University (constituency)

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University
Elected Constituency
for the Central & Western District Council
Outline map
Boundary of University in Central & Western District
Region Central & Western District
Electorate 8,123[1]
Current constituency
Created 1994
Number of members One
Member(s) Stephen Chan Chit-kwai (Independent)

University (Chinese: 大學) is one of the 15 constituencies in the Central & Western District of Hong Kong. It has been represented since 1994 by Stephen Chan Chit-kwai in the Central & Western District Council.

The constituency is loosely based on the area around its namesake University of Hong Kong's Main Campus in Mid-Levels, with an estimated population of 18,535.[2]

Boundaries[edit]

University constituency is roughly based on the western portion of the Mid-levels, bounded on the north by Bonham Road and on the west by Pok Fu Lam Road, except for a small section of the latter outside HKU's Jockey Club Student Village.

The constituency covers the whole of the University of Hong Kong's Main Campus as well as the student accommodations of St. John's College and Jockey Club Student Village.

Bordering University are the constituencies of Kwun Lung, Belcher, Water Street, Centre Street, Tung Wah, Castle Road and Peak, as well as the Pok Fu Lam constituency of Southern District.

Councillors represented[edit]

Since its creation in 1994, the constituency's seat in the District Council has been held by Stephen CHAN Chit-kwai, whose occupation is hall manager at the University of Hong Kong.

Election Member Party
1994 Stephen Chan Chit-kwai Progressive Alliance
199? Independent

Election results[edit]

2010s[edit]

Central & Western District Council Election, 2015: University
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Stephen Chan Chit-kwai 1,844 55.9 –24.5
Independent Edward Lau Wai-tak 1,455 44.1
Majority 389 11.8 –49.0
Turnout 3,334 41.1
Independent hold Swing
Central & Western District Council Election, 2011: University
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Stephen Chan Chit-kwai 2,169 80.4 +26.5
LSD Tsui Kit-sang 530 19.6 N/A
Majority 1,639 60.8 +36.9
Independent hold Swing

2000s[edit]

Central & Western District Council Election, 2007: University
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Stephen Chan Chit-kwai 1,420 54.9 N/A
Democratic Coalition Lilian Yue Man-tuen 802 31.0 N/A
Independent Wu Chor-nam 366 14.1 N/A
Majority 618 23.9 N/A
Independent hold Swing
Central & Western District Council Election, 2003: University
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Stephen Chan Chit-kwai Unopposed N/A N/A
Independent hold Swing

1990s[edit]

Central & Western District Council Election, 1999: University
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Stephen Chan Chit-kwai Unopposed N/A N/A
Independent hold Swing
Central & Western District Board Election, 1994: University
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Alliance Stephen Chan Chit-kwai 1,228 55.3 N/A
PDA Chu Kin-wah 974 43.8 N/A
Majority 254 11.5
Progressive Alliance win (new seat)

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 District Councils Election - Election Brief". Hong Kong Government. 20 September 2011. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "2011 District Councils Election - Summary of the District Council Constituency Areas". Hong Kong Government. 5 September 2011. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 

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