SINGAPORE: Workers’ Party MP Jamus Lim said in a Facebook post over the weekend that two themes unify the topics that residents bring up during conversations with residents of Anchorvale, the ward he’s been representing since 2020.
These two topics are credible candidates that voters can confidently elect, and how important it is to listen to people, wrote the Sengkang GRC Member of Parliament in a June 25 Facebook post.
These two themes form the ethos, which means spirit or character, of the WP, wrote the MP, an Associate Professor of Economics at ESSEC Business School who won the first time he contested three years ago at the then newly-formed GRC.
“Public servants, who listen. That pretty much sums up the ethos of the #workersparty, and is a mindset we carry close to our hearts, as we go about doing the work that we do.”
Assoc Prof Lim wrote that last week, he and his team of volunteers had carries out house visits at 315A and 314A Anchorvale, and had “had rich conversations, ranging from feedback on ways to improve #SengkangGRC, through to national matters, especially on continued challenges to our the cost of living.”
And two themes emerged to unify those conversations.
“The first was the importance of credible candidates for public service, who voters feel comfortable sending to Parliament. This is a consistent objective of our party, and one major reason why we often don’t end up contesting more wards than we do.
The second theme that emerged was the importance of listening to the people, and sharing these sentiments with compassion. One resident stressed how she felt that our presence in Parliament helped foster more empathetic public policy. She felt that if we didn’t speak up, the government would not otherwise respond. We agree, and will continue to raise the concerns that we hear.”