Import and Export (constituency)

The Import and Export functional constituency (Chinese: 進出口界功能界別) is a functional constituency in the elections for the Legislative Council of Hong Kong first created in 1995 as one of the nine new functional constituencies under the electoral reform carried out by the then Governor Chris Patten, in which the electorate consisted of total 113,241 eligible voters worked related to the import and export industry. It was abolished with the colonial Legislative Council dissolved after the transfer of the sovereignty in 1997.

Import and Export
進出口界
Functional Constituency
for the Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Country Hong Kong
Electorate231 (2021)[1]
Current constituency
Created1995
Number of membersOne
Member(s)Kennedy Wong (DAB)

The constituency was recreated for the 1998 Legislative Council election unless its electorate base has significantly narrowed from individual voting to some 1,000 electors are only limited to import and export companies who are members of the Hong Kong Chinese Importers' and Exporters' Association or are licensed to import and export dutiable commodities, motor vehicles and chemicals. In 2020, there were a total number of 1,603 electors, 984 corporates and 619 individuals in the constituency.[2] After the major electoral overhaul in 2021, the eligible voters are limited to 231 corporate members of the Hong Kong Chinese Importers’ and Exporters’ Association entitled to vote at general meetings of the Association.[3]

Return membersEdit

Election Member Party
1995 Henry Tang Liberal
Not represented in the PLC (1997–1998)
1998 Hui Cheung-ching Progressive Alliance
2000
2004 Wong Ting-kwong DAB
2008
2012
2016
2021 Kennedy Wong DAB

Electoral resultsEdit

2020sEdit

2021 Legislative Council election: Import and Export
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DAB Kennedy Wong Ying-ho 108 69.23
Nonpartisan Michael Li Chi-fung 48 30.77
Majority 60 38.46
Total valid votes 156 100.00
Rejected ballots 2
Turnout 158 80.20
Registered electors 231
DAB hold Swing

2010sEdit

2016 Legislative Council election: Import and Export
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DAB Wong Ting-kwong Unopposed
Registered electors 1,400
DAB hold Swing
2012 Legislative Council election: Import and Export
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DAB Wong Ting-kwong Unopposed
Registered electors 1,472
DAB hold Swing

2000sEdit

2008 Legislative Council election: Import and Export
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DAB Wong Ting-kwong Unopposed
Registered electors 1,507
DAB hold Swing
2004 Legislative Council election: Import and Export
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DAB Wong Ting-kwong Unopposed
Registered electors 1,385
DAB gain from HKPA Swing
2000 Legislative Council election: Import and Export
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
HKPA Hui Cheung-ching Unopposed
Registered electors 1,445
HKPA hold Swing

1990sEdit

1998 Legislative Council election: Import and Export
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
HKPA Hui Cheung-ching Unopposed
Registered electors 1,182
HKPA gain from Liberal Swing
1995 Legislative Council election: Import and Export
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Henry Tang Ying-yen 24,997 61.67
Independent Kwan Lim-ho 15,539 38.33
Majority 9,458 23.34
Total valid votes 40,536 100.00
Rejected ballots 2,710
Turnout 43,246 38.19
Registered electors 113,241
Liberal win (new seat)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Voter Registration Statistics : Functional Constituency". Voter Registration.
  2. ^ "Voter Registration Statistics : Functional Constituency". Voter Registration.
  3. ^ "Cap. 542 Legislative Council Ordinance". E-Legislation.
  4. ^ "Election results". Electoral Affairs Commission.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 July 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 August 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)