Tam Yiu-chung

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Tam.
The Honourable
Tam Yiu-chung
Tam Yau Chung.jpg
Tam at an election forum
Chairman of the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong
Assumed office
28 August 2007
Vice Chairman Lau Kong-wah
Ann Chiang
Horace Cheung
Starry Lee
Preceded by Ma Lik
Member of the Legislative Council
Assumed office
2 July 1998
Preceded by New parliament
Constituency New Territories West
In office
30 October 1985 – 31 July 1995
Preceded by New constituency
Succeeded by Cheng Yiu-tong
Constituency Labour
In office
21 December 1996 – 30 June 1998
(Provisional Legislative Council)
Preceded by New parliament
Succeeded by Parliament abolished
Non-official Member of the Executive Council
In office
Appointed by Tung Chee-hwa
Preceded by New council
Succeeded by Tsang Yok-sing
Personal details
Born (1949-12-15) 15 December 1949 (age 65)
Hong Kong
Nationality Chinese
Political party Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions
Spouse(s) Lai Xiang-ming
Residence Hong Kong
Alma mater Australian National University
University of London
Occupation Legislative Councillor
Trade unionists
Tam Yiu-chung
Traditional Chinese 譚耀宗
Simplified Chinese 谭耀宗

Tam Yiu-chung, GBS, JP (born 15 December 1949, Hong Kong) is a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, representing the New Territories West constituency. He was a member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong from 1997 to 2002. He is the chairman of the pro-Beijing conservative Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB).


Tam studied Adult Education at Australian National University and Trade Union Studies at the London School of Economics. He is a Justice of the Peace and holds the Gold Bauhinia Star. He was selected DAB Chairman following the death from cancer of the previous chairman Ma Lik on 29 August 2007. He had been acting chairman for the preceding three weeks. Later he received the post, elected as the chairman of DAB, and re-elected in 2009.

Tam Yiu-Chung is also a member of the Board of Directors of International Social Service-HK for providing refugee support on behalf of HK Government. Recent corruption scandals of ISS had made him held by refugees, asylum seekers and torture claimants directly responsible for the failed welfare services to refugees. The Refugee Union of Hong Kong continues their struggle against corruption until justice is served and refugee rights are fully respected in Hong Kong.

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Legislative Council of Hong Kong
New constituency Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Labour
Served alongside: Pang Chun-hoi
Succeeded by
Cheng Yiu-tong
New parliament Member of Provisional Legislative Council
Replaced by Legislative Council
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for New Territories West
With: Lee Wing-tat (1998–2000)
Albert Ho (1998–2012)
Lee Cheuk-yan, Leung Yiu-chung (1998–present)
Tang Siu-tong (2000–2004)
Albert Chan (2000–present)
Selina Chow (2004–2008)
Cheung Hok-ming, Lee Wing-tat (2004–2012)
Wong Kwok-hing (2008–2012)
Ben Chan, Kwok Ka-ki, Michael Tien, Alice Mak, Leung Che-cheung (2012–present)
Party political offices
Preceded by
Ma Lik
Chairman of Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Emily Lau
Member of the Legislative Council
Hong Kong order of precedence
Member of the Legislative Council
Succeeded by
Abraham Shek
Member of the Legislative Council