10 May '11, 1am

WP connected better, say Aljunied residents #SGelections

WP connected better, say Aljunied residents #SGelections

NOW the dust from this year's general election has settled, residents of Aljunied GRC are looking forward to the greater diversity of voices in Parliament. They also hope their new representatives from the opposition Workers' Party (WP) can speak up for them on issues such as housing costs and senior citizens' benefits. Last Saturday, the WP swept 54.7 per cent of the votes in the north-eastern Group Representation Con-stituency (GRC), beating the People's Action Party (PAP), which had 45.3 per cent. As it turned out, more than half the residents in all five wards in the GRC gave their support to the WP, whose all-star slate included party secretary-general Low Thia Khiang, chairman Sylvia Lim and top corporate lawyer Chen Show Mao. Aljunied is the first GRC to be governed by an opposition party since the GRC system was introduced in 1988. Read the full story in Tuesday's ...

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