WP's Lee Li Lian: I'll bring something different to Parliament

Workers' Party bigwigs were out in full force again early on Sunday morning, as they pounded the ground following their first by-election rally the night before.

WP candidate Lee Li Lian was accompanied by party secretary-general Low Thia Kiang as well as chairman Sylvia Lim, while Aljunied MPs Chen Show Mao and Pritam Singh also fanned out to meet residents at the busy wet market at Rivervale Plaza.

Sales trainer Lee, 34, told reporters after their walkabout that she would bring a more "personal touch" as a female MP, because "women have a different point of view when we look at different things so that could add on to the value".

"That's probably where we are able to understand the people better," said Lee, who is one four candidates contesting the by-election. Voters in the constituency go to the polls this Saturday.

She also urged residents not to fear voting for the opposition and losing out on government programmes or benefits.

"To me, if it's a government-initiated programme, there's no reason why regardless of any party that takes over, the government-initiated programme should not still carry on," she said.

Bird's eye view of the crowd at WP's Punggol East Rally
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WP chief Low added,"I will urge that Punggol East residents vote for Lee Li Lian and send her into Parliament to strengthen the workers' party."

Referring to PM Lee's comments a day earlier when he questioned WP's contributions in Parliament so far, Low said "I'm pleased that all the PM has to say about the Workers' Party is to lament that we have not done enough in parliament."

"We are a rational and responsible party. We want to see a better Singapore. We don't intend to cripple the government or be unreasonable," he said, adding that he will elaborate and respond further at WP's next rally.

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