Alan Leong

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The Honourable
Alan Leong Kah-kit
SC
梁家傑
Alan Leong 2013.jpg
Alan Leong at the Press Con of the Alliance for True Democracy on 8 January 2014
Leader of Civic Party
Incumbent
Assumed office
8 January 2011
Chairman Audrey Eu
Vice Chairman Albert Lai
Margaret Ng
Preceded by Audrey Eu
Member of the Legislative Council
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 October 2004
Preceded by New seat
Constituency Kowloon East
Personal details
Born (1958-02-22) 22 February 1958 (age 56)
Hong Kong
Political party Civic Party
Spouse(s) Carol Chen Suk-yi
Alma mater La Salle Primary School
Wah Yan College, Kowloon
University of Hong Kong
University of Cambridge
Religion Roman Catholicism
The native form of this personal name is Leong Kah-kit Alan. This article uses the Western name order.

Alan Leong Kah-kit [1] (Yale: Lèuhng Gā Giht; born 22 February 1958), SC is a member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council, representing the Kowloon East geographical constituency and leader of the Civic Party. He is also vice-chairperson of the Independent Police Complaints Council.

Early career[edit]

Leong graduated with an LLB from the University of Hong Kong and an LLM from the University of Cambridge. He was chairman of Hong Kong Bar Association from 2001 to 2003.

Political career[edit]

As chairperson of Hong Kong Bar Association, he mobilized many barristers to participate in the July 1 protests. He won a seat in the Legislative Council in the 2004 election.

In January 2011, Leong was elected the second leader of the Civic Party, replacing Audrey Eu.[2]

Chief Executive election 2007[edit]

Leong was nominated by the Civic Party as its party candidate for the Chief Executive election in 2007. He was also supported by the pan-democratic group, including the Democratic Party.

Leong later secured 132 nominations and became the first pro-democracy candidate to succeed in joining the Chief Executive election. In the end Leong lost to Donald Tsang in the CE election on 25 March 2007, gaining 123 votes from the 800-member Election Committee.

"Five Constituencies Referendum"[edit]

In January 2010, Leong and other four lawmakers, Albert Chan, Tanya Chan, Leung Kwok-hung and Wong Yuk-man. resigned their seats in order to force by-elections, in which they all stood, which they called on to be treated as a referendum to press the Chinese Central Government into allowing universal suffrage in Hong Kong.[3] On 16 May 2010, he was re-elected as a lawmaker in the by-election.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Leong is married with three children.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Legislative Council of Hong Kong
New seat Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Kowloon East
2004–present
With: Albert Cheng, Chan Yuen-han (2004–2008)
Fred Li (2004–2012)
Chan Kam-lam (2004–present)
Wong Kwok-kin (2008–present)
Wu Chi-wai, Paul Tse (2012–present)
Incumbent
Party political offices
Preceded by
Audrey Eu
Leader of Civic Party
8 Jan 2011
Incumbent
Legal offices
Preceded by
Ronny Tong
Chairman of Hong Kong Bar Association
2001–2003
Succeeded by
Edward Chan
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Samson Tam
Member of the Legislative Council
Hong Kong order of precedence
Member of the Legislative Council
Succeeded by
Leung Kwok-hung
Member of the Legislative Council