1954 Hong Kong municipal election

The 1954 Hong Kong Urban Council election was held on 24 March 1954 for the two of the four elected seats of the Urban Council of Hong Kong.

1954 Hong Kong municipal election
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2 (of the 4) elected seats to the Urban Council
Registered~13,700
Turnout4,957 (~36%)
  First party
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Leader Brook Bernacchi
Party Reform
Seats before 4
Seats after 4
Seat change Steady
Popular vote 7,773
Percentage 79.64%
Swing Increase8.39pp

4,957 of about 13,700 eligible voters cast their votes, 3,887 ballots from the polling station at the Statue Square on Hong Kong Island and 1,070 from St. Andrew's Church on Kowloon. There were five candidates contesting in total. Two incumbents, Philip Au and Dr. Raymond Lee of the Reform Club were able to secure the seats they won in last year.

ResultsEdit

Urban Council Election 1954[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Reform Philip Au 3,943 40.40 +26.72
Reform Raymond Harry Shoon Lee 3,830 39.24 +24.66
Independent B. M. Church 1,205 12.81
Independent G. O. Jones 391 4.01 −0.35
Independent F. W. Kendall 391 4.01
Turnout 4,957 ~36
Registered electors ~13,700

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ "區達年及李有璇蟬聯市政議員". Kung Sheung Daily News. 25 March 1954.

ReferencesEdit

  • Pepper, Suzanne (2008). Keeping Democracy at Bay:Hong Kong and the Challenge of Chinese Political Reform. Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Lau, Y.W. (2002). A history of the municipal councils of Hong Kong : 1883-1999 : from the Sanitary Board to the Urban Council and the Regional Council. Leisure and Cultural Service Dept.