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Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) secretary-general Chee Soon Juan (centre) leading party members and activists on a walkabout in Bukit Batok on July 26, 2015.

SPP, DPP still in talks over tie-up

LEADERS of the Singapore People's Party (SPP) and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) are still negotiating the terms of their partnership and will reveal their line-up for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC closer to Nomination Day. During her walkabout at Potong Pasir, SPP chairman Lina Chiam said her party would like to take three slots for the joint team which will run under the SPP banner. Meanwhile, DPP chief Benjamin Pwee "encouraged" SPP to be open to discussing who will stand and not insist on a certain number coming from each side. "We are prepared to fight Bishan-Toa Payoh on our own as DPP if we cannot get agreement with SPP on the five joint-team candidates," he said at the DPP walkabout in Toa Payoh even as he stressed his party is committed to a joint team with SPP.

NSP on town council plan

THE National Solidarity Party (NSP) said on Sunday that they would run a town council by directly employing the staff they need instead of engaging a subcontractor if they are elected, in response to questions about Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean's criticism of the Workers' Party and how it handled the financial management lapses at Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council. The party's acting secretary-general Hazel Poa declined to comment on the party's candidates. NSP intends to reveal its candidates at the end of the month.

PPP wants healthcare debate

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PEOPLE'S Power Party's (PPP) secretary-general Goh Meng Seng invited Health Minister Gan Kim Yong to a public townhall debate on healthcare issues, during his walkabout near Teck Whye in Chua Chu Kang GRC. He added that he is not planning to change his line-up for the constituency, which he plans to introduce in the coming week.

SDP plans 'good, clean campaign'

SINGAPORE Democratic Party (SDP) said it wants to run a "good, clean campaign" that lets Singaporeans make decisions on important issues, at its 35th anniversary dinner on Saturday. Secretary-general Chee Soon Juan also said SDP is the only party to have drawn up its vision for Singapore.

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