Kowloon West

Legco elections backgrounder: Kowloon West Constituency

General view of the residential properties above Kowloon Station in West Kowloon. SCMP

The Kowloon West constituency retains five seats in this year’s election.

Sunday, 9 September, 2012, 3:48pm

Lesser-known candidates get boost after exit of big names

With three of its incumbent lawmakers leaving to fight the citywide 'super seats', the Kowloon West constituency will see veterans who missed out in the 2008 Legislative Council poll take on up-and-coming politicians looking to capitalise on the departure of their big names.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

Pair pull out of medical, Kowloon West polls

Two potential candidates made surprise decisions not to stand in September's Legislative Council election just before the nomination period closed yesterday.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:46pm

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

Pro-Beijing and democrat camps set for showdown

Three more incumbent legislators announced bids for the 'super seats' in the upcoming Legislative Council elections, consolidating a much-anticipated stand-off between the pro-establishment and pan-democracy camps for the five newly-established seats.

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

As elections loom, sartorial makeovers boom

It's the season for the Legislative Council election and that means change - at least as far as lawmakers' wardrobes are concerned.

With September's poll offering five new 'super seats' elected by city-wide ballot, as well as extra geographical seats, the battle for political office is fiercer than ever, with fashion emerging as an unlikely battleground.

2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Democrats to promote young blood

The Democratic Party will blood some of its young talent in September's Legislative Council election, as two of its eight lawmakers stand down.

And the candidates will face more competition from the pro-establishment Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, which is running split tickets in some constituencies.

16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Money-swap scams to rise, police warn

Police have warned of a surge in so-called money-swapping scams in shops frequented by tourists ahead of the 'golden week' National Day holiday.

26 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Lawmaker apologises

Kowloon West lawmaker Priscilla Leung Mei-fun has apologised for having said it was reasonable for voters to be punished if they voted for a legislator who later resigned.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Five new Legco seats split unevenly

People living in New Territories West may find they are under-represented in the next legislature compared with those in Legco's New Territories East and Hong Kong Island constituencies if proposals by the Electoral Affairs Commission are adopted.

24 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In the report 'Only 2 groups to run exit polls, but some fear effect on by-election result' on page A3 yesterday, the number of polling stations across the five geographical constituencies to be surveyed by the University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Research Association should have been stated as 42 and 40 respectively. Both groups will place a focus on the contest in Kowloon West.

12 May 2010 - 12:00am

Ex-agony aunt ready to challenge league

Former agony aunt Pamela Pak Wan-kam yesterday said she would challenge League of Social Democrats chairman Wong Yuk-man in a by-election if he went ahead with a resignation plan to create a de facto referendum on universal suffrage.

27 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Pan-democrats outstrip rivals, watchdog finds

Monitors rank Legco activity

Legislators in the pan-democratic camp have outperformed their rivals in the Beijing-loyalist bloc, according to a watchdog group.

25 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The Behind the News story 'Diversity Deficit' on page A11 yesterday wrongly identified Tsang Yok-sing as a DAB candidate for Kowloon West in the upcoming Legco election. Though formerly representing Kowloon West, Mr Tsang is running in the Hong Kong Island constituency.

23 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Party at risk of losing only Legco seat in Kowloon West, vice-chairman says

The Democratic Party could risk losing its only seat in Kowloon West if there were two party tickets in September, vice-chairman Sin Chung-kai warned.

Amid growing speculation of a political 'comeback' following his withdrawal from the Hong Kong Island contest, Mr Sin has given the clearest indication yet that he has no intention of returning to Kowloon West.

19 May 2008 - 12:00am