New Islands District Council member

Randy Yu Ho Kwan was the popular choice for Lantau in the Islands District Council elections on November 22, winning over 50% of the vote.

He garnered 1,895 votes to beat second-placed Lau King Cheung by a massive 1,242 votes.

Randy, who takes over from the retiring Rainbow Wong Fuk-kan, is the son-in-law of big-name Hong Kong politician Lau Wong-fat, a member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council. “Because of that he is well-known,” Living Islands Movement’s Martin Lerigo says. “But to be fair to him, he did campaign hard and I wouldn’t want to take anything away from him.”

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53-year-old Randy is a senior manager at Sino Land and also sits on the Lantau Development Advisory Committee. Martin predicts Randy will stay true to his pre-election promises to act on the state of South Lantau broadband, look at schooling in Mui Wo and support further reviews for the improvement of parking and roads in South Lantau, while also expecting him to back further development on Lantau.

A record 1.4 million people voted in the District Council elections throughout Hong Kong, with Sammi Fu Hiu Lam winning Tung Chung North, Holden Chow Ho Ding elected in Tung Chung South and Amy Yung retaining her Discovery Bay seat.