2nd Legislative Council of Hong Kong
|2nd Legislative Council of Hong Kong|
|Meeting place||Legislative Council Building|
|Term||1 October 2000—30 September 2004|
|President||Rita Fan (Independent)|
|Party control||Pro-Beijing camp|
The Second Legislative Council of Hong Kong was the meeting of the legislative branch of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. The membership of the LegCo is based on the 2000 election. The term of the session was from 1 October 2000 to 30 September 2004, during the latter half of the first term of the Tung Chee-hwa's administration and the most of the Tung's second term in office. The pro-democratic Democratic Party remained the largest party with 13 seats. Notable newcomers to the Legislative Council included Wong Sing-chi, Michael Mak, Li Fung-ying, Lo Wing-lok, Abraham Shek, Tommy Cheung and Audrey Eu who won the seat vacated by Gary Cheng in the Hong Kong Island by-election, 2000.
- September 2002–July 2003: The government released its proposals for the anti-subversion law and sparked enormous criticisms from the society. The Hong Kong July 1 marches recorded more than five millions, the largest protest since the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. Liberal Party's chairman James Tien resigned from the Executive Council and would have party members vote for a postponement. As a result, the government withdrew the bill in later July due to insufficient votes to pass the law.
National Security (Legislative Provisions) Bill
In November 2002, the anti-subversion National Security (Legislative Provisions) Bill to amend the Crimes Ordinance, the Official Secrets Ordinance and the Societies Ordinance pursuant to the obligation imposed by Article 23 of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong was introduced to the Legislative Council. It is the cause of considerable controversy and division in Hong Kong. Protests against the bill resulted in a massive demonstration on 1 July 2003. In the aftermath, the National Security (Legislative Provisions) Bill was withdrawn after it became clear that it would not get the necessary support from the Legislative Council for it to be passed. The bill was then shelved indefinitely.
|Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong||11||10|
|Hong Kong Progressive Alliance||4||4|
|Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions||1||1|
|Federation of Hong Kong and Kowloon Labour Unions||1||1|
|New Century Forum||1||1|
|Total for Pro-Beijing camp||39||38|
|Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions||2||2|
|Article 45 Concern Group||0||2|
|Hong Kong Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood||1||1|
|Neighbourhood and Worker's Service Centre||1||1|
|Total for Pro-democracy camp||21||22|
Graphical representation of the Legislative Council
|President||Independent||Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai||Election Committee||1998|
List of Members
The following table is a list of LegCo members elected on 10 September 2000 in the order of precedence..
Members who did not serve throughout the term are italicised. New members elected since the general election are noted at the bottom of the page.
Key to changes since legislative election:
- a = change in party allegiance
- b = by-election
- c = other change
- d = did not take seat
- 10 December 2000, Audrey Eu elected in the Hong Kong Island by-election and replaced Gary Cheng who did not take the seat and was subsequently jailed for abuse of office.
- 16 September 2001, Ma Fung-kwok replaced resigned Ng Ching-fai in the Election Committee by-election.
- Albert Chan (New Territories West) left the Democratic Party on 1 August 2002, a day after the Party's leadership election.
- Audrey Eu (Hong Kong Island) and Margaret Ng (Legal) launched the Basic Law Article 23 Concern Group to criticise the HKSAR Government's legislative proposals to implement the controversial Article 23 of the Basic Law and renamed it into Article 45 Concern Group on 14 November 2003.
- "Bills Committee on Education (Amendment) Bill 2002". 11 May 2013.
- "Bills Committee on National Security (Legislative Provisions) Bill". 11 May 2013.
- Sangwon Suh and Yulanda Chung "A PR Man's PR Woes", Asiaweek.com, 8 September 2000
- Leung, Ambrose (2 August 2002). "Albert Chan quits day after Democrat leadership change". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 1 May 2013.