Singapore People's Alliance
Perikatan Rakyat Singapura
Founded: 10 November 1958
Dissolved: 16 May 1965
Symbol: Wheel & anvil
The then-Chief Minister Lim Yew Hock wanted to revamp his government's image as well as to counter PAP's growing appeal by bringing various parties together under one banner, which was initially named United Socialist Front. LF, LSP and WP refused to dissolve but SPA successfully invited many of their members to cross over. In the 1959 General Election, the SPA-LF-UMNO-MCA ruling coalition was voted out of power. In the 1963 GE, it came together with the UMNO-MCA-MIC alliance to form SA but the bloc failed to clinch any seat. After SA was restructured into a single party called APS, SPA was dissolved.
General Elections record
Year Seats Cand Won % Year Seats Cand Won %
1959 51 39 4 27.0 1963 51 – 28 under SA
By-Elections record
Year Seats Cand Won %
Jul 1961 1 – Under SA