Jessica Tan

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Jessica Tan
陈舜娘
Jessica Tan 2.jpg
Tan in 2021
Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Singapore
Assumed office
31 August 2020
SpeakerTan Chuan-Jin
Preceded byLim Biow Chuan
Charles Chong
Member of Parliament
for East Coast GRC
(Changi–Simei)
Assumed office
6 May 2006
Preceded byLee Yock Suan (PAP)
Majority7,769 (6.78%)
Personal details
Born1966[1]
Singapore
Political partyPeople's Action Party
Alma materNational University of Singapore (BSS, BA)

Jessica Tan Soon Neo (Chinese: 陈舜娘; pinyin: Chén Shùnniáng; born 28 May 1966)[1] is a Singaporean politician who has been serving as Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Singapore since 2020. A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), she has been the Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Changi–Simei division of East Coast GRC since 2006.[1]

Education[edit]

Tan attended Convent of Our Lady of Good Counsel, St. Joseph's Convent and Catholic Junior College before graduating from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Social Science degree with honours in economics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology.[2][3]

Political career[edit]

Tan made her political debut in the 2006 general election when she joined a five-member People's Action Party team contesting in East Coast GRC. After the PAP team won with 63.86% of the vote against the Workers' Party, Tan became a Member of Parliament representing the Changi-Simei ward of East Coast GRC.

Since then, Tan has retained her parliamentary seat in the subsequent general elections in 2011, 2015 and 2020 after the PAP team in East Coast GRC won with 54.83%, 60.73% and 53.41% of the vote in these three general elections against the Workers' Party.[4]

On 31 August 2020, Tan and Christopher de Souza were elected as Deputy Speakers of Parliament.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Tan is a Roman Catholic.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "MP | Parliament of Singapore".
  2. ^ "Ms Jessica Tan Soon Neo". Parliament.gov. Parliament of Singapore. Archived from the original on 13 February 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Jessica Tan Soon Neo".
  4. ^ "GE2020: From East Coast to Bukit Panjang, 7 key battlegrounds to watch". CNA. Archived from the original on 2 July 2020. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Parliament: Christopher De Souza and Jessica Tan elected as Deputy Speakers of Parliament". Archived from the original on 31 August 2020. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Jessica Tan Soon Neo | Parliament of Singapore". Archived from the original on 2016-02-13. Retrieved 2012-02-06.

External links[edit]

Parliament of Singapore
Preceded by Member of Parliament for
East Coast GRC (Changi-Simei)

2006 – present
Incumbent