Desmond Lee (Hong Kong politician)

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Desmond Lee Yu-tai
Member of the Legislative Council
In office
30 October 1985 – 25 August 1988
Succeeded by Chan Ying-lun
Constituency East Island
Personal details
Born (1944-10-25) 25 October 1944 (age 73)
Guangzhou, Guangdong
Political party Civic Association (1980s–90s)
Progressive Hong Kong Society (1980s)
Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood (1980s)
United Democrats (1990–91)
The Frontier (1990s–2000s)
Liberal (2014–present)
Alma mater Chinese University of Hong Kong (BA, MA)

Desmond Lee Yu-tai (born 25 October 1944) is a retired Hong Kong politician, a member of Eastern District Council for most of a 30-year period and a former member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong.

Lee was born in Guangzhou. He was first elected to the Eastern District Board in 1985. In the same year when the indirect election for the Legislative Council was first introduced, he was elected to the council through the East Island electoral college consisting of members of the Eastern and Wan Chai District Board. He ran for reelection in 1988 but was defeated by Chan Ying-lun.

He joined the United Democrats of Hong Kong, the first major pro-democratic party in 1990 but quit in 1991.[1]

He represented the Tanner constituency in the Eastern District[2] until standing down in 2015.[3]


  1. ^ 繼張熾標退出民主會李汝大雷聲隆決退出港同盟. Wah Kiu Yat Po (in Chinese). 18 April 1991.
  2. ^ Li, Pang-kwong. 香港選舉資料庫. Lingnan University Public Governance Research Institute (嶺南大學公共管治研究部) (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 6 November 2003. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  3. ^ District Election candidates, 2015