People’s Action Party (PAP) member Lee Bee Wah announced on Monday (29 June) that she will not be contesting in the upcoming General Election (GE) as she is retiring from politics.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Nee Soon Group Representation Constituency (GRC) bids farewell to Nee Soon South residents on Facebook earlier today, noting that her retirement will give her more time to spend with family, especially with her 80-year-old mother.
“I have received many messages of support from Singaporeans. I am very touched. It has been a privilege to serve you for the last 14 years. You have become my family,” she wrote.
Mrs Lee noted that the Nee Soon GRC team will still be led by PAP member K Shanmugam, adding that Carrie Tan – one of the Party’s new candidates – will replace her to contest in Nee Soon South.
“I have shared my advice and experiences with several PAP candidates, including Carrie. I hope to see them asking tough questions in Parliament in the future. Over the next few days, you might see me walking the ground with them,” she added.
“These 14 years, so many of you have served alongside me. I have always told you, ‘Together we can make a difference.’ I think we really have,” said Mrs Lee, as she expressed her gratitude to Singaporeans.