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Singapore General Election, 2015
Singapore
2011 ←
members
11 September 2015

89 (out of 99) seats to the Parliament of Singapore
45 seats needed for a majority
  Lee Hsien Loong - 20101112.jpg Low Thia Khiang at a Workers' Party general election rally, Sengkang, Singapore - 20110503 (cropped).jpg ChiamSeeTong-SDARally-20060502.jpg
Leader Lee Hsien Loong Low Thia Khiang Chiam See Tong
Party PAP WP SPP
Leader since 2004 2001 1997
Leader's seat Ang Mo Kio Aljunied
Last election 81 seats
60.1%
6 seats + 2 NCMPs
12.8%
1 NCMP
3.1%
Current seats 79 seats 7 seats + 2 NCMPs 1 NCMP

Incumbent Prime Minister

Lee Hsien Loong
PAP

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Singapore's 17th parliamentary general election will be held on 11 September 2015.[1] The Parliament of Singapore's maximum term is five years, within which it must be dissolved by the President and elections held within three months, as stated in the Constitution.[2] Voting is mandatory in Singapore and is based on the first-past-the-post system. Elections are conducted by the Elections Department, which is under the jurisdiction of the Prime Minister’s Office. On 25 August 2015, President Tony Tan Keng Yam dissolved parliament and nomination day is to be held on 1 September 2015 whereas polling day is to be held on 11 September 2015.

Background[edit]

The next General Election will be the 17th General Election in Singapore and the 12th since independence. The governing People's Action Party (PAP) will seek to secure their 14th consecutive term in office since 1959. This will be the PAP's third election with Lee Hsien Loong as its Secretary-General, and the country's first election after the death of its founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.

Political parties[edit]

The governing People's Action Party (PAP) has been in power since Singapore's independence in 1965, and is currently led by the Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The leading Opposition party is the Worker's Party, led by Low Thia Khiang. The party hold 7 elected seats and 2 NCMP seats from GE 2011. Singapore People's Party led by Chiam See Tong has 1 NCMP seat.

Party Leader Year Formed Seats before GE2015 Parliamentary Presence Represented Colours
PAP logo variation.png People's Action Party Lee Hsien Loong
1954
79
Legislative Assembly:
1955-1965[3]
City Council Elections:
1957-1965[4]
Singapore Parliament:
1965—Present
White
WP logo variation.png Workers' Party Low Thia Khiang
1957
9
Legislative Assembly:
1961-1963[5]
City Council Elections:
1957-1959[6]
Singapore Parliament:
1981—1986; 1991—Present
Light Blue
Spp-logo-2.png Singapore People's Party Chiam See Tong
1994
1
Singapore Parliament:1997—Present

(2001-2011 under the SDA banner)

Red & White
SDP logo variation.png Singapore Democratic Party Chee Soon Juan
1980
0
Singapore Parliament:1984—1997 Red
NSP logo variation.png National Solidarity Party Sebastian Teo
1987
0
Singapore Parliament: 2001—2006 Orange
SDA logo variation.png Singapore Democratic Alliance Desmond Lim Bak Chuan
2001
0
Singapore Parliament: 2001—2011 Bright Green
DPP logo variation.png Democratic Progressive Party Benjamin Pwee
1973
0
White & Orange
RP logo variation.png Reform Party Kenneth Jeyaretnam
2008
0
Yellow
Blank.png Singaporeans First Tan Jee Say
2014
0
Blue
PPP logo variation.png People's Power Party Goh Meng Seng
2015
0
Light Purple

Electoral divisions[edit]

The Electoral Boundaries Review Committee is convened before every GE to review electoral boundaries in view of population growth and shifts. The Committee is appointed by the Prime Minister. Its published list signifies the start of an election cycle.

The new electoral divisions were announced on 24 July 2015.[7]

Singapore's largest newspaper, The Straits Times, created an interactive map of the boundary changes. Click here to explore the interactive.[8]

GE2011 GE2015
Seats
87
89
Electoral Divisions
27
29
Group Representation Constituencies
15
16
Single Member Constituencies
12
13
Voters
2,350,257
2,460,977
Division Remarks
New Single Member Constituencies
Bukit Batok SMC Carved out from Jurong GRC
Fengshan SMC Carved out from East Coast GRC
MacPherson SMC Carved out from Marine Parade GRC
New Group Representation Constituencies
Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC Absorbed Yew Tee, Woodgrove and Marsiling divisions from both Chua Chu Kang GRC and Sembawang GRC.
Jalan Besar GRC Absorbed majority parts from Moulmein-Kallang GRC and Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng division from Tanjong Pagar GRC.
Dissolved Single Member Constituencies
Joo Chiat SMC Absorbed into Marine Parade GRC
Whampoa SMC Absorbed into Jalan Besar GRC
Dissolved Group Representation Constituencies
Moulmein-Kallang GRC Jalan Besar, Kolam Ayer, Kampong Glam division of the Moulmein-Kallang GRC and Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng division of the Tanjong Pagar GRC go into the newly formed Jalan Besar GRC. The Moulmein ward was divided into Tanjong Pagar GRC, Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, Holland-Bukit Timah GRC and Jalan Besar GRC.
Downsized Group Representation Constituencies
Chua Chu Kang GRC Reduced from 5 MPs to 4 MPs
East Coast GRC
West Coast GRC
Changes to Group Representation Constituencies
Ang Mo Kio GRC Absorbed Punggol South division from Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC and parts of Sengkang West SMC
Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC Absorbed parts of Moulmein division from Moulmein-Kallang GRC
Chua Chu Kang GRC Carved out Yew Tee division to Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC
East Coast GRC Carved out Fengshan SMC
Holland-Bukit Timah GRC Absorbed parts of West Coast GRC and parts of Moulmein division.
Jurong GRC Carved out Bukit Batok SMC, absorbed parts of Clementi from West Coast GRC.
Marine Parade GRC Carved out MacPherson division, absorbed Joo Chiat SMC
Nee Soon GRC Carved out eastern part of Yishun, absorbed in most of Kebun Baru division from Ang Mo Kio GRC.
Sembawang GRC Carved out Woodgrove and Marsiling, absorbed Canberra and parts of Chong Pang, Nee Soon East and Nee Soon South divisions from Nee Soon GRC.
Tanjong Pagar GRC Carved out Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng division, absorbed parts of Moulmein division from Moulmein-Kallang GRC.
West Coast GRC Carved out Clementi division and Faber private estate to Jurong GRC

There were no changes made to the three electoral divisions held by the Workers' Party, namely, Aljunied GRC, Hougang SMC and Punggol East SMC. Potong Pasir SMC, which was until 2011, held by the Opposition, was also left untouched.

Timeline[edit]

Date Event
24 July Publication of electoral boundaries report
25 August Dissolution of Parliament
Issuance of writ of election
1 September Nomination Day
1–9 September Campaigning
10 September Cooling Off Day
11 September Polling Day

Pre-Nomination Day Events[edit]

Date Event
13 Jul Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced in Parliament that he had convened the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee two months prior. He had instructed the Committee to create smaller Group Representation Constituencies, and to have at least 12 Single Member Constituencies.[9]
24 Jul The Electoral Boundaries Review Committee publishes report on new electoral boundaries [10]
PAP logo variation.png MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC Inderjit Singh is first incumbent to announce retirement. His Facebook announcement prompted PAP Organising Secretary Ng Eng Hen to comment that he would prefer MPs to announce their retirement in a more dignified manner.
26 Jul WP logo variation.png Workers’ Party announces plan to contest 28 seats, an increase of 5 from GE 2011, and slightly under a third of the 89 parliamentary seats.[11]
27 Jul Elections Department announces that revised registers of electors are open for public inspection.[12]
31 Jul Chief of Defence Force Ng Chee Meng announces retirement from the military with effect from 18 Aug, making him the highest ranked defence general to enter politics [13] He would later tell the media— just before his Change of Command Parade on 18 Aug— that he stepped into the political arena because he was "indebted to Singapore." [14]
2 Aug NSP logo variation.png National Solidarity Party announced its intention to field Nicole Seah as a candidate, but the latter confirms with the media on the same day that she would not rejoin the party, nor stand in GE 2015.[15]
3 Aug Opposition parties hold first horse-trading talks at National Solidarity Party headquarters ahead of GE.[16] The host party had responded to a request by Reform Party to shift the meeting from its intended date of 31 Jul.
4 Aug Chee Hong Tat, Second Permanent Secretary (Trade & Industry), announces resignation.[17]
5 Aug PAP logo variation.png MP for Marine Parade GRC, Tin Pei Ling gives birth to first child. Goh Chok Tong pays a hospital visit and announces that Tin will stand for election in MacPherson SMC.[18]
WP logo variation.png MP for Aljunied GRC, Low Thia Khiang announced that he will remain in the same GRC, quashing rumours that he might lead a team to contest in other GRCs. He, however, declined to reveal the full lineup for Aljunied.
6 Aug Opposition parties hold second horse-trading talks ahead of GE. Workers' Party is absent. Sylvia Lim, Workers' Party chairman, explained to the media that it was not productive for the party to attend further talks.[19] Reform Party chief Kenneth Jeyaretnam walked out of the meeting within 15 minutes.[20]
Independent Tan Lam Siong announced intent to stand in Potong Pasir, creating the first three-way fight this GE, and making him the first independent to stand since 2001.[21]
7 Aug PAP logo variation.png MPs: Mah Bow Tan, former Cabinet Minister and MP for Tampines GRC, Hawazi Daipi, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Manpower and MP for Sembawang GRC, and Irene Ng, MP for Tampines GRC announce retirement.
8 Aug PAP logo variation.png Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, announced PAP changes in the west. Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob would leave Jurong GRC and join the new Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC. Three-term MP for West Coast GRC, Arthur Fong would step down.[22]
11 Aug PAP logo variation.png MP for Moulmein-Kallang GRC and Minister for Transport Lui Tuck Yew announces retirement from politics, making him the first cabinet minister to step down before GE 2015.[23] He would later comment that it seemed like "obituaries and eulogies without the flowers", while referring to the outpour of support after his announcement.[24]
12 Aug PAP logo variation.png Organising Secretary Ng Eng Hen announces that the ruling party will formally unveil its entire slate of candidates before the National Day Rally held on 23 Aug. First of 29 electoral divisions to be unveiled is Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, where he is anchor minister. Wong Kan Seng, Hri Kumar Nair and Zainudin Nordin are replaced by Chee Hong Tat, 41, Chong Kee Hiong, 49 and Saktiandi Supaat, 41. Incumbent Josephine Teo, 47, remains. Unlike its traditional practise of introducing candidates at its party headquarters, the PAP chose a coffeeshop to hold the media conference.[25]
WP logo variation.png Low Thia Khiang responded that Workers' Party would unveil its own slate of candidates before Nomination Day, but would not indicate where the candidates would be standing.[26]
13 Aug Melvin Yong, Director- Public Affairs Department, Singapore Police Force announces resignation. Straits Times reports that he may stand for election as a PAP candidate in Tanjong Pagar GRC.[27]
14 Aug PAP logo variation.png People’s Action Party unveils candidates for Sembawang GRC, led by Khaw Boon Wan, Minister for National Development and PAP Chairman. The new faces are Amrin Amin, 36, lawyer and Ong Ye Kung, 45, director at Keppel Corporation. The other two candidates are Vikram Nair and Lim Wee Kiak. Hawazi Daipi, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Manpower, and Ellen Lee, a two-term MP will step down.
The Singapore Police Force announces that election rallies and seventh month festival getai shows must be kept separate, following news that at least two political parties had intended to engage getai singers to perform at election rallies.[28]
15 Aug PAP logo variation.png People’s Action Party unveils candidates for three electoral divisions:
  • Ang Mo Kio GRC continues to be helmed by Prime Minister and Secretary General Lee Hsien Loong, who is joined by two new faces, Darryl David, 44 and Koh Poh Koon, 43. Gan Thiam Poh, 51, joins from Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC. Ang Hin Kee, 49, and Intan Azura Mokhtar, 39 remain. Inderjit Singh and Seng Han Thong step down, while Yeo Guat Kwang will be fielded elsewhere.[29]
  • Sengkang West SMC: Incumbent Lam Pin Min, 45, to defend seat.[30]
  • Hougang SMC, a ward held by Workers' Party since 1991, will be contested by Lee Hong Chuang, 44.[31]
PAP logo variation.png Former cabinet minister Raymond Lim announces retirement. Fengshan SMC, formerly part of East Coast GRC has been carved out to be a Single Member Constituency for GE2015.[32]
16 Aug PAP logo variation.png People’s Action Party unveils candidates for four electoral divisions:
  • West Coast GRC: Minister for Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang, 61, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office S. Iswaran, 53, Foo Mee Har, 49, will be joined by Patrick Tay, 46, from Nee Soon GRC. Arthur Fong steps down, while Lawrence Wong leaves to anchor Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC.[33]
  • Chua Chu Kang GRC: Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong, 56, Zaqy Mohamad, 41, Low Yen Ling, 41, and newcomer Yee Chia Hsing, 44. Alvin Yeo steps down, while Alex Yam's ward is drafted into Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC.[34]
  • Jalan Besar GRC: Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim, 59, Heng Chee How, 54, Denise Phua, 55 and Lily Neo, 61.[35]
  • Pioneer SMC: Cedric Foo, 55, to defend seat.[36]
WP logo variation.png Workers’ Party announced that all its elected MPs from the last Election (and by-elections) will be defending their respective wards:[37]
  • Aljunied GRC: Low Thia Khiang, 58, Sylvia Lim, 50, Chen Show Mao, 54, Pritam Singh, 39, and Muhamad Faisal, 40.
  • Hougang SMC: Png Eng Huat, 53
  • Punggol East SMC: Lee Li Lian, 37
17 Aug PAP logo variation.png People's Action Party announced that incumbent Sitoh Yih Pin, 51, will be defending his seat in Potong Pasir SMC.[38]
18 Aug National University of Singapore hosts a political dialogue, where population issues— including influx of foreign workers— took centerstage. Other issues included the Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council saga and transportation. Party representatives included: DPP logo variation.png Benjamin Pwee, WP logo variation.png Gerald Giam, PPP logo variation.png Goh Meng Seng, SDA logo variation.png Harminder Singh, Spp-logo-2.png Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss, RP logo variation.png Kenneth Jeyaretnam, SDP logo variation.png Paul Tambyah, NSP logo variation.png Steve Chia, PAP logo variation.png Sim Ann and Blank.png Tan Jee Say.[39][40]
19 Aug PAP logo variation.png People's Action Party unveiled its slate for two more electoral divisions.
  • Tanjong Pagar GRC: Minister, PMO and Union Chief, Chan Chun Sing, 45, Senior Minister of State, Law and Education, Indranee Rajah, 52, Chia Shi-Lu, 43, and two new candidates, Joan Pereira, 47, and Melvin Yong, 43, who replace the late Lee Kuan Yew and Lily Neo, whose ward is now under Jalan Besar.[41]
  • Radin Mas SMC: Incumbent, Minister of State, PMO, Sam Tan Chin Siong, 56 to defend seat.[42]
NSP logo variation.png National Solidarity Party announces that it will contest MacPherson SMC, creating possibly the second three-cornered fight this GE.[43] Acting Sec-Gen Hazel Poa quits within hours of the announcement, declaring that she strongly disagreed with Steve Chia's decision to contest ward.[44]
20 Aug PAP logo variation.png People's Action Party unveiled its slate for two more electoral divisions.
  • Jurong GRC: Tharman Shanmugaratnam, 58, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Desmond Lee, 39, Minister of State, National Development, Ang Wei Neng, 48, and two new candidates, Tan Wu Meng, 40, and Rahayu Mazam, 35, who replace Halimah Yacob, who has been transferred to Marsiling Yew-Tee GRC, and David Ong, whose ward has been carved out as Bukit Batok SMC.[45]
  • Bukit Batok SMC: Incumbent David Ong, 54, to defend seat.[46]
The Elections Department announced several changes:[47]
  • Maximum spending limit raised from S$3.50 to S$4.00 per voter;
  • Ballot Paper to include candidates’ photos
21 Aug PAP logo variation.png People's Action Party confirmed its candidates for the following electoral divisions:
  • Mountbatten SMC: Incumbent Lim Biow Chuan, 52, to defend seat.[48]
  • Hong Kah North SMC: Incumbent, Senior Minister of State for Health and Manpower Amy Khor, 57, to defend seat.[49]
  • Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC: Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong, 42, Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob, 60, Ong Teng Koon, 38 and Alex Yam, 34.[50]
  • MacPherson SMC: Incumbent Tin Pei Ling, 31, to defend seat.[51]
SDA logo variation.png Singapore Democratic Alliance is the first party to publish its manifesto, hoping to "build a Singapore for Singaporeans".[52][53] Issues highlighted include: The Population White Paper, Central Provident Fund (CPF) and retirement, as well as, housing, healthcare costs, public transport, employment and education.
22 Aug PAP logo variation.png People's Action Party confirmed its candidates for the following electoral divisions:
  • Bukit Panjang SMC: Incumbent Teo Ho Pin, 55, to defend seat.[54]
  • Yuhua SMC: Incumbent Minister in Prime Minister's Office Grace Fu, 51, to defend seat.[55]
  • Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC: Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, 60, Minister of State for Trade and Industry Teo Ser Luck, 47, Zainal Sapari, 49, Janil Puthucheary, 42, and two new candidates, Ng Chee Meng, 47, and Sun Xueling, 36, who replace Penny Low, who steps down and Gan Thiam Poh, whose ward is now under Ang Mo Kio.[56]
  • Tampines GRC: Minister for Education Heng Swee Keat, 54, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Masagos Zulfiki, 52, Baey Yam Keng, 44, and two new candidates, Cheng Li Hui, 39 and Desmond Choo, 37, who replace retiring incumbents Mah Bow Tan and Irene Ng[57]
  • Holland-Bukit Timah GRC: Incumbent team remain intact— Minister for Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan, 54, Minister of State, Education & Communications and Information Sim Ann, 40, Christopher de Souza, 39, Liang Eng Hwa, 51 to defend seats.[58]
Spp-logo-2.png Singapore People's Party announced that Ravi Philemon will contest Hong Kah North SMC.[59]
SDP logo variation.png Singapore Democratic Party opened its new office at Ang Mo Kio Street 62 and announced that it is “good and ready to go” for the election.[60]
23 Aug NSP logo variation.png National Solidarity Party chairman Steve Chia announced that he would not be contesting in the coming election, citing online abuse.[61]

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong holds his annual National Day Rally and says, "Soon, I will be calling elections, to ask for your mandate to take Singapore into our next phase." It marks the first time the PM has publicly acknowledged an impending GE.[62]
24 Aug NSP logo variation.png National Solidarity Party Central Executive Council member Mohamed Fazli Talip left the party, the second resignation within a week.[63]
25 Aug 3PM: President Tony Tan, on the advice of the Prime Minister, dissolves the Parliament.[64]
4PM: President Tony Tan issues writ of election. Nomination Day is 1 Sep; Polling Day is 11 Sep.[65]
Ng Wai Choong, Chief Executive of the Energy Market Authority, is appointed Returning Officer.[66]
SDP logo variation.png Singapore Democratic Party holds a media conference to introduce its first two candidates— Chong Wai Fung, 45, and Khung Wai Yeen, 34. The event is streamed live via YouTube.[67]
Elections Department publishes a 67-page Parliamentary Election Candidates 2015 handbook, advising candidates against "negative campaigning practices". Candidates or polling agents can observe the process to transport sealed ballot boxes from the polling stations to counting centres. In addition, drones are not allowed at rallies.[68][69]
26 Aug PAP logo variation.png People's Action Party confirmed its candidates for the following electoral divisions:
  • Marine Parade GRC: Incumbents Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin, 46, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, 74, Fatimah Lateef, 49 and Seah Kian Peng, 53 are joined by Edwin Tong, 46, previously from Moulmein-Kallang GRC Tin Pei Ling's MacPherson ward has been carved out as a SMC.[70]
  • Nee Soon GRC: Incumbents Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law K Shanmugam, 56, Lee Bee Wah, 54 and Faishal Ibrahim, 47 are joined by Louis Ng, 37 and Henry Kwek, 39. Patrick Tay and Lim Wee Kiak move to West Coast and Sembawang respectively.[71]
WP logo variation.png Workers' Party unveiled its campaign theme, Empower your future. Secretary General Low Thia Khiang was quoted as saying, " What we need to succeed in future may not be the same as what we depended on in the past." The leading Opposition party also introduced its new candidates, without indicating where they would stand: Daniel Goh Pei Siong, 42, Redzwan Hafidz Abdul Razak, 30, and Dylan Ng Foo Eng, 40. Koh Choong Yong, 42, contested in Sengkang West in 2011.[72][73]
SDP logo variation.png Singapore Democratic Party introduced two candidates: Jaslyn Go and Paul Tambyah.
RP logo variation.png Following Steve Chia's withdrawal from GE2015, Reform Party indicates intent to contest Pioneer SMC if the NSP decides to pull out from that ward.[74]
Opposition parties Singaporeans First, Singapore Democratic Alliance, Reform Party, Democratic Progressive Party, People's Power Party launch the Vote for Change campaign, as a sign of unity among alternative parties and urge supporters to purchase a badge with the VFC acronym. Organisers tell the media that Workers’ Party and Singapore People's Party ignored the invite.[75]
27 Aug PAP logo variation.png People's Action Party confirmed its candidates for the following electoral divisions:
  • Fengshan SMC: New candidate Cheryl Chan, 38, to contest this SMC carved out from East Coast GRC, replacing former Minister Raymond Lim.[76]
  • East Coast GRC: Minister for Manpower Lim Swee Say, 61, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry and National Development Lee Yi Shyan, 53, Minister of State for National Development and Defence, Mohamad Maliki Osman, 50, and Jessica Tan, 49.[77]
  • Punggol East SMC: Charles Chong, 62, previously from Joo Chiat SMC to face Workers' Party incumbent Lee Li Lian[78]

84 candidates have been unveiled by the ruling party at this point, with the exception of opposition held Aljunied GRC.

RP logo variation.png Reform Party unveiled its first group of candidates.
  • West Coast GRC: Secretary General Kenneth Jeyaretnam, Chairman Andy Zhu, Darren Soh and Noraini Yunus.
  • Radin Mas SMC: Kumar Appavoo [79]
SDP logo variation.png Singapore Democratic Party introduces its 5th and 6th (of 11) candidates: John Tan and Sidek Mallek. [80]
WP logo variation.png Workers' Party introduces 4 candidates: Terence Tan, 44, Firuz Khan, 48 , Luke Koh, 41, and Cheryl Denise Loh, 31.[81]
28 Aug WP logo variation.png Daniel Goh 'categorically refute baseless allegations' of an extra-marital affair in a letter addressed to the party and the media. He later lodges a police report[82][83]
PAP logo variation.png People's Action Party unveils its final five of 89 candidates. The team to stand in opposition held Aljunied GRC consists of Yeo Guat Kwang, 54, Chua Eng Leong, 44, Victor Lye, 52, K Muralidharan Pillai, 47, and Shamsul Kamar, 43. [84]
RP logo variation.png Reform Party introduces its candidates for Ang Mo Kio GRC: M Ravi, Roy Ngerng, Gilbert Goh, Osman Sulaiman, Jesse Lo and Siva Chandran.[85]
WP logo variation.png Workers' Party introduces its third batch of candidates: Ron Tan, 30, He Ting Ru, 32, and Adrian Sim, 43. L Somasundaram, 52, who contested in Moulmein-Kallang in 2011 was also unveiled as a candidate. [86]
SDP logo variation.png Singapore Democratic Party introduces its 4th pair of candidates: Bryan Lim, who contested in Hong Kah in 2001, and Damanhuri Abas.[87]
Blank.png Singaporeans First introduces 5 of 10 candidates: Secretary-General Tan Jee Say, 61, Fahmi Rais, 48, Wong Chee Wai Gregory, 48, Chirag Desai, 38, and Melvyn Chiu Weng Hoe, 36.[88]
Elections Department receives 220 applications for the Political Donation Certificate— a mandatory item for all candidates— by the 5pm deadline, on par with the 220 it received in 2011. [89][90]

Nomination[edit]

The Elections Department issued the following information upon the issuance of the writ of election[91]

  • Date: 1 September 2015
  • Time: 1100 - 1200h
  • Returning Officer: Ng Wai Choong
  • Election Deposit: S$14,500 (down from S$16,000 in 2011)
Nomination Centre Electoral Division
Assumption Pathway School Bukit Panjang SMC
Holland Bukit Timah GRC
Bendemeer Primary School Radin Mas SMC
Jalan Besar GRC
Tanjong Pagar GRC
Chua Chu Kang Primary School Hong Kah North SMC
Pioneer SMC
Chua Chu Kang GRC
Fengshan Primary School Fengshan SMC
Punggol East SMC
East Coast GRC
Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC
Keming Primary School Bukit Batok SMC
Yuhua SMC
Jurong GRC
West Coast GRC
Kong Hwa School MacPherson SMC
Mountbatten SMC
Potong Pasir SMC
Marine Parade GRC
Poi Ching School Hougang SMC
Tampines GRC
Raffles Institution Sengkang West SMC
Aljunied GRC
Ang Mo Kio GRC
Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC
Yishun Primary School Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC
Nee Soon GRC
Sembawang GRC

Candidates introduced[edit]

The following is based on media reports and announcements made by various parties. The list will only be finalised on Nomination Day.

Party No of Candidates Fielded No of Divisions Contested
PAP logo variation.png People's Action Party 89 29
WP logo variation.png Workers' Party 28 10
Spp-logo-2.png Singapore People's Party 5 or 6 4 (1 with DPP)
SDP logo variation.png Singapore Democratic Party 11 5
NSP logo variation.png National Solidarity Party 12 4
SDA logo variation.png Singapore Democratic Alliance 6 1
DPP logo variation.png Democratic Progressive Party 2 or 3 1 (with SPP)
RP logo variation.png Reform Party 11 3
Blank.png Singaporeans First 10 2
PPP logo variation.png People's Power Party 4 1
__ Independents 3 or more 3 or more
Division Candidates No of Electors
Single Member Constituencies
Bukit Batok SMC PAP logo variation.png David Ong SDP logo variation.png 27,068
Bukit Panjang SMC PAP logo variation.png Teo Ho Pin SDP logo variation.png
___
34,299
Fengshan SMC PAP logo variation.png Cheryl Chan WP logo variation.png 23,404
Hong Kah North SMC PAP logo variation.png Amy Khor Spp-logo-2.png Ravi Philemon 28,131
Hougang SMC WP logo variation.png Png Eng Huat PAP logo variation.png Lee Hong Chuang 24,064
MacPherson SMC PAP logo variation.png Tin Pei Ling WP logo variation.png
NSP logo variation.png
28,481
Mountbatten SMC PAP logo variation.png Lim Biow Chuan Spp-logo-2.png Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss 24,096
Pioneer SMC PAP logo variation.png Cedric Foo NSP logo variation.png 25,453
Potong Pasir SMC PAP logo variation.png Sitoh Yih Pin Spp-logo-2.png Lina Chiam
___ Tan Lam Siong
17,389
Punggol East SMC WP logo variation.png Lee Li Lian PAP logo variation.png Charles Chong 34,410
Radin Mas SMC PAP logo variation.png Sam Tan RP logo variation.png Kumar Appavoo
___ Han Hui Hui
28,885
Sengkang West SMC PAP logo variation.png Lam Pin Min WP logo variation.png 30,097
Yuhua SMC PAP logo variation.png Grace Fu SDP logo variation.png Jaslyn Go 22,599
4-member Group Representation Constituencies
Chua Chu Kang GRC PAP logo variation.png
Gan Kim Yong
Zaqy Mohamad
Low Yen Ling
Yee Chia Hsing
PPP logo variation.png
Goh Meng Seng
119,848
East Coast GRC PAP logo variation.png
Lim Swee Say
Lee Yi Shyan
Maliki Osman
Jessica Tan
WP logo variation.png
99,015
Holland-Bukit Timah GRC PAP logo variation.png
Vivian Balakrishnan
Sim Ann
Christopher de Souza
Liang Eng Hwa
SDP logo variation.png 104,397
Jalan Besar GRC PAP logo variation.png
Yaacob Ibrahim
Heng Chee How
Denise Phua
Lily Neo
WP logo variation.png 102,454
Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC PAP logo variation.png
Lawrence Wong
Halimah Yacob
Alex Yam
Ong Teng Koon
SDP logo variation.png 107,527
West Coast GRC PAP logo variation.png
Lim Hng Kiang
S. Iswaran
Foo Mee Har
Patrick Tay
RP logo variation.png
Kenneth Jeyaretnam
Andy Zhu
Darren Soh
Noraini Yunus
99,236
5-member Group Representation Constituencies
Aljunied GRC WP logo variation.png
Low Thia Khiang
Sylvia Lim
Chen Show Mao
Pritam Singh
Muhamad Faisal Manap
PAP logo variation.png
Yeo Guat Kwang
Victor Lye
K. Muralidharan Pillai
Chua Eng Leong
Shamsul Kamar
148,024
Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC PAP logo variation.png
Ng Eng Hen
Josephine Teo
Chee Hong Tat
Saktiandi Supaat
Chong Kee Hiong
Spp-logo-2.png DPP logo variation.png (joint team under the SPP banner Spp-logo-2.png )
Benjamin Pwee
129,850
Jurong GRC PAP logo variation.png
Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Ang Wei Neng
Desmond Lee
Rahayu Mahzam
Tan Wu Meng
Blank.png 130,428
Marine Parade GRC PAP logo variation.png
Tan Chuan-Jin
Goh Chok Tong
Fatimah Lateef
Seah Kian Peng
Edwin Tong
WP logo variation.png
Yee Jenn Jong
146,087
Nee Soon GRC PAP logo variation.png
K. Shanmugam
Lee Bee Wah
Faishal Ibrahim
Louis Ng
Henry Kwek
WP logo variation.png 132,200
Sembawang GRC PAP logo variation.png
Khaw Boon Wan
Ong Ye Kung
Amrin Amin
Vikram Nair
Lim Wee Kiak
NSP logo variation.png 144,604
Tampines GRC PAP logo variation.png
Heng Swee Keat
Masagos Zulkifli
Baey Yam Keng
Cheng Li Hui
Desmond Choo
NSP logo variation.png 143,426
Tanjong Pagar GRC PAP logo variation.png
Chan Chun Sing
Indranee Thurai Rajah
Chia Shi-Lu
Joan Pereira
Melvin Yong
Blank.png 130,391
6-member Group Representation Constituencies
Ang Mo Kio GRC PAP logo variation.png
Lee Hsien Loong
Ang Hin Kee
Intan Azura Mokhtar
Gan Thiam Poh
Darryl David
Koh Poh Koon
RP logo variation.png
M Ravi
Roy Ngerng
Gilbert Goh
Osman Sulaiman
Jesse Loo
Siva Chandran
187,652
Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC PAP logo variation.png
Teo Chee Hean
Teo Ser Luck
Zainal Sapari
Janil Puthucheary
Ng Chee Meng
Sun Xueling
SDA logo variation.png
Desmond Lim Bak Chuan
187,252

Outgoing Incumbents & Incoming Candidates[edit]

The below is a summary for the three political parties with parliamentary prescence from GE2011.

Outgoing Incoming
People's Action Party
1. Alvin Yeo (Chua Chu Kang)
2. Arthur Fong (West Coast)
3. Ellen Lee (Sembawang)
4. Hawazi Daipi (Sembawang)
5. Hri Kumar Nair (Bishan-Toa Payoh)
6. Inderjit Singh (Ang Mo Kio)
7. Irene Ng (Tampines)
8. Lee Kuan Yew (Tanjong Pagar)*
9. Lui Tuck Yew (Moulmein-Kallang)
10. Mah Bow Tan (Tampines)
11. Penny Low (Pasir Ris-Punggol)
12. Raymond Lim (East Coast)
13. Seng Han Thong (Ang Mo Kio)
14. Wong Kan Seng (Bishan-Toa Payoh)
15. Zainudin Nordin (Bishan-Toa Payoh)
First time candidates
1. Amrin Amin (Sembawang)
2. Chee Hong Tat (Bishan-Toa Payoh)
3. Cheng Li Hui (Tampines)
4. Cheryl Chan (Fengshan)
5. Chong Kee Hiong (Bishan-Toa Payoh)
6. Chua Eng Leong (Aljunied)
7. Darryl David (Ang Mo Kio)
8. Henry Kwek (Nee Soon)
9. Joan Pereira (Tanjong Pagar)
10. K Muralidharan Pillai (Aljunied)
11. Lee Hong Chuang (Hougang)
12. Louis Ng (Nee Soon)
13. Melvin Yong (Tanjong Pagar)
14. Ng Chee Meng (Pasir-Ris Punggol)
15. Rahayu Mazam (Jurong)
16. Saktiandi Supaat (Bishan-Toa Payoh)
17. Shamsul Kamar (Aljunied)
18. Sun Xueling (Pasir-Ris Punggol)
19. Tan Wu Meng (Jurong)
20. Victor Lye (Aljunied)
21. Yee Chia Hsing (Chua Chu Kang)

Contested previously
22. Desmond Choo (Tampines)
23. Koh Poh Koon (Ang Mo Kio)
24. Ong Ye Kung (Sembawang)
Workers' Party
Nil. First time candidates
Adrian Sim
Cheryl Denise Loh
Daniel Goh
Dylan Ng
Firuz Khan
He Ting Ru
Luke Koh
Redzwan Hafidz Abdul Razak
Ron Tan
Terence Tan

Contested previously
Koh Choong Yong
L Somasundaram
Singapore People's Party
Nil. Contested previously
Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss

[*] - Died before the general elections.

Election Rallies[edit]

Date Time Party Location Electoral Division
1 Sep
2 Sep
3 Sep
4 Sep
5 Sep
6 Sep
7 Sep
8 Sep
9 Sep

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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