Ten candidates have been returned unopposed in the functional constituencies. Subject to confirmation, early winners have taken one-sixth of the seats to be decided upon come May 24. The Liberal Party picked up six seats, including the Industrial (First) by first-time hopeful Kenneth Ting Woo-shou and the new Textile and Garment seat by Sophie Leung Lau Yau-fun. Other veteran Liberal winners are James Tien Pei-chun in Commercial (First), Tourism representative Howard Young, Edward Ho Sing-tin for Architectural, Surveying and Planning, and Heung Yee Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat. In a jubilant session with the media after nominations closed, four of the six Liberal returnees shared clues to their uncontested success. Mr Ting said he was a poor speaker, but knew how to work things out. The Democrats claimed early victory in Social Welfare, but Michael Ho Mun-ka in the Health Services seat faced a last-minute challenge. Ousted legislator Dr Law Chi-kwong said he did not feel any honour, remarking that his uncontested victory lacked a mandate. 'It's not very honourable and definitely not worth opening a bottle of champagne,' he said. Import and Export constituency first-time hopeful Hui Cheung-ching attributed his success to support from the Hong Kong Chinese Importers' and Exporters' Association. Other unchallenged winners were David Li Kwok-po in Finance and Philip Wong Yu-hong in the Commercial (Second) seat.