Tycoon Li Ka-shing and his companies secured at least 10 seats on the Election Committee. Mr Li polled most votes in the real estate subsector with 323 - 25 more than Sino Group's Ng Chee-siong, who finished with the second highest number. Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong of Sun Hung Kai Properties won 297, while Henderson Land's chairman Lee Shau-kee polled 290. Mr Li's youngest son, Pacific Century Cyberworks' head Richard Li Tzar-kai, won a seat in the higher education subsector with 298 votes while Richard Li's brother Victor Li Tzar-kuoi chairman of Cheung Kong (Holdings) won uncontested in the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference division. The Cheung Kong and Hutchison Whampoa groups, with Pacific Century CyberWorks secured at least seven more seats for their staff. The groups' newly elected Election Committee members included Cheung Kong's executive director Edmond Ip Tak-chuen, deputy chairman George Magnus, Barrie Cook of Cheung Kong Infrastructure, Peter Wong King-fai of Hutchison Global Crossing, Ezra Pau Yee-wan of CEF - Cheung Kong's brokerage arm, Hai Chi-yuet of Cosco-HIT, and Augustine Chui Kam, Pacific Century consultant and former Civil Service Commission chairman. The seats they secured covered the commercial, finance, financial services, hotel, information technology, transport and culture sectors. An election committee member described the success of Mr Li's camp as eye-catching. 'Some of them only have marginal connection with the subsector, but are able to oust veteran incumbents.' He said the success of Edmond Ip Tak-chuen in securing a seat in the finance sector and Augustine Chui Kam in culture was extraordinary. Accountancy lawmaker Eric Li Ka-cheung, also a committee member, said 10 seats was not a big number. 'The chambers and business groups, which hold tens of votes en bloc, are more influential in the elections.' The Peter Woo Kwong-ching-controlled Wharf/Wheelock Group secured seven seats. Mr Woo competed against Tung Chee-Wah in the last Chief Executive election. Mr Woo did not contest this time, but Stephen Ng Tin-hoi, vice-chairman of the group and chief executive of I-Cable Communications, won a seat in performing arts.