Date
18 October 2017
The ratings of prominent pan-democratic legislators fell to new lows in the latest survey, done after the Umbrella movement ended. Photo: HKEJ
The ratings of prominent pan-democratic legislators fell to new lows in the latest survey, done after the Umbrella movement ended. Photo: HKEJ

Ratings of pan-democrats drop after Occupy protests

The scores of all the pan-democratic lawmakers fell in the latest opinion poll in which the public were asked to rate the members of the Legislative Council, Ming Pao Daily reported Wednesday.

Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing achieved the highest rating of 62, his personal best since the handover.

Tsang was the only lawmaker to obtain a passing mark, said Robert Chung, director of the Public Opinion Program at the University of Hong Kong, which conducted the survey.

Among the pan-democrats, Labour Party chairman Lee Cheuk-yan scored 39.1 points, a drop of 4.2 points from the previous survey in October. It was his lowest rating since 1995.

Civic Party leader Alan Leong Kah-kit’s rating was his lowest since 2006, and Democratic Party chairwoman Emily Lau Wai-hing’s was her lowest since 1994.

With 42.4 points, Leong had the highest score among the pan-democrats, though it was 2.4 points lower than in the previous survey.

Lau had 40.4 points, 2.9 points fewer than three months ago. 

Chung said that while the ratings of all the legislators suffered across the board in the previous survey, held during the Occupy Central protests, the ratings of the pro-establishment lawmakers seem to have recovered in the latest survey, while those of the pan-democrats have not.

New People Party chairwoman Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee obtained 46.3 points to place second among all the lawmakers.

Tam Yiu-Chung, who chairs the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, came in third, with 44.1 points.

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