Mrs Josephine Teo, MP for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, welcomes new residents and hints at new candidates

Senior Minister of State for Finance and Transport and Bishan-Toa Payoh MP Josephine Teo visiting homes in Bishan North Street 22 on July 26, 2015 to update residents on the dengue situation in their neighbourhood.
Senior Minister of State for Finance and Transport and Bishan-Toa Payoh MP Josephine Teo visiting homes in Bishan North Street 22 on July 26, 2015 to update residents on the dengue situation in their neighbourhood.ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG

SINGAPORE - Mrs Josephine Teo, MP for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, says she looks forward to welcoming a new group of residents into the GRC.

With the redrawing of electoral boundaries, certain districts in the current Moulmein-Kallang GRC will be absorbed into the Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC.

"We will have to get to know them a little bit better. But really the same care we have extended to residents within our GRC is also the kind of care that we want to extend to those who are joining us," said Mrs Teo, who is also Senior Minister of State for Finance and Transport.

The electoral boundaries report was released on Friday and Mrs Teo said she and the other MPs in charge of the GRC are studying it carefully and "as soon as it is practicable" will reach out to these new residents.

She also hinted at new faces. "I am confident that we have found good candidates who want to represent the people of Bishan-Toa Payoh. In good time you will find out," she said.

Mrs Teo, who serves the residents of Bishan North, said she would also "very much like to continue to serve the residents of Bishan North" and hopes that she will be given the opportunity to continue the work she has started, which she said includes the setting up reading rooms for young residents to study, and fitness corners for senior citizens living in the area.

"We have plans that we know will bring about further improvement and we hope we will be given the opportunity to do that," she said.