LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY BY-ELECTION 1961 (II)
The death of PAP Assembly Member Baharuddin Mohammed Ariff precipitated this by-election. Former Chief Minister David Marshall, now WP chief, won the seat, marking WP's debut in the legislature. Meanwhile, independent AM Ong Eng Guan mustered his two former PAP colleagues who resigned with him to form UPP. Subsequently, PAP expelled 13 of its AMs who represented Bras Basah, Queenstown, Chua Chu Kang, Havelock, Jalan Kayu, Moulmein, Nee Soon, Pasir Panjang, Serangoon Gardens, Stamford, Thomson, Toa Payoh and Upper Serangoon for breaking ranks and pulling support away to the opposing candidate.
Writ of election: 23 May 1961 [Tue]
Eligible voters: 9,816
Election deposit: $500