10 young candidates to look out for in Singapore’s GE2020

This year's election sees many fresh faces running with 11 political parties.

Anis Nabilah
Anis Nabilah

Published: 1 July 2020, 3:00 PM

Over the past week, Singapore has been buzzing with news about the upcoming General Elections.

My personal social media has been flooded with memes, fancams and public discourse about the election candidates.

The election buzz can get overwhelming, so to help you stay informed about our political landscape, we’ve compiled a list of 10 young candidates running in this year’s General Election to look out for.

1. Choo Shaun Ming, 23, PSP

At just 23 years old, Progress Singapore Party’s Choo Shaun Ming is the youngest candidate to run in GE2020.


Shaun is currently a lawyer-in-training at the National University of Singapore. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/CHOO SHAUN MING


The young candidate will be contesting in Chua Chu Kang GRC and wants to raise concerns about job security and satisfaction, especially for youths.

In his free time, Shaun gives back to the community and puts his knowledge of the law to good use by doing pro bono work for migrant workers under Transient Workers Count 2.

2. Raeesah Begum Bte Farid Khan, 26, WP

Raeesah is one of the new faces from the Workers’ Party (WP) and will be running for Sengkang GRC.

The 26-year-old has been an activist since she was 17, when she founded the Reyna Movement, an organisation which helps marginalised women and children through community engagement and up-skilling programmes.


Raeesah is the daughter of former presidential candidate, Farid Khan. PHOTO CREDIT: WORKERS’ PARTY WEBSITE


3. Nicole Seah, 33, WP

33-year-old Nicole Seah from the WP will be contesting in East Coast GRC.

A former NSP member, she started volunteering with the WP back in 2015.

Nicole is an associate director at a multinational marketing company.


Nicole wants to leave behind a legacy where her daughter feels comfortable regardless of her political inclinations. PHOTO CREDIT: WORKERS’ PARTY WEBSITE


4. Louis Chua Kheng Wee, 33, WP

Louis Chua from the WP will be contesting in Sengkang GRC.

The 33-year-old is an equity research analyst at a global bank and is an active NSman serving in the Combat Service Support Battalion.


Louis wants to empower Singaporeans to reach their maximum potential regardless of background. PHOTO CREDIT: WORKERS’ PARTY WEBSITE


5. Sathin Ravindran, 27, NSP

27-year-old Sathin Ravindran will be running for election in Sembawang GRC under the National Solidarity Party (NSP).

Besides his involvement in politics, Sathin also runs a business which provides car detailing services.


The NSP team contesting Sembawang GRC with Sathin will be led by the party’s secretary-general, Spencer Ng. PHOTO CREDIT: NATIONAL SOLIDARITY PARTY


6. Nadia Ahmad Samdin, 30, PAP

Nadia Ahmad Samdin, 30, will be running for Ang Mo Kio GRC under the People’s Action Party (PAP).

She is currently an associate director at TSMP Law Corporation and previously worked as a current affairs producer for CNA.

Nadia also started an initiative called the Lembaga Biasiswa Kenangan Maulud School Top-Up Fund which helps to cover costs of youths’ concession passes and other financial needs they may have.


Nadia is a recreational diver and wants to combat plastic pollution in the ocean. PHOTO CREDIT: PEOPLE’S ACTION PARTY WEBSITE


7. Hany Soh Hui Bin, 33, PAP

Hany Soh, 33, will be running for Marsiling- Yew Tee GRC as a member of the PAP.

She is the director of MSC Law Corporation.

Hany hopes to continue championing legal education within the community and empower residents to know their legal rights better.


Hany’s late grandmother inspired her to help those around her. PHOTO CREDIT: PEOPLE’S ACTION PARTY WEBSITE



8. Xie Yao Quan, 35, PAP

Xie Yao Quan, 35, will be contesting in Jurong GRC as a member of the PAP.

He is the head of healthcare redesign at Alexandra Hospital.

Yao Quan is also the cousin of Education Minister Ong Ye Kung.


Yao Quan will be replacing Ivan Lim, who withdrew his candidacy. PHOTO CREDIT: PEOPLE’S ACTION PARTY WEBSITE


9. Charles Yeo, 30, RP

30-year-old Charles Yeo is one of the new candidates from the Reform Party and will be contesting for Ang Mo Kio GRC.

He is a criminal defence lawyer and wants to reform the education system.

Charles also advocates freedom of speech.


Charles (centre) talking to a resident during a campaign walkabout. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/THE REFORM PARTY

10. Min Cheong, 35, SDP

From the Singapore Democratic Party, Min Cheong, 35, will be running for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC.

She is a writer and marketing communications strategist.

Min wishes to reform how Singaporeans live and work, focusing on “workforce wellness”.


Min practises the Israeli military and self-defence fighting system, Krav Maga. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/SINGAPORE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
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