Party Chairman of the Democratic Party would step down if the Districts Election results is not satisfactory
The party is facing challenges to keep the seats with the joining of the ‘parachuters’
Party Chairman of the Democratic Party Emily Lau Wing-hing said yesterday that she would resign if the party cannot attain good results in the coming District Council Election.
With many young political parties formed after the Umbrella Movement joining the District Council Election, the party will face more fierce competition when seizing seats.
One of the ‘parachuters’, Youngspiration, announced earlier that they would send 9 people to join the election, while three of them would compete in the same districts as the Democratic Party does.
‘I could not understand why the young people are competing for seats in the same districts as we do, it would not help expand the political spectrum of the pan-democrats after the election,’ said Lau.
Hui Kam-shing, the current District Council member of Chuk Yuen South, Wong Tai Sin District from the Hong Kong Association for Democracy and People’s livelihood, said that he was disappointed that the ‘parachuters’ choose to compete for the seats that the Democratic Party currently owned.
‘I also see the “parachuters’ as one of the pan-democratic powers. Therefore, I expect them to collaborate with the other pan-democratic powers and seize the seats of the pro-establishment camp instead.’ said Hui.
Lau said that she agreed some of the core values of these ‘parachuters’, like promoting the sense of native consciousness of Hongkonger.
But she said that such sense should never discriminate the mainlanders and use vigorous means to repel them. The anti-parallel trading protests that trigger conflicts with the mainlanders would be one of the typical incidents.
Lau said that the party’s preparation work will be the same as the past years’, and would not be changed when facing the new competitors.
‘But we would be sending more young politicians from our central committee to join the election this time, to change the image of the Democratic Party being old and conventional,’ said Lau.
Currently there are thirteen out of forty-two ‘post-80s’ District Council members from the Democratic Party.
She hoped that such practice would attract the support of the young voters.
- Number of Youngspiration member joining the Districts Council Election
- The information(ie.ages) of the current districts councilor of the Democratic Party
Recording for the interview of Hui Kam-shing, current District Council member of Chuk Yuen South, Wong Tai Sin District: