Ex-NCMPs Leon Perera & Gerald Giam To Contest Aljunied GRC, Ex-NCMP Dennis Tan To Run In Hougang
At the press conference on Thursday (25 Jun), current WP chief Pritam Singh also revealed the WP candidates who will be taking over the positions left behind by the trio.
You can see what he said in his Facebook post he made after the press conference.
Leon Perera and Gerald Giam contesting Aljunied GRC
According to Mr Singh, Mr Leon Perera and Mr Gerald Giam will be contesting Aljunied Group Representation Constituency (GRC), taking over the spots vacated by Mr Low and Mr Chen.
(From left) Mr Leon Perera and Mr Gerald Giam
Mr Pritam did not disclose the full team running for Aljunied GRC.
However, the duo, who are former Non-Constituency MPs (NCMPs), are likely to be joined by Mr Singh himself, Mr Faisal Manap and Ms Sylvia Lim, given that they have been Aljunied MPs since 2011.
Dennis Tan in Hougang SMC
What of Hougang Single-Member Constituency (SMC), whose MP Png Eng Huat is also stepping down?
Mr Pritam said the WP stronghold will be contested by Mr Dennis Tan, is also a former NCMP and has been working the ground alongside Mr Png.
Part of WP’s renewal process
Singaporeans might feel emotional about the WP trio as they step down from Parliament.
However, we’re heartened that younger members from the party will be stepping up to take their places as part of the party’s renewal process.