Pro-establishment lawmaker, Paul Tse, says he hopes the results of Sunday's District Council elections will be a "cure" to stop or lower the degree of violence seen in the past few months of protests.
Pan-democrats won by a landslide and Tse was one of only four pro-establishment lawmakers to retain his seat.
Tse said the outcome is a serious warning to the government to listen to the views of the people. He says apart from a reshuffling of government ministers, swift prosecution of arrested protesters is a priority.
"So far all the arrested people, they were released again on very low bail and then they go to the streets again causing further violence because they're more hardened," he said during an interview on RTHK's "Hong Kong Today" programme. "These are the consequences we have to avoid repeating again."
Tse said swift prosecutions would restore some respect for law and order, which he says has been absent since the unrest over the anti-extradition bill began in June.