INTRODUCTION OF CANDIDATE FOR
PUNGGOL EAST BY-ELECTION 2012
Thank you for coming.
Today it’s my pleasure to introduce WP’s candidate for Punggol East. She actually requires little introduction to the Punggol East residents, as she contested there as our candidate in GE 2011.
Lee Li Lian grew up in Lorong Lew Lian and later moved to the Buangkok area where her parents still live. She attended Holy Innocents High School and then went on to do Business Studies at Ngee Ann Polytechnic.
After Li Lian completed her polytechnic studies, she obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Curtin University of Technology, majoring in Marketing. She has about 10 years’ experience is in the finance and insurance industry, and is now an in-house trainer with a financial institution.
Li Lian has been in Workers’ Party for the last 6 years. During this time, she has shown her leadership qualities and drive. She was quickly elected by our cadre members into our Executive Council or CEC 2 years later, and re-elected into the party leadership ever since then. She has held various posts in the party including President of the WP Youth Wing, Deputy Treasurer and now Deputy Webmaster. After WP won Aljunied GRC in 2011, Li Lian has been serving as MP Pritam Singh’s Legislative Assistant, managing his Meet the People sessions and ground activities.
Over these years, we have found Li Lian to be a sincere, reliable and committed person, a team player with a heart for the people. One of her great strengths is that she is able to connect and empathise with people from diverse ages and backgrounds. She is also passionate about various issues, which she will tell you more about herself.
The party believes Li Lian is the best candidate to represent WP at this by-election. She has some understanding of the ground from her previous campaign there, and will work tirelessly to serve the residents of Punggol East. On a personal note, I certainly look forward to the prospect of more elected women in the House.
I shall now pass the floor to Li Lian, who will address you and the residents of Punggol East.