Updated: 01/17/2013 03:12

WP Candidate Lee Li Lian banks on experience & personal touch to woo voters

WP Candidate Lee Li Lian banks on experience & personal touch to woo voters

The Workers' Party's candidate Lee Li Lian is banking on her experience and personal touch to woo voters in Punggol East. 

And this time, she's taking no chances saying she wants to cover "100 per cent" of households in the ward. 

She's no longer new to campaigning having contested the same seat in the last general election. 

Then, Ms Lee garnered about 41 per cent of valid votes in a three-cornered fight. 

This time round, she's facing two other opposition candidates and the People's Action Party. 

But she's unfazed.

Counting on her experience working as a Legislative Assistant for Aljunied MP Pritam Singh and her work at the Aljunied Town Council. 

"I think believe in personal touch, face to face because people who know me always say that I'm a people person so I really hope that I can reach out to as many residents as I can so that they can also feel me." 

Ms Lee's got party leaders backing her up. 

The party's Secretary-General Low Thia Khiang. 

"She's the ground person, a people's person, can connect well to the ground, we know her for quite a long time, I'm sure she will do her best." 

Immediately after Nominations closed, Ms Lee headed to Rivervale Mall. 

Upgrading works there stalled because the contractor went bust. 

With her husband by her side, she spent some time with shop owners and residents listening to their concerns. 

Ms Lee did not want to speculate on her chances this time round, only to say that she's focused on her own campaign. 

What she did say was that she would do more of what she did during the last general election, that is reaching out to more voters and this time, even planning to set up her own Facebook fanpage. 

Across Punggol East, party volunteers got into full swing, putting up election banners and posters. 

-By Imelda Saad

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