James To

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The Honourable
James To Kun-sun
涂謹申
James To Kun-sun.jpg
James To in 2016
Member of the Legislative Council
Assumed office
1 October 2012
Preceded by New constituency
Constituency District Council (Second)
In office
1 July 1998 – 30 September 2012
Preceded by New parliament
Succeeded by Helena Wong
Constituency Kowloon West
In office
11 October 1995 – 30 June 1997
Preceded by New constituency
Succeeded by Replaced by Provisional Legislative Council
Constituency Kowloon South-west
In office
9 October 1991 – 31 July 1995
Preceded by New constituency
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Constituency Kowloon West
Personal details
Born (1963-03-11) 11 March 1963 (age 54)
Hong Kong
Political party United Democrats (1991–94)
Democratic Party (since 1994)
Spouse(s) Cherry Yuen (m. 1993; div. 2008)
Sue So (m. 2009)
Alma mater Wah Yan College
University of Hong Kong (LL.B.)
Occupation Legislative Councillor
Profession Solicitor
James To
Traditional Chinese 涂謹申
Simplified Chinese 涂谨申

James To Kun-sun (born 11 March 1963, Hong Kong) is a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong representing the Kowloon West constituency. James To was also a member of the Yau Tsim Mong District Council. Since 2016, To is the most senior member in the Legislative Council.

Political career[edit]

He was Hong Kong's youngest legislator when first elected.[1]

Views, policy positions and Legco voting[edit]

In June 2010, he expressed open scepticism of the Democratic Party's support for the government's 2012 constitutional reform package but nevertheless toed the party line and voted for the measure. The party had secured the inclusion of a late amendment to hold a popular vote for five new District Council functional constituencies.[2] In a dissenting speech to Legco, he warned of the creation of "super-functional constituencies" with an apparently larger mandate than that of geographical constituency lawmakers.[3]

Personal life[edit]

In January 2008, To divorced his wife, Cherry Yuen Choi-lin, over her alleged extramarital affairs.[1] They did not have any children. On 12 December 2009, he married his second wife, Sue So.[4] They had a son in 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hong Kong's first Free English-language newspaper The Standard Archived 8 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Cheers and jeers for political reform vote, SCMP, Gary Cheung, Albert Wong and Fanny WY Fung, 25 June 2010
  3. ^ James To criticises – and votes for proposal, SCMP, Albert Wong and Fanny W. Y. Fung, 25 June 2010
  4. ^ "政情:阿涂再婚 全場催「造人」". Oriental Daily (Chinese)


External links[edit]

Legislative Council of Hong Kong
New constituency Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Kowloon West
1991–1995
Served alongside: Frederick Fung
Succeeded by
Himself
as Representative for Kowloon South-west
Preceded by
Himself
as Representative for Kowloon West
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Kowloon South-west
1995–1997
Replaced by Provisional Legislative Council
New parliament Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Kowloon West
1998–2012
Succeeded by
Helena Wong
New constituency Member of Legislative Council
Representative for District Council (Second)
2012–present
Incumbent
Political offices
New constituency Member of Yau Tsim Mong District Council
Representative for Olympic
2012–present
Incumbent
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Andrew Cheung
Chief Judge of the High Court
Hong Kong order of precedence
Member of the Legislative Council
Succeeded by
Leung Yiu-chung
Member of the Legislative Council