They already have six elected seats in Parliament, and if the Workers’ Party play their cards right, they could bag a seventh.
On Monday, the WP announced 34-year-old sales trainer Lee Li Lian as their candidate for the by-election.
This comes as no surprise as Ms Lee has the advantage of familiarity with the estate’s residents, having contested there in 2011. She received 41.01 per cent of the votes, losing to PAP’s Michael Palmer’s 54.45 per cent.
"The party believes Li Lian is the best candidate to represent the WP in this by-election. She has some understanding of the ground from her previous campaign there and will work tirelessly to serve the residents of Punggol East," said WP chairman Sylvia Lim.
Ms Lee said her campaign would focus on the needs of residents, highlighting transport and amenities like childcare centres and coffee shops as areas that need more attention.
Since 2011 General Election, Ms Lee has been helping out at Aljunied-Hougang Town Council and serving as the legislative assistant for Aljunied GRC MP Pritam Singh.
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