Andrew Cheng

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Andrew Cheng Kar-foo
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Member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong
In office
2 July 1998 – 30 September 2012
Preceded by New parliament
Succeeded by Fernando Cheung
Constituency New Territories East
Personal details
Born (1960-04-28) 28 April 1960 (age 54)
Hong Kong
Nationality Chinese (Hong Kong)
Political party Independent
Other political
Democratic Party (1994–2010)
Meeting Point (until 1994)
Spouse(s) Chan Kwai-ying
Alma mater University of New South Wales
Occupation Solicitor
Religion Roman Catholicism

Andrew Cheng Kar-foo (Chinese: 鄭家富) BA, MA, MEd, PCLL (born 28 April 1960 in Hong Kong) is a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong representing the New Territories East geographical constituency. He was a founder member of the Democratic Party, a member of Southern District Council between 1994 to 1999. He has been a member of Tai Po District Council since 1999.

Married and a father of two, Cheng is a solicitor and has represented the New Territories East constituency since 1998.

In June 2010, Cheng publicly pondered his moral dilemma in supporting the vote in support of the revised electoral reform proposals put forward by the government and backed by the Democratic Party. He subsequently decided to vote against the proposals, and announced in his Legco speech that he would quit the party because "small, but critical differences of opinion" prevented him from fulfilling his election pledge to strive for universal suffrage in 2012.[1]


  1. ^ Wong, Albert (24 Jun 2010) "Electoral reform row makes one Democrat a quitter, others bitter", South China Morning Post

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Legislative Council of Hong Kong
New constituency Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Financial, Insurance, Real Estate and Business Services
Replaced by Provisional Legislative Council
New parliament Member of Legislative Council
Representative for New Territories East
With: Cyd Ho (1998–2000)
Andrew Wong (1998–2004)
Lau Kong-wah, Emily Lau (1998–2012)
Nelson Wong (2000–2004)
James Tien, Li Kwok-ying (2004–2008)
Ronny Tong, Leung Kwok-hung (2004–2012)
Nelson Wong, Gary Chan (2008–2012)
Succeeded by
Fernando Cheung