Singaporean by-elections, 1957
A by election was held on 29 June 1957, with nomination day occurring on 18 May 1957 in Cairnhill and Tanjong Pagar. When talks with the British authorities for self-governance broke down, Chief Minister David Marshall decided to resign from the LabourFront on 7 June 1956. He had also challenged then-opposition leader Lee Kuan Yew from the People's Action Party to resign and recentest his Tanjong Pagar ward as well, which he did.
The LabourFront's replacement candidate Keng Bang Ee lost the seat to the new Liberal Socialist Party, while Lee retained his seat in Tanjong Pagar.
The election deposit was stated at $500.
|LSP||Soh Ghee Soon||2,342||40.3||N/A|
|Independent||Goh Kong Beng||1,281||22.0||N/A|
|LF||Keng Ban Ee||1,118||19.2||-28.4|
|Malay Union||Tengku Muda Muhamed bin Mahmud||983||16.9||N/A|
|Independent||Mirza Abdul Majid||91||1.6||N/A|
|LSP gain from LF||Swing||N/A|
Note 1: As Mirza Abdul Majid had failed to secure 12.5% of the votes, he had his election deposit forfeited.
Note 2: In 1957, Singapore Malay Union (SMU) was expelled by its alliance partners consisted of UMNO and MCA for fielding a candidate in this by-election which was the reason for the elections department of Singapore to view Tengku Muda as another independent candidate.
|PAP||Lee Kuan Yew||4,707||68.1||-10.2|
|LSP||Chong Wei Ling||1,315||19.0||N/A|
|Independent||Koh Choon Hong||887||12.8||N/A|