Leung, 58, has leveraged his rural and DAB power bases to carve out a successful career. He was chairman of the Yuen Long District Council from 2008-15 and head of the chairman of Yuen Long DAB since 2009. He joined the Hong Kong election committee (that elects the CE) in 2011 and has been in LegCo since 2012.
But he has had his setbacks, too, most notably losing his district council chairmanship last year, suggesting he doesn’t have full kuk support. As top of the second DAB list (no. 9) he is likely to be re-elected.
In his platform he is completely on-board with the rural committees’ demands for a circular highway, that is, building a north-south link from Mui Wo to Tung Chung and a coastal road from Tung Chung to Tai O as well as upgrading the existing roads.
He has also promised to “properly deal with the stray cattle issue,” which is code for removing cattle from their current locations, though he stresses cattle should not be harmed.
It was recently rumoured that cattle may be moved to Sokos Islands. That surely isn’t Leung’s idea. He advocates bringing medical tourism to Sokos and Peng Chau.
- Reopen the Heung Yee Kuk Southern District Secondary School in Mui Wo.
- Expand Mui Wo and Silvermine Bay tourism
- Upgrade rural broadband
- More parking places in Lantau
- Improve rural sewerage systems
- Reduce ferry prices.
- Opposition to Umbrella Movement, HK independence
Rating: If you’re looking to vote the government/development/pro-Beijing ticket Leung’s the one. Vote 9.