1995 Hong Kong municipal elections

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1995 Hong Kong municipal elections
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← 1991 5 March 1995

32 (of the 41) seats to the Urban Council
27 (of the 39) seats to the Regional Council
Turnout25.8% Increase2.5pp
  First party Second party Third party
  Martin Lee 2014 cut.jpg Tsang Yok-sing.jpg Frederick Fung at Alliance for True Democracy.jpg
Leader Martin Lee Tsang Yok-sing Frederick Fung
Party Democratic DAB ADPL
Last election New party New party 2 seats, 5.37%
Seats won 12 UC
11 RC
5 UC
3 RC
5 UC
3 RC
Seat change Increase12 Increase4 Increase4
Popular vote 205,823 70,690 38,918
Percentage 36.91% 16.24% 6.98%
Swing N/A N/A Increase1.61pp

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Lau Kong-wah 2014.jpg Allen Lee at 71demo 2008.jpg
Leader Hu Fa-kuang Lau Kong-wah Allen Lee
Party LDF Civil Force Liberal
Last election 3 seats, 9.99% New party New party
Seats won 1 UC
3 RC
0 UC
1 RC
1 UC
0 RC
Seat change Increase1 Increase1 Increase1
Popular vote 25,398 10,546 7,188
Percentage 4.55% 1.89% 1.29%
Swing Decrease5.44pp N/A N/A

Chairmen before election

Ronald Leung (UC)
Lam Wai-keung (RC)

Elected Chairmen

Ronald Leung (UC)
Lau Wong-fat (RC)

The 1995 Urban Council and Regional Council elections were the municipal elections held on 5 March 1995 for the elected seats of the Urban Council and Regional Council respectively.

Overview[edit]

Due to the democratisation reform under the governorship of Chris Patten, all the appointed seats since the creations of the Councils were replaced by members of direct elections. 32 seats in the Urban Council was the directly elected by the general residents and 9 seats were elected by the Hong Kong Island and Kowloon District Boards members. For Regional Council, 27 seats were directly elected and 9 seats were elected by the New Territories District Boards members, with 3 ex-officio members of the Chairman and two chairmen of the Heung Yee Kuk. The first-past-the-post voting system was used.

Dozens of long-serving Urban and Regional Councillors decided not to stand in the first full-scale municipal-level elections. The most senior member on the Urban Council Brook Bernacchi who was first elected in 1952 would not stand because the council was becoming increasingly politicised. Elsie Tu, the second most senior Councillor was challenged and defeated by the Democratic Party heavyweight Szeto Wah for the Kwun Tong North seat.[1]

As a result, 21 Urban Councillors left in 1995 taking with them a total of 210 years of experience.[2]

After the transfer of sovereignty to the People's Republic of China, Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa decided to streamline and centralise municipal services as part of his government's policy reforms by dissolving the two Councils. The 1995 election thus became the last election.

General results[edit]

e • d Overall Summary of the 5 March 1995 Urban Council and Regional Council of Hong Kong election results
Political Affiliation Urban Council Regional Council Total
Popular
votes
Standing Elected Popular
votes
Standing Elected Popular
votes
% Total
seats
gained
Democratic Party 108,182 19 12 97,641 17 11 205,823 36.91 23
Hong Kong Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood 13,822 5 5 25,096 4 3 38,918 6.98 8
123 Democratic Alliance 1,556 1 0 6,360 2 0 7,916 1.42 0
Hong Kong Democratic Foundation 1,693 2 0 - - - 1,693 0.30 0
Chinese Liberal Democratic Party 1,453 1 0 - - - 1,453 0.26 0
Pro-democracy individuals 15,171 5 1 16,252 4 2 31,423 5.64 3
Total for pro-democracy parties and allies 141,877 33 18 145,349 27 16 287,226 51.51 34
Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong 70,690 12 5 19,858 5 3 90,548 16.24 8
Liberal Democratic Federation of Hong Kong 9,757 2 1 15,641 4 3 25,398 4.55 4
Civil Force - - - 10,546 2 1 10,546 1.89 1
Liberal Party 3,370 1 1 3,818 2 0 7,188 1.29 1
New Hong Kong Alliance 4,901 1 1 - - - 4,901 0.88 1
Hong Kong Chinese Reform Association 3,953 1 1 - - - 3,953 0.71 1
United Front for the Service of the People - - - 8,377 3 0 8,377 1.50 0
Hong Kong Progressive Alliance 1,770 1 0 3,508 1 0 5,278 0.95 0
Hong Kong Alliance of Chinese and Expatriates 2,229 1 0 - - - 2,229 0.40 0
Public Affairs Society 1,140 1 0 - - - 1,140 0.20 0
Hong Kong Civic Association 189 1 0 - - - 189 0.03 0
Pro-Beijing Individuals 51,088 17 4 50,308 14 4 101,396 18.18 8
Total for pro-Beijing and conservative parties and allies 149,087 38 13 112,056 31 11 261,143 46.83 24
Non-aligned Individuals and others 4,537 4 1 4,693 2 0 9,230 1.66 1
Total 295,501 75 32 262,098 60 27 557,599 100.00 59

Result breakdown[edit]

Urban Council[edit]

District Constituency Candidates Affiliation Votes %
Central and Western UC1 Western 1 Ip Kwok-him DAB 7,371 47.69
2 Chan Kwok-leung Democratic 8,084 52.31
UC2 Central 1 Chan Yuk-cheung Independent 4,186 40.44
2 Kam Nai-wai Democratic 6,164 59.56
Wan Chai UC3 Wan Chai West 1 San Stephen Wong Hon-ching CRA 3,953 62.16
2 Li Kin-yin Democratic 2,406 37.84
UC4 Wan Chai East 1 Ada Wong Ying-kay Independent 3,182 43.78
2 Thomas Wong Cheung-chi Independent 143 1.97
3 Susanna Yeung Wan-king Independent 1,009 13.88
4 John Tse Wing-ling Democratic 2,934 40.37
Eastern UC5 North Point West 1 Mathias Woo Yan-wai Independent 2,719 33.98
2 Chan Tak-wai DF 1,163 14.54
3 Jennifer Chow Kit-bing Liberal 3,370 42.12
4 Yuen King-yuk Independent 749 9.36
UC6 North Point East 1 Wong Kwok-hing DAB 6,718 82.22
2 Shing Wai-pong CLDP 1,453 17.78
UC7 Quarry Bay 1 Joseph Lai Chi-keong Democratic 5,937 54.35
2 Kong Tze-wing Independent 3,125 28.61
3 Yuen Ki-kong Independent 1,861 17.04
UC8 Shau Kei Wan 1 Alexander Fu Yuen-cheung Independent 1,716 27.26
2 Hui Ka-hoo Independent 1,352 21.48
3 Daniel To Boon-man Independent 2,860 45.43
4 Chum Ting-pong Independent 367 5.83
UC9 Chai Wan West 1 Chao Shing-kie DAB 4,417 46.67
2 Manuel Chan Tim-shing Democratic 5,047 53.33
UC10 Chai Wan East 1 Christopher Chung Shu-kun DAB 7,477 59.96
2 Tsang Kin-shing Democratic 4,994 40.04
Southern UC11 Aberdeen and Bay Area 1 Joseph Chan Yuek-sut Independent uncontested
UC12 Ap Lei Chau 1 Ronnie Wong Man-chiu NHKA 4,901 52.02
2 Andrew Cheng Kar-foo Democratic 4,520 47.98
UC13 Pokfulam and Wah Fu 1 Elizabeth Tse Wong Siu-yin ACE 2,229 28.13
2 Lai Hok-lim Democratic 5,696 71.87
Yau Tsim Mong UC14 Yau Tsim 1 Daniel Wong Kwok-tung ADPL 5,775 60.10
2 Ahuja Gopalda Holaram (Ahuja Gary) Independent 1,721 17.91
3 Li King-wah Public Affairs Society 1,140 11.86
4 Helen Chung Yee-fong Independent 785 8.17
5 Foo Pui-man Civic 189 1.97
UC15 Mong Kok 1 Law Wing-cheung Independent 3,536 22.80
2 Chan Kwok-ming Independent 2,399 21.57
3 Henry Chan Man-yu DF 530 4.77
4 Stanley Ng Wing-fai Democratic 4,656 41.87
Sham Shui Po UC16 Sham Shui Po West 1 Ha Ving-vung Democratic 6,734 49.79
2 Ambrose Cheung Wing-sum Independent 6,791 50.21
UC17 Sham Shui Po Central 1 Eric Wong Chung-ki ADPL uncontested
UC18 Sham Shui Po East 1 Tam Kwok-kiu ADPL uncontested
Kowloon City UC19 Kowloon City North 1 Lee Cheuk-fan Independent 1,863 27.90
2 Ronald Leung Ding-bong Independent 4,815 72.10
UC20 Kowloon City East 1 Wen Choy-bon DAB 3,607 53.67
2 Lam Ming Independent 3,114 46.33
UC21 Kowloon City South 1 Pao Ping-wing LDF 4,224 55.06
2 Virginia Fung King-man Independent 3,447 44.94
UC22 Kowloon City West 1 Wong Siu-yee LDF 5,533 46.86
2 Chiang Sai-cheong Independent 6,275 53.14
Wong Tai Sin UC23 Wang Tung and Lok Tin 1 Mok Ying-fan ADPL uncontested
UC24 Wong Tai Sin and Chuk Yuen 1 Lam Man-fai DAB 9,088 56.07
2 Andrew To Kwan-hang Democratic 7,120 43.93
UC25 Tsz Wan Shan and San Po Kong 1 Kan Chi-ho DAB 4,402 34.11
2 Choi Luk-sing Independent 3,332 25.82
3 Lee Kwok-keung Democratic 5,171 40.07
UC26 Choi Hung Wan and Ngau Chi Wan 1 Chan Chun-fat Progressive Alliance 1,770 16.04
2 Cecilia Yeung Lai-yin Independent 2,671 24.20
3 Wu Chi-wai Democratic 6,595 59.76
Kwun Tong UC27 Kwun Tong West 1 Au Yuk-har ADPL 8,047 52.76
2 Chan Kam-lam DAB 7,204 47.24
UC28 Kwun Tong North 1 Elsie Tu Independent 6,778 42.49
2 Sze To Wah Democratic 9,175 57.51
UC29 Shun Sau 1 Kwok Bit-chun DAB 8,725 59.13
2 Law Chun-ngai Democratic 6,030 40.87
UC30 Kuwn Tong Central 1 Kan Wing-kay DAB 3,462 37.04
2 Hung Chun-fun Democratic 5,884 62.96
UC31 Kwun Tong South 1 Ng Siu-wah DAB 4,161 37.97
2 Li Wah-ming Democratic 6,798 62.03
UC32 Lam Tin 1 Yiu Cheuk-hung DAB 4,058 41.19
2 Li Ting-kit 123DA 1,556 15.80
3 Francis Tang Chi-ho Democratic 4,237 43.01

Regional Council[edit]

District Constituency Candidates Affiliation Votes %
Tsuen Wan RC1 Tsuen Wan West 1 Liu Cheung-hin Independent 1,496 15.04
2 Wellington Cheng Wing-kee Independent 5,183 52.10
3 Ip Yeung Fuk-lan UFSP 3,270 32.87
RC2 Tsuen Wan Central 1 Wong Yin-ping Independent 192 2.12
2 Au-yeung Po-chun DAB 3,031 33.51
3 Cosmas Kwong Kwok-chuen Democratic 4,811 53.18
4 Sarena Young Fuk-ki UFSP 1,012 11.19
RC3 Tsuen Wan East 1 Sumly Chan Yuen-sum Independent 5,772 58.50
2 Yeung Fuk-kwong UFSP 4,095 41.50
Tuen Mun RC4 Tuen Mun East 1 Chan Wan-sang Independent 5,063 48.05
2 Cheung Yuet-lan Democratic 5,475 51.95
RC5 Tuen Mun West 1 Shung King-fai 123DA 1,481 15.18
2 Yim Tin-sang ADPL 8,278 84.82
RC6 Tuen Mun Central 1 Chan Yau-hoi DAB 5,062 34.53
2 Ho Chun-yan Democratic 9,599 65.47
RC7 Tuen Mun North 1 Fung Yau-wai LDF 4,431 42.99
2 Josephine Chan Shu-ying Democratic 5,877 57.01
Yuen Long RC8 Tin Shui Wai 1 Leung Che-cheung Independent 4,256 50.41
2 Cheung Yin-tung Democratic 4,186 49.59
RC9 Yuen Long Town Centre 1 Ngan Kam-chuen DAB 6,345 56.53
2 Mak Ip-sing 123DA 4,879 43.47
RC10 Yuen Long Rural 1 Ching Chan-ming Independent 3,868 27.48
2 Tang Wai-ming Independent 4,831 34.32
3 Lee King-yip Independent 5,378 38.20
North RC11 Sheung Shui 1 Wong Sing-chi Democratic 4,940 43.55
2 Au Wai-kwan Independent 3,471 30.60
3 Cheung Kan-kwai Independent 2,931 25.84
RC12 Fanling and Sha Ta 1 Tik Chi-yuen Democratic 5,980 45.31
2 Cheung Hon-chung Independent 7,217 54.69
Tai Po RC13 Tai Po West 1 Johnny Wong Chi-keung LDF 6,096 57.38
2 Fung Chi-wood Democratic 4,527 42.62
RC14 Tai Po Central 1 Cheng Chun-ping LDF uncontested
RC15 Tai Po East 1 Chan Ping LDF 5,114 56.15
2 Cheung Wing-fai Democratic 3,994 43.85
Sai Kung RC16 Sai Kung Rural and Tak Fu 1 Wan Yuet-cheung Independent uncontested
RC17 Tsueng Kwan O 1 Lam Wing-yin Democratic 7,165 67.13
2 Ling Man-hoi Progressive Alliance 3,508 32.87
Sha Tin RC18 Ma On Shan 1 Robert Chan To-yueng Democratic 3,965 41.68
2 Wong Mo-tai Independent 3,722 39.13
3 Li Po-ming Independent 1,826 19.19
RC19 Sha Tin East 1 Chow Wai-tung Democratic 6,862 60.84
2 Ho Sau-mo Independent 2,813 24.94
3 Raymond Fu Sze-wai Liberal 1,604 14.22
RC20 Sha Tin North 1 Thomas Pang Cheung-wai DAB 5,420 47.51
2 Kong Wood-chu Liberal 2,214 19.41
3 Lee York-fai Independent 3,774 33.08
RC21 Sha Tin South 1 Monnie Chan Yuet-hung Independent 4,501 42.80
2 Lam Hong-wah Civil Force 6,016 57.20
RC22 Sha Tin West 1 Tong Po-chun Independent 2,791 21.97
2 Ho Hau-cheung Civil Force 4,530 35.66
3 Ching Cheung-ying Democratic 5,381 42.36
Kwai Tsing RC23 Upper Kwai Chung 1 Alan Tam King-wah Democratic 5,365 71.22
2 Tsui Wing-cheung Independent 2,168 28.78
RC24 Kwai Chung Central 1 Leung Kwong-cheong ADPL 7,202 53.10
2 Chung Man-fai Democratic 6,362 46.90
RC25 Tsing Yi South and Lower Kwai Ching 1 Wong Yiu-chung Democratic 6,342 47.33
2 Ting Yin-wah ADPL 7,058 52.67
RC26 Tsing Yi North 1 Lee Wing-tat Democratic 6,810 72.69
2 Kwok Wai-ling ADPL 2,558 27.31
Islands RC27 Islands 1 Lee Kwai-chun DAB uncontested

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Ng, Catherine (24 January 1995). "Veterans leave battlefield". South China Morning Post.
  2. ^ Braude, Jonathan (15 March 1995). "Traditional grey farewell for 21 Urbco veterans". South China Morning Post.

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