Legco elections backgrounder: New Territories East constituency

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 06 September, 2012, 4:15pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 09 September, 2012, 5:12pm

The geographical constituency of New Territories East (Legco preview: New Territories East, August 20) covers the districts of Sha Tin, Tai Po, North District and Sai Kung.  It is the most fiercely constested constituency out of the five, with 74 candidates from 20 lists battling it out for the nine seats up for grabs this year. An electorate base of of 874,678 also makes it second largest in terms of voters. 

The Democratic Party has put forward three slates, led by Emily Lau Wai-hing, Richard Tsoi Yiu-cheong and Wong Sing-chi. Other players from the pan-democrat camp include Civic Party’s Ronny Tong Ka-wah, Labour Party's Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung and Neo Democrat Gary Fan Kwok-wai.  League of Social Democrats chair Leung Kwok-hung will also be on the card, looking to capture an important stronghold for “grassroots” support.  Leading the radical the People Power coalition will be radio-DJ and HKreporter.com CEO Ray Chan and ex-TVB artiste Erica Yuen.

From the Pro-Beijing side, DAB party members will field two candidate lists led by Elizabeth Quat and Chan Hak-kan respectively.  Heading the Liberal Party ticket will be James Tien Pei-chun and Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee.

Five independents will run in for seats, Angel Leung On-kay; Raymond Ho Man-kit, Pong Yat-ming; Christine Fong Kwok-shan and Chan Kwok-keung.     

New Territories East candidates

List 1 (LSD)
Leung Kwok-hung

List 2 (FTU)
Ip Wai-ming
Wong Wang-to
Ching Ngon-lai
Kan Siu-kei
Kent Tsang King-chung
Cheung Kwok-wo

List 3 (DP)
Emily Lau Wai-hing
Ricky Or Yiu-lam
Frankie Lam Siu-chung
Lam Wing-yin

List 4
Angel Leung On-kay

List 5 (Civil Force/ New Forum)
Scarlett Pong Oi-lan
Lanny Tam
Law Kwong-keung
Chan Kwok-tim
So Chun-man
Lam Chung-yan
Leung Ka-fai
Chan Man-kuen
Tang Wing-cheong

List 6 (DAB)
Elizabeth Quat
Chong Yuen-tung
Li Sai-wing
Philip Li Ka-leung
Tung Kin-lei
Ki Lai-mei
Wong Ping-fan

List 7 (PP)
Raymond Chan Chi-chuen
Erica Yuen Mi-ming

List 8 (ES)
Yau Wing-kwong
Tong Po-chun
Chan Cho-leung
Pang Shu-wan
Lau Wai-lun
Shing Kwok-chu
Man Chen-fai
Tang Kwong-wing
Lok Shui-sang

List 9 (DAB)
Chan Hak-kan
Lau Kwok-fan
Wong Pik-kiu
Larm Wai-leung
Clement Woo Kin-man
Yiu Ming

List 10 (LabP)
Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung
Kwok Wing-kin

List 11 (DP)
Richard Tsoi Yiu-cheong
Au Chun-wah
Mak Yun-pui
Kwong Mei-na

List 12 (NeoDemocrats)
Gary Fan Kwok-wai
Yam Kai-bong
Leung Li
Leung Wing-hung
Kwan Wing-yip
Yau Man-chun
Chung Kam-lun
Cheung Kwok-keung
Michael Yung Ming-chau

List 13 (LP)
James Tien Pei-chun
Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee
Leung Chi-wai
Liu Kwok-wah

List 14 (DP)
Wong Sing-chi
Law Sai-yan

List 15 (CP)
Ronny Tong Ka-wah
Alvin Yeung Ngok-kiu

List 16
Raymond Ho Man-kit

List 17
Pong Yat-ming

List 18
Christine Fong Kwok-shan

List 19
Chan Kwok-keung

Sources: Legco Web site, 2012 Legco Elections official Web site, SCMP