40 EC lawmakers appointed, but Zeman and Fung lose

Businessman Allan Zeman and former government information coordinator Andrew Fung were among the losers in the election commission vote in Sunday’s Legislative Council elections.

The election commission’s results were announced around 2:30 a.m. Monday, the first to be made public in this year’s polls.

Fifty-one candidates contested 40 seats.

About half of the winners are affiliated with a party or union, while the rest come from diverse backgrounds.

The nine outgoing members of the electoral committee were re-elected: Horace Cheung and Elizabeth Quat from DAB; Michael Luk and Alice Mak of the FTU; Eunice Yung of the New People’s Party; Priscilla Leung of the Alliance of Business and Professionals; as well as the independents Ma Fung-kwok, Paul Tse and Junius Ho.

Leung was the best voter of all the candidates, with 1,348 votes.

New party-affiliated faces include Judy Chan and former security secretary Lai Tung-kwok of the New People’s Party; DAB’s Rock Chen, Nixie Lam and Lillian Kwok; Benson Luk of the Alliance of Business and Professionals; and Michael Lee of the Liberal Party.

Asked about the difference between being a minister and a legislator, Lai said, “The ultimate goal is to solve the problems faced by the people of Hong Kong.

“In this regard, there will be no difference between government officials, legislators and the general public. We have to work together, find the best solutions to the problems.

Former lawmaker Yan Chan and district councilor Chan Yuet-ming also won.

Besides Michael Luk and Alice Mak, the other elected trade unionists are Kingsley Wong and Lam Chun-sing, members of the FTU, the Federation of Trade Unions of Hong Kong and Kowloon.

But two other trade unionists, bus driver Choy Wing-keung and electrician Vincent Diu, lost.

CPPCC members So Cheung-wing and Johnny Ng will be among the other new faces of Legco.

Another newcomer is Tang Fei from the Federation of Education Workers. Pastor Peter Koon won, as did accountant Nelson Lam; Andrew Lam, town planner and former chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board; ophthalmologist Dennis Lam; and lawyers Maggie Chan and Doreen Kong.

Koon assisted murder suspect Chan Tong-kai, whose case sparked controversy over the extradition bill and subsequently anti-government protests in 2019. He was asked what he plans to do. when he joins the legislature.

“I don’t think Tong-kai’s case will be my first priority. My first priority is the reconciliation of the whole society,” he said.

Maggie Chan is also a local NPC assistant.

“The result marked a milestone in a new era of patriots running Hong Kong because we are all patriots,” she said. “And it marks that all members of Legco are acting in all four corners of the constitutional order, and it will crystallize our strength to have the best for Hong Kong.”

Among the winners with a business background are Simon Lee of China Resources Group; Carmen Kan of Bank of China (Hong Kong); Tan Yueheng from the Bank of Communications; CLP Managing Director Chan Siu-hung; Wendy Hong of New World Development; businessman Ken Leung; and director of insurance Chan Pui-leung.

A number of academics won the award, including Chow Man-hong and history professor Lau Chi-pang, both from Lingnan University, and Sun Dong, biomedical engineering researcher at the University of city.

Another recipient is Stephen Wong of the Our Hong Kong Foundation.

Other notable losers are former public servant Mike Rowse and Phoenix TV reporter and program host Vie Tseng.
Last updated: 2021-12-20 HKT 03:40

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