All of the following voting results are taken from http://www.legcovotes.net . Legovotes.net has tables on more motions but for convenience’ sake, I’ve only taken the most concerned ones to be included here. If you’re interested in knowing more about how candidates voted in the past, head over to their website, please (sadly, it’s only available in Chinese…).
|List Number/Party||Constitution Reform||Collective Bargaining Right||Academic Freedom||Revise National Education||Freedom of Press|
|1.League of Social Democrats||against||for||for||absent||absent|
- Since this is a track record of how candidates or the party the candidates belong to voted in the past. Independent candidates who was not a Legco member are not included in the table. A list of all candidates can be found at the bottom of this page.
- FTU = Federation of Trade Unions
- DAB = Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong
About the five motions listed above:
- Constitution Reform was raised by the government in 2010. The draft by the government enlarged the committee responsible for electing the Chief Executive of HK from 800 to 1200 members. A new functional constituency was to be formed and elected by district councillors. A few days before the vote, the Democratic Party suggested the “one person, two votes mode", which was accepted by Beijing. In return, the Democratic Party voted for the motion and the motion was passed. Universal suffrage for Legco and Chief Executive in 2012 was thus denied.
- The motion to give employees the Collective Bargaining Right was raised by FTU. It was supported by all pan-democratice parties and FTU. However, it was opposed by most councillors from functional constituencies. DAB members either did not show for vote or abstained. As a result, the motion was denied.
- The motion to protect scholars from being threatened for their academic researches was raised by Cheung Man Kwong from Democratic Party in light of Dr. Chung from HKU being criticised by Chinese officials for his polling research. Among the Legco members who voted against the motion, several of them (four from DAB, two from Liberal Party) were board directors of local universities.
- Albert Ho from Democratic Party raised a motion to revise the curriculum of National Education (note that he was not asking to retract the whole curriculum). The motion was then revised by other pan-democratic councillors. In short, they tried to protect the freedom and independence of teachers and ensure that the curriculum includes the whole of the truth about China. The motion was denied since Liberal Party, FTU, DAB and most members from functional constituencies voted against it.
- The motion to protect freedom of press was raised by Emily Lau from Democratic Party after HK journalists were beaten up and detained by Xinjiang officials. Though Ip Kwok Him from DAB gave a speech that supports freedom of press, all DAB members voted against the motion. The motion was thus denied.
Complete List of candidates in NTE:
Red = pro-Beijing Green = pro-democratic Black = Independent
Candidates are marked as pro-Beijing, pro-democratic or Independent by their track record or affiliation with other organisations or parties taking reference from http://election.thehousenews.com
|1||LEUNG KWOK HUNG||League of Social Democrats|
|2||IP WAI MING, WONG WANG TO, CHING NGON LAI, KAN SIU KEI, TSANG KING CHUNG KENT, CHEUNG KWOK WO||FTU|
|3||LAU WAI HING EMILY, OR YIU LAM RICKY, LAM SIU CHUNG FRANKIE, LAM WING YIN||Democratic Party|
|4||LEUNG ON KAY ANGEL||Independent|
|5||PONG SCARLETT OI LAN, TAM LANNY, LAW KWONG KEUNG, CHAN KWOK TIM, SO CHUN MAN, LAM CHUNG YAN, LEUNG KA FAI, CHAN MAN KUEN, TANG WING CHEONG||Civil Force/New Forum|
|6||QUAT ELIZABETH, CHONG YUEN TUNG, LI SAI WING, LI KA LEUNG PHILIP, TUNG KIN LEI, KI LAI MEI, WONG PING FAN||DAB|
|7||CHAN CHI CHUEN RAYMOND, YUEN MI MING ERICA||People Power|
|8||YAU WING KWONG, TONG PO CHUN, CHAN CHO LEUNG, PANG SHU WAN, LAU WAI LUN, SHING KWOK CHU, MAN CHEN FAI, TANG KWONG WING, LOK SHUI SANG||Economic Synergy|
|9||CHAN HAK KAN, LAU KWOK FAN, WONG PIK KIU, LARM WAI LEUNG, WOO KIN MAN CLEMENT, YIU MING||DAB|
|10||CHEUNG CHIU HUNG, KWOK WING KIN||Labour Party|
|11||TSOI YIU CHEONG RICHARD, AU CHUN WAH, MAK YUN PUI, KWONG MEI NA||Democratic Party|
|12||FAN GARY KWOK WAI, YAM KAI BONG, LEUNG LI, LEUNG WING HUNG, KWAN WING YIP, YAU MAN CHUN, CHUNG KAM LUN, CHEUNG KWOK KEUNG, YUNG MING CHAU MICHAEL||Neo Democrats|
|13||TIEN PEI CHUN JAMES, CHOW LIANG SHUK YEE SELINA, LEUNG CHI WAI, LIU KWOK WAH||Liberal Party|
|14||WONG SING CHI, LAW SAI YAN||Democratic Party|
|15||TONG KA WAH RONNY, YEUNG ALVIN NGOK KIU||Civic Party|
|16||HO MAN KIT RAYMOND||Independent|
|17||PONG YAT MING||Independent|
|18||FONG KWOK SHAN CHRISTINE||Independent|
|19||CHAN KWOK KEUNG||Independent|
Ok, I must admit that I don’t know the independent candidates that well apart from No.17 Pong Yat Ming. He is well known for his real-life experiment on living without the services provided by the tycoons for an year. Here is an interview on WSJ website.