District Council (Second)
|District Council (Second)
for the Legislative Council of Hong Kong
|Number of members||Five|
|Member(s)||James To (DP)
Starry Lee (DAB)
Roy Kwong (DP)
YC Leung (NWSC)
Holden Chow (DAB)
The District Council (Second) functional constituency (Chinese: 區議會（第二）功能界別) is a functional constituency in the elections for the Legislative Council of Hong Kong which was created in the 2012 constitutional reform package. It is the largest functional constituency consisted of registered voters who were not eligible for voting in other the functional constituencies.
Background [ edit ]
In 2009, the government put forward the reform package of the election method of the 5th Legislative Council of Hong Kong in the 2012 LegCo election. Due to the resolution of the National People's Congress in 2007 the ratio of geographical constituency and functional constituency remained the same, the government's package suggested to add extra five seats in geographical constituency and functional constituency respectively. The five new functional constituency seats would be same as the District Council functional constituency, in which only district councillors could stand, nominate, and be elected.
The Democratic Party put forward a revised proposal that kept the restriction of candidates for the new District Council constituency to elected district councillors, but expanded the electorate to all registered voters in Hong Kong . The Democratic Party's proposal was accepted by the central authorities. In 2010, the LegCo passed the Consultation Document on the Methods for Selecting the Chief Executive and for Forming the LegCo in 2012 and the total 10 new seats in the sum of 5 seats of geographical constituencies and 5 seats of District Council (Second) functional constituency were created in the following 2012 LegCo election in September.
Electoral method [ edit ]
Only elected members of the District Councils can become nominees and nominate candidates. Nominees have to get at least 15 nominations in order to run and are elected by all registered voters anywhere in Hong Kong who fulfill both of the requirements below:
- The voter does not belong to any other functional constituency, regardless of whether that constituency is contested or not in the election, and
- The voter did not request not to be registered for the District Council (Second) constituency when he or she registered as a voter or updated his or her information.
Since its voters are not part of the other functional constituencies, the District Council (Second) constituency is considered a de facto direct election and so the members elected are called the "Super District Councillors" or "5 Super Seats". The constituency is elected using proportional representation with the largest remainder method.
The constituency covers all regions of Hong Kong.
Returned members [ edit ]
|LegCo members for District Council (Second)|
Summary of seats won [ edit ]
[ edit ]
|Independent and Others||3.84|
Electoral results [ edit ]
|Legislative Election 2016: District Council (Second)|
Starry Lee Wai-king
Hung Lin-cham, Chu Lap-wai, Ngan Man-yu, Siu Ka-yi
Holden Chow Ho-ding
Li Sai-wing, Nixie Lam Lam, Mo Shing-fung
|Democratic||James To Kun-sun||243,930||12.77||–7.11|
|FTU||Wong Kwok-hing, Mok Kin-wing, Wong Wang-to, Lau Kwai-yung||233,236||12.21||–3.26|
|Civic||Sumly Chan Yuen-sum||28,311||1.48||N/A|
|Neo Democrats||Kwan Wing-yip, Hui Yui-yu, Lai Ming-chak||22,631||1.24||N/A|
|ADPL||Kalvin Ho Kai-ming||17,175||0.90||N/A|
|Total valid votes||1,909,968||100.00|
|Legislative Election 2012: District Council (Second)|
James To Kun-sun
Andrew Chiu Ka-yin, Au Nok-hin
Starry Lee Wai-king
Hung Lin-cham, Chan Hok-fung, Chu Lap-wai, Ngan Man-yu
Frederick Fung Kin-kee
Dennis Leung Tsz-wing, Wong Yun-cheong
Kwong Chun-yu, Lam Siu-fai
|DAB (Civil Force)||Lau Kong-wah||199,732||12.55|
|Independent||Pamela Peck Wan-kam||61,321||3.85|
|Total valid votes||1,591,872||100.00|