Party responses to the EBRC report

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) secretary-general Benjamin Pwee.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) secretary-general Benjamin Pwee. PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

IMPROVING MP-TO-VOTER RATIO

We applaud the smaller four-member GRCs, as it hopefully means a higher MP-to-voter ratio. But this needs to be matched with quality MPs who have the trust and hearts of their constituencies. - DEMOCRATIC PROGRESSIVE PARTY SECRETARY-GENERAL BENJAMIN PWEE, on the increase in four-member GRCs (from two to six)

FOCUSING ON A FEW CONSTITUENCIES


Sebastian Teo shaking hands with a resident at a Tampines coffeeshop earlier this month. PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

It's not our objective to field the most candidates for this round. We would prefer to focus on two or three GRCs - Chua Chu Kang, Marine Parade and Tampines... For us, we still prefer five-member GRCs. We have the manpower. - NATIONAL SOLIDARITY PARTY'S PRESIDENT SEBASTIAN TEO, on allocating resources for the next election

EAGER TO SERVE MOUNTBATTEN


Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss in 2013, when she was still with the National Solidarity Party. PHOTO: ZAOBAO FILE

I am keen to serve Mountbatten residents and I'm ready to contest in Mountbatten, regardless of who decides to contest here. - SINGAPORE PEOPLE'S PARTY MEMBER JEANNETTE CHONG-ARULDOSS, on the single-seat constituency where she also stood in 2011, but as a National Solidarity Party candidate

GIVE AND TAKE BETWEEN PARTIES


Tan Jee Say at the launch of his new party in May 2014. PHOTO: ST FILE

The general consensus among the opposition is that we want to avoid each other, but there must be give and take too, especially since the redrawing has led to some overlap in the areas we have been showing interest in. - SINGAPOREANS FIRST SECRETARY-GENERAL TAN JEE SAY, on the possibility of engaging in three- or four-cornered fights

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