Tai Po District Council
|Tai Po District Council|
|First past the post|
|6 November 2011|
|Tai Po Complex, Tai Po|
Tai Po District Council (Chinese: 大埔區議會) is the district council for the Tai Po District in Hong Kong. It is one of 18 district council. Tai Po District currently consists of 24 members, of which the district is divided into 19 constituencies, electing a total of 19 with 2 ex-officio members who are the Tai Po and Sai Kung North rural committee chairmen and 3 members appointed by the Chief Executive. The latest election was held in 2011.
Since 1982 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:
|Camp in control||Largest party||Years|
|No Overall Control||None||1982 - 1985|
|No Overall Control||Reform Club||1985 - 1988|
|No Overall Control||Meeting Point||1988 - 1991|
|No Overall Control||LDF||1991 - 1994|
|Pro-Beijing||Liberal||1994 - 1997|
|Pro-Beijing||Liberal||1997 - 1999|
|Pro-Beijing||Democratic||2000 - 2003|
|No Overall Control||Democratic||2004 - 2007|
|Pro-Beijing||DAB||2008 - 2011|
|Pro-Beijing||DAB||2012 - present|
List of chairmen
Before 1985 the chairman post was held by the District Officer. Since 1985, the post is elected by the councillors:
- Thomas Chan Chun-yuen (198? — 85)
|Chairman||Political affiliation||Constituency||Took office||Left office||Notes|
|Ho Yung-sang||Heung Yee Kuk||Tai Po RC||1988||1994|||
|Cheung Hok-ming||DAB||Tai Po RC||1994||1 January 2004|||
|Cheng Chun-ping||DAB||Tai Yuen||1 January 2004||10 January 2008|||
|Cheung Hok-ming||DAB||Appointed||10 January 2008||Incumbent|||
- "Tai Po District Council - DC Members Details". Retrieved 12 March 2013.
- Report on the Study Tour to China. Tai Po District Board. 1987.
- "Daily Information Bulletin". Government Information Services. 3 July 1997. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
- "HKSAR Tai Po District Council". webb-site.com. Retrieved 14 March 2013.