I would like to say a huge big thank you to the residents of East Coast GRC for their warm support and tremendous turnout in the last General Election 2011.
Thank you especially to the 49,429 voters (or 45.17%) who voted for the Workers’ Party team. I’m sorry we didn’t manage to win, but I believe that your votes still counted. The 8 WP MPs and NCMPs in the next Parliament will be your voice too.
To the voters who didn’t vote for WP, we heard you too. We will continue our work in East Coast GRC and strive hard to win your confidence and trust by the next election.
I want to also thank the more than 160 volunteers and WP members who stepped forward to help us with so many aspects of our campaign — house visits, market walkabouts, hanging up posters and banners, distributing brochures, and serving as polling and counting agents. Your spirit has touched our hearts and spurred us on to fight harder for the win.
Thank you to our election agents who spent weeks slogging it out for us or organise our campaign. We would be nothing without you.
A big thank you to the organising department and media team from WP HQ, for all the work they did in the background — designing and printing our posters and brochures, setting up the rally stages and so much more.
There are so many others that deserve our thanks, and I apologise if I’ve missed out any groups.
I’ll save the last and biggest thanks for my family — my wife, parents and grandmother — who supported me so strongly, served on the campaign team and helped to look after my two kids during my absence while I was on the campaign trail.