1894 Hong Kong sanitary board election

The 1894 Hong Kong Sanitary Board election was an election held for the two unofficial seats in the Sanitary Board on 16 June 1894 but, there being only two candidates, the seats were filled uncontested. John Joseph Francis was elected for a third term.

1894 Hong Kong sanitary board election
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← 1891 16 June 1894 1899 →
Nominee J. J. Francis Robert K. Leigh
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote Uncontested Uncontested

Members before election

J. D. Humphreys
J. J. Francis

Elected Members

J. J. Francis
Robert K. Leigh

During the election, the 1894 Hong Kong plague devastated the colony and drew attention to the composition and power of the board. One proposal, supported by unofficial member of the Legislative Council Ho Kai, called for it to be upgraded to a municipal council with enhanced powers. Others sought its abolition.

Overview of outcomeEdit

Sanitary Board Election 1894
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nonpartisan John Joseph Francis Unopposed
Nonpartisan Robert Kennaway Leigh Unopposed


  • Endacott, G. B. Government and people in Hong Kong, 1841-1962 : a constitutional history Hong Kong University Press. (1964)