The Legco results are in and Chim Pui-chung has won back his old seat as legislator for stockbrokers, futures traders and gold dealers - a post he held between 1991 and 1998. This may well demonstrate that brokers, like the media, prefer a more outspoken representative - one who can offer many colourful quotes. Mr Chim (pictured) has earned the nickname 'the angry man from Chiuchow' for his outspoken style. He is not afraid to criticise government policy nor does he baulk at calling to account the Securities and Futures Commission - he once tried unsuccessfully to sue the chairman and senior executives of the watchdog. After winning the election, he said he would stick to his usual style and fight for the rights of his supporters, so keep an ear out for the yell of an angry man in Legco. Despite intensive lobbying since the beginning of the year, Mr Chim's camp still felt the need to call 602 voters on Sunday on their mobile phones - at least a seat resulted from such a large phone bill. The other four candidates for the constituency also had their supporters rally around. Sitting through the early hours awaiting the result was a nervous affair and, while the politics may have been cruel to some, the willingness to give up a night's sleep proved the strength of certain friendships. Some had family members in attendance - Henry Wu King-cheong had his son with him to share cakes and soft drinks, while Christopher Cheung Wah-fung had his two younger brothers. Another disappointed, but well-supported, candidate was Fung Ka-pun, who sat around in expectation with his Liberal Party friends and his family. Despite losing the election, we may still see a lot of Mr Fung in the Business pages as the election fired his love of politics to the extent that he vowed to act as spokesperson for economic affairs for the Liberal Party. Accounting for time Candidates for the accountancy sector proved far better managers of time than did their broker cousins. While the brokers camped overnight at the vote-counting centre, the accounting candidates and their friends slept. They roused themselves between 4am and 5am, arriving just in time for the results. This may well be explained by accountancy charges of up to $4,000 per hour - time is money to these guys. ensuring healthy profits While accountants fret about hours, insurers are demonstrating their concern over the health of the public. Manulife Financial has become a sponsor of the Torino Winter Olympic Games in 2006 as well as the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. Michael Huddart, the company's Hong Kong head, said the sponsorship came courtesy of John Hancock, which was merged with Manulife last year. 'Being a sponsor, Manulife will provide financial support to the training of young talent - to boost their medal hopes in the Olympic Games,' Mr Huddart said. This is not the first time the Canadian insurance giant has thrown its weight behind a sporting event. In 1999, the insurer sponsored English football team Manchester United when they played in Hong Kong. Every year, Manulife offers its full support to the Walk for Millions event, the major annual fund-raising activity of the Community Chest of Hong Kong. Since 1997, Manulife has been a sponsor of the Stride for a Cure event, organised by the Hong Kong Cancer Fund, which raises funds for cancer research here. Mr Huddart admitted that insurers liked to promote sport and health. Healthy folk make fewer health claims; as for death claims - they live longer. In other words, they ensure higher profits.