12 May '11, 10am

SPP's Lina Chiam to take up NCMP offer

SINGAPORE: The Singapore People's Party's (SPP) central executive committee has given approval to Mrs Lina Chiam to take up the Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) seat in Parliament. The Elections Department had offered three NCMP seats to the best losing opposition candidates in the General Election. In addition to Mrs Chiam, the offer was made to the Workers' Party's (WP) Yee Jenn Jong, and to a member of the Workers' Party's East Coast GRC team. The WP held a central executive committee meeting on Thursday night, but had not issued a statement to confirm if it would take up the NCMP offer. Mr Yee won about 49 per cent of valid votes in Joo Chiat, in his first electoral contest, while the WP's East Coast GRC team scored about 45 per cent of valid votes. Meanwhile, SPP issued a statement saying Mrs Chiam will be supported by the party's 15-member Policy Working ...

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