In one corner is Sitoh Yih Pin, the incumbent People’s Action Party (PAP) Member of Parliament (MP) and in the other, Jose Raymond who is an elections noob from the Singapore Peoples Party (SPP).
Tan had consistently secured an electoral margin of victory higher than the PAP’s national average in every election throughout his political career. His popularity and proven track record in Parliament makes him a formidable candidate and the biggest threat to the PAP’s dominance since J. B. Jeyaratnam.
Along with 11 other Singaporeans, Tan filed an application with the Registry of Societies for a new political party named the Progress Singapore Party on January 16.