New faces top survey but public can't name functional constituency members 'Taipan' Albert Cheng King-hon and 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung have broken into the ranks of the 10 most popular lawmakers, according to a poll on the new Legislative Council. Mr Cheng ranked seventh and Mr Leung tenth in popularity among the 60 legislators, according to the Public Opinion Programme of the University of Hong Kong. The two democrats were the only new faces in the top 10. The top three are independent Audrey Eu Yuet-mee, with a support rating at 66.7 on a scale of 100, followed by Legco president Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai at 65.7 and unionist Chan Yuen-han, at 62.7. In the two-stage survey, 1,000 respondents were first asked to name 10 legislators they were most familiar with - without any prompting. In the second stage, the respondents were asked to look at the 12 names mentioned most often in the first stage, and to give them an approval rating on a scale from zero to 100. Pollster Robert Chung Ting-yiu noted that in the first stage, 'Long Hair' and 'Taipan' had high public recognition, at 89.6 and 88.8 per cent respectively. But they rated lower in the popularity ranking, at 54.3 and 41.1 respectively. Liberal party vice-chairman Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee and chairman James Tien Pei-chun, who won their first direct election bids, came fourth and fifth in the survey with scores of 60.3 and 57.9 respectively. Emily Lau Wai-hing, of the Frontier, trailed Mr Tien at 54.7. Martin Lee Chu-ming, the only Democrat among the top 10, ranked eighth at 54.3. Tsang Yok-sing, former chairman of the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong, ranked ninth with a score of 48.8. The survey also highlights the need for eight functional constituency members to brush up their public recognition, after none of the 1,000 respondents could remember their names. They are the Liberal Party's Vincent Fang Kang from the wholesale and retail sector, Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung, representative of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen from the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, Wong Kwok-hing and Kwong Chi-kin from the Federation of Trade Unions, Wong Ting-kwong from the import and export sector as well as unionist Li Fung-ying and engineering sector representative Raymond Ho Chung-tai. Dr Ho, who has been serving his sector in Legco for eight years, sought to play down the negative findings. 'This is not surprising. The general public may not pay attention to what functional constituency members do. It's not a big deal,' he said.