Functional Constituency

Overhaul voting for trade-based seats: David Akers-Jones

David Akers-Jones says the electoral system has to change no matter who becomes the Chief Executive in 2017. Photo: Sam Tsang

The electoral franchise for trade-based functional constituencies should be widened in the 2016 Legislative Council election, former chief secretary David Akers-Jones has said. He called for all qualified members of the professions concerned to be allowed to vote.

Monday, 25 March, 2013, 6:55am 4 comments

Few trade and pro-Beijing Legco candidates answer survey

Patrick Lau

Functional constituency and pro-Beijing lawmakers have frequently complained of being unjustly maligned for underperforming, but their candidates' lukewarm response to the Post survey about where they stand on controversial issues might help reinforce that negative image.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:27pm

Election notebook

Stephen Lam

Stephen Lam oversaw elections for 9 years, but he'll miss polling day

23 Aug 2012 - 2:46am

Printing and advertising firms profit from Legco election campaigns

The Legislative Council election may be weeks away, but there's already one clear winner from the contest - the city's advertising and printing industries.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:27pm

Election Notebook

With the Legislative Council election campaign in full swing, the South China Morning Post resumes its Election Notebook, with our reporters providing insights into, and anecdotes about, city politics every Thursday between now and polling day

DAB makes light of copyright

15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm

Conspicuous by their ABSENCE

Hong Kong's Olympians may not be setting too many world bests at the London Games, but the city's Olympic chief has racked up a record of his own, albeit one he might not be keen to shout about.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

Record 292 sign up for Legco poll

A record 292 candidates will battle it out for just 54 seats in next month's election for the expanded Legislative Council.

As the two-week nomination period closed last night, 219 candidates had signed up to fight for the 35 directly elected seats. They will run on 69 slates, up from the 53 which contested the last election, when only 30 seats were available.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:27pm

A bad week for ...

Fung Wai-wah

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Two divisive lawmakers out of the running

Two of the most controversial members of the Legislative Council will not seek re-election in September.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Artist to run for Legco functional seat

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Legco president throws his hat in the ring again for post

Pro-government heavyweight Tsang Yok-sing launched his election campaign yesterday with a clear message for voters - do not vote for him if they want a lawmaker who speaks out on government policies. That is because he will once more seek the president's chair in the legislature.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Election Notebook

Candidates unveil their small 'secret weapons'

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying often cites 'a stool, a notepad and a pen' - which he used in district visits during his campaign - as among his '10 secret weapons' for shaping himself as a leader willing to listen.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Radicals willing to force election

League of Social Democrats' hopefuls say that if elected to the Legislative Council they will resign mid-term if the government presses ahead with national security legislation or an undemocratic package for universal suffrage.

24 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Everybody loses when a vote is rigged

The stakes are high in the coming Legislative Council election, so the temptation to rig the results will be even higher. It behoves the government and the election watchdog to be especially vigilant, given the widespread fraud that was detected in last year's district council election. The ICAC, after all, has arrested 52 people in connection with vote-rigging.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

41 voting firms registered at same address

The voters' list for September's Legco elections reflects a quirk of the city's electoral law: 41 companies that will vote for trade-based seats are all registered at the same commercial address. Twenty-eight other firms all share the same address, too.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am