Kowloon East (constituency)

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Kowloon East
Geographical constituency
for the Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Outline map
Boundary of Kowloon East in Hong Kong
Region Kowloon
Electorate 559,528[1]
Current constituency
Created 1998
Number of members Five
Member(s) Chan Kam-lam (DAB)
Alan Leong (Civic)
Wong Kwok-kin (FTU)
Wu Chi-wai (Democratic)
Paul Tse (Independent)
Created from Kowloon South-east,
Kowloon East,
Kowloon North-east

Kowloon East is a Hong Kong geographical constituency in the Legislative Council of Hong Kong.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency loosely corresponds to the today's districts of Wong Tai Sin and Kwon Tong.

History[edit]

The constituency was formed since the 1998 legislative election, replacing a number of single-member constituencies in 1995. These were Kowloon East and parts of Kowloon Central in the 1991 election with dual-seat constituency dual vote system and Kowloon Southeast, Kowloon East, and Kowloon Northeast in the 1995 election. From 1985 to 1991, the seats were elected by the electoral colleges composed of the members of the district boards and Urban Council.

LegCo members for former Kowloon East constituencies, 1985 – 1997
Election 1985–1988 1988–1991 Election 1991–1995 Election 1995–1997
Kwun Tong Poon Chi-fai
PHKS (1988–91)
Kowloon East Szeto Wah
United Democrat (1991–94)
Democratic (1994–95)
Kowloon East Szeto Wah
Democratic
Fred Li
Meeting Point (1991–94)
Democratic (1994–95)
Kowloon South-east Fred Li
Democratic
Wong Tai Sin Conrad Lam Michael Cheng
PHKS (1988–90)
LDF (1990–91)
Kowloon Central Conrad Lam
United Democrat (1991–94)
Democratic (1994–95)
Kowloon North-east Chan Yuen-han
DAB
Kowloon Central Bruce Liu
ADPL
Part of Kowloon City constituency Lau Chin-shek
United Democrat (1991–94)
Democratic (1994–95)
Lee Cheuk-yan
CTU
Becoming part of Kowloon Central constituency

Return members[edit]

Below are all the members since the creation of the Kowloon East constituency. The number of seats allocated to Kowloon East has been increased from 3 to 4 between 1998 and 2008 due to the enlargement.

LegCo members for Kowloon East, 1998 onwards
Election 1998 (1st LegCo) 2000 (2nd LegCo) 2004 (3rd LegCo) 2008 (4th LegCo) 2012 (5th LegCo)
Councilor
Party
Szeto Wah
Democratic
Albert Cheng
Independent
Lost seat to
Kowloon West
Paul Tse
Independent
Councilor
Party
Chan Yuen-han
DAB(1998–2004)
FTU (2004–08)
Wong Kwok-kin
FTU
Councilor
Party
Fred Li
Democratic
Wu Chi-wai
Democratic
Councilor
Party
New Seat Chan Kam-lam
DAB
Councilor
Party
New Seat Alan Leong
Civic (2006–)

Summary of seats won[edit]

1998 2000 2004 2008 2012
Democratic 2 2 1 1 1
DAB 1 2 1 1 1
FTU 1 1 1
Civic 1 1
Independent 2 1
Seats 3 4 5 4 5

Vote share summary[edit]

1998 2000 2004 2008 2012
Democratic 55.8 45.3 19.2 27.3 15.4
DAB 41.8 47.4 18.8 22.6 16.7
FTU 17.9 21.3 14.3
Civic 16.6 14.6
LSD 12.1 9.6
People Power 12.9
Independent 2.4 7.4 44.1 16.6

Election results[edit]

The largest remainder method (with Hare quota) of the proportional representative electoral system was introduced in 1998, replacing the single-member constituencies of the 1995 election. Elected candidates are shown in bold. Brackets indicate the quota + remainder.

2010s[edit]

Legislative Election 2012: Kowloon East
List Candidates Votes % ±%
DAB Chan Kam-lam
Joe Lai Wing-ho, Hung Kam-in, Wilson Or Chong-shing
47,415 16.65 −5.95
Democratic Wu Chi-wai
Mok Kin-shing, Hon Ka-ming
43,764 15.37 −5.03
Civic Alan Leong Kah-kit
Jeremy Jansen Tam Man-ho
41,669 14.63 −1.97
FTU Wong Kwok-kin
Kan Ming-tung, Mok Kin-wing, Ho Kai-ming
40,824 14.34 −6.96
Independent Paul Tse Wai-chun 38,546 13.54 N/A
People Power Wong Yeung-tat, Chan Sau-wai 36,608 12.85 N/A
LSD Andrew To Kwan-hang 27,253 9.57 −2.68
Independent Tam Heung-man 5,440 1.91 N/A
Nonpartisan Kay Yim Fung-chi, Chan Heung-yin 3,263 1.15 N/A
Turnout 284,782 51.05 +7.04
Kowloon East by-election 2010[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Civic Alan Leong Kah-kit 82,066 92.5
Tertiary 2012 Lai King-fai 6,630 7.5
Turnout 88,696 16.79
Civic hold Swing

2000s[edit]

Legislative Election 2008: Kowloon East[3]
List Candidates Votes % ±%
DAB Chan Kam-lam
Joe Lai Wing-ho, Maggie Chan Man-ki, Hung Kam-in
53,472 22.6 +3.8
FTU Wong Kwok-kin
Chan Yuen-han, Peter Wong Kit-hin, Kan Ming-tung
50,320 21.3 −3.4
Democratic Fred Li Wah-ming
Kai Ming-wah, Wong Kai-ming, Wong Wai-tag
48,124 20.4 +1.2
Civic Alan Leong Kah-kit
Yu Kwun-wai, Wong Hok-ming
39,274 16.6 −2.5
LSD Andrew To Kwan-hang 28,690 12.1 −12.9
Democratic Wu Chi-wai 16,365 6.9 N/A
Turnout 236,245 44.01 −12.45
Legislative Election 2004: Kowloon East[4]
List Candidates Votes % ±%
Nonpartisan (Frontier) Albert Cheng Jing-han
Andrew To Kwan-hang
73,279 25.0
(20+4.99)
N/A
Democratic Fred Li Wah-ming
Wu Chi-wai, Ho Wai-to
56,462 19.2 −26.1
Independent Alan Leong Kah-kit 56,175 19.1 N/A
DAB (FTU) Chan Kam-lam
Choi Chun-wa, Chan Tak-ming
55,306 18.8 N/A
FTU (DAB) Chan Yuen-han
Lam Man-fai, Tang Ka-piu
52,564 17.9 N/A
Turnout 293,986 56.46 +11.74
Legislative Election 2000: Kowloon East[5]
List Candidates Votes % ±%
DAB Chan Yuen-han, Chan Kam-lam
Lam Man-fai, Chan Joy-kong Angelis
108,587 47.4
(25+22.36)
+5.62
Democratic Szeto Wah, Fred Li Wah-ming
Wu Chi-wai, Andrew To Kwan-hang
103,863 45.3
(25+20.3)
−10.5
Lam Hoi-shing 9,805 4.3 N/A
Shi Kai-biu, Lam Wai-yin 7,023 3.1 N/A
Turnout 229,278 44.72 −9.69

1990s[edit]

Legislative Election 1998: Kowloon East[6]
List Candidates Votes % ±%
Democratic Szeto Wah, Fred Li Wah-ming
Mak Hoi-wah
145,986 55.80
(33.33+22.47)
DAB Chan Yuen-han
Kwok Bit-chun, Lam Man-fai
109,296 41.78
(33.33+8.45)
Fok Pui-yee 6,339 2.42
Turnout 261,621 54.41

1995 Constituencies[edit]

Kowloon North-east[edit]

Legislative Election 1995: Kowloon North-east[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DAB Chan Yuen-han 25,922 52.77
Democratic Mak Hoi-wah 23,201 47.23
Majority 2,721 5.54
DAB win (new seat)

Kowloon East[edit]

Legislative Election 1995: Kowloon East[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Szeto Wah 29,627 55.40
Independent Elsie Tu 23,855 44.60
Majority 5,772 10.80
Democratic win (new seat)

Kowloon South-east[edit]

Legislative Election 1995: Kowloon South-east[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Li Wah-ming 30,133 50.95
DAB Tam Yiu-chung 29,009 49.05
Majority 1,124 1.90
Democratic win (new seat)

1991 Constituencies[edit]

Dual-seat constituency dual vote system was used with two seats to be filled in each constituency.

Kowloon East[edit]

Legislative Election 1991: Kowloon East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
United Democrats Szeto Wah 57,921 37.8
Meeting Point Fred Li Wah-ming 49,643 32.4
KTRA Hau Shui-pui 21,225 13.9
Independent Poon Chi-fai 16,625 10.9
October Review Chan Cheong 3,431 2.2
TUC Li Ting-kit 3,393 2.2
LDF Philip Li Koi-hop 865 0.6
Turnout 82,405 38.0
United Democrats win (new seat)
Meeting Point win (new seat)

1985–88 Electoral Colleges[edit]

Wong Tai Sin[edit]

Legislative Election 1988: Wong Tai Sin
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PHKS Michael Cheng Tak-kin 16 55.17
Nonpartisan Conrad Lam Kui-shing 13
Nonpartisan gain from Nonpartisan Swing
Legislative Election 1985: Wong Tai Sin
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nonpartisan Conrad Lam Kui-shing 16 51.61
PHKS Liu Kwun-sing 15 48.39
Nonpartisan win (new seat)

Kwun Tong[edit]

Legislative Election 1988: Kwun Tong
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PHKS Poon Chi-fai 21 63.64
Meeting Point Fred Li Wah-ming 12 36.36
PHKS hold Swing
Legislative Election 1985: Kwun Tong
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nonpartisan Poon Chi-fai 18 62.07
Nonpartisan Cheng Kwan-shun 11 37.93
Meeting Point Fred Li Wah-ming 0 0
Nonpartisan win (new seat)

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