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2019.10.04

179 DAB Candidates Contest

2019 District Council Elections


DAB Central Committee meeting on 3 October 2019 approved fielding of 179 candidates and the election platform for the 2019 District Council Election. Chairman LEE Wai-king, Starry, Vice-chairman CHAN Hak-kan, CHOW Holden and CHAN Hok-fung met the media after the meeting.


Among the 179 candidates, 138 are men and 41 are women; 96 are serving district council members; 65 are participating in District Council Election for the first time and 18 seek re-election. The average age of the group is 40, with the youngest 23 years of age. In addition, 6 DAB legislators will be running in the District Council Election. They are LEE Wai-king, Starry, CHEUNG Kwok-kwan, Horace, CHOW Holden, CHENG Wing-shun, Vincent, OR Chong-shing, Wilson and LAU Kwok Fan, Edward. 19 candidates are going to retire. They are TANG King-yung, Anna(Wan Chai), LO Yee-hang, Loretta (Central & Western District), NGAN Chun-lim(Eastern), WONG Kin-pan (Eastern), CHOY So-yuk (Eastern), KAN Chi-ho (Wong Tai Sin), CHAN Kok-wah, Ben (Kwun Tong), CHAN Han-pan (Tsuen Wan), LEUNG Che-cheung (Yuen Long), KWOK Keung (Yuen Long), WAN Wo-fai (North), LI Kwok-ying (Tai Po), HIEW Moo-siew (Sai Kung), YAU Yuk-lun (Sai Kung), LING Man-hoi (Sai Kung), PANG Cheung-wai, Thomas (Sha Tin), LEUNG Wai-man (Kwai Tsing), YU Lai-fan (Islands) and LEE Kwai-chun (Islands).


DAB chairperson Starry Lee said that this District Council election will be held during the most difficult period Hong Kong has faced since the Handover. The past 2-3 months have seen violence and rioting throughout many districts of Hong Kong. The majority of residents have felt extremely worried about the situation to the point where some do not even dare leave their homes. At least 21 offices of the DAB have been vandalized and our councillors and service team have constantly been harassed and doxed.


Starry Lee emphasized that the 179 DAB members standing for election will continue to hold firm to their convictions and will not be afraid of any harassment or difficulty. The DAB team will work to defend the districts and serve the people. Finally, she urged the government to take every measure to ensure safety during the election and that it will be held under fair circumstances and allow voters to vote for their choices free from fear or intimidation.

Attachment: Profile of DAB Candidates and Platform Highlights

Media Enquiries

Chairman LEE Wai-king, Starry

Tel: 7770 0820

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