Fellow DAB candidate's showing raises allegations of a strategic spread of votes DAB candidate Chan Kam-lam caused an upset by pulling in more votes than fellow party candidate Chan Yuen-han, the woman considered the 'voting queen' of the district. Mr Chan secured 55,188 votes to Ms Chan's 52,520. Former radio host Albert Cheng King-hon led the pack with 73,424 votes ahead of Fred Li Wah-ming of the Democratic Party with 56,409 and independent barrister Alan Leong Ka-kit with 56,161. Ms Chan led the DAB list in Kowloon East to a narrow victory over the Democratic Party in the 2000 elections with 108,587 votes. Both Mr Cheng and Mr Li said the results were a clear indication that the DAB had distributed votes by using strategic voting tactics. 'Look at some of these polling stations in Kwun Tong,' Mr Li said as he pointed at the results board. 'How else could you explain why Chan Yuen-han only got a couple of hundred votes there?' Ms Chan admitted that some of her Federation of Trade Unions volunteers had helped Mr Chan in the later stages of the election. However, she said: 'I would respect the decision of the voters and respect the decision of the organisation. 'I still think that my supporters and Chan Kam-lam's supporters are different. We have different sources of votes.' Mr Chan denied there had been any strategic voting. 'You can't tell where the votes came from,' he said. Mr Li attributed the average performance of the Democratic Party to a combination of both the prostitution scandal surrounding fellow candidate Alex Ho Wai-to, and the entry of Mr Cheng and Mr Leong into the contest. 'I think that Taipan's [Mr Cheng's] strategy worked very well. He has star power and a lot of resources and took a lot of grassroots votes away from us,' he said. He added that in hindsight, the democratic candidates should have tried harder to work out arrangements for strategic voting. Despite winning handsomely in his first Legco election, Mr Cheng said the results disappointed him. 'I wouldn't consider it a victory unless we win two seats,' he said before the official count was announced. Mr Leong, who is also a first-time legislator, said the result was a sign that the voters embraced the idea of popular elections. 'Some people said that Kowloon East voters don't care about political reform, but in the course of my campaigning I have seen that this is not the case,' he said. 'I believe that the central government will listen to the voices of Hong Kong.'