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Sunday, September 4, 2016, 16:21

Candidates stump for support in home stretch

By Willa Wu

Candidates stump for support in home stretch
Super seat candidate Holden Chow Ho-ding, of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, on the campaign trail in the afternoon of Sept 4, 2016. (Photo / China Daily)

HONG KONG - As election day wears on, candidates continue canvassing voters, trying to muster every last vote. The intensity heated up as voting reached the half way point. Several polling stations reported voters having to wait in line to cast their ballots.

Super seat candidate Holden Chow Ho-ding, of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, has been pounding the pavement talking to anyone he can, urging them to support him. Several of the party’s leading figures, including the founding member of the party and the president of the Legislative Council Jasper Tsang Yok-sing, given Chow their strong endorsement.

Chow noted, that as the intensity began rising into the home stretch, there has a spate of disinformation, concerning his campaign, with some reports he already has sufficient votes to capture a super seat. Chow says that’s not true and he urged his supporters to get out and vote.

Kowloon West candidate Priscilla Leung Mei-fun from the Business and Professionals Alliances of Hong Kong also summoned her supporters urging that her campaign is at a critical point.

Candidates stump for support in home stretch
Priscilla Leung Mei-fun (centre), Legco candidate for Kowloon West do some last-minute canvassing in Mei Foo on Sept 4, 2016. (Roy Liu / China Daily)

Arriving at Mei Foo metro station at 11:30am, to canvass for votes, Leung, a barrister, said she noticed that her party could lose some key election battles, with candidates encountering tough battle against opposition candidates.

There are nine valid candidates contesting in the District Council (Second) functional constituency - super seat. They are Lee Wai-king, Chow Ho-ding, Wong Kwok-hing, Chan Yuen-sum, Leung Yiu-chung, To Kun-sun, Kwong Chun-yu, Ho Kai-ming and Kwan Wing-yip.

Candidates who will run in the New Territories West constituency are Chan Han-pan, Wong Chun-kit, Frederick Fung Kin-kee, Chow Wing-kan, Michael Tien Puk-sun, Leung Che-cheung, Wong Yun-tat, Eddie Chu Hoi-dick, Kwok Ka-ki, Alice Mak Mei-kuen, Andrew Wan Siu-kin, Wong Ho-ming, Lee Cheuk-yan, Tong Wing-chi, Clarice Cheung Wai-ching, Ko Chi-fai, Cheng Chung-tai, Kwong Koon-wan, Lui Chi-hang and Ho Kwan-yiu.

Candidates stump for support in home stretch
Starry Lee Wai-king, a Functional Constituency candidate, canvasses votes at Quarry Bay on Sept 4, 2016. (Parker Zheng / China Daily)

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