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Kowloon West

Legco elections backgrounder: Kowloon West Constituency

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