10 May '11, 11am

Lina Chiam, Yee Jenn Jong, WP to consider NCMP offers

Lina Chiam, Yee Jenn Jong, WP to consider NCMP offers

A STATEMENT from the Elections Department on Tuesday identified the three best losing constituencies at the general election from which the Non-Constituency MPs (NCMP) will be chosen. The statement names Mrs Lina Chiam and Mr Yee Jenn Jong as the top two vote-getters among unelected opposition members. The final NCMP seat will go to a member of the Workers' Party's (WP) East Coast GRC contesting team. The Returning Officer has sent a letter to the East Coast team asking them to pick the member that will receive the seat. It has till May 17 to respond. The team had won 45.2 per cent of the votes there in the General Election over the weekend. Mrs Chiam, from the Singapore People's Party, lost in Potong Pasir by a razor-thin margin of 114 votes. Mr Yee, who contested in Joo Chiat, lost by 382 votes. Changes to the Parliamentary Elections Act dictate that there be at least ni...

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