Peoples Voice (Singapore)

Peoples Voice (abbreviation: PV) is a political party in Singapore.

Peoples Voice
Malay nameSuara Rakyat
Chinese name人民之声
Rénmín Zhīshēng
Tamil nameமக்கள் குரல்
Makkaḷ kural
LeaderLim Tean
FounderLim Tean
Registered31 August 2018; 4 years ago (2018-08-31)
Headquarters5C Goodwood Hill, Singapore 258904
IdeologyPopulism
Colours  Black
Parliament
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Website
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HistoryEdit

Peoples Voice was formed after Lim Tean resigned from the National Solidarity Party in 2017, thus stepping down from the secretary-general position as well, citing fundamental differences in approach to politics.[1][2][3] PV was officially registered on 31 October 2018 with the Registry of Societies.[2]

In March 2019, Leong Sze Hian was made the PV shadow finance minister.[4] Kok Ming Cheang is the shadow cabinet minister for health.[5]

PV had put forward 10 candidates to contest in the Mountbatten Single Member Constituency, Jalan Besar Group Representation Constituency (GRC) and Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC for the 2020 Singaporean general election, which was called on 23 June 2020 with the dissolution of the 13th Parliament of Singapore, for the latter it was also a three-cornered contest against a third party, Singapore Democratic Alliance.[6][7][8] On 10 July, the party won none of the constituencies, and their five-member team for Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC team had lost a combined $67,500 election deposit (five times the deposit of $13,500 per candidate) for garnering only 12.18% of the votes, falling just 0.32% short of the one-eighth threshold (12.5%) in order to keep their deposit.[9] In terms of the share, they got 21.26% of the votes cast on all the constituencies contested, and 2.37% based on overall popular vote.

LeadershipEdit

No Leader Years
1 Lim Tean 2020–present

Electoral historyEdit

Election Seats up for election Seats contested by party Seats won by walkover Contested seats won Contested seats lost Total seats won Change Total votes Share of votes Popular vote Resulting Government Party leader
2020 93 10 0 0 10
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  59,060 21.26% 2.37% No seats Lim Tean

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NSP Secretary General Lim Tean quits party suddenly". Mothership.sg. Archived from the original on 2019-09-27. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  2. ^ a b "Former opposition party chief Lim Tean forms new political party, People's Voice". TODAYonline. Archived from the original on 2019-09-27. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  3. ^ "Lim Tean resigns as NSP secretary-general". CNA. Archived from the original on 2019-09-27. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  4. ^ "Leong Sze Hian joins People's Voice Party as 'Shadow Finance Minister'". Archived from the original on 30 September 2019. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  5. ^ "PAP's Choice of PM Candidate Worries Singaporeans". Archived from the original on 30 September 2019. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  6. ^ "GE2020: Nominations close with all 93 seats contested; 3-way fights in 2 constituencies". Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  7. ^ "GE2020: PAP's Lim Biow Chuan up against Peoples Voice's Sivakumaran Chellappa in Mountbatten SMC". CNA. Retrieved 2020-07-01.
  8. ^ Heijmans, Philip; Mokhtar, Faris (23 June 2020). "Singapore's Lee Calls Election for New Mandate to Fight Pandemic". www.bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2020-07-01.
  9. ^ "GE2020 official results: PAP wins Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC with 64.15% of votes, PV party to lose election deposit". 11 July 2020. Retrieved 12 July 2020.

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