4th Legislative Council of Hong Kong

4th Legislative Council of Hong Kong
3rd Legislative Council 5th Legislative Council
Legislative Council Building HK.jpg
Legislative body Legislative Council
Jurisdiction Hong Kong
Meeting place Legislative Council Building (2008–11)

Legislative Council Complex (2011–12)
Term 1 October 2008 – 30 September 2012
Members 60 members
President Tsang Yok-sing (DAB)
Party control Pro-Beijing camp
Protestors gathered outside the Legislative Council Building opposing to the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link in January 2010.
Five resigning democrat legislators at a rally on 27 January 2010.
Leung Chun-ying attended Legislative Council Q&A session first time as Chief Executive on 16 July 2012.

The Fourth Legislative Council of Hong Kong was the last meeting of the legislative branch of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. The membership of the LegCo is based on the 2008 election. The term of the session is from 1 October 2008 to 30 September 2012, during the second half of the Donald Tsang's administration and first two months of the Leung Chun-ying's term in office. The meeting place was moved from the Legislative Council Building to the new built Legislative Council Complex in 2011. The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong remained the largest party with 10 seats. Notable newcomers to the Legislative Council included Regina Ip, Priscilla Leung, Wong Yuk-man, Tanya Chan, and Paul Tse.

Major events [ edit ]

Major legislation [ edit ]

Enacted [ edit ]

Proposed [ edit ]

  • Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2011

Chief Executive Election and Legislative Council (Amendment) Bill 2010 [ edit ]

Following the reform plan passed in June, the LegCo passed the Chief Executive (Amendment) Bill on 3 March 2011 and Legislative Council (Amendment) Bill on 5 March with the Democratic Party voted for the bill. The membership of the Election Committee to return the Chief Executive increased from 800 to 1,200, while the number of seats in the LegCo rose by 10 to 70. Five of the new seats, known as 'super lawmakers', would be in the district councils functional constituency, where 3.2 million people would be eligible to vote.[7]

Legislative Council (Amendment) Bill 2012 [ edit ]

The 2010 by-election launched by the pro-democracy legislators was strongly criticised by the Beijing government. The government tried to plug the "loophole" by passing the vacancies on to runners-up in the previous election, which was strongly opposed by the legal experts as unconstitutional The pro-democracy camp was strongly opposed to the bill, as it was seen as depriving citizens of their political rights. At last, the government modified the bill to bar the resigning legislator from running again for six months. People Power legislators started the filibuster against it but the bill was passed after President Tsang Yok-sing halted the debate.

Composition [ edit ]

Affiliation Election At dissolution
Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong 10 10
Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions 4 4
Alliance/Professional Forum 3 4
Economic Synergy 0 4
Liberal Party 7 3
Federation of Hong Kong and Kowloon Labour Unions 1 1
New People's Party 0 1
Independent 12 9
Total for Pro-Beijing camp 37 36
Democratic Party 8 8
Civic Party 5 5
Labour Party 0 3
People Power 0 2
League of Social Democrats 3 1
Neighbourhood and Worker's Service Centre 1 1
Hong Kong Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood 1 1
Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions 1 0
Frontier 1 0
Civic Act-up 1 0
Hong Kong Social Workers' General Union 1 0
Independent 1 2
Total for Pan democracy camp 23 23
Total 60 59
Vacant 0 1

Note: Italic represents organisations that still function but become under another affiliation.

Graphical representation of the Legislative Council [ edit ]

Leadership [ edit ]

Office Party Officer Constituency Since
President DAB Tsang Yok-sing.jpg Jasper Tsang Yok-sing Hong Kong Island 2008

List of members [ edit ]

The following table is a list of LegCo members elected on 7 September 2008 in the order of precedence.

Members who did not serve throughout the term are italicised. New members elected since the general election are noted at the bottom of the page.

Key to changes since legislative election:

a = change in party allegiance
b = by-election
c = other change
GC/FC Constituency Elected Members Elected Party First Assumed Office Born In
GC Hong Kong Island Jasper Tsang DAB 1996 1947
GC New Territories West Albert Ho Democratic 1995 1951
FC Engineering Raymond Ho Alliance 1996 1939
GC New Territories West Lee Cheuk-yan CTU a 1995 1957
FC Finance David Li Independent 1985 1939
GC Kowloon East Fred Li Democratic 1991 1955
FC Legal Margaret Ng Civic 1995 1948
GC Kowloon West James To Democratic 1991 1963
FC Education Cheung Man-kwong Democratic/PTU 1991 1954
GC Kowloon East Chan Kam-lam DAB 1995 1949
FC Textiles and Garment Sophie Leung Liberal a 1996 1945
GC New Territories West Leung Yiu-chung NWSC 1995 1953
FC Commercial (Second) Philip Wong Independent 1991 1938
FC Agriculture and Fisheries Wong Yung-kan DAB 1998 1951
GC New Territories East Lau Kong-wah DAB 1998 1957
FC Heung Yee Kuk Lau Wong-fat Liberal a 1985 1936
FC Transport Miriam Lau Liberal 1988 1947
GC New Territories East Emily Lau Frontier a 1991 1952
GC New Territories East Andrew Cheng Democratic a 1995 1960
FC Sports, Performing Arts, Culture and Publication Timothy Fok Independent 1996 1946
GC New Territories West Tam Yiu-chung DAB 1985 1949
FC Real Estate and Construction Abraham Shek Alliance 2000 1945
FC Labour Li Fung-ying FLU 2000 1950
FC Catering Tommy Cheung Liberal 2000 1949
GC New Territories West b Albert Chan LSD a 1991 1955
GC Kowloon West Frederick Fung ADPL 1991 1953
GC Hong Kong Island Audrey Eu Civic 2000 1953
FC Wholesale and Retail Vicent Fang Liberal 2004 1943
GC New Territories West Wong Kwok-hing FTU 2004 1949
GC New Territories West Lee Wing-tat Democratic 1991 1955
FC Health Services Joseph Lee Independent 2004 1959
FC Commercial (First) Jeffrey Lam Liberal a 2004 1952
FC Industrial (First) Andrew Leung Liberal a 2004 1951
GC Kowloon East b Alan Leong Civic 2004 1958
GC New Territories East b Leung Kwok-hung LSD 2004 1956
GC New Territories West Cheung Hok-ming DAB 2004 1952
FC Import and Export Wong Ting-kwong DAB 2004 1949
GC New Territories East Ronny Tong Civic 2004 1952
FC Financial Services Chim Pui-chung Independent 1991 1946
FC Architectural, Surveying and Planning Patrick Lau Alliance 2004 1944
GC Hong Kong Island Kam Nai-wai Democratic 2008 1960
GC Hong Kong Island Cyd Ho Civic Act-up a 1998 1954
GC Kowloon West Starry Lee DAB 2008 1974
FC Industrial (Second) Lam Tai-fai Independent 2008 1959
GC New Territories East Chan Hak-kan DAB 2008 1976
FC Accountancy Paul Chan c Independent 2008 1955
FC Insurance Chan Kin-por Independent 2008 1954
GC Hong Kong Island b Tanya Chan Civic 2008 1971
GC Kowloon West Priscilla Leung Independent a 2008 1961
FC Medical Leung Ka-lau Independent 2008 1962
FC Social Welfare Cheung Kwok-che SWGU/ADPLa 2008 1951
GC New Territories East Wong Sing-chi Democratic 2000 1957
GC Kowloon East Wong Kwok-kin FTU 2008 1952
GC Kowloon West b Wong Yuk-man LSD a 2008 1951
FC Labour Ip Wai-ming FTU 2008 1965
FC District Council Ip Kwok-him DAB 1996 1951
GC Hong Kong Island Regina Ip Independent a 2008 1950
FC Labour Pan Pey-chyou FTU 2008 1962
FC Tourism Paul Tse Independent 2008 1959
FC Information Technology Samson Tam Independent 2008 1964

By-election [ edit ]

Other changes [ edit ]

2008 [ edit ]

2010 [ edit ]

2011 [ edit ]

2012 [ edit ]

Committees [ edit ]

Panels [ edit ]

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "Jasper Tsang Yok-sing elected HKSAR LegCo president". China Daily. 8 October 2008.
  2. ^ Tam, Aaron (29 January 2009). "The politics of banana throwing". The Thunder Bird.
  3. ^ Hong Kong Opposition to Rail Holds Off Vote, Wall Street Journal
  4. ^ a b Cheung, Gary; Wong, Albert & Fung, Fanny (25 Jun 2010) "Cheers and jeers for political reform vote", South China Morning Post
  5. ^ Yau, Thomas (25 Jun 2010), "Reluctant James To toes the party line" Archived 10 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine The Standard
  6. ^ Balfour, Frederik & Lui, Marco (25 Jun 2010). "Hong Kong Lawmakers Approve Tsang’s Election Plan" (Update1), BusinessWeek
  7. ^ "Chief executive election bill clears first hurdle in marathon debate". South China Morning Post. 3 March 2011.
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