Punggol East By-Election Candidate Introduction – Lee Li Lian

My name is Lee Li Lian.

I’m the eldest of three daughters and I grew up in a HDB 3 room flat in Lor Lew Lian. I’m happily married to a Telecommunications Consultant.

In the last GE2011, I was honoured to be chosen as the candidate for Punggol East SMC. It was my maiden election and I must say that the experience was enriching and very fulfilling. It was a natural decision that when the seat became open, I would want to have the opportunity to serve the residents of Punggol East. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the party leadership for entrusting me with this responsibility again.

As someone who is looking at starting a family, I can empathise with the considerations and concerns that young couples and young families have. Concerns such as raising children in a time where the cost of living is going up, and the environment is becoming increasingly competitive, especially in schools. The challenges that young families and single parents are facing and the welfare of our elderly folks are some of the national issues that I will be focusing on.

Given my experience as a ground activist for the past six years, I have met and interacted with people from different walks of life. This enabled me to better understand the needs of a wide spectrum of our population. I believe that I am well placed to serve the residents of Punggol East. I hope that the residents of Punggol East will give me the opportunity to represent them in Parliament.