Gerald Giam Yean Song
|Member of the Singapore Parliament|
for Aljunied GRC
|Assumed office |
10 July 2020
|Preceded by||Low Thia Khiang (WP)|
|Non-constituency Member of the 12th Parliament of Singapore|
10 October 2011 – 25 August 2015
Serving with Yee Jenn Jong
Gerald Giam Yean Song
22 November 1977
|Political party||Workers' Party |
(2011 - present)
|Alma mater||Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) |
Anglo-Chinese Junior College
University of Southern California
Nanyang Technological University
Gerald Giam Yean Song (simplified Chinese: 严���松; traditional Chinese: 嚴燕松; pinyin: Yán Yànsōng; born 22 November 1977) is a Singaporean politician and a member of the opposition Workers' Party (WP). He is a Member of Parliament (MP) of Aljunied GRC for Bedok Reservoir–Punggol since 10 July 2020.
Giam attended Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) and Anglo-Chinese Junior College. Giam has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, and a Master of Science in International Political Economy, Nanyang Technological University.
Giam first stepped into politics in 2011 contesting as one of 5 members, of a Workers' Party (WP) team led by Eric Tan which included Png Eng Huat, Glenda Han and Mohamed Fazli bin Talip, in the East Coast Group Representation Constituency.They contested against a team from the People's Action Party which was led by Lim Swee Say together with Lee Yi Shyan, Lim Siang Keat Raymond, Maliki Osman, and Tan Soon Neo Jessica. The WP team obtained 45.17% of the votes and were offered a NCMP position as third best loser in the election.
On 13 May 2011, the Workers' Party confirmed that Giam would take up the NCMP position. As a result of not being offered to take up the NCMP seat, the East Coast GRC team leader and party veteran, Eric Tan, quit the party.
With Giam taking up the NCMP position together with Yee Jenn Jong, Workers' Party set a new record in the Singapore's post-independence political arena becoming the first non-ruling party to have 8 (6 MP+2 NCMP) seats in parliament.
After the 2015 General Elections, Giam did not take up the NCMP seat at the 13th Parliament.
Giam contested in, and won in Aljunied GRC in the 2020 General Elections. He replaces former Workers' Party Secretary-General Low Thia Khiang, who was in charge of Bedok Reservoir–Punggol since 10 July 2020.
Giam was elected as the Workers’ Party Central Executive Committee member as Treasurer and as a member of the Workers’ Party Central Executive Council.  He is the Chairman of the Town Councillor for Tenders and Contracts Committee in Aljuined-Hougang Town Council and a member of the Estate & Community Liaison Committee. He is currently appointed as the vice-chairman of the Aljuined-Hougang Town Council with Muhamad Faisal Manap.
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