Lee Cheuk-yan prepares to enter by-election fray

Local | 11 Oct 2018 4:36 pm

The Labour Party says former lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan will file his nomination papers tomorrow for next month's Legco by-election.

This comes as the pro-democracy camp waits to see whether officials will allow Lau Siu-lai to run in the Kowloon West by-election, as she seeks to reclaim the seat she was ousted from by the courts over her oath-taking, RTHK reports.

Lee is the camp's designated "Plan B" for the race, which will also be contested by independent candidates Yan Chan – who has the backing of the pro-establishment camp – and Frederick Fung, who recently quit the Association for Democracy and People’s Livelihood.

Lau, who is now also a member of the Labour Party, filed her papers for the poll on October 2 – the first day bids were accepted. The nomination period comes to a close next Monday.

No candidates have yet been confirmed for the by-election which will be held on November 25.

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