Singapore Democratic Party to contest in Bukit Batok SMC, says Chee Soon Juan

Dr Chee Soon Juan
Singapore Democratic Party secretary-general Dr Chee Soon Juan fields questions from the media at Bukit Batok MRT station on Sunday (July 26).PHOTO: Singapore Democratic Party Facebook page

SINGAPORE - Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) secretary-general Chee Soon Juan has declared his party's interest in contesting Bukit Batok ward.

He told reporters it "makes sense" for them to run there as they "have been there before" during a walkabout at Bukit Batok on Sunday.

The Single-Member Constituency (SMC) was carved out of Jurong GRC in the new electoral boundaries released on Friday, but it is not a completely new constituency.


Bukit Batok was an SMC for many years, and was merged into Bukit Timah Group Representation Constituency (GRC) in 1997.

Dr Chee said it is also geographically contiguous to Holland-Bukit Timah, Bukit Panjang and Yuhua constituencies.

SDP contested in all three districts in the 2011 General Election.

The party also contested in Sembawang GRC in that election.