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District Council Polls 2015

2015 District Council polls saw record-high voter turnout rate

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...

Varsity’s Coverage of the District Council Elections 2015

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Ole Chiu – Serving the people through politics instead of medicine

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.

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...

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...

Engineer Patrick Wong Chun-sing joins the election

Professionals are getting more vocal about politics in Hong Kong and engineer Patrick Wong is taking it one step further. Wong is standing in the 2015 District Council Election as a candidate in the Taikoo Shing East constituency.

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.

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.

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...

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”...