Electoral boundaries report 2015: Voters should support candidates who best represent their interests, says PM Lee

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong taking a selfie with residents at his Teck Ghee ward.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong taking a selfie with residents at his Teck Ghee ward.ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

SINGAPORE - Members of Parliament should "serve the residents they represent to the best of their ability", Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in his first comments on the electoral boundary changes.

 

"And voters should support the candidates or teams who will best represent their interests, both in the constituency and as the government of Singapore," he wrote in a Facebook post on the report released by the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee on Friday.

PM Lee said the committee has taken into consideration his requests to have smaller Group Representation Constituencies or GRCs, and have at least 12 Single-Member Constituencies (SMCs).

There will be one more SMC and one more GRC in the next general election, making a total of 13 SMCs and 16 GRCs.

He added: "Wherever the boundaries may be drawn, MPs should serve the residents they represent to the best of their ability. And voters should support the candidates or teams who will best represent their interests, both in the constituency and as the government of Singapore."