Labour chief Lim Swee Say has declared his interest to run in East Coast GRC in the next general election, saying he hopes for more time to implement the plans he has for the ageing constituency.
“I have made up my mind. I want to contest in East Coast, in Bedok, and fight for another chance to serve the residents of East Coast,” he said in an interview with Chinese daily Lianhe Zaobao, published on Monday.
Mr Lim, MP in the GRC’s Bedok ward, as well as Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, had indicated on two separate occasions that the 2011 election would be his last.
The first hint was in 2007 when he said in Parliament: “By 2016, when I’m 62, if I still have to stand for election to serve as secretary-general of NTUC, to serve as Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office… our effort in attracting the best people to form the best team must have run into some difficulties.”