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District Council Polls 2015

Results of Incumbent District Councillors in the 2015 District Council elections

While district councillors’ work mostly focuses on district affairs, they can also be elected as lawmakers in the Legislative Council through “super district council”...

The History and Development of the District Council – Part I

This infographic shows the history and development of the District Council before 1997. Tomorrow we will post Part II, showing development after the handover...

For Home and Justice – Cultural advocate Clarisse Yeung joins the election

Cultural advocate and district council candidate Clarisse Yeung Suet-ying takes her ideals of a community to Tai Hang By Benny Kung A dog and a rat,...

Next Term of the District Councils: Distribution of Seats by Political Affiliation

How will the political landscape of the next term of the District Councils be like? In this infographic we bring to you the distribution...

History and development of the District Council Part II – after 1997

The elected district boards were replaced by a provisional body after the handover in 1997 which was disbanded after fresh elections were held in 1999. This year's election will return 458 members and there will be no appointed members.

Political Landscape of the District Council – are independent candidates really independent?

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...
Veteran district councillor Andrew Cheng Kar-foo

Veteran councillor Andrew Cheng is fed up with the district council elections

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.

Sound Feature on Tuen Mun Lok Tsui – most contested constituency in the District...

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...

Key Terms of the 2015 District Council Polls

In a series of infographics, we explain to you some of the key terms you should know about the 2015 District Council elections: umbrella...

What you should know about the District Council – Part One

In the first of a series of infographics, we present a brief outline of what the District Councils are, their composition and their functions.

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