Hong Kong Island by-election, 2000

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Hong Kong Island by-election, 2000
Hong Kong
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  Audrey Eu Yuet Mee.jpg Christopher Chung Shu Kun.jpg
Candidate Audrey Eu Chung Shu-kun
Party Independent DAB
Alliance Pan-democracy Pro-Beijing
Popular vote 108,401 78,282
Percentage 52.11% 37.63%

Legislative
Councilor
before election

Gary Cheng
DAB

Elected Legislative
Councilor

Audrey Eu
Independent

The Hong Kong Island by-election, 2000 was held on 10 December 2000, when then Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong (DAB) vice-chairman Gary Cheng declined to accept his seat as a result of a scandal. Audrey Eu, who was then running as an independent backed by the pro-democracy camp won the by-election with 52.1% of valid vote.[1] Cheng was subsequently jailed for abuse of office.[2]

Result[edit]

Hong Kong Island by-election 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Audrey Eu Yuet-mee 108,401 54.84
DAB Christopher Chung Shu-kun 78,282 37.23
Independent Jennifer Chow Kit-bing 13,717 6.59
Independent Paul Tse Wai-chun 5,076 0.50
Independent Simon Lo Ching-cheung 1,317 0.25
Independent Shi Kai-biu 1,231 0.19
Majority 30,119 17.61
Total valid votes 208,024 100.00
Rejected ballots 648
Turnout 208,672 33.27
Registered electors 627,208
Independent gain from DAB Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hong Kong Economic Journal, Page 9, 13 August 2007.
  2. ^ Sangwon Suh and Yulanda Chung "A PR Man's PR Woes", Asiaweek.com, 8 September 2000