WP’s final batch of candidates unveiled

Today (31 Aug), The Workers’ Party (WP) announced its final batch of candidates — Leon Perera, Frieda Chan, and Bernard Chen. WP started their unveiling of candidates last Wednesday (26 Aug).

WP will contest in 28 seats in five GRCs and five SMCs — Aljunied GRC, Jalan Besar GRC, Nee Soon GRC, Marine Parade GRC, East Coast GRC, Punggol East SMC, Hougang SMC, MacPherson SMC, Fengshan SMC, and Sengkang West SMC.

Who are they?

Leon Perera, 44


If given the privilege to serve in Parliament, I would like to speak about retirement adequacy issues.

Perera is the Chief Executive Officer of an international business research and consultancy firm, Spire Research and Consulting. He is also a former civil servant.

He graduated from Oxford University with a Double First Class Honor’s degree in Economics, Politics and Philosophy.

He was also part of the WP team to introduce the party’s manifesto on Friday.

Frieda Chan, 39


She is a medical social worker.

In GE 2011, she contested in Moulmein-Kallang GRC. This is her speech during a WP Rally held at Ubi.

The new mother feels that caregivers “need to be supported” as she “understands the stress faced by young families today”. She will champion these issues in Parliament if elected.

Bernard Chen, 29


The future of Singapore lies in active investment in our fellow Singaporeans here and now.

He is a Project Executive at Ang Chin Moh Foundation. He graduated with honours from National University of Singapore with a Bachelor’s degree in history.

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Chen may be the youngest new candidate for GE2015, but he has almost 10 years of grassroots experience. He acts as Low Thia Khiang and Muhamad Faisal’s legislative assistant. He is also in the WP Youth Wing ExCo.

He joined WP in 2006, on the day he ORDed.

N Day is coming

Tomorrow (1 Sep), WP (and presumably everybody else) will reveal the constituencies they are running, so keep your eyes peeled.

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Featured image via Workers’ Party Facebook
With reference to TODAY, Workers’ Party Facebook, AsiaOne, Spire Research, The Workers’ Party Youth Wing