Failed Urban Council candidate spent $600

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 30 June, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 30 June, 1998, 12:00am

The money spent by individual candidates and teams on the first SAR election campaign ranged from $600 to more than $2 million, it was revealed yesterday.

Mok Ying-fan of the Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood, who lost in his bid for the Urban Council seat, spent the least.

Financial services candidate Syed Bokhary also ran a cheap campaign, with only $742 spent on his failed bid for support from the 383 voters.

The Liberal Party's Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee, Democrat Michael Ho Mun-kar, and independents Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee, Chim Pui-chung and Bernard Charnwut Chan spent less than their rivals, but won.

Ms Ng spent $110,000, compared with rivals Sylvia Siu Wing-yee and Francis Chong Wing-charn who each spent more than $130,000.

Mr Chim reported expenses of only $37,875. Another winner, Andrew Wong Wang-fat spent more than $1.5 million from more than 150 donors. The donations ranged from $500 to $50,000.

In the Island constituency, the Democratic Party ticket spent more than $1.3 million.