League of Social Democrats
|League of Social Democrats
|Founded||1 October 2006|
|Headquarters||Flat A, 3/F
Lee Hang Industrial Building
10 Cheung Yue Street
Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon
|National affiliation||Pan-democracy camp|
|Politics of Hong Kong
The League of Social Democrats (simplified Chinese: 社会民主连线; traditional Chinese: 社會民主連線; pinyin: Shèhuì Mínzhŭ Liánxiàn) or LSD is a centre-left social democratic political party in Hong Kong. Its declared purpose is to "take a clear-cut stand to defend the interests of the grassroots". Founding members include "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung and former members of the Democratic Party, such as Andrew To.
The party was founded in 2006, as part of the fluid pan-democratic political arena. Its radical social democratic position has consistently been more extreme than, and often in opposition to, the mainstream democratic parties.
Since the participation in the Chief Executive Election of Alan Leong, the League of Social Democrats has refused to cooperate with the Democratic Party and the Civic Party. In the Election Committee election [which year?], the League was criticized by media for refusing to name a candidate in protest at the "small-circle election".
In late December 2007, the Vice-chairman of the party, Lo Wing-lok, resigned after a controversy over the lack of documentation on the lease of the party headquarters. According to Lo, the premises belonged to an alleged triad member who claimed to be a merchant.
In April 2010, the Secretary-General of the LSD, Gavin Gwai, was attacked by two men in what appeared to be a pre-meditated and politically motivated assault. He suffered injuries to his eye.
On 24 January 2011, Raymond Wong and Albert Chan quit the party, citing disagreement with leader Andrew To and his faction. About a hundred of their supporters joined them, leaving the LSD in disarray. 
The following November, in district council elections, the party lost all four of its seats, including that of Andrew To for Wong Tai Sin. Twenty-three other League candidates also failed to win. Two days later, Andrew To resigned as chairman, to take responsibility for the loss, but pledged not to alter the League's ideology for the sake of winning elections.
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- "RTHK Online News". Rthk.org.hk. 2007-12-29. Retrieved 2013-10-01.
- "海關檢走社民連涉侵權T-恤" (in Traditional Chinese). Hong Kong: Singtao Daily. 12 February 2009. Retrieved 12 February 2010.
- LSD Secretary-General punched in eye, RTHK, 3 Apr 2010
- 黃毓民倒戈 社民連分裂伙陳偉業牽頭退黨 長毛未有決定, Mingpao, 24 Jan 2011
- League on verge of collapse as heavyweights lead party exodus, SCMP, 24 Jan 2011
- League head quits after poll disaster, RTHK, 8 Nov 2011
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