1967 Hong Kong municipal election

The 1967 Hong Kong Urban Council election was held on 7 June 1967 for the five of the ten elected seats of the Urban Council of Hong Kong. A record of 38.7 per cent turnout as 10,130 of the 26,202 eligible voters came out and cast their ballots, in the middle of the Leftists' disturbances.[1]

1967 Hong Kong municipal election
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← 1965 7 June 1967 1969 →

5 (of the 10) elected seats to the Urban Council
Registered26,202 Decrease10.72%
Turnout10,130 (38.66%) Increase16.54pp
  First party Second party
  Woo Pak-foo.jpg Brook Bernacchi 1969.jpg
Leader Woo Pak-foo Brook Bernacchi
Party Civic Reform
Seats before 5 4
Seats after 4 4
Seat change Decrease1 Steady
Popular vote 14,816 9,789
Percentage 37.69% 24.90%

Incumbent Dr. Raymond Harry Shoon Lee, also the Reform Club vice-chairman who had earlier announced his intention retired, left Hong Kong for permanent residence abroad and his vacancy was taken by Woo Po-shing, while prominent activist Elsie Elliott who left the Club earlier and ran as an independent received the highest votes. The other newcomer was independent Dr. Denny Huang who defeated incumbent Cheung Wing-in of the Hong Kong Civic Association.

ResultsEdit

Urban Council Election 1967
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Elsie Elliott 6,924 17.33 –0.09
Independent Denny Huang Mong-hwa 5,197 13.01 New
Civic Hilton Cheong-Leen 4,555 11.40
Reform Woo Po-shing 4,254 10.65 New
Civic Solomon Rafeek 3,459 8.66 New
Civic Cheung Wing-in 3,195 7.80 –13.17
Civic Peter Chi-kwan Chan 2,145 5.37
Reform Napoleon Chung-yiu Ng 1,770 4.43
Reform Patrick Pak-toh Wong 1,611 4.03
Civic Pun Chung-chik 1,462 3.66
Labour George S. Kennedy Skipton 1,262 3.16
Independent Maureen Clark 753 1.88
Reform Billy K. S. Leong 646 1.62
Independent Y. B. Low 569 1.42
Turnout 10,130 38.66 +16.54
Registered electors 26,202 −10.72

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ "選舉議員票數逾萬張 至今晨一時半選票始核計完畢". 香港工商日報. 1967-06-08. p. 6.

ReferencesEdit

  • 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.
  • Pepper, Suzanne (2008). Keeping Democracy at Bay:Hong Kong and the Challenge of Chinese Political Reform. Rowman & Littlefield.