Posts Tagged ‘LegCo’

Where they stand on the issues – Kowloon East

Where they stand on the issues – Kowloon East

In the third part of our series on where candidates stand on issues first-time voters in Sunday’s Legislative Council Election care most about, we look at Kowloon East.

Share

The Battle for Social Media Supremacy

The Battle for Social Media Supremacy

Social media has become a hotly contested battleground for elections in Hong Kong and the upcoming Legislative Council Election is no exception. But do likes, shares and comments translate into votes? Varsity analyses Facebook fanpages of candidates in one geographical constituency to try and learn more.

Share

My First Vote – Vanessa Tse

My First Vote – Vanessa Tse

27-year-old Vanessa Tse, a teacher living in Tseung Kwan O, is going to cast her first vote at the Legislative Council Election on Sunday. Her key concern is the quality of life in Hong Kong. The city, she says, is about as habitable as Mars. She has trouble deciding who to vote for in the […]

Share

Alvin Yeung: caught between a rock and a hard place

Alvin Yeung: caught between a rock and a hard place

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.

Share

Leung Sze-ho – the independent who wants to block filibustering in Legco

Leung Sze-ho – the independent who wants to block filibustering in Legco

Leung says the key is to modify the rules of procedures after he gets elected to the Legislative Council. By Rubie Fan   Barrister Albert Leung Sze-ho was the last candidate to submit his nomination for the upcoming New Territories East by-election. He claims to be an independent candidate, though he is the director of […]

Share

Former Democrat reinvents himself as “third way” Ultraman

Former Democrat reinvents himself as “third way” Ultraman

Nelson Wong co-founded a new centrist party called Third Side after being expelled from the Democratic Party last year. Now he’s contesting the New Territories East by-election on a platform of communication and earning Beijing’s trust.

Share

Lau Chi-shing – the self-proclaimed neutral and Leung Chun-ying supporter

Lau Chi-shing – the self-proclaimed neutral and Leung Chun-ying supporter

Wilson Lau Chi-shing describes himself as a neutral who wants to balance the views of the pro-democratic and pro-establishment camps. He is also the only candidate in the New Territories East by-election who has openly declared his support for Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying.

Share

District Councillor Christine Fong hopes to strike lucky second time around

District Councillor Christine Fong hopes to strike lucky second time around

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.

Share

Meet the voters of the New Territories East Legco By-election 2016

Meet the voters of the New Territories East Legco By-election 2016

You’ve met the candidates, and we’ll have more on them soon. In the meantime, meet the voters who will be going to the polls this Sunday. For more features, infographics and news on the Legislative Council by- election, stay tuned to this page and follow us on https://twitter.com/varsitycuhk.

Share

Competition between pan-dems and localists gives DAB the edge in tight NT East race, says scholar

Competition between pan-dems and localists gives DAB the edge in tight NT East race, says scholar

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.

Share