Miriam Lau

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Miriam Lau Kin-yee
GBS, JP
劉健儀
Miriam Lau Kin Yee.jpg
Chairwoman of the Liberal Party
In office
7 September 2008 – 10 September 2012
Preceded by James Tien
Succeeded by Vincent Fang (acting)
Member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong
In office
2 July 1998 – 16 July 2012
Preceded by New parliament
Succeeded by Frankie Yick
Constituency Transport
In office
22 February 1997 – 8 April 1998
(Provisional Legislative Council)
In office
11 October 1995 – 27 June 1997
Preceded by New constituency
Succeeded by Replaced by Provisional Legislative Council
Constituency Transport & Communication
In office
22 September 1988 – 17 September 1995
Appointed by Sir David Wilson
Personal details
Born (1947-04-27) 27 April 1947 (age 67)
Mainland China
Nationality Hong Kong Chinese
Political party Liberal Party
Spouse(s) Alfred Lau Tit-hon (divorced)
Residence Hong Kong
Alma mater University of Hong Kong
University of East Asia
Occupation Legislative Councillor
Solicitor
Religion Roman Catholicism

Miriam Lau Kin-yee GBS OBE JP (Chinese: 劉健儀, Yale: Làuh Gihn Yìh) former married name Miriam Lau Lau Kin-yee, (born 27 April 1947 in Mainland China) was a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong (Legco), representing the transport industry functional constituency. Lau was the acting-chairperson of Legco from 2004 to 2008.

Lau was the chairwoman of the Liberal Party after James Tien's resignation following the party's poor performance in the 2008 Hong Kong legislative election until 2012, when she stood down for the same reason: in that election, the party secured only 2.64 percent of the popular vote. She also lost her own seat, having stood in the geographical constituency of Hong Kong Island, rather than in the (safer) option of her existing functional constituency.[1][2]

Lau is a solicitor and was with the law firm of Alfred Lau, her ex-husband, from 1979 to 2001.[3] Lau currently is a consultant with the law firm King & Wood Mallesons, specializing in litigation.[4]

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Legislative Council of Hong Kong
New constituency Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Transport and Communication
1995–1997
Replaced by Provisional Legislative Council
New parliament Member of Provisional Legislative Council
1997–1998
Replaced by Legislative Council
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Transport
1998–2012
Succeeded by
Frankie Yick
Party political offices
Preceded by
Ronald Arculli
Vice-Chairperson of the Liberal Party
2000–2008
Served alongside: Selina Chow
Succeeded by
Vincent Fang
Preceded by
James Tien
Chairperson of the Liberal Party
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Vincent Fang
as Acting Chairman
Honorary titles
Preceded by
James Tien
Honorary Chairperson of the Liberal Party
2012–present
Incumbent
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Timothy Fok
Recipients of the Gold Bauhinia Star
Hong Kong order of precedence
Recipients of the Gold Bauhinia Star
Succeeded by
Haider Barma
Recipients of the Gold Bauhinia Star