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Updated: Oct 24, 2019

179 DAB Candidates Contest 2019 District Council Elections

(3 October 2019) 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(Wan Chai), Anna, 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 upcoming 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 feel extremely worried about and distressed over the situation to the point where some have not left their homes. At least 21 offices of the DAB have been vandalised and our councilors and service teams have constantly been harassed and doxxed.

Starry Lee stressed that the 179 DAB members standing for election will continue to hold firm to their convictions and will not shirk from fear, harassment or challenges. The DAB team is resolute in its work of defending the community and serving the people. Finally, she demands that the government to take every measure to ensure that the election will be held under safe and fair circumstances, allowing voters to vote for their choices free from fear or intimidation.

Appendix 1: Profile of DAB Candidates for the 2019 District Council Elections

Appendix 2: 2019 District Council Elections Platform (Highlights)

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