GE2015: Workers' Party line-up for all 10 battlegrounds unveiled with no surprises; faces possible 3-cornered fight in MacPherson

The Workers' Party team of (from left) chairman Sylvia Lim, chief Low Thia Khiang, full-MPs Muhamad Faisal Abdul Manap and Chen Show Mao, and lawyer Pritam Singh are set to defend Aljunied group representation constituency.
The Workers' Party team of (from left) chairman Sylvia Lim, chief Low Thia Khiang, full-MPs Muhamad Faisal Abdul Manap and Chen Show Mao, and lawyer Pritam Singh are set to defend Aljunied group representation constituency.
Non-Constituency MP Yee Jenn Jong (in glasses).
Non-Constituency MP Yee Jenn Jong (in glasses).
Hougang MP Png Eng Huat (in glasses) arriving at Poi Ching school - the nomination centre for the SMC.
Hougang MP Png Eng Huat (in glasses) arriving at Poi Ching school - the nomination centre for the SMC.
WP supporters at Raffles Institution nomination centre.
WP supporters at Raffles Institution nomination centre.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
Mr Bernard Chen.
Mr Bernard Chen. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - The Workers' Party's (WP) line-ups in its 10 battlegrounds at the Sept 11 polls were confirmed on Nomination Day with the party pulling no surprises.

WP chief Low Thia Khiang, 58, chairman Sylvia Lim, 50, lawyer Pritam Singh, 39, and full-MPs Chen Show Mao, 54, and Muhamad Faisal Abdul Manap, 40, are set to be defending the Aljunied group representation constituency (GRC).

The quintet have arrived on Tuesday (Sept 1) morning at Raffles Institution, the nomination centre for the five-member constituency, along with Mr Koh Choong Yong, 42, a software engineer. He is likely to be contesting the Sengkang West single-member constituency (SMC) again, like he did at the 2011 polls.

The WP's Nee Soon GRC team will comprise: Singapore Cancer Society manager Kenneth Foo Seck Guan, 38, managing partner of private investment business Luke Koh, 41, lawyer Gurmit Singh, 55, property agent Ron Tan,30 and sales consultant Cheryl Denise Loh, 31. They have arrived at the nomination centre at Yishun Primary School.

Non-Constituency MP Yee Jenn Jong, 50, lawyer Terence Tan, 44, lawyer He Ting Ru, 32, bank wealth manager Dylan Ng, 40, and chocolate factory owner Firuz Khan, 48, could be contesting the Marine Parade GRC and have arrived at the Kong Hwa School.

Funeral services company executive Bernard Chen, 29, will be fielded in MacPherson SMC and is also at the same nomination centre. He faces a three-cornered fight with the People's Action Party's Ms Tin Pei Ling and Mr Cheo Chai Chen of the National Solidarity Party.

The four WP candidates for the resurrected Jalan Besar GRC, medical social worker Frieda Chan Sio Phing, 39, polytechnic lecturer L. Somasundaram, 52, engineer Redzwan Hafidz Abdul Razak, 30, and businessman Adrian Sim Tian Hock, 43, have also arrived at Bendemeer Primary School.

NCMP Gerald Giam, 37, National University of Singapore sociology professor Daniel Goh, 42; consultancy firm CEO Leon Perera, 44; former associate librarian Mohamed Fairoz Shariff, 36; shipping law firm partner Dennis Tan, 45, were at the Aljunied Town Council office in Kaki Bukit and have boarded a bus set for Fengshan Primary School.

It is the nomination centre for the East Coast GRC and Fengshan SMC. Mr Tan turned out to be the one to be nominated in Fengshan.

Also at the same nomination centre was Punggol East MP Lee Li Lian, 37, who will be defending the constituency she won in a 2013 by-election.

Hougang MP Png Eng Huat, 53, has also arrived at Poi Ching school, the nomination centre for the SMC that he won in a 2012 by-election.

Hougang is the stronghold of the WP, held by Mr Low from 1991 till he left in 2011 and won the first GRC for the opposition.

- Additional reporting by Tham Yuen-C, Chong Zi Liang, Danson Cheong, Pearl Lee and Amir Hussain