A by-election was held in the Rural West constituency of the Legislative Council of Singapore on 16 October 1948. Independent candidate Balwant Singh Bajaj was elected with 55.5% of the vote, taking his seat on 19 October.
|Turnout||3,121 (72.94%) 0.46%|
General elections for the Legislative Council had been held in March 1948. However, Srish Chandra Goho, who was elected in the Rural West constituency died on 24 July. A writ for a by-election was issued on 12 August, and nominations were required by 3 September.
The Progressive Party nominated Cheong Hock Chye, who had run as an independent in the Rural East constituency in the general elections earlier in the year. Cheong faced two independents, one of which had presented his nomination at the last minute.
|Balwant Singh Bajaj||Independent||1,638||55.54|
|Cheong Hock Chye||Progressive Party||705||23.91|
|Source: Singapore Elections|
- Legislative Council By-election 1948 Singapore Elections