Despite serious reservations by Singaporeans and the mounting measures being implemented to curb the spread of coronavirus, the government has not ruled out holding an election in the midst of the pandemic.
This upcoming General Elections will be the final opportunity for the SPP to make some headway in its electoral performance.
PSP has also received high profile endorsements, the most prominent of which was from Lee Hsien Yang, brother of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
On Dec 14, Dr Tan also said that during his walkabout: “I met many of my former constituents and I was asked if I was coming home. I never left”.
“Under the proposed legislation, only a 75% majority of Parliament can allow for the date mandated by statute to not be adhered to,” he added.
Mr Lee has been a member of the SPP for close to a decade now. He has been a regular feature of the party’s ground efforts in Potong Pasir, Toa Payoh, and Mountbatten.
There remains a lack of transparency in how the EBRC reviews and redraws electoral boundaries
This announcement is much welcomed news for the party, which has been subject to criticism of stagnant leadership from certain quarters in recent years.
If we can entrust the youth of Singapore with key responsibilities like national service, while investing billions of dollars in their education, we ought to give them a say on how this nation should be run.