13th Parliament of Singapore

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13th Parliament of Singapore
Majority parliament
15 January 2016 – present
House
Seating plan of the 13th Parliament of Singapore.svg
Seating arrangements of the House
Speaker of Parliament
Prime
Minister
Leader of the
Opposition
Sessions
1st Session
15 January 2016–3 April 2018 [1]
2nd Session
7 May 2018 [2]
Cabinets
13th Cabinet
Lee Hsien Loong
1 October 2015–present
Parliamentarians
Elected NCMP Nominated
89 3 9
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The 13th Parliament of Singapore is the current Parliament of Singapore that began on 15 January 2016,[3][4] the membership was set by the Singaporean general election on 11 September 2015.

The 13th Parliament is controlled by a People's Action Party majority, led by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and members of the cabinet, which assumed power on 1 October 2015. The Opposition is led by the Secretary General of the Workers' Party, Pritam Singh. Tan Chuan-Jin, of the People's Action Party, is the Speaker of Parliament as of 11 September 2017. He succeeds Halimah Yacob, who resigned as Speaker to contest in the Presidential Elections 2017. Halimah was previously elected as the 9th Speaker of the House during the 12th Parliament on 14 January 2013,

Result of the Singapore General Election, 2015[edit]

e • d Summary of the 11 Sep 2015 Parliament of Singapore election results[5]
Parties and alliances Leader Contested seats Divs won Seats won Popular vote % of valid votes +/- % of valid votes in wards contested by party +/-
SMC GRC Divs Total
4m 5m 6m
PAP logo variation.png People's Action Party Lee Hsien Loong 13 6 8 2 29 89 27 83 1,576,784 69.86
 
Increase 9.72 69.86
 
Increase 9.72
WP logo variation.png Workers' Party Low Thia Khiang 5 2 3 0 10 28 2 6 281,697 12.48
 
Decrease 0.34 39.75
 
Decrease 6.83
SDP logo variation.png Singapore Democratic Party Chee Soon Juan 3 2 0 0 5 11 0 0 84,770 3.76
 
Decrease 1.07 31.23
 
Decrease 5.53
NSP logo variation.png National Solidarity Party Sebastian Teo 2 0 2 0 4 12 0 0 79,780 3.53
 
Decrease 8.51 25.27
 
Decrease 13.98
RP logo variation.png Reform Party Kenneth Jeyaretnam 1 1 0 1 3 11 0 0 59,432 2.63
 
Decrease 1.65 20.60
 
Decrease 11.18
SFP logo variation.png Singaporeans First Tan Jee Say 0 0 2 0 2 10 0 0 50,791 2.25
 
New 21.49
 
New
Spp-logo-2.png Singapore People's Party Lina Chiam 3 0 1 0 4 8 0 0 49,015 2.17
 
Decrease 0.94 27.08
 
Decrease 14.34
SDA logo variation.png Singapore Democratic Alliance Desmond Lim 0 0 0 1 1 6 0 0 46,508 2.06
 
Decrease 0.72 27.11
 
Decrease 2.95
People's Power Party Goh Meng Seng 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 25,460 1.13
 
New 23.11
 
New
SG-GE-2015-IND-HORSE-SYMBOL.pngSG-GE-2015-IND-FLOWER-SYMBOL.png Independents N/A 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2,779 0.12
 
N/A 10.10
 
N/A
Valid votes 29 89 2,257,016 97.95% of total votes cast
Invalid (e.g. blank or spoilt) votes 47,315 2.05% of total votes cast
Total votes cast 2,304,331 Voter turnout: 93.56% of eligible voters
Did not vote 158,595
Eligible voters (excluding walkover voters) 2,462,926
Walkover voters 0
Electorate 2,462,926

The Workers' Party, being the best performing opposition parties were awarded 3 Non-Constituency Member of Parliament seats in accordance with the Constitution. Lee Li Lian, Dennis Tan, and Leon Perera were appointed as NCMPs,[6] though Lee Li Lian had decided not to accept the NCMP post.[7]

Officeholders[edit]

Speaker[edit]

Leaders[edit]

House Leaders[edit]

Whips[edit]

Committees[edit]

Select Committees[edit]

Committee of Selection[edit]

As of 7 August 2017, the Committee of Selection, chaired by Acting Speaker Charles Chong, consists of seven other members:

Government Parliamentary Committees[edit]

Current members of the Government Parliamentary Committees
as of 13 November 2015
Government Parliamentary Committee Member of Parliament
Communications and Information
Chairperson Zaqy Mohamad
Deputy Chairperson Sun Xueling
Members

Darryl David
Ong Teng Koon
Saktiandi Supaat
Teo Ho Pin
Vikram Nair

Culture, Community and Youth
Chairperson Lim Wee Kiak
Deputy Chairperson Darryl David
Members

Henry Kwek
Joan Pereira
Rahayu Mahzam
Sun Xueling
Alex Yam
Melvin Yong

Defence and Foreign Affairs
Chairperson Vikram Nair
Deputy Chairperson Amrin Amin
Members

Fatimah Abdul Lateef
Cedric Foo
Joan Pereira
Teo Ho Pin

Education
Chairperson Denise Phua
Deputy Chairperson Intan Azura Mokhtar
Members

Ang Wei Neng
Cheng Li Hui
Foo Mee Har
Lim Wee Kiak
Seah Kian Peng
Edwin Tong
Zainal Sapari

Environment and Water Resources
Chairperson Lee Bee Wah
Deputy Chairperson Gan Thiam Poh
Members

Cheng Li Hui
Chia Shi-Lu
Liang Eng Hwa
Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim
Louis Ng

Finance and Trade and Industry
Chairperson Liang Eng Hwa
Deputy Chairperson Cedric Foo
Members

Cheryl Chan
Foo Mee Har
Henry Kwek
Saktiandi Supaat
Sun Xueling
Tan Wu Meng
Yee Chia Hsing

Health
Chairperson Chia Shi-Lu
Deputy Chairperson Lily Neo
Members

Christopher de Souza
Fatimah Abdul Lateef
Joan Pereira
Sitoh Yih Pin
Tan Wu Meng
Tin Pei Ling

Home Affairs and Law
Chairperson Christopher de Souza
Deputy Chairperson Edwin Tong
Members

Desmond Choo
Louis Ng
Rahayu Mahzam
Tan Wu Meng
Patrick Tay

Manpower
Chairperson Patrick Tay
Deputy Chairperson Zainal Sapari
Members

Desmond Choo
Chong Kee Hiong
Intan Azura Mokhtar
Lee Yi Shyan
Lim Biow Chuan
Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim
Jessica Tan

National Development
Chairperson Alex Yam
Deputy Chairperson Chong Kee Hiong
Members

Cheryl Chan
Darryl David
Gan Thiam Poh
Lee Bee Wah
Louis Ng
Ong Teng Koon
Saktiandi Supaat

Social and Family Development
Chairperson Seah Kian Peng
Deputy Chairperson Tin Pei Ling
Members

Amrin Amin
Ang Hin Kee
Desmond Choo
Lily Neo
Denise Phua
Rahayu Mahzam
Jessica Tan

Transport
Chairperson Sitoh Yih Pin
Deputy Chairperson Ang Hin Kee
Members

Ang Wei Neng
Cheng Li Hui
Lee Yi Shyan
Lim Biow Chuan
Yee Chia Hsing
Melvin Yong
Zaqy Mohamad

Sources: "13th Parliament of Singapore Government Parliamentary Committees" (PDF) (Press release). Singapore: People's Action Party. 13 November 2015. Archived (PDF) from the original on 4 January 2016. Retrieved 4 January 2016. ; "PAP forms 12 GPCs for 13th Parliament of Singapore", Channel NewsAsia, 13 November 2015, archived from the original on 16 November 2015 .

Members[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/parliament-takes-a-mid-term-break-to-reconvene-on-may-7-10099078
  2. ^ https://www.straitstimes.com/politics/presidents-address-to-set-out-govts-priorities-and-plans
  3. ^ http://www.parliament.gov.sg/sessions-parliament
  4. ^ "First session of 13th Parliament to be held on Jan 15 next year". The Straits Times. Singapore Press Holdings. 22 October 2015. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  5. ^ 2015 Parliamentary Election Results, Elections Department, 14 September 2015, archived from the original on 14 September 2015 ; "GE2015: Live Results", The Straits Times, 12 September 2015, retrieved 14 September 2015 .
  6. ^ "GE2015: WP's Lee Li Lian, Dennis Tan and Leon Perera elected as NCMPs, says ELD". Channel NewsAsia. 16 September 2015. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  7. ^ Chai, Hung Yin (13 September 2015). "WP's Lee Li Lian won't accept NCMP position". The New Paper. SPH. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  8. ^ "Statement on Nomination of The Speaker, and Appointment of The Leader of The House and The Government Whip" (Press release). Prime Minister's Office (Singapore). 28 September 2015. Archived from the original on 3 October 2015. Retrieved 12 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "Members of Singapore's 13th Parliament sworn in". Channel NewsAsia. 15 January 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  10. ^ http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/halimah-yacob-submits-letters-resignation-as-speaker-mp-pap-9098352
  11. ^ http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/pm-lee-accepts-halimah-yacob-resignation-from-the-pap-9099312
  12. ^ "Tan Chuan-Jin becomes Singapore's 10th Speaker of Parliament".