Why Support the Workers’ Party?
If you and other Singaporeans support the Workers’ Party, ordinary Singaporeans will have a greater say in the way our lives are governed.
Singapore belongs to all of us. It is our home. Political parties exist to serve you. The Workers’ Party of Singapore wants to serve the people and to ensure that the People’s Action Party does not forget their responsibility to serve you.
Here is how you will benefit when you support the Workers’ Party:
A. You will have a voice inside and outside Parliament
The Workers’ Party puts pressure on the government to respond to your needs and opinions. The government needs to listen to the people. We make sure you are heard.
B. The government will be more accountable to you
The Workers’ Party is an independent body that checks the government. The government must live up to its responsibilities and promises. We hold the government accountable to you and ensure good governance.
C. You will have the right to choose
The Workers’ Party offers you the chance to vote for a good candidate from other than the ruling party. If no one stands against the ruling party, you lose your chance to vote and to choose your Member of Parliament or government. We offer you a choice and thereby preserve democracy for Singapore.
D. You can shape the future for yourself and your children
The Workers’ Party welcomes ideas for alternative political, economic and social policies for Singapore. If only one party decides on all policies that affect us, many excellent ideas may never be implemented. We listen and offer policy alternatives for our nation’s development.
E. You will have a vibrant civil society
The Workers’ Party offers you the opportunity to unite with like-minded people to act through the constitutional process. We want to create a positive environment in Singapore for rational discourse on issues affecting our society.
Statement of Principles of Political Engagement
The Workers’ Party’s participation in General Elections seeks to ensure that our office-holders do not simply walk into office without contest. Elections are an indispensable part of nation-building, as political contestation for the People’s support empowers the population to collectively decide what kind of government, Member of Parliament and policies they want.
Whenever the Workers’ Party disagrees with policies and laws of the ruling party, it highlights these during and off election periods to increase voters’ awareness and to hold the government to account. Nevertheless, despite such disagreements, the Party believes in pushing for reform, as far as possible, through the existing political processes and within the limits of the law.
The Workers’ Party thanks Singaporeans for the support and encouragement throughout the years and most recently in the 2015 General Elections. The Party will continue to work and put the interests of Singaporeans at the forefront of our political engagement.