Central and Western District Council

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Central and Western District Council
中西區區議會
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Chair
Yip Wing-shing, Independent
Vice-Chair
Chan Hok-fung, DAB
Structure
Seats 15 councillors
consisting of
15 elected members
6 / 15
4 / 15
1 / 15
4 / 15
Elections
First past the post
Last election
22 November 2015
Meeting place
Harbour Building.jpg
11/F, Harbour Building, 38 Pier Road, Central, Hong Kong
Website
www.districtcouncils.gov.hk/central/

The Central and Western District Council is the district council for the Central and Western District in Hong Kong. Central and Western District currently consists of 15 members, of which the district is divided into 15 constituencies, electing a total of 15 members. The latest election was held on 22 November 2015.

Political makeup[edit]

Elections are held every four years.

    Political party Council members Current members
1994 1999 2003 2007 2011 2015
  DAB 2 3 1 3 5 6            
  Democratic 8 5 6 6 4 4            
  Independent 2 5 4 3 5 4            
  Liberal 1 1 2 1 1 1            

Political control[edit]

Since 1982 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:

Camp in control Largest party Years
No Overall Control Civic Association 1982 - 1985
No Overall Control People's Association 1985 - 1988
No Overall Control Hong Kong Affairs Society 1988 - 1991
Pro-Beijing United Democrats 1991 - 1994
Pro-democracy Democratic (majority) 1994 - 1997
Pro-Beijing Democratic 1997 - 1999
Pro-Beijing Democratic 2000 - 2003
Pro-Beijing Democratic 2004 - 2007
Pro-Beijing Democratic 2008 - 2011
Pro-Beijing DAB 2012 - 2015
Pro-Beijing DAB 2016 - present

Members represented[edit]

Code Constituency Name Political affiliation
A01 Chung Wan Hui Chi-fung Democratic
A02 Mid Levels East Ng Siu-hong Democratic
A03 Castle Road Cheng Lai-king Democratic
A04 Peak Joseph Chan Ho-lim Liberal
A05 University Stephen Chan Chit-kwai Independent
A06 Kennedy Town & Mount Davis Chan Hok-fung DAB
A07 Kwun Lung Yeung Hoi-wing DAB
A08 Sai Wan Cheung Kwok-kwan DAB
A09 Belcher Yip Wing-shing Independent
A10 Shek Tong Tsui Chan Choi-hi Independent
A11 Sai Ying Pun Lo Yee-hang DAB
A12 Sheung Wan Kam Nai-wai Democratic
A13 Tung Wah Siu Ka-yi DAB
A14 Centre Street Sidney Lee Chi-hang Independent
A15 Water Street Yeung Hok-ming DAB

Leadership[edit]

Chairs[edit]

Since 1985, the chairman is elected by all the members of the board:

Chairman Years Political Affiliation
Vincent Ko Hon-chiu[1] 1985–1988 People's Association
Ambrose Lau Hon-chuen[2] 1988–1994 NonpartisanLDFPA
Yuen Bun-keung[3] 1994–1997 Democratic
Stephen Chan Chit-kwai[4] 1997–2000 Independent
Wu Chor-nam[5] 2000–2003 Independent
Chan Tak-chor[6][a] 2004–2011 LiberalIndependent
Yip Wing-shing[8] 2012–present Independent

Vice Chairs[edit]

Vice Chairman Years Political Affiliation
Chan Tak-chor 2000–2003 Liberal
Wu Chor-nam 2004–2007 Independent
Stephen Chan Chit-kwai 2008–2011 Independent
Chan Hok-fung 2012–present DAB

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Democratic Party's Kam Nai-wai was initially elected as chairman but soon resigned from the office.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Growing with Hong Kong: The University and Its Graduates-The First 90 Years. Hong Kong University Press. p. 276. 
  2. ^ "Legislative Council Report 2002-03" (PDF). Legislative Council of Hong Kong. 
  3. ^ "Biography of Yuen Bun-keung". Democratic Party. 1999. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Daily Information Bulletin". Government Information Services. 4 July 1997. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "HKSAR Central & Western District Council". webb-site.com. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Member Details of Central and Western District Council". Central and Western District Council. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "中西區區議員甘乃威辭去區議會主席以釋疑慮". Democratic Party. 9 January 2004. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Central & Western District Council Members (2008 - 2011)". Central and Western District Council. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 

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