Archive for November, 2015
How will the political landscape of the next term of the District Councils be like? In this infographic we bring to you the distribution of seats by political affiliation according to 2015 election results.
While district councillors’ work mostly focuses on district affairs, they can also be elected as lawmakers in the Legislative Council through “super district council” seats. 2015 district council election is seen as a litmus test for both the pro-democracy and pro-establishment camps one year after the Occupy Movement. It can also affect the superseats race in […]
The 2015 District Council elections saw a record high 1.47 million people voting, with a record-breaking turnout rate of around 47%. The highest turnouts were in the Tsuen Wan, Southern and Sham Shui Po Districts, while the lowest was in Tuen Mun. Voter turnout rate as at 9:30 p.m. – one hour before poll stations closed […]
Tuen Mun Lok Tsui is one of the most competitive districts in this year’s District Council election. Six candidates from different political backgrounds are fighting for one seat. Albert Ho Chun-yan from the Democratic Party is fighting for his fifth win in the district. Compared with previous elections, he says he faces a lot of […]
In a series of infographics, we explain to you some of the key terms you should know about the 2015 District Council elections: umbrella soldiers, parachute candidate, super district councillor and vote-rigging.
Andrew Cheng Kar-foo served as a district councillor for seven years and a legislator for 17 years. But he says Hong Kong’s elected representatives have little power to change policies due to an unjust political system. At 55 years-old, Cheng says he is too tired and discouraged to run again.
We bring to you the political landscape of this year’s District Council election. Are “independent candidates” really independent? Why is it difficult to decode “independent candidates”? We explain to you through a few graphics.
Full-time nurse Ole Chiu of the post-Occupy group Youngspiration explains why he is standing against a pan-democrat as well as a pro-establishment candidate in the 2015 District Council Election.
To prepare you for tomorrow’s District Council polls, we present a brief guide to voting, letting you know who is eligible to vote, what happens at the polling station, and several reminders for voters.
Mei Foo Home and Public Affairs experiment with new ways to arouse civic awareness and contribute to the community. By Kelly Wong Kenny Poon Kwan-yin was anxious. The 28-year-old convenor of the group Mei Foo Home and Public Affairs was organising a football watching party. This was the first time they had such an event […]