Singaporean by-elections, 1957
By election was held on 29 June 1957 while the nomination day occurred on 18 May 1957 in Cairnhill and Tanjong Pagar was due to David Marshall from Labor Front's resignation as Chief Minister on 7 June 1956 after his initiated talks with British authorities for self-governance broke down. He had also challenged opposition leader Lee Kuan Yew from the People's Action Party to resign and recontest their respective constituencies as well which Lee did accept and follow the move, but to see David Marshall's retirement of politics on a fear of speculations of bloodly street protests and lost the seat to a new party Liberal Socialist Party while Lee Kuan Yew had retained his seat in Tanjong Pagar.
The election deposit was stated at $500.
|By-election 1957: Cairnhill|
|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.
|By-election 1957: Tanjong Pagar|
|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|