People queue up to vote for 2016 Legislative Council General Election at a polling station in Lam Tin. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong Legco elections live: polls finally close in hotly contested races

Turnout ‘never been like this before’ as figures on pace to exceed those of 2012

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People queue up to vote for 2016 Legislative Council General Election at a polling station in Lam Tin. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung joined the Post in 2000, covering fields ranging from politics and the integration between Hong Kong and China. He became assistant editor-in-chief of Ming Pao in 2017 and returned to the Post the following year. He is author of Hong Kong’s Watershed: The 1967 riots (Hong Kong University Press, 2009).

Joyce Ng

Joyce Ng

Joyce Ng covers Hong Kong’s politics and housing issues. She joined the Post in 2008 to focus on urban planning, housing and heritage news, and has won awards for reporting on developers’ tricks in flat sales.

Jeffie Lam

Jeffie Lam

Jeffie writes predominantly about Hong Kong politics, but is also interested in social welfare issues, such as the city's ageing population and elderly care. She joined the Post in 2013 after beginning her career as a political reporter in 2009. In 2016, she won the English features merit prize in the 20th Human Rights Press Awards.

Josh Ye

Josh Ye

Josh is a reporter at Abacus. He was previously a reporter and a video producer for the South China Morning Post. Graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a major in English and philosophy, he's now pursuing a law degree at the University of Hong Kong. Outside of work, he's a pop culture junkie, an avid listener of audiobooks and a huge fan of American sports.

Christy Leung

Christy Leung

Christy writes about crime and security-related stories for South China Morning Post's city desk.

Naomi Ng

Naomi Ng

Naomi is a city news reporter at the South China Morning Post. She joined the Post in 2015 as a cadet reporter and has previously written for CNN International in Hong Kong, and Mizzima news in Myanmar.

Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung became a political journalist in 2007. He joined the Post in 2012 and now leads the Hong Kong-mainland relations team on the Hong Kong desk. Tony also writes about the economy, and reports from mainland China, the United States, Germany and Britain.

Ernest Kao

Ernest Kao

Ernest is a reporter at the SCMP. He mainly covers environment, energy, science and urban planning and development issues.

Kinling Lo

Kinling Lo

Kinling Lo is a China reporter covering diplomacy and society news for the Post. She joined the team in 2016 as a cadet reporter.