09 May '11, 1am

Why some Aljunied voters chose to vote for WP #sgelections

SINGAPORE - She has lived in Aljunied Group Representation Constituency (GRC) for over 20 years and considered herself a staunch People's Action Party (PAP) supporter. But watching her son struggle with the rising cost of living and finding affordable housing for his family, a 52-year-old retiree felt she needed a voice that would speak up for lower-income families like her own in Parliament. "Us sandwiched classes, who speaks up for us? The PAP is good but they have not done well with costs ... things are expensive but wages are not keeping up," she said. Hence, she made the "difficult" decision to vote for the Workers' Party (WP) on Polling Day on Saturday, she told Today. "They have a good team and I believe in the things they want to accomplish, like having more alternative voices in Parliament," said the woman, who had voted for the PAP in previous parliamentary elect...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110509-0000538/Wh...

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