, Mountbatten SMC, Pasir-Ris Punggol GRC, Pioneer SMC and Punggol West SMC. [128]
PAP logo variation.svg PAP unveiled three more batches of new candidates, respectively introduced by Heng, Masagos Zulkifli and Grace Fu:
  • Ng Ling Ling, Tan Kiat How, Tan See Leng and Zhulkarnain Abdul Rahim
  • Yeo Wan Ling, Alvin Tan Sheng Hui, Wan Rizal Wan Zakariah and Eric Chua Swee Leong
  • Derrick Goh Soon Hee, Raymond Lye Hoong Yip and Poh Li San

Emeritus Senior Minister and Marine Parade GRC MP Goh Chok Tong, announced his retirement on Facebook after serving Marine Parade for 44 years.

[129][130]

[131][132]

Perennial candidate Ooi Boon Ewe picked up nomination forms and revealed that he will be standing at Bukit Panjang SMC; if nominated, this would be Ooi's second election since 2001 after unsuccessful nominations in the interim elections, and also the second consecutive election with independent candidates standing. [133]
WP logo variation.svg WP announced its intention to contest East Coast GRC, Marine Parade GRC, Sengkang GRC and Punggol West SMC, while defending its current seats in Aljunied GRC and Hougang SMC to be helmed by former NCMPs Gerald Giam and Dennis Tan, respectively. The party also introduced four new candidates: Muhammad Azhar Abdul Latip, Louis Chua Kheng Wee, Nicole Seah and Yee Jenn Jong. Incumbent MPs Low Thia Khiang, Chen Show Mao and Png Eng Huat will step down as MPs and not contest in the election. [134][77]
SFP logo variation.png Tan Jee Say announced on his Facebook that he had dissolved Singaporeans First and encouraged its former members to join other opposition parties. [97]
PPP logo variation.svg PPP secretary-general Goh Meng Seng announced his candidacy in MacPherson SMC against PAP incumbent Tin Pei Ling, while also withdrawing their interest in contesting Radin Mas SMC and backed RP. [135]
PSP logo variation.png PSP unveiled a batch of five candidates including a former SAF colonel, a former senior lieutenant-colonel and a lawyer: Nadarajah Loganathan, Wendy Low, Kumaran Pillai, Damien Tay Kian Ping and Michael Chua Teck Leong. [136]
Reform Party Singapore logo (simple).svg RP secretary-general Kenneth Jeyaretnam was required to serve a mandatory 14-day stay-home notice at a designated stay-home-notice facility after a visit to the United Kingdom, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Health and the Elections Department. Jeyaretnam requested for a waiver, but MOH declined his request. [137]
SDP logo variation.svg SDP held an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit, where Reddit users were able to ask the SDP questions about its views pertaining to the upcoming election. [138]
26 June PAP logo variation.svg PAP vice-chairman Masagos Zulkifli and Chan Chun Sing unveiled its final batch of new candidates at separate sessions, including the first woman brigadier-general:
  • Gan Siow Huang, Rachel Ong Sin Yen, Sharael Taha and Alex Yeo Sheng Chye
  • Mariam Jaafar, Shawn Huang Wei Zhong (née Inkiriwang), Chan Hui Yuh and Carrie Tan Hui Min; Chan was an intended PAP candidate in the last General election, but ultimately did not participate and was replaced by former MP Yeo Guat Kwang.

Transport Minister and Sembawang GRC MP Khaw Boon Wan announced his retirement.

[139][140]
[141]
Red Dot United.svg RDU announced its final candidate for Jurong GRC, ex-SDP candidate Alec Tok Kim Yam, thus completing the five-member lineup that earlier include Ravi Philemon, Michelle Lee Juan, Liyana Dhamirah and Nicholas Tang Jian Ye. [142][143]
PSP logo variation.png PSP unveiled its final batch of six new candidates: Lim Cher Hong, Kala Manickam, Leong Mun Wai, Terence Soon Jun Wei, Abdul Rahman Mohamad and Jeffrey Khoo Poh Tiong. Later in the day, the party indicated that they will be contesting in Nee Soon GRC in addition to the initial eight constituencies it was planning to contest in, along with the full lineup for each of them. Lee Hsien Yang is not listed among the candidates for now. [144][145]
[146][147]
WP logo variation.svg WP chairman Sylvia Lim unveiled two first-time candidates: Raeesah Begum Farid Khan and Jamus Jerome Lim Chee Wui, and three previously-contested candidates Dennis Tan Lip Fong, Dylan Ng Foo Eng, and Ron Tan Jun Yen. The party also announced the candidates that they would stand to defend their constituencies, while the other four constituencies will be revealed later only after nomination day: [148][149]
Reform Party Singapore logo (simple).svgPSP logo variation.png RP chairman Andy Zhu accused PSP of reneging on an agreement to not contest Yio Chu Kang SMC in return for RP withdrawing from West Coast GRC. PSP assistant secretary-general Leong Mun Wai later denied that a deal had been reached and "apologised for any misunderstandings", though it did not make any further concessions. [150]
27 June ELD announced that they had received 226 applications for the Political Donation Certificate, 37 applications for the Certificate of The Malay Community Committee and 35 applications for the Certificate of The Indian and Other Minority Communities Committee. [151]
PAP logo variation.svg PAP released its manifesto for the upcoming election, as well as its slogan: "Our Lives, Our Jobs, Our Future". The party's secretary-general Lee cited that in a normal election, the party would have focused on long term plans for the nation; however, because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, their manifesto would instead be about "overcome(ing) this crisis of a generation". PAP also announced that 20 MPs had confirmed their political retirement, among which was deputy speaker and Punggol East SMC MP Charles Chong.

PAP's candidate Ivan Lim Shaw Chuan was criticized online as "lacking compassion, and being arrogant and elitist", but Lim later rebutted the criticism saying that "people can have different perspectives of the same incident" and said on an interview that he was "determined to stay the course". Nevertheless, he withdrew from the nomination later that night, with the party accepting his decision.

[152][153]
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[156]
SDP logo variation.svg PAP logo variation.svg After SDP pointed out how the PAP had already erected its flags in Marine Parade GRC, the Elections Department clarified that the rules pertaining to the display of posters and banners during election period did not apply because Nomination Day had not yet passed. A volunteer from the PAP branch office of Marine Parade claimed that the flags were put up "as part of National Day celebrations", and that the erection of its flags had been done annually "for the past 20 to 30 years". [157]
PSP logo variation.png PSP expressed concerns over the requirement to submit its scripts in advance to the Infocomm Media Development Authority and Mediacorp for the preparation of subtitles for political broadcasts on TV; organising secretary Michael Chua Teck Leong said that the submission of scripts at least 48 hours in advance was "disturbing" and was worried that its scripts could be leaked.

PSP member Lee Hsien Yang responded to the controversy surrounding PAP candidate Ivan Lim Shaw Chuan, saying that it raised questions about the PAP's candidate screening process, and commented on how the PAP was not prepared for the controversy.

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Reform Party Singapore logo (simple).svg RP released its manifesto for the election with the slogan: "Build Back Better, Fairer", citing the goals of overcoming obstacles during the pandemic. [160][161]
SDA logo variation.png SDA Chairman Desmond Lim announced his decision to step down after the election, and would relinquish his post to SDA's chief media officer Harminder Pal Singh. [162]
WP logo variation.svg WP secretary-general Pritam Singh and chairman Sylvia Lim introduced five new candidates: three first-timers Nathaniel Koh Kim Kui, Tan Chen Chen and Muhammad Fadli Mohammed Fawzi, and Kenneth Foo Seck Guan and Terence Tan Li Chern, whom had previously contested in Nee Soon GRC and Marine Parade GRC respectively. Singh also urged for a greater opposition presence in parliament, saying that the PAP would still retain a strong mandate as it would be contesting in every (93) seat, compared to the WP contesting 21. [163][164]
PPP logo variation.svg PPP released its manifesto for the election, and secretary-general Goh Meng Seng announced that this will be his final involvement in a general election. He reiterated his belief that he could contribute more to Parliament as an opposition member if elected, compared to his counterpart Tin Pei Ling from the ruling PAP, though he acknowledged her contributions to MacPherson. [165]
DPP logo variation.png DPP announced that they will not be participating in the general election and backed its informal alliance with RP and PPP. [98]
NSP logo variation.svg NSP confirmed that they will not be contesting in MacPherson SMC and backed PPP. [166]
PV logo variation.svg Three members of PV were approached by the police around Pasir Ris MRT Station (within Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC) while they were doing community outreach after they were seen carrying a placard with photos of PAP MPs sleeping in Parliament on the placard. PV secretary-general Lim Tean claimed that this incident was the "sort of harassment that opposition members find themselves under all the time"; a police spokesman later said that PV's actions "amounted to a public demonstration, which requires a police permit." [167][168]
28 June ELD announced that they had issued 226 Political Donation Certificates (out of 226 applications), 37 Certificates of The Malay Community Committee (out of 37 applications) and 34 Certificates of The Indian and Other Minority Communities Committee (out of 35 applications). [169]
PAP logo variation.svg PAP unveiled the candidates for three electoral divisions:

PAP's candidate Shawn Huang Wei Zhong was criticised online about his tenure as a NDP commander in 2018 by a Warrant Officer in charge of the NDP logistics control group then. Huang later tried to contact the post writer; however, the post was later removed. In a second post from him, he also explained the history of the change of his surname from Ingkiriwang to Huang.

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WP logo variation.svg WP released its 39-page manifesto for the upcoming election, of which eight pages were devoted to the COVID-19 pandemic. WP secretary-general Pritam Singh and chairman Sylvia Lim introduced a final batch of four candidates, among which were new candidate Abdul Shariff Aboo Kassim, former NCMPs and Aljunied GRC candidates Leon Perera and Gerald Giam (both previously contested in East Coast GRC) and He Ting Ru (previously contested in Marine Parade GRC). Singh further explained WP's slogan "Make Your Vote Count", in that WP MPs must be voted into Parliament in order to serve the public in Parliament and strengthen democracy, adding that there was a "real risk" of a wipeout of elected opposition MPs. Giam, He and Perera, the party's manifesto team, listed and explained the proposals that the party was planning to put forward. Meanwhile, Lee Li Lian announced that she will not seek candidacy this election. [174][175]
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SPP logo.svg SPP launched their manifesto for the election, titled "A Better Tomorrow", which highlights current issues, ranging from the cost of living and climate change to promoting greater democracy, among others. [177][178]
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Red Dot United.svg RDU released a 12-page charter during a Zoom teleconference; Ravi Philemon mentioned the charter is to give Singaporeans a choice that "allowing Singaporeans to point the Government towards the directions they would want the Government to take", while Michelle Lee Juan urged to give Singaporeans leverage so that "they alone can continue to operate Singapore (the way) they wish to." [180][181]
Independent candidate Victor Ronnie Lai announced that he is planning to contest in Pioneer SMC; if nominated, Pioneer SMC could see a rare four-cornered contest for the first time since the 1997 general election (for Chua Chu Kang SMC) and the 2013 by-election. [182]
29 June The Elections Department announced that applications for vehicles with loudspeakers installed will open after 2pm during nomination day, though only pre-recorded campaigning messages are allowed for broadcast. They also announced arrangements for overseas voters which embassies are allowed to be open subject to the approval of the authorities, and returning Singaporeans will cast their votes in designated hotels whilst serving a mandatory 14-day stay home notice. ELD will announce further changes after the nomination. [55][56]
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PAP logo variation.svg PAP unveiled the candidates for six electoral divisions:
  • Tanjong Pagar GRC: Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing will defend the constituency, along with incumbent Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Indranee Rajah and backbencher Joan Pereira, and two newcomers Eric Chua Swee Leong and Alvin Tan Sheng Hui; backbencher Chia Shi-Lu will not stand for election.
  • Radin Mas SMC: Current Tanjong Pagar GRC MP Melvin Yong will replace outgoing Minister of State Sam Tan.
  • Jalan Besar GRC: Manpower Minister and Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC incumbent MP Josephine Teo will join the GRC to lead a team with incumbent mayor Denise Phua, Senior Minister of State Heng Chee How, and a newcomer Wan Rizal Wan Zakariah; backbencher Lily Neo will not seek re-election.
  • Jurong GRC: Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam will defend the constituency along with Senior Parliamentary Secretary Tan Wu Meng, backbencher Rahayu Mahzam, and two newcomers, Shawn Huang Wei Zhong and Xie Yao Quan (the latter replacing recently-withdrew candidate Ivan Lim Shaw Chuan). Social and Family Development Minister Desmond Lee and Ang Wei Neng were announced to be fielded elsewhere in another constituency.
  • Ang Mo Kio GRC: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will defend this constituency along with incumbent MPs Darryl David and Gan Thiam Poh, and two newcomers, Ng Ling Ling and Nadia Samdin; the party did not announce the whereabouts for the other three MPs Intan Azura Mokhtar, Ang Hin Kee and Koh Poh Koon, but later confirmed that only Koh would be fielded elsewhere in Tampines GRC. Hours after the reveal, Ng was the third PAP candidate to be criticised online about her attempt to take credit for setting up the Social Service Institute, the training arm of National Council of Social Service (NCSS) during her speech and later responded that her role was to help operationalise the institute. Former NMP and then-president of NCSS Gerard Ee mentioned her role on the incident was a "mere Freudian slip".
  • Kebun Baru SMC: Incumbent Nee Soon GRC MP Henry Kwek will defend the constituency.

Nee Soon GRC backbencher Er Lee Bee Wah confirms her retirement on Facebook and will be replaced by Carrie Tan Hui Min. The PAP lineup for the constituency was yet to be announced at the time.

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PAP logo variation.svg WP logo variation.svg In response to WP secretary-general Pritam Singh's earlier point that there could be a wipeout of elected opposition MPs, PAP secretary-general Lee Hsien Loong said that the possibility was an unrealistic outcome, claiming that Singh's argument was "a tactic" and added that he was "using reverse psychology". Two other PAP incumbent candidates, Chan Chun Sing and Indranee Rajah, also responded to Singh's point, saying that it would be a mistake for voters to think that the PAP would return to power effortlessly, while adding that it was important for the PAP to get a "clear and strong endorsement" from the people. [192][193]
SDP logo variation.svg On their Facebook page, SDP first unveiled two new candidates that it will be fielding for the election, Alfred Tan and Min Cheong; hours later, they unveiled another three candidates, first-timer Robin Low, James Gomez and ex-DPP leader Benjamin Pwee. [194][195]
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SFP logo variation.png SDP logo variation.svg Former SF secretary-general Tan Jee Say posted on Facebook that he was seeking approval to rejoin SDP; if the party accepts his return, Tan will return to SDP for the first time since 2011, when he resigned from the party to seek candidacy for the presidential election held that year. [197]
PSP logo variation.png PSP released its 13-page manifesto which focused on economical, social and political development, as well as its "resurgence strategy" to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. PSP also launched its slogan for the election, entitled "You Deserve Better". PSP member Lee Hsien Yang urged Singaporeans to vote to end the PAP's supermajority and allow for greater diversity in Parliament, claiming that the Singapore government was suffering from "eunuch’s disease" and adding that the PAP supermajority has led to group-thinking but lack rigour in discussion and debate on policies. [198][199]
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SDA logo variation.png SDA released its manifesto for the upcoming election, entitled "SDA: A Heart for the People", which seeked to tackle areas where SDA felt Singaporeans were struggling with, such as the cost of living, social inequality and immigration, among other issues. [202]

Nomination day[edit]

On 30 June 2020 from 11am to 12 noon SGT, each candidate filed their nomination papers (along with the approval of a proposer, a seconder and at least four assentors), a political donation certificate (by before 26 June), and paid an election deposit of S$13,500 (down from S$14,500 in the previous 2015 election, but also the same amount as seen in the 2016 by-election) in one of the nine designated schools or through online to complete their application. Additionally, in the case for Group Representation Constituencies, their team must consist of at least one minority candidate and must also submit a community committee form (Malay or Indian/other minority which is dependent on the constituency's requirements).[5]

The list of nine schools designated as nomination centres were:[16]

School Participating constituencies
Bendemeer Primary School Bishan–Toa Payoh GRCM, Jalan Besar GRCM, Radin Mas SMC, Tanjong Pagar GRCIO
Chongfu School Kebun Baru SMC, Marsiling–Yew Tee GRCM, Nee Soon GRCIO, Sembawang GRCM
Deyi Secondary School Aljunied GRCM, Ang Mo Kio GRCIO, Marymount SMC, Yio Chu Kang SMC
Jurong Pioneer Junior College Chua Chu Kang GRCM, Hong Kah North SMC, Pioneer SMC
Kong Hwa School MacPherson SMC, Marine Parade GRCM, Mountbatten SMC, Potong Pasir SMC
Methodist Girls’ School Bukit Panjang SMC, Holland–Bukit Timah GRCIO
Nan Hua High School Bukit Batok SMC, Jurong GRCIO, West Coast GRCIO, Yuhua SMC
Poi Ching School Hougang SMC, Tampines GRCM
St Anthony’s Canossian Primary School East Coast GRCM, Pasir Ris–Punggol GRCM, Punggol West SMC, Sengkang GRCM
  • M- Indicates a GRC requires a Malay minority candidate; IO- Indicates a GRC requires an Indian or other minority candidate

As in the case of previous elections, candidates will lose their deposit if they are unable to garner at least one-eighth (12.5%) of the valid votes cast within the contested constituency.

During the same day, school bells could be heard ringing in some of the Nomination Centres, including Kong Hwa School and Jurong Pioneer Junior College. Both schools insisted that lessons would still be conducted throughout the same day, implying that they are not fully closed to the students. This marked the first time school bells in the Nomination Centres could be heard ringing during a live election-related television or online broadcast hosted in Singapore.

Pre-polling day events[edit]

This is a list of events that occurred from nomination day until the eve of polling day on 10 July 2020.[203] All times below are reflected in Singapore Standard Time (SGT). Similar to previous elections since 2011, candidates begin campaigning from the end of nominations day until two days before polling day. The eve of polling day and after the last day for the campaigning period is cooling-off day, during this time in which campaigning is prohibited except for party political broadcasts.

Date Party Events Source
30 June Nominations were held from 11am for an hour at nine designated schools. At the close of nominations, the Elections Department confirmed a combined 192 candidates representing from 11 parties and one independent (up from 179 in the last general election) contesting all of the 31 constituencies and 93 parliamentary seats. This makes it the second constitutive election with an all-contest and no uncontested walkovers. [203][204]
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Three independent candidates, Ooi Boon Ewe, Shirwin Eu and Cheng Peng Wah were seen in Methodist Girls' School, Kong Hwa School and Jurong Pioneer Junior College respectively; of the three, Cheng was the sole independent candidate to have his nomination papers confirmed for Pioneer SMC. [204][205]
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PAP logo variation.svg PAP confirmed the team for 16 electoral divisions:
  • Marine Parade GRC: Incumbent Speaker Tan Chuan-Jin, Senior Minister of State Edwin Tong, Seah Kian Peng, and new members Tan See Leng and Mohd Fahmi Aliman. Incumbent MP Fatimah Lateef did not return.
  • Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC: Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean, Senior Minister of State Janil Puthucheary, and new members Mohamed Sharael Taha, Yeo Wan Ling and Desmond Tan Kok Ming. Incumbent MP Zainal Sapari did not return.
  • Punggol West SMC: Incumbent MP Sun Xueling will defend her constituency.
  • Marymount SMC: Newcomer Gan Siow Huang.
  • Aljunied GRC: Three previously contested candidates Chua Eng Leong, Victor Lye, Shamsul Kamar, and two newcomers Alex Yeo Sheng Chye and Chan Hui Yuh.
  • Hougang SMC: Previously contested candidate Lee Hong Chuang.
  • Tampines GRC: Environment Minister Masagos Zulkifli, Senior Parliament Secretary Baey Yam Keng, ex-Ang Mo Kio GRC and Senior Minister of State Koh Poh Koon, mayor Desmond Choo and Cheng Li Hui.
  • Potong Pasir SMC: Incumbent MP Sitoh Yih Pin will defend his constituency.
  • Chua Chu Kang GRC: Health Minister Gan Kim Yong, Senior Parliament Secretary and Mayor Low Yen Ling, and two new members Don Wee Boon Hong and Zhulkarnain Abdul Rahim. Incumbent MP Yee Chia Hsing did not seek reelection.
  • Hong Kah North SMC: Senior Minister of State Amy Khor will defend her constituency.
  • Holland–Bukit Timah GRC: Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, Senior Minister of State Sim Ann, Christopher de Souza and newcomer Edward Chia.
  • East Coast GRC: Deputy Prime and Finance Minister and Tampines GRC MP Heng Swee Keat, Senior Minister of State and Mayor Maliki Osman, Fengshan SMC MP Cheryl Chan, Jessica Tan and newcomer Tan Kiat How. During PAP's acceptance speech, Heng made several gaffes in his portion of the speech, which later went viral.
  • Bukit Panjang SMC: Incumbent Holland–Bukit Timah GRC MP Liang Eng Hwa will replace outgoing MP and mayor Teo Ho Pin to defend his constituency.
  • Yio Chu Kang SMC: Newcomer Yip Hon Weng.
  • Mountbatten SMC: Incumbent MP Lim Biow Chuan will defend his constituency.
  • Pioneer SMC: Incumbent West Coast GRC MP Patrick Tay will replace outgoing MP Cedric Foo to defend his constituency.
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WP logo variation.svg WP confirmed its team lineup for four electoral divisions:
SDP logo variation.svg Tan Jee Say was confirmed to have returned to SDP, and he would lead a team to contest Holland–Bukit Timah GRC alongside James Gomez, Min Cheong and Alfred Tan. Alongside the electoral divisions confirmed were:
  • Bukit Panjang SMC: Paul Tambyah
PAP logo variation.svg SDP logo variation.svg Following the confirmation of nominations for Bukit Batok SMC, incumbent PAP candidate Murali Pillai became the fourth PAP candidate to receive online criticism, this time from a post about his son. In response, Murali hit back, calling the post containing the criticism a "scurrilous attack against my family", adding that the timing of the post "leaves nothing to the imagination". His opponent, Dr Chee Soon Juan from SDP, said that he stood with Murali as well and criticised the post, writing that "politics is about ideas on how we can make our nation better, not personal attacks like this." [211][212]
PSP logo variation.png It was revealed that Lee Hsien Yang would not be contesting in the election only after nominations had closed. PSP secretary-general Tan Cheng Bock later said that he wanted Lee to remain "as neutral as possible"; Lee also said that he decided against contesting in the election as he believed that "Singapore does not need another Lee." [213][214]
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PAP logo variation.svg PSP logo variation.png During nomination day, while opposing parties were allowed to scrutinise nomination papers, both teams fielded by PAP and PSP respectively to contest Tanjong Pagar GRC found discrepancies in the opposing team's paperwork; however neither team objected to the opposing team, allowing the contest to go ahead. PAP's team saw a technical lapse in the PSP team's nomination paper (by not filling in the name of the constituency they were going to contest in); PAP later informed PSP of their technical lapse. PAP anchor minister Chan Chun Sing told the media that they wanted the voters "the chance to give us a strong mandate", and "not give that choice to residents just because of a technical error". Similarly, the PSP team spotted a potential error in the PAP team's nomination forms as well, with PSP candidate Michael Chua Teck Leong pointing out that PAP candidate Eric Chua Swee Leong had listed his occupation incorrectly. [214][215]
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PV logo variation.svg PV confirmed its team lineup for two electoral divisions using its Facebook page: [217]
NSP logo variation.svg NSP released its manifesto for the upcoming election, focusing on halting the GST hike and policy changes to the Central Provident Fund, among other areas such as public transport and defence expenditure. [218][219]
1 July SDP logo variation.svg PV logo variation.svg The National Population and Talent Division of the Prime Minister's Office issued statements objecting to the claim that there would be a plan for a population of 10 million in Singapore, which was talked about by both SDP and PV in previous days. [220][221]
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PAP logo variation.svg PSP logo variation.png SDP logo variation.svg WP logo variation.svg Two political debates were held live within the Mediacorp Campus on Channel 5, CNA and Channel 8. Workers' Party did not participate in the Chinese-language debate, for which WP later apologised the following day; WP secretary-general Pritam Singh explained that "the proficiency required to participate in a live debate is of a higher order", but the WP would continue to support the party's Chinese supporters. During the English-language debate, SDP secretary-general Chee Soon Juan touched on one of its campaign promises of saying no to a 10 million population in Singapore, citing a 2019 article from The Straits Times, to which PAP representative Vivian Balakrishnan replied that the Prime Minister's Office had issued a statement that day "advising people like you not to indulge in falsehoods" and denied that there would be a population of 10 million in Singapore, adding that the figure was a "strawman". [223][224]
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PAP logo variation.svg PSP logo variation.png PAP incumbent candidate and Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam, who is defending his seat at Nee Soon GRC, claimed that the PSP team contesting Nee Soon GRC was a "half-hearted" attempt, adding that PSP had been "offering to trade Nee Soon for some other constituency" with RP. In response to Shanmugam's claim, PSP candidate Bradley Bowyer said that it was a "rumour" that PSP had offered to cede Nee Soon GRC, adding that PAP's attempt "to delegitimise us is the current strategy". Later on, in a Facebook post, Shanmugam said that Bowyer was being "dishonest" to deny that PSP had offered to trade Nee Soon to the RP, to which PSP candidate Leong Mun Wai responded that PSP had always been committed to Nee Soon GRC, while PSP secretary-general Tan Cheng Bock said that contesting Nee Soon GRC was "non-negotiable".
Separately, both the PSP and PAP also lodged police reports over finding their election posters damaged, which is illegal according to the Parliamentary Elections Act.
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SG-GE-2015-IND-HORSE-SYMBOL.png Independent candidate Cheang Peng Wah revealed that he would be using a horse as his symbol to contest the upcoming election while on a walkabout around Pioneer SMC. [242]
2 July SPP logo.svg PSP logo variation.png WP logo variation.svg NSP logo variation.svg Several opposition parties had discussions on their plans if they were to be offered a place in parliament as a Non-constituency Member of Parliament. PSP secretary-general Tan Cheng Bock told on media that he would not accept an NCMP seat if offered one, calling the scheme as a ploy not to vote for the opposition, and cited that voting in candidates function as a base to serve efficiency in the House. Likewise, WP secretary-general Pritam Singh questioned the scheme as being a "magnanimity", and replied that it was "very speculative" and told that they would be addressed after the election, while in another interview, NCMP Dennis Tan replied it as a "poisoned chalice". [243][244]
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PV logo variation.svg PV and its secretary-general Lim Tean were issued correction directions by the alternate authority of the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act Office over Singapore's government expenditure on foreign students. [247][248]
PV logo variation.svg SDA logo variation.png PV and SDA both blamed each other over who had caused the three-cornered fight in Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC (the first such fight in a GRC since 1992). [249]
PAP logo variation.svg PAP candidate and Education Minister Ong Ye Kung posted a video on Facebook that showed him having a conversation with a young boy. However, after the authorities informed the PAP that the video was not in line with electoral rules, the video was later taken down. [250][251]
WP logo variation.svg PAP logo variation.svg WP pushed back against PAP candidate Vivian Balakrishnan's claim that WP was just a "lite version" of the PAP made during the English political debate the previous day. WP secretary-general Pritam Singh said that Vivian's comments were an "electoral ploy", adding that "If that was the case, I hope the PAP takes up all our manifesto points and introduces them into their agenda." Pritam also questioned the PAP's "magnanimity" in highlighting the Non-Constituency Member of Parliament scheme. [252][253]
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PAP logo variation.svg SDP logo variation.svg PAP candidate and Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat denied saying that Singapore should plan to increase its population to 10 million people, in response to SDP secretary-general Chee Soon Juan's speech in the English-language political debate the previous day. He reiterated the Singapore government's stance that it had "never proposed or targeted for Singapore to increase the population to 10 million". PAP candidate Vivian Balakrishnan also called for the SDP to clarify its claim. Nevertheless, the SDP later claimed victory for pressuring the PAP into declaring that it did not have a population target of 10 million, to which a PAP spokesman denounced as a "falsehood" which "renders the campaign pointless, and calls into question the integrity of the whole party". [255][256]
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PSP logo variation.png PAP logo variation.svg Both PSP and PAP were asked by the Elections Department on request by the West Coast Town Council in West Coast GRC to remove some of their election posters in Clementi; West Coast Town Council cited public safety reasons as their justification behind removing the posters. [264][265]
3 July SDP logo variation.svg PAP logo variation.svg
WP logo variation.svg PSP logo variation.png
The dispute between the PAP and the SDP continued, with SDP chairman Paul Tambyah and secretary-general Chee Soon Juan defending SDP's decision to press the PAP about plans for a population target of 10 million for Singapore, saying that PAP was now forced to clarify and assure Singaporeans that there are no such plans. Paul pointed out that PAP could have clarified the matter earlier but did not do so, adding that he was "baffled" that the PAP called the target a "falsehood" perpetuated by the SDP. Both WP and PSP also reacted to the dispute; WP secretary-general Pritam Singh said that there was "room for fair comment" as it was not clear if SDP's stance could be considered a "falsehood" or not; however he did not endorse either side and said that it was a matter that WP was not involved in. Separately, PSP secretary-general Tan Cheng Bock said that the issue came about due to a lack of transparency from the Singapore government. Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat claimed that the SDP had "erected a bogeyman" and said that he was expecting integrity and honesty from all candidates contesting in the election, to which Tambyah said that the PAP "should take up any unhappiness it may have over the claim with The Straits Times", adding that Singaporeans should read the article concerned to make their own judgements. PAP later issued a statement, saying that it was "disappointed but not surprised" at SDP's response, and claimed that "the SDP have dug their heels in, repeated their falsehoods and refused to apologise to Singaporeans for misleading them" and that "Dr Chee has not changed, cannot change and will never change". [266][267]
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4 July In a joint statement by ICA and the Elections Department, 101 Singaporeans would not be able to vote in this general election due to a glitch in the ICA system that processes the local contact address submitted by overseas Singaporeans for the purposes of voting. [1][2][272]
SDP logo variation.svg PAP logo variation.svg SDP chairman Paul Tambyah and secretary-general Chee Soon Juan responded to PAP's statement issued the previous day; Tambyah said that PAP's comments were "a sign of desperation" and that it showed that PAP had "run out of ideas" and "resorted to the old PAP tactics of just politics of personal destruction", while Chee said PAP was "beating a dead horse". Nevertheless, the two SDP leaders said that it was time for the election campaign to move on from the dispute. In addition, the Association of Women for Action and Research criticised PAP's statement to SDP the previous day as PAP had used an analogy involving spousal abuse to make a point. [273][274]
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SDP logo variation.svg PV logo variation.svg Both SDP and PV's Facebook pages, as well as several other Facebook pages belonging to others, were issued correction directions by the alternate authority of the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act Office over the claim of plans for a population target of 10 million for Singapore. [277][278]
5 July WP logo variation.svg Two police reports were lodged against Sengkang GRC WP's candidate Raeesah Khan for allegedly making two online comments, both relating to the discrimination of race and religion; one on 4 July which criticises the Singapore law enforcement authorities, and one on 5 July relating to the City Harvest Church ruling. WP later came out to defend Raeesah, who also apologised and released a statement stating that her intention was "never to cause social divisions but to raise awareness on minority issues", adding that she also regretted making her "insensitive" comments. [279][280]
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Online e-rallies[edit]

E-rallies serve as a replacement to physical rallies for this election, which were unavailable due to precautionary measures in place because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. On 30 June, the Elections Department announced that ten different venues in Suntec Convention Centre would be made available daily for campaigning and live-streaming online rallies; applications to reserve one of the venues opened on Nomination Day after nominations had closed.[287][288]

Date Party Notes Source
30 June SDP logo variation.svg Titled "PAP Bankrupt Of Ideas"; was broadcast live on Facebook. [289][290]
1 July WP logo variation.svg Titled "Workers' Party's Hammer Show"; was broadcast live on Facebook. [289][291]
PAP logo variation.svg Focused only on East Coast GRC; was broadcast live on Facebook. [289][292][293]
2 July WP logo variation.svg Titled "Workers' Party's Hammer Show"; was broadcast live on Facebook. [289]
SDP logo variation.svg [289]
3 July PSP logo variation.png Focused only on Tanjong Pagar GRC and Kebun Baru SMC; was broadcast live on Zoom. [289]
SPP logo.svg Focused only on Potong Pasir SMC; was broadcast live on Facebook. [289]
WP logo variation.svg Titled "The Hammer Show"; was broadcast live on Facebook. [294]
PAP logo variation.svg Focused only on Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC; was broadcast live on Facebook. [289]

Political debate[edit]

Debates were live telecasted on 1 July 2020. Two round table debates each airing for an hour were held with a moderator on the current issues in Singapore, broadcast in English at 8pm on Channel 5 and CNA938, and at 9pm in Chinese on Channel 8 and Capital 95.8FM. A rerun of the English broadcast was broadcast at 9pm on CNA.[223][224][225] The candidates that participated in the debate were:

List of candidates participating in the live debate
Channel Moderator Participating parties
PAP PSP WP SDP
English Jaime Ho Vivian Balakrishnan Francis Yuen Jamus Lim Chee Soon Juan
Chinese Tung Soo Hua Ong Ye Kung Leong Mun Wai Did not participate Bryan Lim

Party Political Broadcasts[edit]

Similar to previous elections since 1980, parties who field at least six candidates for the election are eligible for participating in the party broadcast, with the allocated time depending on the number of participating candidates. The order of appearance is based on the number of candidates starting from the lowest.[295][296]

Constituency Political Broadcasts[edit]

In a historic first for elections, a new Constituency Political broadcast will be held between 3 and 8 July on 7pm every evening during the campaigning period.[297][298] The allotted time for broadcast is three-minutes per candidate. The broadcasts are pre-recorded.

List of Constituency Political Broadcasts
Date Participating constituencies
(in order of appearance)
Remarks
3 July
  • Aljunied GRC
  • Ang Mo Kio GRC
  • Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC
  • Bukit Batok SMC
  • Bukit Panjang SMC
  • Charles Yeo and Noraini Yunus are only present during the RP's broadcast for Ang Mo Kio's GRC
  • Osman Sulaiman is absent during the SPP's broadcast for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC
4 July
  • Chua Chu Kang GRC
  • East Coast GRC
  • Holland-Bukit Timah GRC
  • Hong Koh North SMC
  • Hougang SMC
5 July
  • Jalan Besar GRC
  • Jurong GRC
  • Kebun Baru SMC
  • MacPherson SMC
  • Marine Parade GRC
6 July
  • Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC
  • Marymount SMC
  • Mountbatten SMC
  • Nee Soon GRC
  • Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC
TBA
7 July
  • Pioneer SMC
  • Potong Pasir SMC
  • Punggol West SMC
  • Radin Mas SMC
  • Sembawang GRC
  • Sengkang GRC
TBA
8 July
  • Tampines GRC
  • Tanjong Pagar GRC
  • West Coast GRC
  • Yio Chu Kang SMC
  • Yuhua SMC
TBA

Incumbent/Outgoing Members of Parliament (MPs)[edit]

Below is a summary for the political parties with parliamentary presence from GE2015.

New Candidates[edit]

A list of 73 candidates contesting in the election for the first time, were reflected on the table. (Candidates running as independents do not have a party logo but have a different logo reflected in the party column).

Name Age Occupation Party Contested Constituency
Williamson Lee 40 Company vice-chairman SPP logo.svg Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC
Jose Raymond 49 Chief Strategy Officer, SW Singapore SPP logo.svg Potong Pasir SMC
Desmond Tan Kok Ming 50 Former chief executive, People's Association PAP logo variation.svg Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC
Edward Chia Bing Hui 36 Co-founder, Timbre Group PAP logo variation.svg Holland-Bukit Timah GRC
Nadia Ahmad Samdin 30 Associate director, TSMP Law Corporation PAP logo variation.svg Ang Mo Kio GRC
Hany Soh Hui Bin 33 Lawyer and Director, MSC Law Corporation PAP logo variation.svg Marsiling–Yew Tee GRC
Don Wee Boon Hong 43 Senior vice-president, United Overseas Bank PAP logo variation.svg Chua Chu Kang GRC
Fahmi Aliman 48 Deputy chief executive, Islamic Religious Council of Singapore, and director, NTUC Administration and Research Unit PAP logo variation.svg Marine Parade GRC
Yip Hon Weng 43 Former group chief, Silver Generation Office at the Agency for Integrated Care PAP logo variation.svg Yio Chu Kang SMC
Tan Kiat How 42 Former IMDA chief executive and Founder, Silver Generation Office PAP logo variation.svg East Coast GRC
Tan See Leng 55 Former managing director and chief executive officer, IHH Healthcare PAP logo variation.svg Marine Parade GRC
Zhulkarnain Abdul Rahim 39 Law firm, Dentons Rodyk & Davidson PAP logo variation.svg Chua Chu Kang GRC
Ng Ling Ling 48 Former director, Ministry of Health's Office for Healthcare Transformation (community engagement) PAP logo variation.svg Ang Mo Kio GRC
Derrick Goh Soon Hee 51 Head Managing Director, Group Audit at DBS Bank PAP logo variation.svg Nee Soon GRC
Poh Li San 45 Vice-President, Terminal 5 Planning of Changi East Development, Changi Airport Group PAP logo variation.svg Sembawang GRC
Yeo Wan Ling 44 Founder, Caregiver Group and Caregiver Asia PAP logo variation.svg Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC
Alvin Tan Sheng Hui 39 Industrial planner and head, LinkedIn PAP logo variation.svg Tanjong Pagar GRC
Wan Rizal Wan Zakariah 42 Senior Lecturer, Republic Polytechnic (Sports & Exercise Science at the School of Sports) PAP logo variation.svg Jalan Besar GRC
Eric Chua Swee Leong 41 Former company chairman and Commander of the 3rd SCDF Division PAP logo variation.svg Tanjong Pagar GRC
Gan Siow Huang 46 Former air force brigadier-general and deputy CEO, National Trades Union Congress' Employment and Employability Institute PAP logo variation.svg Marymount SMC
Rachel Ong Sin Yen 47 Chief executive, Rohei PAP logo variation.svg West Coast GRC
Mohamed Sharael Taha 39 Vice-president, Singapore Aero Engine Services (strategy and project management office) PAP logo variation.svg Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC
Alex Yeo Sheng Chye 41 Lawyer and Director, Niru & Co LLC PAP logo variation.svg Aljunied GRC
Raymond Lye Hoong Yip 54 Managing Partner, Union Law LLP PAP logo variation.svg Sengkang GRC
Mariam Jaafar 43 Managing director, Boston Consulting Group PAP logo variation.svg Sembawang GRC
Shawn Huang Wei Zhong 38 Director, Enterprise Development Group at Temasek Holdings PAP logo variation.svg Jurong GRC
Xie Yao Quan 35 Head of healthcare redesign, Alexandra Hospital, cousin of Ong Ye Kung[299] PAP logo variation.svg Jurong GRC
Carrie Tan Hui Min 38 Founder, Daughters of Tomorrow PAP logo variation.svg Nee Soon GRC
Chan Hui Yuh 44 MRT train announcer[300] and Marketing director, Jingslink Marketing PAP logo variation.svg Aljunied GRC
Nadarajah Loganathan 57 Adult educator and former SAF Lieutenant Colonel PSP logo variation.png West Coast GRC
Wendy Low 43 Lawyer, Eldan Law LLP PSP logo variation.png Tanjong Pagar GRC
Kumaran Pillai 49 CEO, Apple Seed PSP logo variation.png Kebun Baru SMC
Damien Tay Kian Ping 51 Customer service manager, Summit Power International PSP logo variation.png Nee Soon GRC
Michael Chua Teck Leong 55 Business director and former Senior Lieutenant-Colonel PSP logo variation.png Tanjong Pagar GRC
Lim Cher Hong 42 Author and chartered financial consultant, CHFC PSP logo variation.png Pioneer SMC
Leong Mun Wai 60 Founder, Timbre Capita PSP logo variation.png West Coast GRC
Terence Soon Jun Wei 29 Pilot, Singapore Airlines PSP logo variation.png Tanjong Pagar GRC
Kala Manickam 52 Adult educator and Former platoon commander PSP logo variation.png Nee Soon GRC
Jeffrey Khoo Poh Tiong 51 Chief marketing officer, APAC PSP logo variation.png West Coast GRC
Abdul Rahman Mohamad 67 Consulting engineer, Institution of Fire Engineers UK PSP logo variation.png Chua Chu Kang GRC
Tan Meng Wah 56 Associate professor, Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy PSP logo variation.png Chua Chu Kang GRC
Choo Shaun Ming 23 Undergraduate, National University of Singapore PSP logo variation.png Chua Chu Kang GRC
Harish Pillay 60 Director, Red Hat PSP logo variation.png Tanjong Pagar GRC
A’bas Kasmani 67 Senior trainer PSP logo variation.png Tanjong Pagar GRC
Kayla Low Shu Yu 43 Chartered accountant PSP logo variation.png Yio Chu Kang SMC
Francis Yuen Kin Pheng 67 Former SAF Lieutenant Colonel and Director, Huarui Aerosystems PSP logo variation.png Chua Chu Kang GRC
Sri Nallakaruppan 56 IT professional and investment specialist PSP logo variation.png Nee Soon GRC
Bradley Bowyer 53 Media consultant PSP logo variation.png Nee Soon GRC
Taufik Supan 40 IT project manager PSP logo variation.png Nee Soon GRC
Gigene Wong 54 Senior manager PSP logo variation.png Hong Kah North SMC
Alfred Tan 54 Director, Kopi Ong SDP logo variation.svg Holland–Bukit Timah GRC
Min Cheong 35 Marketing and communications professional SDP logo variation.svg Holland–Bukit Timah GRC
Robin Low 45 Entrepreneur, Industrial & Services Co-Operative Society Ltd (ISCOS) SDP logo variation.svg Yuhua SMC
Liyana Dhamirah 33 Business Operations Specialist, Catalyse Consulting Red Dot United.svg Jurong GRC
Nicholas Tang Jian Ye 28 Legal engineer, Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP Red Dot United.svg Jurong GRC
Charles Yeo Yao Hui 30 Criminal defence lawyer Reform Party Singapore logo (simple).svg Ang Mo Kio GRC
Raeesah Begum Farid Khan 26 Activist and founder, Reyna Movement WP logo variation.svg Sengkang GRC
Jamus Jerome Lim Chee Wui 44 Associate professor of economics, ESSEC Business School, Asia-Pacific WP logo variation.svg Sengkang GRC
Louis Chua Kheng Wee 33 Equity Research Analyst, Credit Suisse WP logo variation.svg Sengkang GRC
Muhammad Azhar Abdul Latip 34 Gig economy worker and Grab driver WP logo variation.svg Marine Parade GRC
Nathaniel Koh Kim Kui 36 IT professional WP logo variation.svg Marine Parade GRC
Tan Chen Chen 38 Contracts administrator WP logo variation.svg Punggol West SMC
Muhammad Fadli Mohammed Fawzi 45 Lawyer, Inkwell Law Corporation WP logo variation.svg Marine Parade GRC
Abdul Shariff Aboo Kassim 54 Former researcher WP logo variation.svg East Coast GRC
Sivakumaran Chellappa 57 Educator PV logo variation.svg Mountbatten SMC
Nor Azlan Bin Sulaiman 49 Certifier, Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS) PV logo variation.svg Jalan Besar GRC
Michael Fang Amin 43 Medical administrator and entrepreneur PV logo variation.svg Jalan Besar GRC
Leong Sze Hian 66 Blogger and financial adviser PV logo variation.svg Jalan Besar GRC
Mohamed Nassir Ismail 63 Freelance economics lecturer PV logo variation.svg Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC
Prabu Ramachandran 31 Business financial manager PV logo variation.svg Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC
Jireh Lim Kay Cheow 61 Private-hire driver PV logo variation.svg Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC
Kelvin Ong 34 Operation Manager SDA logo variation.png Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC
Kuswadi Atnawi 57 Electrical engineer SDA logo variation.png Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC
Cheang Peng Wah Business consultant SG-GE-2015-IND-HORSE-SYMBOL.png Pioneer SMC

Outgoing MPs[edit]

The list of 23 MPs who are not seeking re-election are reflected in the table.

Name Constituency (Division) Party Highest attained portfolio during the 13th Parliament of Singapore Date announced Remarks
Yaacob Ibrahim Jalan Besar GRC (Kolam Ayer) PAP logo variation.svg Former Cabinet Minister (Communications and Information/Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs and Cyber Security) 23 June 2020
Goh Chok Tong Marine Parade GRC (Marine Parade) PAP logo variation.svg Emeritus Senior Minister 25 June 2020
Low Thia Khiang Aljunied GRC (Bedok Reservoir-Punggol) WP logo variation.svg Member of Parliament/Former Leader of the Opposition 25 June 2020 Secretary-General for the party (2001–18)
Chen Show Mao Aljunied GRC (Paya Lebar) WP logo variation.svg Member of Parliament 25 June 2020
Png Eng Huat Hougang SMC WP logo variation.svg Member of Parliament 25 June 2020
Khaw Boon Wan Sembawang GRC (Sembawang) PAP logo variation.svg Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport 26 June 2020
Charles Chong Punggol East SMC PAP logo variation.svg Deputy Speaker 27 June 2020 Chong's ward was absorbed into Sengkang GRC.
Ong Teng Koon Marsiling–Yew Tee GRC (Woodgrove) PAP logo variation.svg Member of Parliament 28 June 2020
Sam Tan Radin Mas SMC PAP logo variation.svg Minister of State (Foreign Affairs/Social and Family Development) 29 June 2020
Chia Shi-Lu Tanjong Pagar GRC (Queenstown) PAP logo variation.svg Member of Parliament 29 June 2020
Lily Neo Jalan Besar GRC (Kreta Ayer - Kim Seng) PAP logo variation.svg Member of Parliament 29 June 2020
Lee Bee Wah Nee Soon GRC (Nee Soon South) PAP logo variation.svg Member of Parliament 29 June 2020
Fatimah Lateef Marine Parade GRC (Geylang Serai) PAP logo variation.svg Member of Parliament 30 June 2020
Zainal Sapari Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC (Pasir Ris East) PAP logo variation.svg Member of Parliament 30 June 2020
Lim Hng Kiang West Coast GRC (Telok Blangah) PAP logo variation.svg Former Cabinet Minister (Trade and Industry) 30 June 2020
Lee Yi Shyan East Coast GRC (Kampong Chai Chee) PAP logo variation.svg Member of Parliament 30 June 2020
Lim Swee Say East Coast GRC (Bedok) PAP logo variation.svg Former Cabinet Minister (Manpower) 30 June 2020
Teo Ho Pin Bukit Panjang SMC PAP logo variation.svg Mayor (North West CDC) 30 June 2020
Teo Ser Luck Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC (Sengkang Central) PAP logo variation.svg Former Mayor (North East CDC) and Minister of State (Manpower/Trade & Industry) 30 June 2020 Teo's ward was absorbed into Sengkang GRC.
Cedric Foo Pioneer SMC PAP logo variation.svg Member of Parliament 30 June 2020
Intan Azura Mokhtar Ang Mo Kio GRC (Jalan Kayu) PAP logo variation.svg Member of Parliament 30 June 2020
Ang Hin Kee Ang Mo Kio GRC (Cheng San-Seletar) PAP logo variation.svg Member of Parliament 30 June 2020
Yee Chia Hsing Chua Chu Kang GRC (Nanyang) PAP logo variation.svg Member of Parliament 30 June 2020 Portions of Yee's ward are absorbed into neighboring Hong Kah North SMC and West Coast GRC.

Results[edit]

After polls close at 8pm on Polling Day, vote counting will begin. The results will be announced by the Returning Officer Tan Meng Dui, who is also CEO of the National Environment Agency.


Summary[edit]

e • d Summary of the 10 July 2020 Parliament of Singapore election results
Parties and alliances Leader Contested seats Divs won Seats won Popular vote % of valid votes +/- % of valid votes in wards contested by party +/-
SMC GRC Divs Total
4m 5m
PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Lee Hsien Loong 14 6 11 31 93
 
Steady 0.00
 
Steady 0.00
WP logo variation.svg Workers' Party Pritam Singh 2 1 3 6 21
 
Steady 0.00
 
Steady 0.00
SDP logo variation.svg Singapore Democratic Party Chee Soon Juan 3 2 0 5 11
 
Steady 0.00
 
Steady 0.00
NSP logo variation.svg National Solidarity Party Spencer Ng 0 0 2 2 10
 
Steady 0.00
 
Steady 0.00
Reform Party Singapore logo (simple).svg Reform Party Kenneth Jeyaretnam 1 0 1 2 6
 
Steady 0.00
 
Steady 0.00
SPP logo.svg Singapore People's Party Steve Chia 1 1 0 2 5
 
Steady 0.00
 
Steady 0.00
SDA logo variation.png Singapore Democratic Alliance Desmond Lim 0 0 1 1 5
 
Steady 0.00
 
Steady 0.00
PPP logo variation.svg People's Power Party Goh Meng Seng 1 0 0 1 1
 
Steady 0.00
 
Steady 0.00
PV logo variation.svg Peoples Voice Lim Tean 1 1 1 3 10
 
New
 
New
PSP logo variation.png Progress Singapore Party Tan Cheng Bock 5 1 3 9 24
 
New
 
New
Red Dot United.svg Red Dot United Ravi Philemon 0 0 1 1 5
 
New
 
New
SG-GE-2015-IND-HORSE-SYMBOL.png Independents N/A 1 0 0 1 1
 
N/A
 
N/A
Valid votes % of total votes cast
Invalid (e.g. blank or spoilt) votes % of total votes cast
Total votes cast Voter turnout: % of eligible voters
Did not vote
Eligible voters (excluding walkover voters)
Walkover voters 0
Electorate 2,653,942

Single Member Constituencies[edit]

Candidates and results of 2020 Singaporean general election
Division Seats Voters Party Candidate(s) Votes Votes % Sample counts
Bukit Batok SMC 1 29,950 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Murali Pillai
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
SDP logo variation.svg Singapore Democratic Party Chee Soon Juan
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
Bukit Panjang SMC 1 35,497 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Liang Eng Hwa
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
SDP logo variation.svg Singapore Democratic Party Paul Tambyah
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
Hong Kah North SMC 1 28,071 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Amy Khor Lean Suan
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
PSP logo variation.png Progress Singapore Party Gigene Wong
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
Hougang SMC 1 26,468 WP logo variation.svg Workers' Party Dennis Tan Lip Fong
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Lee Hong Chuang
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
Kebun Baru SMC 1 22,653 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Henry Kwek
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
PSP logo variation.png Progress Singapore Party Kumaran Pillai
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
MacPherson SMC 1 28,564 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Tin Pei Ling
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
PPP logo variation.svg People's Power Party Goh Meng Seng
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
Marymount SMC 1 23,444 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Gan Siow Huang
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
PSP logo variation.png Progress Singapore Party Ang Yong Guan
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
Mountbatten SMC 1 24,267 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Lim Biow Chuan
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
PV logo variation.svg Peoples Voice Sivakumaran Chellappa
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
Pioneer SMC 1 24,672 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Patrick Tay
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
PSP logo variation.png Progress Singapore Party Lim Cher Hong
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
SG-GE-2015-IND-HORSE-SYMBOL.png Independent Cheang Peng Wah
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
Potong Pasir SMC 1 19,740 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Sitoh Yih Pin
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
SPP logo.svg Singapore People's Party Jose Raymond
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
Punggol West SMC 1 26,579 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Sun Xueling
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
WP logo variation.svg Workers' Party Tan Chen Chen
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
Radin Mas SMC 1 24,980 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Melvin Yong
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
Reform Party Singapore logo (simple).svg Reform Party Kumar Appavoo
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
Yio Chu Kang SMC 1 26,005 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Yip Hon Weng
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
PSP logo variation.png Progress Singapore Party Kayla Low
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
Yuhua SMC 1 21,376 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Grace Fu Hai Yien
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
SDP logo variation.svg Singapore Democratic Party Robin Low
0.00 / 100
0 / 100

4-member Group Representation Constituencies[edit]

Candidates and results of 2020 Singaporean general election
Division Seats Voters Party Candidate(s) Votes Votes % Sample counts
Bishan–Toa Payoh GRC 4 101,366 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Ng Eng Hen
Chee Hong Tat
Saktiandi Supaat
Chong Kee Hiong
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
SPP logo.svg Singapore People's Party Steve Chia
Osman Sulaiman
Melvyn Chiu
Williamson Lee
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
Chua Chu Kang GRC 4 106,693 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Gan Kim Yong
Low Yen Ling
Don Wee Boon Hong
Zhulkarnain Abdul Rahim
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
PSP logo variation.png Progress Singapore Party Francis Yuen Kin Pheng
Tan Meng Wah
Choo Shaun Ming
Abdul Rahman Mohamad
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
Holland–Bukit Timah GRC 4 115,012 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Vivian Balakrishnan
Sim Ann
Christopher de Souza
Edward Chia
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
SDP logo variation.svg Singapore Democratic Party James Gomez
Min Cheong
Alfred Tan
Tan Jee Say
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
Jalan Besar GRC 4 107,936 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Josephine Teo
Heng Chee How
Denise Phua
Wan Rizal Wan Zakariah
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
PV logo variation.svg Peoples Voice Lim Tean
Leong Sze Hian
Nor Azlan Sulaiman
Michael Fang Amin
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
Marsiling–Yew Tee GRC 4 117,176 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Lawrence Wong
Alex Yam
Zaqy Mohamad
Hany Soh Hui Bin
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
SDP logo variation.svg Singapore Democratic Party Bryan Lim
Damanhuri Abas
Benjamin Pwee
Khung Wai Yeen
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
Sengkang GRC 4 120,166 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Ng Chee Meng
Lam Pin Min
Amrin Amin
Raymond Lye Hoong Yip
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
WP logo variation.svg Workers' Party He Ting Ru
Louis Chua
Jamus Lim
Raeesah Khan
0.00 / 100
0 / 100

5-member Group Representation Constituencies[edit]

Candidates and results of 2020 Singaporean general election
Division Seats Voters Party Candidate(s) Votes Votes % Sample counts
Aljunied GRC 5 151,007 WP logo variation.svg Workers' Party Pritam Singh
Sylvia Lim
Muhamad Faisal Manap
Gerald Giam
Leon Perera
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Victor Lye Thiam Fatt
Alex Yeo Sheng Chye
Chan Hui Yuh
Chua Eng Leong
Shamsul Kamar
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
Ang Mo Kio GRC 5 185,465 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Lee Hsien Loong
Darryl David
Gan Thiam Poh
Ng Ling Ling
Nadia Samdin
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
Reform Party Singapore logo (simple).svg Reform Party Kenneth Jeyaretnam
Andy Zhu
Noraini Yunus
Charles Yeo
Darren Soh
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
East Coast GRC 5 121,772 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Heng Swee Keat
Maliki Osman
Tan Kiat How
Cheryl Chan Wei Ling
Jessica Tan Soon Neo
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
WP logo variation.svg Workers' Party Kenneth Foo Seck Guan
Abdul Shariff Aboo Kassim
Terence Tan
Dylan Ng
Nicole Seah
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
Jurong GRC 5 131,234 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Tan Wu Meng
Rahayu Mahzam
Shawn Huang Wei Zhong
Xie Yao Quan
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
Red Dot United.svg Red Dot United Michelle Lee
Ravi Philemon
Nicholas Tang
Liyana Dhamirah
Alec Tok
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
Marine Parade GRC 5 139,738 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Tan Chuan-Jin
Edwin Tong
Seah Kian Peng
Tan See Leng
Mohd Fahmi Aliman
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
WP logo variation.svg Workers' Party Ron Tan Jun Yen
Yee Jenn Jong
Nathaniel Koh Kim Kui
Muhammad Fadli Bin Mohammed Fawzi
Muhammad Azhar Bin Abdul Latip
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
Nee Soon GRC 5 147,047 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party K. Shanmugam
Carrie Tan
Derrick Goh
Louis Ng
Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
PSP logo variation.png Progress Singapore Party Kala Manickam
Taufik Supan
Bradley Bowyer
Sri Nallakaruppan
Damien Tay
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC 5 166,587 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Teo Chee Hean
Janil Puthucheary
Mohamed Sharael Taha
Teo Wan Ling
Desmond Tan Kok Ming
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
PV logo variation.svg Peoples Voice Jireh Lim
Prabu Ramachandran
Mohamed Nassir Ismail
Goh Keow Wah
Vigneswari Ramachandran
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
SDA logo variation.png Singapore Democratic Alliance Desmond Lim
Abu Mohamed
Halminder Pal Singh
Kelvin Ong
Kuswadi Atnawi
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
Sembawang GRC 5 147,876 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Ong Ye Kung
Vikram Nair
Lim Wee Kiak
Poh Li San
Mariam Jaafar
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
NSP logo variation.svg National Solidarity Party Spencer Ng
Sathin Ravindran
Ivan Yeo Tiong Boon
Sebastian Teo
Yadzeth Hairis
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
Tampines GRC 5 151,708 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Masagos Zulkifli
Baey Yam Keng
Desmond Choo
Cheng Li Hui
Koh Poh Koon
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
NSP logo variation.svg National Solidarity Party Reno Fong
Mohd Ridzwan Mohammad
Yeo Ren-Yuan
Choong Hon Heng
Vincent Ng
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
Tanjong Pagar GRC 5 134,642 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party Chan Chun Sing
Indranee Rajah
Joan Pereira
Eric Chua Swee Leong
Alvin Tan Sheng Hui
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
PSP logo variation.png Progress Singapore Party Wendy Low
Harish Pillay
Michael Chua
A’bas Kasmani
Terence Soon
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
West Coast GRC 5 146,251 PAP logo variation.svg People's Action Party S. Iswaran
Desmond Lee
Foo Mee Har
Rachel Ong Sin Yen
Ang Wei Neng
0.00 / 100
0 / 100
PSP logo variation.png Progress Singapore Party Tan Cheng Bock
Hazel Poa
Nadarajah Loganathan
Jeffrey Khoo
Leong Mun Wai
0.00 / 100
0 / 100


Reactions[edit]

Pre-election[edit]

 Malaysia: In an interview with Asia Times, former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said that he hoped that there would be "change" in Singapore after the election.[301] He also expressed hope that Singapore could undergo an "unprecedented" regime change similar to Malaysia in the 2018 Malaysian general election.[302] During the ongoing 2020 Malaysian political crisis, deputy president of the United Malays National Organisation, Mohamad Hasan, said that the current Prime Minister of Malaysia, Muhyiddin Yassin, should follow Singapore and call for a snap election before the Parliament of Malaysia is able to reconvene in July.[303]

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