MUNICIPAL COMMISSION ELECTION 1949 (I)
Elections for the first post-World War II MC, restored since 1913, saw six wards with three elected seats each, making up two-thirds of the MC. Another nine Commissioners would be nominated and appointed by the British colonial authorities, totalling 27. At the end of the year, one elected Municipal Commissioner's term in each ward would expire on an annual basis, starting from the successfully elected candidate in the final place, and the seat would be filled via a fresh election. Apart from the prominent PP, a new political party - LP - made its debut. Like the Legislative Council election of the previous year, voting was not compulsory and voters had to register. Also, there were no party symbols and each individual candidate had to ballot for one from the elections office. PP flexed its political muscles by winning most of the seats.
Nomination day: 7 March 1949 [Mon]
Registered voters: 8,688
Election deposit: $250