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Junius Ho

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Junius Kwan-yiu Ho (Chinese: 何君堯; born 4 June 1962) is a Hong Kong lawyer and politician. He is a former president of the Law Society of Hong Kong and chairman of the Tuen Mun Rural Committee, and served as an elected member of the Tuen Mun District Council since 2015, before losing his seat in 2019. He is a member of the Pro-Beijing camp.

Junius Ho first contested a Legislative Council election in 2008, running against Civic Party’s Margaret Ng in the Legal functional constituency. He was defeated, receiving 1,286 votes, about 34 percent of the vote.

He was a candidate in the Legislative Council election in New Territories West in September 2012, where he received 10,805 votes, about two per cent of total vote share and was not elected.

Junius Ho was appointed to the Lingnan University council by Chief Executive of Hong Kong Leung Chun-ying in October 2015. Students staged a protest against the appointment over fears of political interference in university governance.

In the 2015 District Council elections, Junius Ho defeated Albert Ho of the Democratic Party in the latter’s long-held Lok Tsui seat in a six-way contest by a narrow margin of 277 votes, as the pro-democracy votes were split between Albert Ho and Cheng Chung-tai of Civic Passion. He ran again in the 2016 Legislative Council election, in New Territories West, where he was reportedly backed by the Central People’s Government’s Liaison Office in Hong Kong. During the election, Ho and his supporters were allegedly involved in the withdrawal of candidacy of Liberal Party candidate Ken Chow Wing-kan. Chow claimed he had been intimidated. Junius Ho was elected with 35,657 votes, winning the last of nine seats in the constituency.

On November 6 2019, in preparation for the 2019 Hong Kong local elections, Junius Ho ran a campaign event in Tuen Mun. He was approached by a man posing as a supporter, who then attacked him with a knife-like object that left him bleeding in the chest. The attacker was shortly subdued and Junius Ho was hospitalized thereafter.

Source: Wikipedia

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