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Yuen Long District Council

Yuen Long 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
Structure
Seats45 councillors
consisting of
39 elected and
6 ex officio members
Elections
First past the post
Last election
24 November 2019
Meeting place
Yuen Long Government Offices (clear view).jpg
13/F., Yuen Long Government Offices, No.2, Kiu Lok Square, Yuen Long, New Territories
Website
www.districtcouncils.gov.hk/yl/

Yuen Long District Council (Chinese: ) is the district council for the Yuen Long District in Hong Kong. It is one of 18 district councils. Yuen Long District currently consists of 45 members, of which the district is divided into 39 constituencies, electing a total of 39 with 6 ex officio members who are the Shap Pat Heung, San Tin, Ha Tsuen, Kam Tin, Ping Shan and Pat Heung rural committee chairmen. The latest election was held on 24 November 2019.

History

The Yuen Long District Council was established on 1 April 1981 under the name of the Yuen Long 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 chairmen of six Rural Committees, Shap Pat Heung, San Tin, Ha Tsuen, Kam Tin, Ping Shan and Pat Heung, as well as members appointed by the Governor until 1994 when last Governor Chris Patten refrained from appointing any member.

The Yuen Long District Board became Yuen Long 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 Yuen Long 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.

The Yuen Long District Council is one of the fastest growing council due to the development of the new towns of Yuen Long and Tin Shui Wai, and has become the largest council of the territory. It had been tightly dominated by the rural forces due to its vast rural areas and the ex-officio rural committee representatives. The chairmanship of the council had been taken by rural or rural-related councillors, such as Tai Kuen, chairman from 1985 to 1999, was a rural strongman; Tang Siu-tong, chairman from 2000 to 2007, was a rural leader which represented the Hong Kong Progressive Alliance and was elected to the Legislative Council in 2000 on the pro-Beijing Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong (DAB) ticket; Leung Che-cheung, chairman from 2008 to 2015, was a member of the DAB and president of the New Territories Association of Societies (NTAS) who has been Legislative Councillor since 2012.

The Tin Shui Wai new town was also dominated by the pro-Beijing forces. The pro-democrats have limited influence in the district, such as Zachary Wong and Kwong Chun-yu in Long Ping Estate and the pro-Taipei Democratic Alliance's Johnny Mak in Fung Cheung. On the capacity of Yuen Long District Councillor, Kwong was elected to the Legislative Council through the District Council (Second) constituency in 2016.

The pro-Beijing and rural domination was turned over in the 2019 historic landslide victory where the pro-democrats were took over all the urban constituencies and a few rural constituencies amid the massive pro-democracy protests. All pro-Beijing councillors in Tin Shui Wai including Luk Chung-hung of the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions (FTU) being unseated and some rural incumbents were also surprisingly defeated. As a result, the pro-democrats took 33 of the 39 elected seats and seized control of the 45-member council for the first time.

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 Reform Club 1985 - 1988




Pro-government Meeting Point 1988 - 1991



Pro-government United Democrats 1991 - 1994




Pro-Beijing Democratic 1994 - 1997




Pro-Beijing Democratic 1997 - 1999




Pro-Beijing DAB 2000 - 2003




Pro-Beijing DAB 2004 - 2007




Pro-Beijing DAB 2008 - 2011




Pro-Beijing DAB 2012 - 2015




Pro-Beijing DAB 2016 - 2019




Pro-democracy Democratic 2020 - 2023




Political makeup

Current Map of Yuen Long District Council.svg

Elections are held every four years.

    Political party Council members Current members
1994 1999 2003 2007 2011 2015 2019
  Independent 15 14 17 15 14 17 20
  Democratic 3 1 2 2 3 2 7
  TSWC - - - - - - 4
  TCHD - - - - - - 4
  DA - - 4 1 - 1 2
  NWSC - - - - - - 1
  Civic Passion - - - - - - 1
  TSWLPU - - - - - - -

District result maps

Members represented

Starting from 1 January 2020:

Code Constituency Name Political affiliation Notes
M01 Fung Nin Kisslan Chan King-lun Independent
M02 Yuen Long Centre Shek King-ching Democratic Alliance
M03 Fung Cheung Mak Ip-sing Democratic Alliance
M04 Yuen Lung Cheung Sau-yin Independent
M05 Shap Pat Heung Central Willis Fong Ho-hin Independent [a]
M06 Shui Pin Lai Kwok-wing Team Chu
M07 Nam Ping Zachary Wong Wai-yin Democratic
M08 Pek Long Kwong Chun-yu Democratic
M09 Yuen Long Tung Tau Lam Ting-wai Democratic
M10 Shap Pat Heung North Shum Ho-kit Independent
M11 Shap Pat Heung East Lee Chun-wai Independent [a]
M12 Shap Pat Heung West Szeto Pok-man Independent [a]
M13 Ping Shan South Leung Tak-ming Team Chu
M14 Hung Fuk Eddie Chan Shu-fai Team Chu
M15 Ha Tsuen Tang Ka-leung Independent
M16 Ping Shan Central Felix Cheung Chi-yeung Independent
M17 Shing Yan Au Kwok-kuen Team Chu
M18 Tin Shing Hau Man-kin TSW Connection
M19 Tin Yiu Ho Wai-pan NWSC
M20 Yiu Yau Ng Hin-wang Democratic
M21 Tsz Yau Chan Mei-lin Independent
M22 Kingswood South Katy Ng Yuk-ying Democratic
M23 Shui Oi Lai Po-wa Democratic
M24 Shui Wah Lam Chun TSW Connection
M25 Chung Wah Chan Sze-nga Independent
M26 Chung Pak Lee Wai-fung TSWLPU
M27 Kingswood North Ng Kin-wai TSW Connection
M28 Yuet Yan Hong Chin-wah Independent
M29 Ching King Kwok Man-ho Democratic
M30 Fu Yan Kwan Chun-sang TSW Connection
M31 Yat Chak Wong Wing-sze Civic Passion
M32 Tin Heng Wong Pak-yu Independent
M33 Wang Yat Mo Kai-hong Independent
M34 Ping Shan North Young Ka-on Independent
M35 Fairview Park To Ka-lun Independent
M36 San Tin Man Fu-wan Independent
M37 Kam Tin Chris Li Chung-chi Independent
M38 Pat Heung North Ronnie Tang Yung-yiu Independent
M39 Pat Heung South Lai Wing-tim Independent
Ex offico Shap Pat Heung Rural Committee Chairman Ching Chan-ming Independent
San Tin Rural Committee Chairman Jimmy Man Mei-kwai Independent
Ha Tsuen Rural Committee Chairman Tang Lai-tung Independent
Kam Tin Rural Committee Chairman Tang Ho-lin Independent
Ping Shan Rural Committee Chairman Tang Che-keung Independent
Pat Heung Rural Committee Chairman Tang Shui-man Independent

Leadership

Chairs

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

Chairman Years Political Affiliation
Fung Kwok-keung 1981-1982 District Officer
J. K. Wilson 1982-1985 District Officer
Tai Kuen 1985-1999 Heung Yee Kuk
Tang Siu-tong 2000-2007 PA->DAB
Leung Che-cheung 2008-2015 DAB/NTAS
Shum Ho-kit 2016-2019 Heung Yee Kuk
Zachary Wong Wai-ying 2020-present Democratic

Vice Chairs

Vice Chairman Years Political Affiliation
Leung Che-cheung 2000-2008 DAB
Tang Yun-chor 2008-2011 Heung Yee Kuk
Leung Fuk-yuen 2011 Heung Yee Kuk
Wong Wai-shun 2012-2019 NPP->BPA
Johnny Mak Ip-sing 2020-present Democratic Alliance

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Action 18 member.

References


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