LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BY-ELECTION 1948

The reason for Singapore's first by-election, held shortly after a GE earlier in the same year, was due to the death of independent Legislative Councillor S. C. Goho, who passed away in Calcutta. PP nominated a previously unsuccessful independent candidate in the GE, who faced two independents, one of them turning up in a last-minute surprise.

Writ of election: 12 August 1948 [Thu]
Nomination day: 3 September 1948 [Fri]
Polling day: 16 October 1948 [Sat]
Member swearing-in: 19 October 1948 [Tue]

Registered voters: 4,279
Voter turnout: 3,121 (72.9%)

Election deposit: $500

RESULTS
Rural West
Total seats = 1


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