GE2020: Tan Cheng Bock-led PSP team loses to PAP in West Coast GRC with 48.31% of votes

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PSP chief Tan Cheng Bock carrying a pineapple he received seen during a party walkabout in the Nanyang area on Saturday (4 July). (PHOTO: Joseph Nair for Yahoo News Singapore)
PSP chief Tan Cheng Bock carrying a pineapple he received seen during a party walkabout in the Nanyang area on Saturday (4 July). (PHOTO: Joseph Nair for Yahoo News Singapore)

SINGAPORE — The Progress Singapore Party (PSP) West Coast GRC team, led by secretary-general Tan Cheng Bock, lost to the People’s Action Party (PAP) team at the General Election (GE) on Friday (10 July).

PSP, founded in 2019, attained 48.31 per cent of the vote at its maiden GE. The other members of its West Coast team are Jeffrey Khoo, Nadrajah Loganathan, Hazel Poa and Leong Mun Wai.

The PAP team comprised Minister for Information and Communications S Iswaran, Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee, Foo Mee Har, Ang Wei Neng and Rachel Ong. It secured 51.69 per cent of the vote.

Arguably one of the most high profile candidates heading into the GE, Dr Tan had been actively campaigning for more opposition representation in Parliament and urging voters to demand a more transparent and accountable government.

Even before the West Coast GRC results were announced, Dr Tan said he was already looking forward to grooming the party’s next generation of leaders to contest the next GE.

Dr Tan also drew considerable attention to PSP when he recruited Lee Hsien Yang, the younger brother of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, as a party member. While Hsien Yang did not contest in the GE, he was active in campaigning for PSP and the opposition.

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