The Straits Times
Published on Jan 11, 2013

SDP proposes joint campaign with WP


The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has called on the Workers' Party (WP) to work with it to field a single candidate under a joint campaign.

Under their "win-win-win" plan, the candidate would come from the SDP, but if elected, the WP would be given the responsibility of running the town council.

"In the spirit of compromise and cooperation, we would like to propose that our two parties run a joint campaign and field one candidate from the SDP. If victorious, the SDP candidate will enter Parliament, and the WP will run the Punggol East Town Council," it said in a statement.

This arrangement, the SDP said, would add clout to WP's town council management and give it access to the Punggol East grassroots network. Meanwhile, the SDP candidate would be able to debate the party's alternative policies in Parliament.