WP's Lee wins Punggol East by-election
Ms Lee Li Lian of the Workers' Party has won the Punggol East by-election.
Returning Officer Yam Ah Mee announced the results at about 11pm on Saturday.
Ms Lee won 16,038 or 54.52 per cent of the valid votes, while Dr Koh Poh Koon of the People's Action Party received 12,856 or 43.71 per cent of the votes.
Reform Party's Kenneth Jeyaretnam took 353 or 1.20 per cent of the votes and Singapore Democratic Alliance's Desmond Lim had 168 or 0.57 of the votes.
Total number of votes cast was 29,832, with 417 rejected votes.
This was 94.26 per cent of the 31,649 registered electors in the Single Member Constituency.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong congratulated Ms Lee and the Workers' Party for winning the by-election.
"I respect the choice of Punggol East voters," he said in a statement.
Mr Lee said the PAP will continue to work to improve the lives of Singaporeans, and present its report card for voters to judge in the next general election.
He added that he intends to field Dr Koh again in a future election, so that he can be part of the PAP's team to serve Singapore.
RP's Jeyaretnam also congratulated the Workers' Party, saying that the by-election was mainly fought on local issues.
He said that irrespective of the results, the party "has taken the first step in mending the broken promise of all, which is the promise to build a democratic society."
Congratulations to Ms Lee Li Lian and WP. Congratulations also to the people of Punggol East, for not being intimidated by the draconian PAP.