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12th Parliament of Singapore
Majority parliament
10 October 2011 – 25 August 2015
House
Seating arrangements of the House
Speaker of Parliament
Prime
Minister
Leader
of the
Opposition
Session(s)
1st Session
10 October 2011 – 15 April 2014
2nd Session
16 May 2014 – 25 August 2015
Cabinet(s)
12th Cabinet
Lee Hsien Loong
10 October 2011 – 25 August 2015
Parliamentarians
ElectedNCMPNominated
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The 12th Parliament of Singapore was the previous Parliament of Singapore. The first session commenced on 10 October 2011 and was prorogued on 25 August 2015.[2][3] The membership was set by the 2011 Singapore General Election on 7 May 2011 and changed three times due to expulsion of Hougang Single Member Constituency MP in 2012 and resignation of Punggol East Single Member Constituency MP and Speaker of Parliament over extra-marital affairs in 2013, as well as the death of Lee Kuan Yew, former Prime Minister of Singapore and MP of Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency.

The 12th Parliament was controlled by a People's Action Party majority, led by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and members of the cabinet, which assumed power on 7 May 2011. The Opposition was led by the Secretary General of the Worker's Party of Singapore, Mr Low Thia Khiang. The Speaker of the Parliament of Singapore was Halimah Yacob, of the People's Action Party. She was elected as the 9th Speaker of the House for the 12th Parliament on 14 January 2013.

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Result of the Singapore General Election, 2011

e • d Summary of the 7 May 2011 Parliament of Singapore election results[4]
Parties and alliances Leader Contested seats Seats won Popular vote % of valid votes +/- % of valid votes in contested wards +/-
People's Action Party Lee Hsien Loong 87 81 1,212,154 60.14
 
6.46 60.14
 
6.46
Workers' Party Low Thia Khiang 23 6 258,510 12.82
 
3.51 46.58
 
8.15
National Solidarity Party Goh Meng Seng 24 0 242,682 12.04
 
0.95* 39.25
 
6.37*
Singapore Democratic Party Chee Soon Juan 11 0 97,369 4.83
 
0.76 36.76
 
13.53
Reform Party Kenneth Jeyaretnam 11 0 86,294 4.28
 
New party 31.78
 
New party
Singapore People's Party Chiam See Tong 7 0 62,639 3.11
 
9.88* 41.42
 
8.90*
Singapore Democratic Alliance Desmond Lim 7 0 55,988 2.78
 
10.21 30.06
 
2.46
Valid votes 87 2,015,636 97.83% of total votes cast
Invalid (e.g. blank or spoilt) votes 44,737 2.17% of total votes cast
Total votes cast 2,060,373 Voter turnout: 93.18% of eligible voters
Did not vote 150,729
Eligible voters (excluding walkover voters) 2,211,102
Walkover voters (all from Tanjong Pagar GRC) 139,771
Electorate 2,350,873
Includes uncontested victories.
* Formerly a constituent party of Singapore Democratic Alliance. Swings reflected are from the SDA's 2006 vote share.

The Workers' Party and the Singapore People's Party, being the best performing opposition parties were awarded 2 and 1 Non-Constituency Member of Parliament Seat respectively in accordance with the Constitution. The NCMP Seats were held by Gerald Giam Yean Song and Yee Jenn Jong of the Workers' Party and Lina Chiam of Singapore People's Party.

Officeholders

Speakers

  • Michael Palmer (the People's Action Party MP for Punggol East SMC) was elected Speaker of the Parliament on October 10, 2011. He resigned on 14 December 2012, due to an extramarital affair.[5]
  • Charles Chong of the People's Action Party, MP of Joo Chiat SMC was designated as Acting Speaker of the Parliament on 14 December 2012, by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. He was succeeded by Halimah Yacob on 14 January 2013.
  • Halimah Yacob of the People's Action Party, MP of Jurong GRC was elected Speaker of Parliament on 14 January 2013.
  • Charles Chong and Seah Kian Peng of the People's Action Party are elected Deputy Speaker of the parliament on 17 October 2011.

Leaders

House Leaders

Whips

Members

References

  1. ^ "Speaker of Parliament, PAP MP Michael Palmer resigns due to 'improper conduct'". sg.news.yahoo.com. 12 December 2012. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 June 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Dissolution of Parliament on 25 August 2015 | Prime Minister's Office Singapore". www.pmo.gov.sg. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  4. ^ Singapore Parliamentary General Election 2011
  5. ^ "Speaker of Parliament, PAP MP Michael Palmer resigns due to 'improper conduct'". sg.news.yahoo.com. 12 December 2012. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 June 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)