Usually it's the trade-based lawmakers who underperform. But the latest survey shows two directly elected district-based veterans from the pro-government bloc have been leading the way - for tabling the least questions and motions in Legco. Meanwhile, pan-democrat Peter Cheung Kwok-che was the most active, filing the most queries and motions. Following him were new faces Dr Kenneth Chan Ka-lok of the Civic Party and Elizabeth Quat of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB).Tuesday, 19 February, 2013, 4:42am 1 comment
The pro-establishment camp's attempt yesterday to block filibusters on the Legislative Council Finance Committee became mired in a long debate about how to amend the body's procedures.20 Oct 2012 - 3:33am 1 comment
A pro-government lawmaker wants to cut down on opposition filibusters by limiting the number of amendments each legislator can propose during committee debates.
Ip Kwok-him said on Tuesday that each lawmaker should be limited to proposing only one amendment for any government spending proposal under discussion in the Finance Committee.16 Oct 2012 - 2:52pm
A Legislative Council committee expressed 'dismay' and 'disappointment' in chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying for failing to handle properly a conflict-of-interest check when adjudicating an arts hub contest 10 years ago.28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Politicians in Hong Kong - including leading Beijing loyalists - expressed support yesterday for the release of Zhao Lianhai .12 Nov 2010 - 12:00am
Wake up and smell the revolution20 Jan 2010 - 12:00am
The government should pay district councillors more to help them in their efforts to fix neighbourhood problems, the chairmen of the 18 councils say.
Meeting Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing with their Legislative Council representative, Ip Kwok-him, they called for benefits on a par with those given to lawmakers.29 Aug 2009 - 12:00am
Photographs of DAB candidates with leading government officials have been posted on the party's election website.
But the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong denied that such an act required consent.6 Aug 2008 - 12:00am
Three extra Legislative Council seats are being eyed by the DAB, with the party turning to new blood for September's election.4 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
Ho Loy, a heritage preservationist who was involved in protests against the demolition of the Star Ferry and Queen's piers, was among the candidates for district council elections who filed their nomination forms at the last minute yesterday.16 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
Ex-security chief 'seriously considering running in election'
Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, the most likely rival to Anson Chan Fang On-sang in the by-election for the Hong Kong Island constituency, said yesterday her decision would not be affected by Mrs Chan's candidacy.12 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
With Anson Chan Fang On-sang close to announcing she will contest December's Legislative Council by-election, the camp of her likely opponent Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, the former security minister, is bracing for a tough contest, says a key ally, who predicts the former chief secretary will win.11 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
Ip Kwok-him says he will run for Legco seat if successful in District Council poll
The vice-chairman of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong has vowed to make a political comeback in the forthcoming District Council and Legislative Council elections.27 Dec 2006 - 12:00am
The Democratic Party is aiming to win about 10 more seats in next year's district council polls, its chairman said yesterday.
Chairman Lee Wing-tat said district councillors who had won narrowly in the last election in 2003 might lose next time, but the party was ready to field other candidates.12 Jun 2006 - 12:00am
Why did The Frontier's Cyd Ho Sau-lan beat Ip Kwok-him of DAB in their district council contest?26 Nov 2003 - 12:00am