Hong Kong local elections, 2007

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Hong Kong local elections, 2007
Hong Kong
2003 ←
18 November 2007 → 2011

All Elected Constituencies
405 (of the 534) seats in all 18 Districts Councils
  First party Second party
  Tam Yau Chung.jpg Albert Ho Chun Yan.jpg
Leader Tam Yiu-chung Albert Ho
Party DAB Democratic
Alliance Pro-Beijing Pro-democracy
Leader's seat N/A Lok Tsui
Last election 62 seats, 22.94% 95 seats, 21.27%
Seats won 115 59
Seat change Increase38 Decrease14
Popular vote 292,916 175,054
Percentage 25.73% 15.38%
Swing Increase2.79% Decrease5.90%

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Map of the winning party by constituency

The 2007 Hong Kong District Council elections were held on 18 November 2007. Elections were held to all 18 districts of Hong Kong, returned 405 members from directly elected constituencies out of total 534 councils member. The pan-democrats suffered a devastating loss in the election.

General outcome[edit]

e • d Summary of the 18 November 2007 District Councils of Hong Kong election results
Political Affiliation Popular vote % % +/− Standing Elected +/−
Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong 292,916 25.73 +2.79 178 115 +38
Liberal Party 50,026 4.39 +1.63 55 14 +4
Civil Force 30,880 2.71 +0.27 20 18 +1
New Century Forum 14,731 1.29 +1.21 10 6 +6
Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions 4,208 0.37 +0.11 3 1 +1
Tseung Kwan O Residents' Association 1,922 0.17 - 1 1 -
Tin Shui Wai Women Association 1,457 0.13 - 1 1 -
Federation of Hong Kong and Kowloon Labour Unions 1,339 0.12 +0.12 1 1 0
New Territories General Chamber of Commerce 818 0.07 - 1 0 -
Hong Kong Civic Association 375 0.03 - 4 0 -
Independents 212,457 18.66 - 154 114 -
Total for pro-Beijing camp 614,621 53.98 +7.38 430 273 -
Democratic Party 175,054 15.38 -5.90 110 59 -14
Hong Kong Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood 52,386 4.60 -0.46 37 17 -8
Civic Party 48,837 4.29 - 41 8 +1
League of Social Democrats 28,601 2.51 - 29 6 -6
Frontier 18,203 1.60 -0.81 15 3 -3
Neighbourhood and Workers Service Centre 12,565 1.10 -0.24 5 4 0
Yuen Long Tin Shui Wai Democratic Alliance 9,530 0.84 +0.04 11 1 -2
Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions 2,273 0.20 -0.18 2 0 -2
Civic Act-up 991 0.09 -0.40 2 0 -2
Individuals 60,510 5.31 - 44 10 -
Total for Democratic Coalition for DC Election 409,573 35.97 - 296 108 -
Independent democrats and others 36,208 3.18 - 39 19 -
Total for pro-democracy camp 445,781 39.15 -5.51 335 127 -
Independent and others 78,133 6.86 -2.21 142 5 -
Total (turnout 38.83%) 1,138,358 100.0 - 907 405 +5

Note 1: The total seats of the District Councils are 534 including 27 ex-officio members (Rural Committee Chairmen in the New Territories), and 102 members appointed members by the Chief Executive of Hong Kong.
Note 2: Candidates ran under both DAB and FTU banners were all counted as DAB in this chart.


Results by district[edit]

Council Previous control Previous party Camp control Largest party DAB DP CF ADPL Lib Civ Others
Central and Western Pro-democracy Democratic Pro-Beijing Democratic 3 6 1 1 4
Wan Chai Pro-democracy Civic Act-up Pro-Beijing DAB 2 9
Eastern Pro-Beijing DAB Pro-Beijing DAB 14 3 2 2 16
Southern Pro-Beijing Democratic Pro-Beijing Democratic 1 3 1 12
Yau Tsim Mong Pro-Beijing Democratic Pro-Beijing DAB 7 1 8
Sham Shui Po Pro-democracy ADPL No Overall Control ADPL 3 2 10 6
Kowloon City Pro-Beijing Democratic Pro-Beijing DAB 6 2 3 2 1 8
Wong Tai Sin Pro-Beijing DAB Pro-Beijing DAB 8 3 2 1 11
Kwun Tong Pro-Beijing Democratic Pro-Beijing DAB 9 3 22
Tsuen Wan Pro-Beijing Democratic Pro-Beijing DAB 3 3 1 2 8
Tuen Mun Pro-Beijing DAB Pro-Beijing DAB 11 7 2 1 18
Yuen Long Pro-Beijing DAB Pro-Beijing DAB 7 2 3 16
North Pro-Beijing Democratic Pro-Beijing DAB 9 4 3
Tai Po Pro-Beijing Democratic Pro-Beijing DAB 7 4 8
Sai Kung Pro-Beijing DAB Pro-Beijing DAB 9 4 3 7
Sha Tin Pro-Beijing Civil Force Pro-Beijing Civil Force 8 3 15 1 9
Kwai Tsing Pro-democracy Democratic Pro-Beijing Democratic 5 9 1 13
Islands Pro-Beijing DAB Pro-Beijing DAB 4 2 4

Aftermath[edit]

In December 2007, Donald Tsang named 27 government-appointed Council members.[1]

Tsang was criticised for not appointing a single member of the pan-democrats.[1]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Frank Ching, "Tsang grooms his kind of political talent", Pg A12, South China Morning Post, 24 June 2008