Education (constituency)

The Education functional constituency, formerly called Teaching from 1985 to 1995, is a functional constituency in the elections for the Legislative Council of Hong Kong. It was one of the 12 functional constituency seats created for the 1985 Legislative Council election. Since 1998, It has been the functional constituency with the most registered voters, including registered teachers, principals, managers of schools, full-time academic staff, members of the councils of the universities in Hong Kong and board of governors of the institutes of higher educations.[2] In 2020, it had 85,698 registered voters, as compared to the Finance constituency who had only 121 voters.[3]

Education
敎育界
Functional Constituency
for the Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Country Hong Kong
Electorate85,698 (2020)[1]
Current constituency
Created1985
Number of membersOne
Member(s)Vacant
Education Constituency
Traditional Chinese敎育界
Teaching Constituency
Traditional Chinese敎學界

The constituency is one of the few pro-democracy strongholds in the functional constituencies. Since its creation it has been held by the Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union (PTU), the largest teachers' union in Hong Kong and was held by PTU president Szeto Wah, until he switched to the geographical constituency direct election in the 1991 election. It was succeeded by Cheung Man-kwong who held the seat from 1991 to 2012. Since 201, it was last represented by Ip Kin-yuen until he resigned en masse from the office with other pro-democrats in protest to Beijing's disqualification of the four pro-democracy legislators."[4]