PARLIAMENTARY BY-ELECTIONS 1970
The by-elections were held to renew PAP's ranks by inviting five of its Members of Parliament to resign a and make way for new blood. They did so a day before the writ was issued. With WP licking its "wounds" after a disastrous showing in the 1968 General Election, only UNF, a new alliance consolidating remnants of the defunct SA, fielded candidates. PAP won all the seats that were up for grabs.
Writ of election: 1 April 1970 [Wed]
Election deposit: $500