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  1. Regina Ip placed to play a unique role

    Posted Sep 21st 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... to 40,000 votes when she fought her own battle. Yet, weeks before polling day, opinion poll results showed support for the former security minister was steady and solid. The question was no longer ... Never mind the setback she suffered in her electoral debut in the Hong Kong Island by-election last year. Her second attempt resulted in a convincing victory. The four-member list she headed ...

  2. In Brief

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Liberals may move party HQ The Liberal Party might move its headquarters from Central to Kowloon Bay to save money. Former party chairman James Tien Pei-chun said yesterday doing so could save an estimated HK$2 million a year, since the site in Kowloon Ba ...

  3. Easy come- and easier to skip the vote

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu, Tanna Chong

    ... had a 94 per cent attendance- or two absences- or above. The fact that functional constituency members vote less is not a surprise- the Post reported similar results for last year's ... the job, the less likely they were to represent their electors' interests by voting. Four out of the six most reluctant voters in the Legislative Council in the past session were functional ...

  4. Civic Party vows to communicate more as Mandy Tam quits

    Posted Jun 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung The Civic Party pledged to make more effort to communicate with members after former legislator Mandy Tam Heung-man said she was quitting the party because of concerns about its decision-making process and its 'slow pace' in lau ...

  5. Labour veterans bow out, but vow to keep up the fight

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... chairman of the Confederation of Trade Unions and a directly elected lawmaker since 1991, polled only 10,533 votes, the sixth lowest of the 13 tickets in Kowloon West. Ms Chan was defeated in Kowloon East after her Federation of Trade Unions ticket mustered 50,320 votes, only enough for chairman Wong Kwok-kin to be elected. Mr Lau said he would not stand for election again but would ...

  6. Unionist fears political climate will get stormier

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... losing his Kowloon West seat in Sunday's election. The veteran unionist, one of the highest vote-winners in the three Legco elections in the 1990s, won only 10,553 votes on Sunday, compared ...

  7. Business and electoral politics don't mix

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... 7 election as part of its commitment to play the game of 'one man, one vote'. Mr Tien and vice-chairman Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee, who won their debut geographical battles in 2004, planned ... elections, adding that it would strive to find out what went wrong. Considering the massive loss of votes for both Mr Tien and Mrs Chow in their constituencies, compared with 2004, their defeat could ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Liberals urge honorary chairman post for James Tien More than 90 Liberal Party members have signed letters urging former party chairman James Tien Pei-chun to become an honorary chairman, the party's acting chairwoman, Miriam Lau Kin-yee, said at a t ...

  9. DAB veteran's comeback mirrors ebb and flow of local politics

    Posted Sep 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Continuing our series on winners and losers in the Legco election, Fanny W. Y. Fung talks to Ip Kwok-him A comeback to the Legislative Council after a four-year absence may be an accomplishment in itself, but Ip Kwok-him still has an electoral dream. He w ...

  10. Anson Chan won't seek re-election to Legco

    Posted Jul 07th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung and Ng Kang-chung Anson Chan Fang On-sang announced yesterday she would not stand for re-election in the next Legislative Council polls on September 7. While putting an end to an eight-month stint in Legco, she pledged to canvass votes for pan-democratic candidates and to help groom young aspirants for universal suffrage elections in 2017 and 2020. 'It's a very ...




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