Some seats in Hong Kong’s Legislative Council are filled with the help of trade union votes, leading to a surge in applications from the pro-worker bodies. Photo: Nora Tam

Anti-government activists’ plan to win key Legislative Council seats in 2020 elections suffers blow as minister reveals huge backlog to trade union approvals

  • Campaigners hoped to reverse pro-establishment dominance through proliferation of new trade unions, as applications rise from one in June to 978 last month
  • But minister warns only a fraction will be approved in time for September’s polls
Topic |   Legislative Council elections 2020
Some seats in Hong Kong’s Legislative Council are filled with the help of trade union votes, leading to a surge in applications from the pro-worker bodies. Photo: Nora Tam
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