Following is the transcript of remarks made by the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Patrick Nip, at a media session after attending the Legislative Council meeting today (June 6):
Reporter: Is there any plan for the by-election to wait for the (appeal relating to the) New Territories East (geographical constituency)?
Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs: As I said, basically, the Electoral Affairs Commission will act in accordance with the legal requirements to conduct a by-election whenever there is a vacancy as earlier as practicable. So that is the legal requirement. And it will also take into account the actual circumstances. That will be the follow-up work to be done by the Electoral Affairs Commission.
(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)
Ends/Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Issued at HKT 13:00