2001 Election Committee (Legislative Council constituency) by-election

The 2001 Election Committee by-election was held on 16 September 2001 after resignation of the incumbent Legislative Councillor Professor Ng Ching-fai who represented one of the six seats in the Election Committee constituency, from the Legislative Council (LegCo) with effect from 15 July 2001.[1]

2001 Election Committee by-election

← 2000 16 September 2001 (2001-09-16) 2004 →
Candidate Ma Fung-kwok Ho Sai-chu Chan Man-hung
Party Nonpartisan Liberal Nonpartisan
Electoral vote 359 294 34
Percentage 51.7% 42.4% 4.9%

Member before election

Ng Ching-fai (resigned)

Elected Member

Ma Fung-kwok

Ng Ching-fai of the New Century Forum (NCF) resigned in 2001 to take the vice-chancellorship of the Hong Kong Baptist University. NCF convenor Ma Fung-kwok who ran as a nonpartisan was elected with 359 votes, representing about 52% of the total number of valid votes cast, defeating two other candidates, Ho Sai-chu of the Liberal Party and nonpartisan Chan Man-hung.[1]


During the nomination period from 2 to August 2001, three nominations were received, including the Liberal Party's Ho Sai-chu, New Century Forum's Ma Fung-kwok, who ran as a nonpartisan, and nonpartisan Chan Man-hung.[1]


Election Committee by-election 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nonpartisan (New Forum) Ma Fung-kwok 359 51.7 +1.4
Liberal Ho Sai-chu 294 42.4 −8.1
Nonpartisan Chan Man-hung 34 4.9
Majority 65 9.3
Total valid votes 687 100.0
Rejected ballots 7
Turnout 694 89.6
Registered electors 775
Nonpartisan gain from Nonpartisan Swing +4.8

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  1. ^ a b c "2001 Legislative Council By-election (Election Committee)". Electoral Affairs Commission.

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