KMT Hsinchu City Council Deputy Speaker in Support of Kao 竹市藍營副議長倒戈挺高虹安 引棄保效應

The Hsinchu mayor election is heating up. KMT Hsinchu City Council Deputy Speaker Yu Pang-yen showed support for TPP's candidate Kao Hung-an which led KMT supporters to wonder if the party is giving up on its Hsinchu mayoral candidate Lin Keng-jen. Meanwhile, Kao and DPP Hsinchu mayoral candidate Shen Hui-hung have a war of words over issues on transportation policy in Xiangshan District.  


Hsinchu City Council Deputy Speaker Yu Pang-yen from the KMT party led a group of borough chiefs to campaign for Taiwan People's Party (TPP) Hsinchu mayoral candidate Kao Hung-an during her rally last Saturday, Nov. 19. Yu again showed support towards Kao two days later with a post on his official Facebook. KMT supporters wonder if the party is giving up on its Hsinchu mayoral candidate Lin Keng-jen.

Lin Keng-jen, Hsinchu Mayoral Candidate (KMT): “He (Deputy Speaker Yu Pang-yen) is my colleague at the city council, but his endorsement yesterday broke the supporters' hearts. It is bewildering. It gave our opponents a chance to divide us. It is too bad he made such a decision, but I respect his decision and still appreciate him for the things he has done for me.”

Eric Chu, KMT Chairperson: “It is our common goal to take out DPP no matter what we have to go through. We will never give up on any of our comrades.”

In response to whether the KMT would penalize Yu, KMT Chairperson Eric Chu said the party would discuss it internally. On the other hand, Kao said she is grateful for any senior politician's support. As Election Day draws near, Kao and DPP Hsinchu mayoral candidate Shen Hui-hung continued confronting each other over issues on transportation policy in Xiangshan District of Hsinchu.

Kao Hung-an, Hsinchu Mayoral Candidate (TPP): “Former Hsinchu City Mayor Lin Chih-chien blocked the largest central government subsidy package for Xiangshan District during his term. Government papers also show that when Ms. Shen served as Hsinchu Transportation Department Director, she purposely rejected the construction plan and the subsidy from the central government.”

Shen Hui-hung, Hsinchu Mayoral Candidate (DPP): “In 2015, the Ma administration revoked the environmental impact assessment of the R1 Road. Hsinchu City Government could only comply and hold up on the plan. The total budget was NT$4.2 billion and Hsinchu City Government had to pay NT$1.8 billion. The construction of the road would've only saved two minutes of driving time.”

The DPP will be holding a final rally in Hsinchu on Nov. 25 and Shen invited all supporters to join. Meanwhile, Kao is still facing controversies with appropriating wages from her legislative assistants as internet celebrity 4XCat Liu Yu exposed more "inside stories" to the media. Kao condemned all slander and said she may resort to taking legal action.
 

 

民眾黨新竹市長候選人高虹安上週六造勢晚會,國民黨籍的新竹市副議長余邦彥率領多名里長到場聲援,引發國民黨內棄保的疑慮,選戰倒數余邦彥陣前倒戈,21日在臉書發文表態力挺高虹安,恐衝擊林耕仁選情。

民進黨新竹市長候選人林耕仁表示:「(余邦彥副議長)是我的議會同事,但對於他昨日表達的立場,不但讓支持者痛心和費解,也給對手分化我們的機會,我在此表達遺憾,但我仍然感謝這一陣子他的付出,也給予祝福。」

國民黨主席朱立倫表示:「共同目標就是下架民進黨,不管多辛苦多困難,絕對不會放棄任何一位同志。」

被問到是否對余邦彥祭出黨紀開鍘?國民黨主席朱立倫表示,對於任何個案都尊重考紀會處理。民眾黨高虹安則感謝任何一位政治前輩的支持。隨著選舉投票日逼近,雙虹戰場競爭激烈,高虹安和沈慧虹就香山交通建設話語交鋒。

民眾黨新竹市長候選人高虹安表示:「香山有史以來最大的中央補助經費,卻在林智堅前市長甚至我們現在已經看到資料裡面,就是沈慧虹副市長當時擔任交通處長的時候,執意來去駁回,並且退回中央的經費。」

國民黨新竹市長候選人沈慧虹表示:「104年的時候,馬政府撤銷環評,所以新竹市政府只好暫時就配合暫緩推動,總經費42億,當時市政府要負擔18億,最後只能節省兩分鐘。」

沈慧虹也邀請市民一同參加1125光榮大遊行。至於網紅四叉貓接連爆料高虹安國會辦公室爭議,高虹安譴責不實抹黑言論,不排除採取法律行動。