Central and Western District Council

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Central and Western District Council
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Chair
David Yip Wing-shing
Structure
Seats 18 councillors
5 / 18
4 / 18
1 / 18
8 / 18
Elections
First past the post
Last election
6 November 2011
Meeting place
HK Harbour Building.jpg
Harbour Building, Central
Website
www.districtcouncils.gov.hk/central/

Central and Western District Council is the district council for the Central and Western District in Hong Kong. It is one of 18 district council. Central and Western District currently consists of 18 members, of which the district is divided into 15 constituencies, electing a total of 15 with 3 members appointed by the Chief Executive. The latest election was held in 2011.

Political makeup[edit]

Elections are held every four years.

    Political party Council members Current members
1994 1999 2003 2007 2011
  Independent 2 5 4 3 5                
  DAB 2 3 1 3 5                
  Democratic 8 5 6 6 4                
  Liberal 1 1 2 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
No Overall Control United Democrats 1991 - 1994
Pro-democracy Democratic 1994 - 1997
Pro-Beijing Democratic 1997 - 1999
Pro-Beijing Democratic 2000 - 2003
Pro-democracy Democratic 2004 - 2007
Pro-Beijing Democratic 2008 - 2011
Pro-Beijing DAB 2012 - present

Members represented[edit]

Code Constituency Name Political affiliation
A01 Chung Wan HUI Chi Fung Democratic
A02 Mid Levels East CHEUNG Yick-hung, Jackie Independent
A03 Castle Road CHENG Lai-king Democratic
A04 Peak CHAN Ho Lim Joseph Liberal
A05 University CHAN Chit-kwai, Stephen Independent
A06 Kennedy Town & Mount Davis CHAN Hok-fung DAB
A07 Kwun Lung IP Kwok-him DAB
A08 Sai Wan CHEUNG Kwok Kwan DAB
A09 Belcher LAM Wai Wing Malcolm Independent
A10 Shek Tong Tsui CHAN Choi-hi
A11 Sai Ying Pun LO Yee-hang DAB
A12 Sheung Wan KAM Nai-wai Democratic
A13 Tung Wah SIU Ka Yi, Kathy DAB
A14 Centre Street LEE Chi-hang, Sidney Independent
A15 Water Street WONG Kin-shing, Nelson Democratic
Appointed Members YIP Wing-shing
MAN Chi-wah
NG Siu-keung, Thomas

List of chairmen[edit]

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

Chairman Political affiliation Constituency Took office Left office Notes
Vincent Ko Hon-chiu People's Association Kennedy Town W & Mount Davis 1985 1988 [1]
Ambrose Lau Hon-chuen Nonpartisan (1988-90)
LDF (1990-94)
Progressive Alliance (1994)
Appointed 1988 1994 [2]
Yuen Bun-keung Democratic Chung Wan 1994 1997 [3]
Chan Chit-kwai Independent University 4 July 1997 1 January 2000 [4]
Wu Chor-nam Independent Appointed 1 January 2000 1 January 2004 [5]
Chan Tak-chor[a] Liberal (2004-08)
Independent (2008-11)
Sai Wan 1 January 2004 6 November 2011 [7]
Yip Wing-shing Independent Appointed 6 January 2012 Incumbent [8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Democratic Party's Kam Nai-wai was initially elected as chairman but soon resigned from the office.[6]

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. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ "Member Details of Central and Western District Council". Central and Western District Council. 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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