|Andrew Cheng Kar-foo|
|Member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong|
1 July 1998 – 30 September 2012
|Preceded by||New parliament|
|Succeeded by||Fernando Cheung|
|Constituency||New Territories East|
11 October 1995 – 30 June 1997
|Preceded by||New constituency|
|Succeeded by||Parliament abolished|
|Constituency||Financial, Insurance, Real Estate and Business Services|
28 April 1960 |
|Nationality||Chinese (Hong Kong)|
|Democratic Party (1994–2010)
Meeting Point (until 1994)
|Alma mater||University of New South Wales|
Andrew Cheng Kar-foo (Chinese: 鄭家富) BA, MA, MEd, PCLL (born 28 April 1960 in Hong Kong) was a Hong Kong politician and solicitor. He is a former Democratic Party member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong representing the New Territories East geographical constituency.
He was a founder member of the Democratic Party, previously a member of the Meeting Point. He was a member of Southern District Council (representing Ap Lei Chau Estate) between 1994-99 and of Tai Po District Council (representing Tai Po Central) from 1999-2011.
Cheng was first elected to the Legislative Council in 1995 representing the Financial, Insurance, Real Estate and Business Services constituency but left the Council when it was replaced by the Provisional Legislative Council in July 1997.
In June 2010, Cheng publicly pondered his moral dilemma in supporting the vote in support of the revised electoral reform proposals put forward by the government and backed by the Democratic Party. The proposal draw unprecedented controversy in the pan-democractic camp as the leaders of the Democratic Party had met with and sought approval from the officials of the Central Government Liaison Office.
He subsequently decided to vote against the proposals, and announced in his Legco speech that he would quit the party because "small, but critical differences of opinion" prevented him from fulfilling his election pledge to strive for universal suffrage in 2012.
Cheng stood down at the 2012 election, in which he supported several pan-democratic candidates in New Territories East. He helped Gary Fan, who stood second in his list in previous elections and also quit the Democratic Party owing to disagreement over the 2010 electoral reform proposals, of Neo Democrats to win a seat in the constituency. He joined D100 as a radio host after retiring from the Legislative Council.
Although once denied rejoining electoral politics, Cheng changed his mind and contested the 2016 legislative election in New Territories East. He lost the bid with only 3.08% support. Three of Neo Democrat's Shatin District Councillors defected from Gary Fan to Cheng on the election day; they were subsequently dismissed from the party for Fan's failure in re-election.
Cheng is married to Chan Kwai-ying, who is a cousin of his fellow Democrat Wong Sing-chi, and is a father of two.
- Wong, Albert (24 Jun 2010) "Electoral reform row makes one Democrat a quitter, others bitter", South China Morning Post
- Leung, Stanley (8 September 2016). "Defections within his party led to loss to pro-estab. candidate, says Neo Democrat Gary Fan". Hong Kong Free Press.
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|Legislative Council of Hong Kong|
|New constituency||Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Financial, Insurance, Real Estate and Business Services
|Replaced by Provisional Legislative Council|
|New parliament||Member of Legislative Council
Representative for New Territories East
With: Cyd Ho (1998–2000)
Andrew Wong (1998–2004)
Lau Kong-wah, Emily Lau (1998–2012)
Nelson Wong (2000–2004)
James Tien, Li Kwok-ying (2004–2008)
Ronny Tong, Leung Kwok-hung (2004–2012)
Nelson Wong, Gary Chan (2008–2012)