Worker's Party (WP) candidate Lee Li Lian has won the Punggol-East by-election with 16,038 votes.
She won 53.76 per cent of the total valid votes of 29,832.
People's Action Party (PAP) candidate Koh Poh Koon gained 12,856 votes, a 43.09 per cent of the total votes.
Reform Party (RP) candidate Kenneth Jeyaretnam gained 353 votes, 1.18 per cent of total votes.
Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA) candidate Desmond Lim gained 168 votes, 0.56 per cent of total votes.
The total votes were announced at North Vista Secondary School shortly at 11:59pm, three hours after voting closed.
While waiting for the results, supporters and curious onlookers gathered in Rivervale Mall and the areas surrounding North Vista Secondary School, Rivervale Primary and other counting stations.
WP supporters gathered at a coffeeshop at Block 322 Hougang Ave 5 and cheer on their candidate with shouts of "Huat ah!"
Slightly before 10pm, SDA's Desmond Lim spoke to reporters, thanking residents and saying results will not dampen his spirit or his party's spirit.
He said SDA had to contest to keep the political flame alive.
He lost his election deposit in the General Election in 2011 when he won 4.5 per cent of the votes.
|Workers' Party wins the Punggol East by-election
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