Today in history – GE1984

In 22 December 1984, two opposition politicians JB Jeyaretnam and Chiam See Tong, each secured an elected seat in Parliament, the first time that opposition parties won in a general election since Singapore’s independence.

JB Jeyaretnam had earlier won a seat at Anson during the 1981 by-election after PAP MP C. V. Devan Nair was appointed the third President of Singapore on 23 October 1981.

This image was from a publicity leaflet used by the Workers’ Party during the campaigning period in 1984. Has anything changed in 30 years?

1984 Election - WPleaflet (22 Dec)