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Southern District Council

Southern District Council

Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
History
Founded4 December 1981 (1981-12-04) (District Board)
1 July 1997 (1997-07-01) (Provisional)
1 January 2000 (2000-01-01) (District Council)
Leadership
Chair
Vice-Chair
Structure
Seats17 councillors
consisting of
17 elected members
Elections
First past the post
Last election
24 November 2019
Meeting place
Ocean Court (sky blue version).jpg
1/F., Ocean Court, 3 Aberdeen Praya Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Website
www.districtcouncils.gov.hk/south/

Southern District Council (Chinese: ) is the district council for the Southern District in Hong Kong. It is one of 18 district council. Southern District currently consists of 17 members, of which the district is divided into 17 constituencies, electing a total of 17 members. The latest election was held on 24 November 2019.

History

The Southern District Council was established on 4 December 1981 under the name of the Southern 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 Urban Council members, as well as members appointed by the Governor until 1994 when last Governor Chris Patten refrained from appointing any member.

The Southern District Board became Southern 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 Southern District Council was established on 1 January 2000 after the first District Council election in 1999. The council has become fully elected when the appointed seats were abolished in 2011 after the modified constitutional reform proposal was passed by the Legislative Council in 2010.

The Southern District Council has been dominated by the conservative independents. It was once the stronghold of the traditional political group Hong Kong Civic Association in the 1980s, in which they received a great victory in the 1985 election and elected its member Lam Kwok-kwong as the board chairman.[1] The Hong Kong Civic Association allied with the conservative Liberal Democratic Federation of Hong Kong (LDF) in the 1991 election, while the liberal United Democrats of Hong Kong (UDHK) also established its presence in the district concentrated in Wah Fu Estate, led by Huang Chen-ya who was later elected to the Legislative Council in the same year.

The Southern District Council has been controlled by the pro-Beijing camp since 1997, even though the Democratic Party maintained their presence in Wah Fu and some other constituencies. It also bred its young party members Lo Kin-hei and Au Nok-hin who both took the Lei Tung constituencies away from long-held conservative independent councillors in the 2011 election. In the 2019 elections, the pro-democrats achieved the majority in the council in a historic landslide victory brought by the pro-democracy protests. Kelvin Lam Ho-por, a substitute for Joshua Wong who was disqualified from running, defeated Judy Chan Ka-pui of the New People's Party in South Horizons West.

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 Civic Association 1982 - 1985
Pro-government Civic Association 1985 - 1988




Pro-government Civic Association 1988 - 1991




Pro-government Civic Association 1991 - 1994




Pro-Beijing Democratic 1994 - 1997




Pro-Beijing Democratic 1997 - 1999




Pro-Beijing Democratic 2000 - 2003




Pro-Beijing Democratic 2004 - 2007




Pro-Beijing Democratic 2008 - 2011




Pro-Beijing Democratic 2012 - 2015




Pro-Beijing Democratic 2016 - 2019




Pro-Democracy Democratic 2020 - 2023




Political makeup

Southern District Council (2019).svg

Elections are held every four years.

    Political party Council members Current
members
1994 1999 2003 2007 2011 2015 2019
  Independent 10 11 10 11 8 9 8
  Democratic 4 2 2 3 5 4 7
  Civic - - - 0 1 0 1
  Liberal 2 2 2 1 1 1 1

District result maps

Members represented

Starting from 1 January 2020:

Code Constituency Name Political affiliation Notes
D01 Aberdeen Angus Wong Yui-hei Independent
D02 Ap Lei Chau Estate Lam Yuk-chun Independent
D03 Ap Lei Chau North Chan Ping-yeung Democratic
D04 Lei Tung I Chan Yan-yi Democratic
D05 Lei Tung II Lo Kin-hei Democratic
D06 South Horizons East James Yu Chun-hei Civic
D07 South Horizons West Kelvin Lam Ho-por Independent
D08 Wah Kwai Poon Ping-hong Democratic
D09 Wah Fu South Li Shee-lin Democratic
D10 Wah Fu North Yim Chun-ho Democratic
D11 Pokfulam Paulus Johannes Zimmerman Independent [a]
D12 Chi Fu Andrew Lam Tak-wo Independent
D13 Tin Wan Tiffany Yuen Ka-wai Independent
D14 Shek Yue Chan Hin-chung Independent
D15 Wong Chuk Hang Tsui Yuen-wa Democratic
D16 Bays Area Jonathan Leung Chun Liberal
D17 Stanley & Shek O Michael Pang Cheuk-kei Independent

Leadership

Chairs

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

Chairman Years Political Affiliation
Kwong Ki-chi 1981-1984 District Officer
Eddy Chan Yuk-tak 1984-1985 District Officer
Lam Kwok-kwong 1985-1988 Civic Association
Hui Yung-chung 1988-1994 Independent
Ko Tam-kan 1994-1997 Independent
Ma Yuet-har 1997-1999 Independent
Joseph Chan Yuek-sut 2000-2003 Independent
Ma Yuet-har 2004-2011 Independent
Chu Ching-hong 2012-2019 Independent
Lo Kin-hei 2020-present Democratic

Vice Chairs

Vice Chairman Years Political Affiliation
Wong King-keung 2000-2003 Independent
Chu Ching-hong 2004-2011 Independent
Chan Fu-ming 2012-2019 Independent
Paulus Johannes Zimmerman 2020-present Independent

Notes

  1. ^ Former Civic Party member.

References

  1. ^ , Issues 111-122. ?. 1986. p. 55.

Coordinates: 22°14?51?N 114°09?32?E / 22.2474°N 114.1590°E / 22.2474; 114.1590


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