We participated in District Council elections for the first time in 1994. The number of DAB district councilors rose sharply from 8 to 37. We notched up another great achievement in 1999 when the number rose to 83, reflecting the level of public recognition of DAB and its ever-growing popularity. Our candidates have been able to leverage on this advantageous aspect. Despite the adverse effects facing DAB in the aftermath of the July 1 demonstration of 2003, DAB overcame the adversity with its can-do spirit and retained 62 seats in the elections. Currently we have 133 seats in the district councils, the largest representation for any political party.