SINGAPORE: The Returning Officer for the recent General Election, Mr Tan Boon Huat has declared Workers' Party Chairman, Sylvia Lim as the candidate elected to be the Non-Constituency MP or NCMP.
The declaration was made in a Government Gazette announcement on Friday.
Under the Parliamentary Elections Act, the offer of the post of NCMP would be extended to the team which polled the highest percentage of votes among the unsuccessful opposition candidates.
In this case, the WP team obtained the highest percentage of nearly 44 percent in the Aljunied GRC contest.
The Workers' Party had announced on Tuesday (9 May) that it is naming Ms Lim for the post.
This is the third time the WP is taking up the NCMP post, the last being former Secretary General, Mr JB Jeyatertnam and Dr Lee Siew Choh from the party. - CNA /dt
As sad as it is that WP is once again relegated the NCMP seat, I am glad that it is a woman, for a change. Hopefully by next election, she will become a MP.