Election Committee (constituency)

The Election Committee constituency (ECC; 選舉委員會界別) is a constituency in the elections for the Legislative Council of Hong Kong. It was first created in 1995, re-created with a different composition in 1998 until it was abolished in 2004, and created for the third time in the 2021 electoral overhaul. It is the single largest constituency, taking 40 out of the 90 seats in the Legislative Council.

Election Committee
Election Committee Constituency
for the Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Electorate283 (1995–1997)
800 (1998–2004)
1,500 (2021)
Current constituency
Created1995 (first)
1998 (second)
2021 (third)
Number of members10 (1995–1997; 1998–2000)
6 (2000–2004)
40 (2021–)

The Election Committee constituency was one of the three sectors designed in the Basic Law of Hong Kong next to the directly elected geographical constituencies and the indirectly elected functional constituencies in the early SAR period. With the last British Governor Chris Patten's electoral reform, the ECC was composed of all elected District Board members who had been elected in 1994. The Single Transferable Vote system was used in the 1995 election.[1]

After the handover of Hong Kong, the ECC was allocated 10 seats out of the total 60 seats in the SAR Legislative Council, comprising all members of the Election Committee which also elected the Chief Executive every five years. The size of the constituency reduced to six seats in 2000 and was entirely abolished and replaced by the directly elected geographical constituency seats in the 2004 election. The plurality-at-large voting system was used in 1998 and 2000.

In the 2021 electoral overhaul, the Election Committee constituency was reintroduced, taking 40 of the 90 seats, almost half, of the Legislative Council with plurality-at-large voting system. The electorate is composed of all newly expanded 1,500 members in the Election Committee.

Returning membersEdit

1995–1997Edit

Candidates Affiliation Candidates Affiliation
Lo Suk-ching Independent Law Cheung-kwok ADPL
Choy Kan-pui Independent (CF) Ip Kwok-him DAB
Cheung Bing-leung Democratic John Tse Wing-ling Democratic
Lau Hon-chuen HKPA David Chu Yu-lin LDF
Chan Kam-lam DAB Yum Sin-ling 123DA

1998–2004Edit

1998 2000
Rita Fan
(Nonpartisan)
Ng Leung-sing
(Nonpartisan)
Ng Ching-fai
(NonpartisanNCF)
Ma Fung-kwok
(NCF)
Ambrose Lau
(Progressive Alliance)
David Chu
(Progressive Alliance)
Yeung Yiu-chung
(DAB)
Ma Fung-kwok
(NonpartisanNCF)
abolished
Chan Kam-lam
(DAB)
Choy So-yuk
(Progressive Alliance)
Ho Sai-chu
(Liberal)

2021–2025Edit

2021 2025
Luk Chung-hung
(HKFTU)
to be elected
Ma Fung-kwok
(NCF)
Kingsley Wong Kwok
(HKFTU)
Chan Hoi-yan
(Nonpartisan)
Tang Fei
(FEW)
Paul Tse Wai-chun
(Independent)
Nelson Lam Chi-yuen
(Nonpartisan)
Peter Douglas Koon Ho-ming
(Nonpartisan)
Andrew Lam Siu-lo
(Nonpartisan)
Chow Man-kong
(Nonpartisan)
Doreen Kong Yuk-foon
(Nonpartisan)
Chan Yuet-ming
(Nonpartisan)
Hoey Simon Lee
(Nonpartisan)
Judy Kapui Chan
(NPP)
Maggie Chan Man-ki
(Nonpartisan)
So Cheung-wing
(Nonpartisan)
Sun Dong
(Nonpartisan)
Tan Yueheng
(Nonpartisan)
Ng Kit-chong
(Nonpartisan)
Chan Siu-hung
(Nonpartisan)
Hong Wen
(Nonpartisan)
Dennis Lam Shun-chiu
(Nonpartisan)
Rock Chen Chung-nin
(DAB)
Yung Hoi-yan
(NPP (CF))
Chan Pui-leung
(Nonpartisan)
Lau Chi-pang
(Nonpartisan)
Carmen Kan Wai-mun
(Nonpartisan)
Nixie Lam Lam
(DAB)
Luk Hoi-man
(BPA)
Elizabeth Quat
(DAB)
Lillian Kwok Ling-lai
(DAB)
Lai Tung-kwok
(NPP)
Leung Mei-fun
(BPA (KWND))
Ho Kwan-yiu
(Independent)
Alice Mak Mei-kuen
(FTU)
Stephen Wong Yuen-shan
(Nonpartisan)
Lee Chun-keung
(Liberal Party (Hong Kong)
Cheung Kwok-kwan
(DAB)
Kenneth Leung Yuk-wai
(Nonpartisan)
Lam Chun-sing
(FLU)

Election resultsEdit

The elected candidates are shown in bold.

2020sEdit

2021 Legislative Council election: Election Committee
(% below refers to that of valid votes)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BPA (KWND) Leung Mei-fun 1,348 94.93
DAB Cheung Kwok-kwan 1,342 94.51
FEW Tang Fei 1,339 94.30
Nonpartisan Maggie Chan Man-ki 1,331 93.73
FTU Alice Mak Mei-kuen 1,326 93.38
DAB Elizabeth Quat 1,322 93.10
NPP (Civil Force) Yung Hoi-yan 1,313 92.46
Nonpartisan Hoey Simon Lee 1,308 92.11
Nonpartisan Stephen Wong Yuen-shan 1,305 91.90
DAB Rock Chen Chung-nin 1,297 91.34
Nonpartisan Chan Hoi-yan 1,292 90.99
Nonpartisan Carmen Kan Wai-mun 1,291 90.92
NPP Judy Kapui Chan 1,284 90.42
Independent Paul Tse Wai-chun 1,283 90.35
Nonpartisan Junius Ho Kwan-yiu 1,263 88.94
Nonpartisan Tan Yueheng 1,245 87.68
Nonpartisan Chan Siu-hung 1,239 87.25
Nonpartisan Ng Kit-chong 1,239 87.25
NPP Lai Tung-kwok 1,237 87.11
New Forum Ma Fung-kwok 1,234 86.90
Nonpartisan Lau Chi-pang 1,214 85.49
Nonpartisan Chan Pui-leung 1,205 84.86
FTU Kingsley Wong Kwok 1,192 83.94
Nonpartisan Chan Yuet-ming 1,187 83.59
DAB Nixie Lam Lam 1,181 83.17
FTU Luk Chung-hung 1,178 82.96
Nonpartisan Kenneth Leung Yuk-wai 1,160 81.69
Nonpartisan Dennis Lam Shun-chiu 1,157 81.48
Nonpartisan Wendy Hong Wen 1,142 80.42
Nonpartisan Sun Dong 1,124 79.15
DAB Lillian Kwok Ling-lai 1,122 79.01
Nonpartisan Peter Douglas Koon Ho-ming 1,102 77.61
Nonpartisan Chow Man-kong 1,060 74.65
Liberal Lee Chun-keung 1,060 74.65
BPA Benson Luk Hoi-man 1,059 74.58
Nonpartisan Doreen Kong Yuk-foon 1,032 72.68
Nonpartisan Andrew Lam Siu-lo 1,026 72.25
Nonpartisan So Cheung-wing 1,013 71.34
FLU Lam Chun-sing 1,002 70.56
Nonpartisan Nelson Lam Chi-yuen 970 68.31
Nonpartisan Charles Ng Wang-wai 958 67.46
Nonpartisan Wong Chi-him 956 67.32
Nonpartisan Allan Zeman 955 67.25
DAB Chan Hoi-wing 941 66.27
Nonpartisan Tseng Chin-i 919 64.72
Independent Kevin Sun Wei-yung 891 62.75
Nonpartisan Tu Hai-ming 834 58.73
FTU Choy Wing-keung 818 57.61
Nonpartisan Fung Wai-kwong 708 49.86
Nonpartisan Michael John Treloar Rowse 454 31.97
Nonpartisan Diu Sing-hung 342 24.08
Total valid votes 1420 100.00
Rejected ballots 6
Turnout 1,426 98.48
Registered electors 1,448

2000sEdit

2001 Election Committee by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nonpartisan (New Forum) Ma Fung-kwok 359 52.26 N/A
Liberal Ho Sai-chu 294 42.79 N/A
Nonpartisan Chan Man-hung 34 4.94 N/A
Majority 65 9.46
Total valid votes 687 100.0
Rejected ballots 7
Turnout 694 89.55
Registered electors 775
Nonpartisan gain from Nonpartisan Swing
2000 Legislative Council election: Election Committee
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nonpartisan Rita Hsu Lai-tai 651 90.54 +9.51
HKPA Ambrose Lau Hon-chuen 594 82.61 +17.58
DAB Yeung Yiu-chung 490 68.15 +11.25
Nonpartisan Ng Leung-sing 483 67.18 −2.37
HKPA David Chu Yu-lin 464 64.53 +4.01
Nonpartisan (New Forum) Ng Ching-fai 401 55.77 N/A
Liberal Ho Sai-chu 378 52.57 +2.76
Nonpartisan (New Forum) Ma Fung-kwok 376 52.29 −7.84
Nonpartisan Shiu Sin-por 360 50.07 N/A
Nonpartisan Ho Ka-cheong 117 16.27 +3.75
Total valid votes 719 100.00
Rejected ballots 29
Turnout 748 95.53 −3.22
Registered electors 783

1990sEdit

1998 Legislative Council election: Election Committee
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nonpartisan Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai 628 81.03
Nonpartisan Ng Leung-sing 539 69.55
Nonpartisan Ng Ching-fai 530 68.39
HKPA Lau Hon-chuen 504 65.03
HKPA David Chu Yu-lin 469 60.52
Nonpartisan Ma Fung-kwok 466 60.13
DAB Yeung Yiu-chung 441 56.90
DAB Chan Kam-lam 432 55.74
HKPA Choy So-yuk 397 51.23
Liberal Ho Sai-chu 386 49.81
HKPA Charles Yeung Chun-kam 380 49.03
Independent Peggy Lam Pei 346 44.65
Independent Kan Fook-yee 300 38.71
NTAS (DAB) Cheung Hok-ming 273 35.23
ADPL Law Cheung-kwok 259 33.42
DAB Thomas Pang Cheung-wai 226 29.16
Nonpartisan Joseph Hui Tak-fai 214 27.61
Heung Yee Kuk Pang Hang-yin 212 27.35
Nonpartisan Maria Joyce Chang Sau-han 149 19.23
Nonpartisan James Chiu 141 18.19
Nonpartisan Stephen Yam Chi-ming 137 17.68
Nonpartisan Ho Ka-cheong 97 12.52
Nonpartisan (TUC) Leung Tsz-leung 85 10.97
Nonpartisan Lee Kwong-lam 83 10.71
Nonpartisan Siu See-kong 56 7.23
Total valid votes 775 100.00
Rejected ballots 15
Turnout 790 98.75
Registered electors 800

Single transferable vote was used in the 1995 election.

1995 Legislative Council election: Election Committee
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nonpartisan Lo Suk-ching 26
Nonpartisan (Civil Force) Choy Kan-pui 26
Democratic Cheung Bing-Ieung 26
HKPA Lau Hon-chuen 26
DAB Chan Kam-lam 26
ADPL Law Cheung-kwok 26
DAB Ip Kwok-him 26
Democratic John Tse Wing-ling 26
LDF David Chu Yu-lin 26
123DA Yum Sin-ling 26
Nonpartisan (UFSP) Yeung Fuk-kwong 0
Nonpartisan Lee York-fai 0
Nonpartisan Fung Kwong-chung 0
ADPL Leung Kwong-cheong 0
Democratic Yuen Bun-keung 0
Liberal Mark Lin 0
Nonpartisan Louis Leung Wing-on 0
Nonpartisan Paul Chan Sing-kong 0
Total valid votes 282 100.00
Rejected ballots 0
Turnout 282 99.65
Registered electors 283

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Report on the 1995 Legislative General Election, Boundary and Election Commission
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 August 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Legco election overall result".
  4. ^ Report on the 1995 Legislative General Election, Boundary and Election Commission