Social Welfare (constituency)

The Social Welfare functional constituency (Chinese: 社會福利界功能界別), formerly called Social Services, is a functional constituency in the elections for the Legislative Council of Hong Kong first created in 1985. Electors include all the registered social workers. It has been one of the few functional constituencies where the pro-democrats have maintained a stronghold, held by Shiu Ka-chun.

Social Welfare
社會福利界
Functional Constituency
for the Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Logo of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Country Hong Kong
Electorate12,519 (2008)[1]
Current constituency
Created1985
Number of membersOne
Member(s)Shiu Ka-chun

Return members

Social Services (1988–95)

ElectionMemberParty
1985 Hui Yin-fat

Social Welfare (1995 to present)

ElectionMemberParty
1995 Law Chi-kwong Democratic
Not represented in Provisional Legislative Council (1997–98)
1998 Law Chi-kwong Democratic
2004 Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung Nonpartisan
2006 Civic
2008 Cheung Kwok-che SWGU/ADPL
2011 Labour/SWGU
2016 Shiu Ka-chun Independent

Electoral results

2010s

[2]

2016 Hong Kong legislative election: Social Welfare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Shiu Ka-chun 4,603 40.79
Nonpartisan Yip Kin-chung 3,858 34.19
Nonpartisan Kwan Yui-huen 1,255 11.12
Nonpartisan Tsang Kin-chiu 1,011 8.96
Nonpartisan Wong Sing-chi 557 4.94
Majority 745 6.60
Total valid votes 11,284 100.00
Rejected ballots 280
Turnout 11,564 83.65
Registered electors 13,824

[3]

2012 Hong Kong legislative election: Social Welfare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SWGU (Labour) Cheung Kwok-che 9,078 89.08 +23.04
Nonpartisan Chan Yee-fei 1,113 10.92
Majority 6,335 78.16
Total valid votes 10,191 100.00
Rejected ballots 748
Turnout 10,939 77.62
Registered electors 14,093

2000s

[4]

2008 Hong Kong legislative election: Social Welfare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SWGU Cheung Kwok-che 5,334 66.04 +27.80
Democratic Tik Chi-yuen 2,743 33.96
Majority 2,591 32.08
Total valid votes 8,077 100.00
Rejected ballots 507
Turnout 8,584 68.57
Registered electors 12,519

[5]

2004 Hong Kong legislative election: Social Welfare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nonpartisan Cheung Chiu-hung 3,263 39.01
SWGU Cheung Kwok-che 3,199 38.24
Nonpartisan Christine Fong Meng-sang 1,903 22.75
Nonpartisan gain from Democratic Swing

[6]

2000 Hong Kong legislative election: Social Welfare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Law Chi-kwong 3,061 65.93
Nonpartisan Leung Yuet-ming 1,582 34.07
Democratic hold Swing

1990s

[6]

1998 Hong Kong legislative election: Social Welfare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Law Chi-kwong uncontested
Democratic win (new seat)
1995 Hong Kong legislative election: Social Welfare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Law Chi-kwong 1,115
Nonpartisan Chow Wing-sang 625
Democratic gain from Nonpartisan Swing
1991 Hong Kong legislative election: Social Services
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nonpartisan Hui Yin-fat uncontested
Nonpartisan hold Swing

1980s

1988 Hong Kong legislative election: Social Services
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nonpartisan Hui Yin-fat uncontested
Nonpartisan hold Swing
1985 Hong Kong legislative election: Social Services
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nonpartisan Hui Yin-fat 76
Nonpartisan Mak Hoi-wah 41
Nonpartisan Chan Sau-han 22
Turnout 141 97.2
Nonpartisan win (new seat)

References

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