LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BY-ELECTION 1948

Singapore's first by-election was triggered by the death of independent Legislative Councillor S. C. Goho, who had passed away in Calcutta on 24 July 1948, less than five months after being elected. PP nominated a candidate who unsuccessfully contested as an independent in the General Election. He faced two independents, one of them who had turned up unexpectedly at the final moment.

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
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