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District Council Polls 2015

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.

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...

The Battlefield – Interview with Professor Ma Ngok

This Sunday will see the first territory-wide elections since the end of the Occupy Movement last year. Some activists from the movement - calling themselves Umbrella Soldiers - vowed to continue the struggle for democracy in the District Council polls. But political scientist Ma Ngok says these local elections will be won or lost on local community issues.

Football: A New Way to Promote Civic Awareness?

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...

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.

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...

Be Your Natural Self: Sheep Wong Finds His Own Way of Running a Campaign

When the 79-day Occupy Movement ended last year, some young people vowed to continue their fight for democracy at local level and resolved to stand in the 2015 District Council election. Sheep Wong, vying for the Tung Chung South seat, is one of them.

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,...

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”...

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.