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|Secretary for Home Affairs|
21 July 2015
|Chief Executive||Leung Chun-ying|
|Preceded by||Tsang Tak-sing|
|Undersecretary of the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau|
21 December 2012 – 21 July 2015
|Preceded by||Adeline Wong|
|Succeeded by||Ronald Chan|
|Non-official Member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong|
14 October 2008 – 30 June 2012
|Appointed by||Donald Tsang|
|Preceded by||Jasper Tsang|
|Succeeded by||Starry Lee|
|Member of the Legislative Council|
1 July 1998 – 30 September 2012
|Preceded by||New parliament|
|Succeeded by||Elizabeth Quat|
|Constituency||New Territories East|
21 December 1996 – 30 June 1998
(Provisional Legislative Council)
22 June 1957 |
|Political party||United Democrats (1991–93)
Civil Force (1993–present)
|Alma mater||St. Paul College
Sir Robert Black College of Education
University of Exeter
City Polytechnic of Hong Kong.
Lau Kong-wah, JP (born 22 June 1957, Hong Kong), also called Ray Lau, is a former member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong. On 14 October 2008, Donald Tsang, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, made Lau a member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong, filling the vacancy left by the resignation of Jasper Tsang upon the latter becoming President of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong. By the end of June 2012, Lau ceased to be a member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong.
Lau is vice-president of the pro-Beijing Hong Kong political party, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, and founder of Civil Force. He was, until 2012, the Chairman of the Panel on Transport in the Legislative Council of Hong Kong. In 2012, Lau also lost his seat in the 2012 Hong Kong Legislative Council Election.
Lau was a member of the United Democrats of Hong Kong (one of the predecessors of the Democratic Party). After losing in the 1991 LegCo election, running as 'Ray Lau', he left the party and founded the Civil Force. He subsequently joined the DAB in 1998. Lau lost his seat in the Hong Kong Legislative Council in 2012. But on 20 December 2012, he was appointed as undersecretary for constitutional and mainland affairs by the Hong Kong government to oversee political reforms.
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- Burton, Sandra; Colmey, John; Moriarty, Francis; Yu, Lulu (18 September 1995). "Eleventh-hour Election Fever". Time. Archived from the original on 28 October 2004. Retrieved 8 December 2014 – via Internet Archive.
|Legislative Council of Hong Kong|
|New parliament||Member of Provisional Legislative Council
|Replaced by Legislative Council|
|Member of Legislative Council
Representative for New Territories East
|Under Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs
|Secretary for Home Affairs
|Order of precedence|
Secretary for Innovation and Technology
|Hong Kong order of precedence
Secretary for Home Affairs
Secretary for the Civil Service