Alan Leong

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Alan Leong Kah-kit
Leong in 2015
Chairperson of the Civic Party
In office
19 November 2016 – 27 May 2023
LeaderAlvin Yeung
Preceded byAudrey Eu
Leader of the Civic Party
In office
8 January 2011 – 30 September 2016
Preceded byAudrey Eu
Succeeded byAlvin Yeung
Member of the Legislative Council
In office
1 October 2004 – 30 September 2016
Preceded byNew seat
Succeeded byJeremy Tam
ConstituencyKowloon East
Personal details
Born (1958-02-22) 22 February 1958 (age 65)
British Hong Kong
Political partyCivic Party
SpouseCarol Chen Suk-yi
Alma materLa Salle Primary School
Wah Yan College, Kowloon
University of Hong Kong
Hughes Hall, Cambridge
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese梁家傑
Simplified Chinese梁家杰

Alan Leong Kah-kit[1] (Chinese: 梁家傑; born 22 February 1958), SC is a former member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council, representing the Kowloon East geographical constituency, and the sitting-Chairman of the Civic Party. He was also vice-chairperson of the Independent Police Complaints Council.

Early career[edit]

Leong graduated with an LLB from the University of Hong Kong and an LLM from Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge. He was chairman of Hong Kong Bar Association from 2001 to 2003.

Political career[edit]

As chairperson of Hong Kong Bar Association, he mobilised many barristers to participate in the July 1 protests. He won a seat in the Legislative Council in the 2004 election.

In January 2011, Leong was elected the second leader of the Civic Party, replacing Audrey Eu.[2]

2007 Chief Executive election[edit]

Leong was nominated by the Civic Party as its party candidate for the Chief Executive election in 2007. He was also supported by the pan-democrats, including the Democratic Party.

Leong later secured 132 nominations and became the first Pan-democracy camp candidate to succeed in joining the Chief Executive election. In the end Leong lost to Donald Tsang in the CE election on 25 March 2007, gaining 123 votes from the 800-member Election Committee.

"Five Constituencies Referendum"[edit]

In January 2010, Leong and other four lawmakers, Albert Chan, Tanya Chan, Leung Kwok-hung and Wong Yuk-man resigned their seats to force by-elections, in which they all stood, which they called on to be treated as a referendum to press the Chinese Central Government into allowing universal suffrage in Hong Kong.[3] On 16 May 2010, he was re-elected as a lawmaker in the by-election.[4]

Dissolution of the Civic Party and retirement[edit]

After the Civic Party failed to form a new executive committee in December 2022, Leong stated the party would be dissolved in 2023. He also announced his intention to retire from politics after the party's dissolution, saying he was "old enough to retire as a politician".[5]

Personal life[edit]

Leong is married with three children.


  1. ^ Alan Leong's official website profile Archived 30 March 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Civic Party elects new leader, chairman". RTHK. 8 January 2011. Archived from the original on 1 October 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2011.
  3. ^ "Hong Kong MPs quit in attempt to push Beijing towards direct elections". the Guardian.
  4. ^ "Pro-democracy lawmakers win by-elections". Archived from the original on 28 September 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2010.
  5. ^ Ho, Kelly (5 December 2022). "'That's the end of it': Hong Kong pro-democracy Civic Party to fold after no nominees received for exec. committee". Hong Kong Free Press HKFP. Retrieved 7 December 2022.

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Preceded by Chairman of Civic Party
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