WP's Lee Li Lian wins Punggol East By-Election
The Workers's Party candidate, Lee Li Lian, has become the first woman opposition politician to win a seat in a single member constituency.
She obtained 16,038 votes of the valid votes cast in the Punggol East by-election.
The People's Action Party candidate, Dr Koh Poh Koon, received 12,856 votes.
Kenneth Jeyaretnam of the Reform Party got 353 votes, while the Singapore Democratic Party's Desmond Lim, received 168 votes.
The by-election was called less than a month after previous MP Michael Palmer - the former Speaker of the House - resigned following his admission of an extramarital affair.
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