January 16 is Nomination Day for the Punggol East SMC By Election and Polling Day will be January 26. The Punggol East SMC was vacated after the incumbent PAP MP Michael Palmer admitted to an extra marital affair and resigned from his party.
Since then, the PAP announced early on that Dr Koh Poh Koon, a colorectal surgeon would be standing for this By Election. On January 14, the WP announced sales trainer Lee Lilian as its choice.
Although there has been intimations, neither the SDP nor the RP has announced their candidate. SDP had called for a "unity candidate" but that seems unlikely now. While RP's secretary-general Kenneth Jeyaretnam said that there was a "90% chance" of him entering the fray. Both parties have walked the ground in the recent few days since the snap polls were announced.
Why the PAP is likely to win