Ronny Tong Ka-wah resigned from the Legislative Council, which led to this election. Varsity explains what led up to this, and what comes after. For...
The race to win the New Territories East Legislative Council seat vacated by Ronny Tong is looking to be tight. Latest polls show the Civic Party's Alvin Yeung neck and neck with the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment (DAB) of Hong Kong's Holden Chow. But political scientist Ma Ngok says the challenge from Edward Leung from Hong Kong Indigenous could give the pro-Beijing DAB the edge.
Civic Party candidate Alvin Yeung is hoping to win the seat vacated by his former mentor Ronny Tong, whose resignation triggered the New Territories East by-election. But he faces a tough challenge from the DAB's Holden Chow and the young localist candidate Edward Leung.
Positioning herself as a voice for small business owners and ordinary Hongkongers, Christine Fong Kwok-shan hopes to win over voters in the New Territories East by-election by claiming the hotly contested middle path between the pan-democrats and pro-establishment parties. She'll be hoping her name recognition as a district councillor and former actor will give her an edge over rivals.