07 May '11, 10pm

GE: SPP Lina Chiam set to enter parliament as Chiam See Tong bows out

GE: SPP Lina Chiam set to enter parliament as Chiam See Tong bows out

Singapore: Potong Pasir has returned to the fold of the People's Action Party under MP-elect Sitoh Yi Pin winning by a narrow 114 votes over Lina Chiam of the Singapore People's Party. The PAP candidate polled 7,973 votes (50.36%) over the SPP's 7,859 votes (49.64%). The margin of loss makes Mrs Lina Chiam eligible for a seat in the next parliament as a Non-Constituency Member of Parliament. She told reporters at Potong Pasir that it is still up the SPP to decide if she will take up the NCMP seat, and if she does, it means there'll still be a Chiam in parliament despite the exit of her husband Chiam See Tong, who was the MP for Potong Pasir since wresting it from the PAP in 1984. In the 2011 General Election, Mr Chiam switched to lead a GRC team in Bishan-Toa Payoh and garnered some 43 per cent of the 109,374 votes. Results for Potong Pasir were the last to come in and thi...

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