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WP's Low Thia Khiang, Chen Show Mao, Png Eng Huat not contesting GE2020

WORKERS' Party's (WP) former chief Low Thia Khiang and two senior members - Aljunied GRC MP Chen Show Mao and Hougang MP Png Eng Huat - have decided not to take part in the upcoming General Election (GE).

In a virtual press conference on Thursday, the party's secretary-general Pritam Singh said the trio's decision to step down is not a "retirement" but anchored on the continued success of the party.

Mr Singh said this is meant to broaden the leadership base of the party to grow new and younger leaders, for the purpose of mentorship and training.

"The time is right for the Workers' Party to have senior leaders contribute in a different capacity. They remain critical as the party's resource of information and experience," he said.

In the July 10 GE, Gerald Giam and Leon Perera, both former Non-Constituency MPs, are expected to stand in Aljunied GRC with Mr Singh and WP chairman Sylvia Lim, Mr Singh said.

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The party's organising secretary Dennis Tan is expected to contest in the Hougang single seat ward.

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