The Labour Party’s chairwoman Suzanne Wu Sui-shan – who is running for election in the Kowloon East constituency – has announced that she will suspend her campaign to boost the chances of other pan-democratic candidates in the constituency.

She said that she hoped voters will support other pan-democrats in the constituency, so that they can win three seats out of five. The Labour Party has accepted her request to suspend the campaign.

Suzanne Wu. Photo: Facebook.

Suzanne Wu was polling at two per cent according to the latest poll conducted by the University of Hong Kong’s Public Opinion Programme.

Other candidates who are considered pan-democrats in the constituency include the Civic Party’s Jeremy Tam Man-ho, the Democratic Party’s Wu Chi-wai, The Frontier’s Tam Heung-man and People Power’s Tam Tak-chi.

Jeremy Tam and Wu are projected to win their seats, who are polling at 16 and 14 per cent support respectively. Tam Tak-chi was at six per cent support, while Tam Heung-man was at two per cent, both will be unable to win a seat.

The legislative election will take place on Sunday. Full candidates lists across districts and constituencies can be viewed here.

Kris Cheng

Kris Cheng is a Hong Kong journalist with an interest in local politics. His work has been featured in Washington Post, Public Radio International, Hong Kong Economic Times and others. He has a BSSc in Sociology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Kris is HKFP's Editorial Director.