Ip Kin-yuen

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Ip Kin-yuen
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Ip Kin-yuen
Member of the Legislative Council
Assumed office
1 October 2012
Preceded byCheung Man-kwong
Personal details
Born1961 (age 58–59)[1]
Hong Kong
Political partyMeeting Point (1980s–94)
Democratic Party (1994–2006)
Other political
Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union
Alma materSing Yin Secondary School
University of Hong Kong (BA, PCEd, MEd)
OccupationLegislative Councillor
Ip Kin-yuen
Traditional Chinese葉建源
Simplified Chinese叶建源

Ip Kin-yuen (Chinese: 葉建源, born 1961) is a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong for Education constituency and a chief executive for Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union.[2]


Ip graduated from University of Hong Kong with Bachelor of Arts in Education and Master of Education.[2] During his study at the University of Hong Kong, he was the vice president of the Student Union in 1983 and drafted letters to UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and PRC Premier Zhao Ziyang stating the Student Union's stance for returning Hong Kong sovereignty back to China. He joined the political group Meeting Point which composed of professionals who, during the Sino-British negotiations, advocated democracy in Hong Kong under Chinese sovereign.[3]

He was also a founding member of the Democratic Party, and its education spokesman, until 2006 when he left the party.

In 2006, he began serving on the Election Committee for the Education constituency.

In 2009, Ip was appointed to Hong Kong Institute of Education but was fired by Fanny Law in the crisis of HKIEd-CUHK merger in 2007.[4]

Ip was elected in Legislative Council of Hong Kong in September 2012 and retained his seat, with 71 percent of the votes cast, in 2016.[5]


  1. ^ Personal bio
  2. ^ a b "Members' Biographies: Hon IP Kin-yuen". Government of Hong Kong. 2012. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  3. ^ Ma, Ngok (2012). 香港80年代民主運動口述歷史 (in Chinese). City University of Hong Kong Press. pp. 74–89.
  4. ^ 葉建源遭羅范炒魷掀風波 [Ip Kin-yuen fired by Fanny Law] (in Chinese). Oriental Daily News. 26 July 2012. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Ip, Kin Yuen". Webb-site.com. 2012. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Preceded by
Cheung Man-kwong
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Education
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Helena Wong
Member of the Legislative Council
Hong Kong order of precedence
Member of the Legislative Council
Succeeded by
Elizabeth Quat
Member of the Legislative Council