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District councillors may get 20pc more in rent subsidy

The government is set to improve district councillors' remuneration packages, and this could include a HK$6,000 rise in their operating expenses subsidy to help them with their office rent.

Monday, 27 May, 2013, 4:21am

Councillor may lose after court says he breached election rules

A district councillor could lose his seat which he won by just two votes in an election in 2011 after a court on Friday ruled he had breached election rules during his campaign.

The Court of First Instance ruled that Edward Leung Wai-kuen’s victory in the Yau Tsim Mong district council election two years ago was invalid and now a by-election should be held.

22 Mar 2013 - 3:08pm

District councillor may have to surrender 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 rules.

18 Jan 2013 - 4:19am

District councillors challenged over constituency offices

The democratic credentials of Hong Kong's district councils have come under renewed scrutiny after it emerged that seven out of 68 appointed councillors have their offices outside the area they represent, making it more difficult for their constituents to access them.

16 Dec 2012 - 4:40am

District councillors forced to open remote constituency offices

More than a year after being elected as a district councillor, Joseph Chan Ho-lim is still struggling to find an office in his Peak constituency. For now, he is making do with a 400 sq ft office a half-hour journey away, which costs more than half his HK$22,000 monthly expenses allowance.

9 Dec 2012 - 4:46am

Flowerbed disliked by activists is to stay

A call to remove a large flowerbed, which activists say interferes with demonstrations outside the central government's liaison office in Western, was rejected yesterday.

The Central and Western District Council voted down a motion, submitted by four Democratic Party district councillors, to remove the bed.

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

As an example, you can see the long lines that form outside public bathrooms in Central. Some parts of Central are already exploding

District councillor Cheng Lai-king, on the number of domestic helpers in the city on Sundays

Rudd can't win over his own party and Prime Minister Gillard can't win over the public ... neither can win the next election

27 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Spending cap on district council candidates raised

A plan to allow candidates in the November district council elections to spend more on their campaigns has been criticised for favouring 'richer parties'.

The proposal, outlined in a paper by the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau, would allow candidates to spend a maximum of HK$53,000, an increase of about 10 per cent.

18 Feb 2011 - 12:00am