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Sha Tin District Council

Sha Tin District Council

Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
History
Founded1 April 1981 (1981-04-01) (District Board)
1 July 1997 (1997-07-01) (Provisional)
1 January 2000 (2000-01-01) (District Council)
Leadership
Chair
Vice-Chair
Wong Hok-lai, CST
Structure
Seats42 councillors
consisting of
41 elected and
1 ex officio member
Elections
First past the post
Last election
24 November 2019
Meeting place
HK ShaTinGovernmentOffices.jpg
4/F Sha Tin Government Offices, 1 Sheung Wo Che Road, Sha Tin, New Territories
Website
www.districtcouncils.gov.hk/st/

Sha Tin District Council (Chinese: ) is the district council for the Sha Tin District in Hong Kong. It is one of 18 district council. Sha Tin District currently consists of 42 members, of which the district is divided into 41 constituencies, electing a total of 41 with 1 ex officio member who is the Sha Tin rural committee chairman. The latest election was held on 24 November 2019.

History

The Sha Tin District Council was established on 1 April 1981 under the name of the Sha Tin District Board as the result of the colonial Governor Murray MacLehose's District Administration Scheme reform. The District Board was partly elected with the ex-officio Regional Council members and Sha Tin Rural Committee chairman, as well as members appointed by the Governor until 1994 when last Governor Chris Patten refrained from appointing any member.

The Sha Tin District Board became Sha Tin Provisional District Board after the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) was established in 1997 with the appointment system being reintroduced by Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa. The current Sha Tin District Council was established on 1 January 2000 after the first District Council election in 1999. The appointed seats were abolished in 2015 after the modified constitutional reform proposal was passed by the Legislative Council in 2010.

As a new town in the 1980s, Sha Tin was a strategic target for emerging pro-democracy activists, when the three major pro-democracy political groups Hong Kong Affairs Society (HKAS), Hong Kong Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood (ADPL) and Meeting Point formed a strategic alliance in the 1988 District Board election, which saw prominent politicians Fung Chi-wood, Lau Kong-wah and Choy Kan-pui launched their political careers. Lau and Choy later quit the pro-democracy United Democrats of Hong Kong (UDHK) after the 1991 Legislative Council direct election and formed a new district-based political group Civil Force in which all its candidates were elected in the 1994 election and have been dominating the council since.[1]

The 2000s saw the intense competitions between the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong (DAB) and the Democratic Party, which saw the DAB dropped its seat from 1999 election's nine to 2003 election's two due to the anti-government sentiments following the historic 2003 July 1 protest, many of those in Ma On Shan fallen into the Democrats' hand with the defeats of Lau Kong-wah and Chan Hak-kan in Kam To and Chung On. The DAB rebounded from its defeat in the 2007 election, retaking most of its seats from the Democrats.

In 2014, Regina Ip's New People's Party (NPP) expanded its network to Sha Tin by absorbing the Civil Force, making NPP the largest party in the district. In the 2015 District Council election, the first election after the Umbrella Revolution, the pan-democrats made a surprising advance in the district, doubling their seats from 8 to 19 seats by defeating a number of veteran Civil Force councillors. The DAB also suffered some unexpected defeats in Ma On Shan, with incumbent Legislative Councillor Elizabeth Quat lost her seat to Labour Party new face Yip Wing in Chung On. However, The pro-Beijing camp was able to retain control of the council with a one-seat majority of the ex-officio seat occupied by the Sha Tin Rural Committee chairman.[2]

In the historic landslide victory in 2019, the pro-democrats took control of the council by sweeping 40 of the 41 elected seats. Only the new constituency Di Yee was won by pro-Beijing DAB as two pro-democrat candidates split the votes which gave the DAB the victory.

Political control

Since 1982 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:

Camp in control Largest party Years Composition
No Overall Control None 1982 - 1985
Pro-government None 1985 - 1988



Pro-government Hong Kong Affairs Society 1988 - 1991




Pro-government United Democrats 1991 - 1994




Pro-Beijing Civil Force 1994 - 1997




Pro-Beijing Civil Force 1997 - 1999




Pro-Beijing Civil Force 2000 - 2003




Pro-Beijing Civil Force 2004 - 2007




Pro-Beijing Civil Force 2008 - 2011




Pro-Beijing Civil Force -> NPP/CF 2012 - 2015




Pro-Beijing NPP/CF 2016 - 2019




Pro-democracy Civic 2020 - 2023




Political makeup

Current Map of Sha Tin District Council.svg

Elections are held every four years.

    Political party Council members Current
members
1994 1999 2003 2007 2011 2015 2019
  Independent 11 6 8 7 6 7 19
  CST - - - - - - 5
  Civic - - - 0 0 0 7
  Democratic 8 3 7 3 5 7 6
  DAB 0 9 2 8 9 7 1
  Neo Dem - - - - 2 5 1
  Labour - - - - - 1 1
  LSD - - - 0 0 0 1
  BPA - - - - - 0 -

District result maps

Members represented

Starting from 1 January 2020:

Code Constituency Name Political affiliation Notes
R01 Sha Tin Town Centre Wai Hing-cheung Independent
R02 Lek Yuen Jimmy Sham Tsz-kit LSD
R03 Wo Che Estate Li Chi-wang Independent
R04 City One Wong Man-huen Civic
R05 Yue Shing William Shek Independent
R06 Wong Uk Lai Tsz-yan Community Sha Tin
R07 Sha Kok Billy Chan Shiu-yeung Independent [a][b]
R08 Pok Hong Chiu Chu-pong Community Sha Tin [b]
R09 Shui Chuen O Lo Tak-ming Community Sha Tin
R10 Jat Chuen Yau Man-chun Independent [a][b]
R11 Chun Fung Chan Nok-hang Civic [a][c]
R12 Sun Tin Wai Ching Cheung-ying Democratic
R13 Chui Tin Hui Yui-yu Independent [a][b]
R14 Hin Ka Chan Wang-tung Independent
R15 Lower Shing Mun Ken Wong Ho-fung Community Sha Tin
R16 Wan Shing Cheung Hing-wa Neo Democrats
R17 Keng Hau Ng Kam-hung Community Sha Tin [c]
R18 Tin Sum Tsang Kit Independent [a]
R19 Chui Ka Li Sai-hung Independent
R20 Tai Wai Kudama Ng Ting-lam Democratic
R21 Chung Tin Wong Hok-lai Community Sha Tin
R22 Sui Wo Mak Tsz-kin Civic
R23 Fo Tan Lui Kai-wing Civic
R24 Chun Ma Felix Chow Hiu-laam Democratic
R25 Hoi Nam Chan Pui-ming Civic
R26 Chung On Yip Wing Labour
R27 Kam To Hui Lap-san Independent
R28 Ma On Shan Town Centre Chung Lai-him Independent
R29 Wu Kai Sha Li Wing-shing Community Sha Tin [c]
R30 Lee On Chris Mak Yun-pui Independent [c]
R31 Fu Lung Tsang So-lai Democratic
R32 Kam Ying Ting Tsz-yuen Community Sha Tin [c]
R33 Yiu On Sin Cheuk-nam Democratic
R34 Heng On Cheng Tsuk-man Democratic
R35 Tai Shui Hang Michael Yung Ming-chau Civic
R36 On Tai Cheng Chung-hang Independent
R37 Yu Yan Lo Yuet-chau Independent [d]
R38 Di Yee Lam Kong-kwan DAB/NTAS
R39 Bik Woo Luk Tsz-tung Civic
R40 Kwong Hong Ricardo Liao Pak-hong Independent
R41 Kwong Yuen Yeung Sze-kin Independent
Ex Officio Sha Tin Rural Committee Chairman Mok Kam-kwai BPA

Leadership

Chairs

Since 1985, the chairman is elected by all the members of the board:

Chairman Years Political Affiliation
P. H. Hase 1981-1982 District Officer
Donald Tsang Yam-kuen 1982-1984 District Officer
Paul Tang Kwok-wai 1984-1985 District Officer
Ng Chan-lam 1985-1991 Nonpartisan
Choy Kan-pui 1991-1999 United Democrat->Civil Force->PA
Wai Kwok-hung 2000-2011 Civil Force
Ho Hau-cheung 2012-2019 Civil Force->NPP/CF
Ching Cheung-ying 2020-present Democratic

Vice Chairs

Vice Chairman Years Political Affiliation
Thomas Pang Cheung-wai 2000-2019 DAB
Wong Hok-lai 2020-present Community Sha Tin

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e Community Sha Tin member.
  2. ^ a b c d Former Neo Democrats member.
  3. ^ a b c d e Former Democratic Party member.
  4. ^ Sha Tin Community Vision member.

References

  1. ^ " 2 ". ?. 18 December 2015.
  2. ^ "? 39 ". ?. 9 January 2016.

Coordinates: 22°23?08?N 114°11?13?E / 22.385650°N 114.186977°E / 22.385650; 114.186977


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