1975 Hong Kong municipal election

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1975 Hong Kong municipal election
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6 (of the 12) elected seats to the Urban Council
Turnout32.14% Increase4.50pp
  First party Second party
 
Leader Hilton Cheong-Leen Brook Bernacchi
Party Civic Reform
Seats before 5 3
Seats after 4 3
Seat change Decrease1 Steady
Popular vote 15,487 6,141
Percentage 31.30% 12.41%
Swing Decrease13.56pp Decrease42.73pp

Chairman before election

A. de O. Sales
Independent

Elected Chairman

A. de O. Sales
Independent

The 1975 Urban Council election was held on 5 March 1971 for 6 of the 12 elected seats of the Urban Council of Hong Kong.

10,903 eligible voters cast their votes, higher than any previous election, though still less than a third of registered voters, less than five per cent of those eligible (ratepayers, civil servants, professionals, etc.) and a much tinier proportion still of the adult population.[1] Elsie Elliot, Hilton Cheong-Leen, Denny Huang, Wong Pun-cheuk and Cecilia Yeung all retained their seats while Yeung won by a narrow margin. Henry Luk Hoi-on, a 52-year-old outspoken independent, editor of the pro-KMT Chinese-language newspaper Truth Daily,[2] was the only new candidate elected.[3] Luk had notably campaigned for free democratic elections for the Legislative Council.[1]

Outcome[edit]

Urban Council Election 1975[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Elsie Elliot 8,886 17.96 −2.06
Independent Denny M. H. Huang 8,346 16.87 +2.21
Civic Hilton Cheong-Leen 5,992 12.11 −3.18
Independent Wong Pun-cheuk 4,833 9.77 +1.10
Independent Henry H. O. Luk 4,245 8.58
Reform Cecilia L. Y. Yeung 3,645 7.37 −1.96
Civic Hung Sau-nin 3,422 6.92
Civic William K. C. Shum 3,258 6.59
Civic Wilson W.S. Tuet 2,815 5.69
Reform Napoleon C. Y. Ng 1,732 3.50
Independent Chiu But-york 1,538 3.11
Reform Poon Tai-leung 402 0.81
Reform Sung Pui 362 0.73
Turnout 10,903

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hughes, Richard (1976). Borrowed Place Borrowed Time. London: Andre Deutsch. p. 37. ISBN 0233966986.
  2. ^ "Weekly Review of People's Republic of China". 12 March 1975.
  3. ^ a b 葉錫恩黃夢花張有興黃品卓陸海安楊勵賢當選市局議員. Kung Sheung Daily News 香港工商日報 (in Chinese). 6 March 1975. p. 6.