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Nomination Day: As it happened

Catch up on all Nomination Day news here.

People's Action Party (PAP) and Workers' Party (WP) supporters cheering for the candidates at at Dunman Secondary School in Tampines, which is a Nomination Centre for those contesting the Tampines GRC and Hougang SMC, on April 27,2011.

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4.00pm: GE2015: SDP policies will set S'pore on the road to Greece, says Vivian Balakrishnan

Holland-Bukit Timah GRC incumbent Vivian Balakrishnan has launched the first salvo against the Singapore Democratic Party, saying that its policies would set Singapore "on the road to Greece".

3.25pm: GE2015: Residents will make choices on national and local issues, say ministers

The coming election will see residents make their choices on both national and local issues, ministers helming People's Action Party (PAP) teams at Sembawang and Nee Soon GRCs said on Tuesday.

3.08pm: GE2015: Campaign should focus on issues concerning Singapore's future, says PM Lee

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong hopes the nine-day campaign period for the general election (GE) will focus on the issues and important questions concerning the future of Singapore.

2.38pm: GE2015: PAP's Khaw seeks support for plans; NSP wants to be people's "voice"

The hot burning sun did not dampen the festive spirit of hundreds of party supporters waiting patiently in the central foyer of Yishun Primary School, the nomination centre for the Sembawang, Nee Soon and Marsiling-Yew Tee GRCs. A vast majority of them were sporting the People's Action Party (PAP) colours while the Workers Party was the best represented opposition party.

1.53pm: GE2015: Gan Kim Yong responds to PPP chief's debate challenge

Health minister Gan Kim Yong, in response to People's Power Party chief Goh Meng Seng's challenge to a debate on healthcare issues, said he does not see a need for an open debate.

1.46pm: GE2015: PAP to face off with SingFirst in Jurong GRC

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

1.34pm: GE2015: SDP to contest in Yuhua SMC

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) will be fielding its candidate Jaslyn Go in Yuhua SMC, against the incumbent Member of Parliament Grace Fu from the People's Action Party (PAP).

1.27pm: GE2015: Reform Party contests in West Coast GRC again

The Reform Party (RP) will be contesting against the incumbent People Action's Party (PAP) in the West Coast GRC for a second time.

1.02pm: GE2015: Three-way fight at Radin Mas SMC. 

It will be a three-way fight at Radin Mas SMC in the 2015 General Election. The People's Action Party (PAP) incumbent, Minister of State Sam Tan, will face the Reform Party's (RP's) Kumar Appavoo and independent candidate Han Hui Hui.

12.57pm: GE2015: Bukit Batok now a 3-cornered fight

Residents in Bukit Batok will have three candidates to choose from, come polling day on September 11.

12.52pm: GE2015: Policy debates, no smearing: PPP chief

The People's Power Party (PPP) chief Goh Meng Seng on Tuesday said he is only interested in policy debates this election, not smearing.

12.51pm: GE2015: PAP team points out error in RP form, averting possible walkover in Tanjong Pagar GRC

A team of PAP candidates and supporters at the nomination centre at Keming Primary School in Bukit Batok this morning spotted an error in the nomination forms put up by the Reform Party.

12.51pm: GE2015: PAP to face WP at Nee Soon GRC

Nominations have been put up for politicians contesting in Nee Soon GRC.

12.48pm: GE2015: DPP-SPP to challenge PAP in Bishan-Toa Payoh

The joint team from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and Singapore People's Party (SPP) will challenge the incumbent People's Action Party (PAP) for the Bishan-Toa Payoh ward.

12.46pm: GE2015: Straight fight for Potong Pasir as independent candidate pulls out

It will be a two-party fight for Potong Pasir as an independent candidate pulls out.

12.40pm: GE2015: Nominations up for Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC

Nominations have been put up for Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC, a four-member ward created at this year's polls.

12.37pm: GE2015: WP Aljunied team defends seat against PAP

The Aljunied team from the Workers' Party (WP) will stand to defend its turf in this year's election, nomination papers on Tuesday showed. The People's Action Party (PAP) has also made no change to its line-up for the ward.

12.37pm: GE2015: Ang Mo Kio GRC's and Sengkang West SMC's line-up finalised

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and the rest of his six-member People's Action Party (PAP) team in Ang Mo Kio GRC will square off against the opposition Reform Party (RP) at the Sept 11 general election (GE).

12.35pm: GE2015: Three-cornered fight looming at Bt Batok SMC

A three-cornered fight is brewing at Bukit Batok Single Member Constituency, with independent candidate Samir Salim Neji, a managing director of software firm Anaplan Asia, joining the fight between PAP incumbent David Ong and Singapore Democratic Party candidate Sadasivam Veriyah, reported Channel News Asia.

12.32pm: GE2015: Straight fight in Bukit Panjang SMC, Holland-Bukit Timah GRC

The People's Action Party's (PAP) Teo Ho Pin or "Mr Town Council" will defend his Bukit Panjang seat in a straight fight with Singapore Democratic Party's (SDP's) Khung Wai Yeen.

12.29pm: GE2015: No surprises in Fengshan and Pasir Ris-Punggol

There were no surprises for Fengshan and Pasir Ris-Punggol. The People's Action Party (PAP) stuck to their candidates named earlier in both wards. The opposition candidates turned up as expected.

12.30pm: GE2015: Tanjong Pagar GRC to see first contest in 50 years

Tanjong Pagar GRC will see its first electoral contest in more than 50 years, with the PAP squaring off against a Singaporeans First (SingFirst) team led by ex-senior civil servant Tan Jee Say.

12.24pm: GE2015: East Coast GRC pits Lim Swee Say-led PAP against Gerald Giam-led WP

Widely expected to be one of the most keenly-contested constituencies in the coming general election, East Coast GRC will have the People's Action Party (PAP) team battling contenders from the Workers' Party (WP).

12.19pm: GE2015: Charles Chong and Lee Li Lian to face off in Punggol East SMC

Incumbent Lee Li Lian will be defending the Workers' Party-held Punggol East SMC from the People's Action Party's (PAP's) veteran Charles Chong in the 2015 general election.

12.16pm: GE2015: Mountbatten SMC candidates confirmed

At Mountbatten Single Member Constituency (SMC), the People's Action Party's Lim Biow Chuan will defend his seat against Singapore People's Party's Jeanette Chong-Aruldoss, based on nomination papers filed.

12.14pm: GE2015: Contesting teams file papers for Sembawang, Marsiling-Yew Tee, Nee Soon

Yishun Primary School, the nomination centre for Sembawang, Marsiling-Yew Tee and Nee Soon GRC, represented a sea of white with a smattering of other colours representing three opposition parties.

12.13pm: GE2015: Nominations close with few surprises

Nomination hour closed on Tuesday with no big surprises to the slates contesting the Sept 11 general election.

12.11pm: GE2015: PAP and NSP file Tampines GRC nomination papers

The People's Action Party (PAP) Tampines GRC team led by Education Minister Heng Swee Keat has filed its nomination papers at Poi Ching nomination centre.

12.02pm: GE2015: PAP, WP teams file papers to contest for Marine Parade GRC

The nomination papers for both the Workers Party (WP) and Peoples Action Party (PAP) have been filed for Marine Parade GRC.

11.58am: GE2015: WP slate confirmed for East Coast GRC

The Workers Party team that will contest in East Coast Group Representative Constituency has been confirmed. They are: Gerald Giam; National University of Singapore sociology professor Daniel Goh; consultancy firm CEO Leon Perera; and former librarian, Mohamed Fairoz Shariff.

11.55am: GE2015: WP and PAP Hougang SMC nomination papers up

The Workers' Party (WP) and People 's Action People (PAP) have filed nomination papers for Hougang SMC at the Poi Ching nomination centre.

11.46am: GE2015: Amy Khor, Ravi Philemon file nomination papers for Hong Kah North

Amy Khor of People's Action Party (PAP) and Ravi Philemon of Singapore People's Party (SPP) have filed their nomination papers to stand as candidates for Hong Kah North Single Member Constituency in the upcoming general election.

11.23am: GE2015: Ravi Philemon wants to give security and hope to Hong Kah North

Ravi Philemon says his message to the people of Hong Kah North is that they should vote for him because, "I can give them a sense of security and hope for the future".

11.16am: GE2015: SDP's line-up in 5 battlegrounds; Chee Soon Juan set to lead Holland-Bukit Timah GRC team

Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) chief Chee Soon Juan looks set to lead a team to contest the Holland-Bukit Timah Group Representation Constituency, his first contest since sitting out the last two polls due to bankruptcy.

10.28am: GE2015: Three-cornered fight for MacPherson SMC between PAP, WP and NSP

In a surprise twist, the single-seat ward of MacPherson might be set for a three-cornered fight after all, when the National Solidarity Party (NSP)'s Cheo Chai Chen said he will throw his hat into the ring on Nomination Day morning.

10.27am: GE2015: Workers' Party line-ups revealed in 10 battlegrounds

A snapshot of the Workers' Party (WP) line-ups in its 10 battlegrounds at the Sept 11 polls has emerged on Nomination Day.

10.07am: GE2015: SDA is confident, committed, says chief Desmond Lim Rennie Whang

The Singapore Democratic Alliance will head to the nomination centre with "confidence and commitment", said its chairman Desmond Lim Bak Chuan.

9.47am: GE2015: Party candidates moving out to nomination centres

Candidates have gathered at their respective meeting points on Tuesday morning, with many en route to the various nomination centres.

9.34am: GE2015: People's Power Party team for Chua Chu Kang GRC revealed for the first time

Revealed for the first time, the People's Power Party (PPP) team contesting the Chua Chu Kang Group Representation Constituency (GRC) will be led by party founder Goh Meng Seng, 45, and comprises finance and administrative manager Low Wai Choo, 55; property consultant Lee Tze Shih, 42, managing consultant Syafarin Sarif, 39.

7.57am: GE2015: Independent candidate Tan Lam Siong pulls out of Potong Pasir

Independent candidate Tan Lam Siong has decided not to contest Potong Pasir SMC, making it unlikely that the ward will see a three-cornered fight at the polls.

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