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Four nominations received for Tai Po District Council by-election

     Four nominations were received by the Returning Officer for the by-election in the San Fu Constituency of the Tai Po District Council by the close of the nomination period today (June 10).

     The nominees' names, occupations, political affiliations and dates of nomination are as follows:

Particulars of nominees
Lo Hiu-fung
Occupation: (Please refer to the Chinese version.)
Political affiliation: (Please refer to the Chinese version.)
Nominated on May 28

Ho Man-kit
Occupation: Merchant
Political affiliation: Independent Candidate
Nominated on June 3

Kwok Wing-kin
Occupation: Policy Researcher
Political affiliation: Labour Party
Nominated on June 8

Cheung Nick Lik-hang
Occupation: Software Engineer
Political affiliation: --
Nominated on June 9

     The Returning Officer will decide on the validity of the nominations shortly.

     A poll will be held on July 19 (Sunday) should there be more than one validly nominated candidate in the constituency. The returned candidate will fill the vacant office of an elected member of the Tai Po District Council.

     The Electoral Affairs Commission will hold a briefing for candidates and their agents at Tai Po District Council Conference Room, 4/F, Tai Po Complex, 8 Heung Sze Wui Street, Tai Po, New Territories, at 6.30pm on June 12 (Friday).

     The Chairman of the Electoral Affairs Commission, Mr Justice Barnabas Fung Wah, will chair the briefing and introduce the guidelines on election-related activities. A representative from the Independent Commission Against Corruption will explain the Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Conduct) Ordinance. The Returning Officer and representatives from the Registration and Electoral Office, Hongkong Post and the Department of Justice will also be present.

Ends/Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Issued at HKT 19:20


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