PAP unveiled the candidates for six electoral divisions:
Tanjong Pagar GRC: Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing will defend the constituency, along with incumbent Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Indranee Rajah and backbencher Joan Pereira, and two newcomers Eric Chua Swee Leong and Alvin Tan Sheng Hui; backbencher Chia Shi-Lu will not stand for election.
Radin Mas SMC: Current Tanjong Pagar GRC MP Melvin Yong will replace outgoing Minister of State Sam Tan.
Jalan Besar GRC: Manpower Minister and Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC incumbent MP Josephine Teo will join the GRC to lead a team with incumbent mayor Denise Phua, Senior Minister of State Heng Chee How, and a newcomer Wan Rizal Wan Zakariah; backbencher Lily Neo will not seek re-election.
Jurong GRC: Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam will defend the constituency along with Senior Parliamentary Secretary Tan Wu Meng, backbencher Rahayu Mahzam, and two newcomers, Shawn Huang Wei Zhong and Xie Yao Quan (the latter replacing recently-withdrew candidate Ivan Lim Shaw Chuan). Social and Family Development Minister Desmond Lee and Ang Wei Neng were announced to be fielded elsewhere in another constituency.
Ang Mo Kio GRC: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will defend this constituency along with incumbent MPs Darryl David and Gan Thiam Poh, and two newcomers, Ng Ling Ling and Nadia Samdin; constituencies for the other three MPs Intan Azura Mokhtar, Ang Hin Kee and Koh Poh Koon will be announced at a later time. Hours after the reveal, Ng was the third candidate to be cricitised online about her attempt to take credit for setting up the Social Service Institute, the training arm of National Council of Social Service (NCSS) during her speech and later responded that her role was to help operationalise the institute. Former NMP and then-president of NCSS Gerard Ee mentioned her role on the incident was a “mere Freudian slip”.
Kebun Baru SMC: Incumbent Nee Soon GRC MP Henry Kwek will defend the constituency.
Nee Soon GRC backbencher Er Lee Bee Wah confirms her retirement on Facebook and will be replaced by Carrie Tan Hui Min. The PAP lineup for the constituency was yet to be announced at the time.
In response to WP secretary-general Pritam Singh’s earlier point that there could be a wipeout of elected opposition MPs, PAP secretary-general Lee Hsien Loong said that the possibility was an unrealistic outcome, calling Singh’s argument “a tactic” and adding that he was “using reverse psychology”. Two other PAP incumbent candidates, Chan Chun Sing and Indranee Rajah, also responded to Singh’s point, saying that it would be a mistake for voters to think that the PAP would return to power effortlessly, while adding that it was important for the PAP to get a “clear and strong endorsement” from the people.
On their Facebook page, SDP first unveiled two new candidates that it will be fielding for the election, Alfred Tan and Min Cheong; hours later, they unveiled another three candidates, first-timer Robin Low, James Gomez and ex-DPP leader Benjamin Pwee.
Former SF secretary-general Tan Jee Say posted on Facebook that he was seeking approval to rejoin SDP; if the party accepts his return, Tan will return to SDP for the first time since 2011, when he resigned from the party to seek candidacy for the presidential election held that year.
PSP released its 13-page manifesto which focused on economical, social and political development, as well as its “resurgence strategy” to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. PSP also launched its slogan for the election, entitled “You Deserve Better”. PSP candidate Lee Hsien Yang urged Singaporeans to vote to end the PAP’s supermajority and allow for greater diversity in Parliament, claiming that the Singapore government was suffering from “eunuch’s disease” and adding that the PAP supermajority has led to group-thinking but lack rigour in discussion and debate on policies.
SDA released its manifesto for the upcoming election, entitled “SDA: A Heart for the People”, which seeks to tackle areas where SDA felt Singaporeans were struggling with, such as the cost of living, social inequality and immigration, among other issues.