Hong Kong’s Local Election Produces An Emphatic Victory for Pro-Democracy Parties

In 2015, all 18 districts opted for the pro-Beijing parties, yet in 2019 all but one was lost to the pro-democratic alliances. The pro-democracy landslide saw them pick up almost three times as many seats as they won in 2015, a rise from 124 to 389. But with a national swing of around 15%, many pro-government, prominent forces, including Horace Cheung, Alice Mak and Holden Chow lost their seats, whereas, Starry Lee narrowly retained her position.