Tanya Chan

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Tanya Chan
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Tanya Chan campaigning for LegCo in 2008 in Kornhill, Quarry Bay
Member of Legislative Council of Hong Kong
In office
1 October 2008 – 28 January 2010
Preceded by Martin Lee
Succeeded by Herself
Constituency Hong Kong Island
In office
17 May 2010 – 30 September 2012
Preceded by Herself
Succeeded by Kenneth Chan
Constituency Hong Kong Island
Personal details
Born (1971-09-14) 14 September 1971 (age 43)
Hong Kong
Political party Civic Party
Residence Hong Kong
Alma mater Sacred Heart Canossian College
University of Hong Kong
Occupation Barrister
Religion Roman Catholicism
Website http://www.tanyachan.hk/

Tanya Chan Suk-chong (Chinese: 陳淑莊; born 14 September 1971, Hong Kong) is a former Legislative Councillor (Hong Kong Island constituency). She is a founding member of the Civic Party.

Chan is sometimes known as the "Zhou Xun of the Civic Party".[1]

Political career[edit]

In the 2008 LegCo elections, Chan was elected into, and became a member of, the Hong Kong Legislative Council, along with Civic Party leader Audrey Eu. Chan lost her seat in 2012.

Educational history[edit]

"Five Constituencies Referendum"[edit]

In January 2010, Chan, and other four lawmakers, Albert Chan, Alan Leong, Leung Kwok-hung and Wong Yuk-man resigned from LegCo, forcing a by-election, which they would treat as a "de facto referendum" to press the Central Government into allowing universal suffrage in Hong Kong.[3] On 16 May 2010, she was re-elected as a lawmaker in the by-election.[4]


  1. ^ "Tanya Chan of the Civic Party", Next Magazine, 18 January 2007
  2. ^ a b HK LegCo. Legco.gov.hk. Retrieved on 2011-06-21.
  3. ^ Hong Kong MPs quit in attempt to push Beijing towards direct elections The Guardian, 26 January 2010
  4. ^ Pro-democracy lawmakers win by-elections. Rthk.org.hk (2010-05-17). Retrieved on 2011-06-21.

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Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Preceded by
Martin Lee
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Hong Kong Island
Served alongside: Jasper Tsang, Cyd Ho, Kam Nai-wai, Audrey Eu, Regina Ip
Succeeded by
Kenneth Chan