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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    District councillor may have to surrender seat

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com District councillor may lose seat A district councillor who won his Yau Tsim Mong seat by just two votes could face disqualification after a court ruling yesterday Edward Leung Wai-kuen had asked the Court of First Instance to exempt him from the threat of disqualification or other punishment after his election rival said he had broken campaign ...

  2. 'No skyscrapers' for North District

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Residents seeking to develop North District in the New Territories should be mindful of conserving local characteristics instead of blindly building skyscrapers, the planning chief told rural district councillors yesterday. The stance drew opposition from the councillors, who said the government's emphasis on conservation stifled development ...

  3. Scrap appointed district seats, minister says

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong and Peter So Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Raymond Tam Chi-yuen has called for the abolition of appointed district council seats by the next district ... appointed district council seats should be gone before universal suffrage for the chief executive is in place in 2017,' Tam told RTHK. 'But I have to wait for the government's stance ...

  4. Rosy prospects for district councillor assistants

    Posted Jan 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei If you have a passion for politics, being a district councillor's assistant could be a good stepping stone. North District councillor Jiff Yiu Ming (right), of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB), was a district councillor assistant before he himself became a district councillor in 2007. He thinks the post is a chance ...

  5. Young stars aim to empower district seats

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Au Nok-hin, Lo Kin-hei and Ben Chung Kam-lun have a lot in common: they are pan-democrats in their twenties who won seats in this month's district council elections. The trio also shares the same political vision of their district councillor posts as life-long, full-time careers, instead of as traditional stepping stones to the city's ...

  6. Off and racing to district polls

    Posted Sep 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com Candidates from parties across the political spectrum rolled up their sleeves and launched their campaigns for November's district council elections when the two-week nomination period started yesterday. Among the first candidates to sign up were Democratic Party vice-chairman Sin Chung-kai and the New People's Party's only sitting district ...

  7. Record turnout in district polls

    Posted Nov 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com A record turnout of 1.2 million people voted yesterday in the most hotly contested district council elections in the city's history. Of the 2.9 ... by 4am today. The turnout compared with 38.8 per cent in the 2007 district council polls and 44.06 per cent in 2003, when there were nearly 500,000 fewer registered voters. Early results ...

  8. Liberals put faith in novices for district fight

    Posted Sep 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com The Liberal Party will field 24 candidates- including 15 political novices- in the district council elections, with some going up against heavyweights from the pan-democratic camp. The pro-business party, which currently boasts six district councillors, is confident about sending young members to compete with experienced politicians in the November polls. ...

  9. No contest for 80 seats in district polls

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Infighting among pan-democrats has left 80 district council seats in the upcoming election with only one candidate, most of whom are from ... will be uncontested, with the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong walking into 34 of the 42 that will go to pro-government political groups. In last district poll in 2007, just 41 ...

  10. More at stake in district elections

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... The District Council elections next month have drawn a record number of candidates. With 73 poised to be elected unopposed, some 854 candidates will be competing for 339 seats, making ... it would be better if they had more- but are not merely talking shops. Under the political reform package for 2012 endorsed by the Legislative Council, more district councillors will be given seats ...




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