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GE2015: PAP to face off with SingFirst in Jurong GRC

Introduction of PAP candidates for Jurong GRC and Bukit Batok SMC.

[SINGAPORE] As expected, Jurong group representation constituency (GRC) remains a straight fight between the People's Action Party (PAP) and Singaporeans First.

The PAP team comprises Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Minister of State for National Development Desmond Lee, backbencher and senior vice-president of SBS Transit bus operations Ang Wei Neng, as well as former Deputy Registrar of the Syariah Court Rahayu Mahzam and oncologist Tan Wu Meng.

The Singaporeans First party (SingFirst) will be led by chemist David Foo. The other four members are social entrepreneur and retired colonel Tan Peng Ann, former police officer Sukdeu Singh, chemical and marine hardware business owner Wong Soon Hong, and Wong Chee Wai, who is self-employed.

Mr Tharman, who is also Finance Minister, is the PAP's 2nd Assistant Secretary-General. Greeting supporters at the close of Nomination Day proceedings, Mr Tharman said that the PAP team will fight to make sure that no one in Jurong is left behind.

SingFirst's Mr Tan, meanwhile, said Jurong residents have told his team that they want change - hence the party's desire to contest the five-seat GRC, which has an estimated 130,428 electors.

At the 2011 polls, the PAP team beat the National Solidarity Party (NSP), winning 66.96 per cent of the vote.

The nine-day campaign period starts immediately.

Read more about GE2015 here.