Hannah Yeoh to run for her first parliamentary seat in Segambut.
Subang Jaya state assemblyman Hannah Yeoh welcomes her party’s decision to field her in the Segambut parliamentary seat, replacing current Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng who has served the constituency for two terms.
It was reported that Yeoh said she awaits the party’s decision on who the new Subang Jaya candidate will be.
She added that she was excited for the opportunity to contest in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur in a parliamentary seat.
“There is no safe seat in this general elections. I will have to put in a lot of effort to look into this new constituency and will give my best in this campaign,” she was quoted saying.
When asked if she is happy to move on from her role since 2013 as the Speaker of Selangor State Assembly, Yeoh said she is ready for a new challenge.
“I have always maintained that seats are not our birthright and we cannot hold on to our positions forever,” she was quoted saying.
Yeoh won the Subang Jaya state seat in 2008 with a 13,851-vote majority against Barisan Nasional’s Ong Chong Swen.
She increased her majority to 28,069 votes against Barisan’s Gan Meng Foo in 2013.