Leung Yiu-chung

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The Honourable
Leung Yiu-chung
梁耀忠
Leung Yiu-chung 2017.jpg
Member of the Legislative Council
Assumed office
1 October 2016
Preceded by Frederick Fung
Constituency District Council (Second)
In office
2 July 1998 – 30 September 2016
Preceded by New parliament
Succeeded by Andrew Wan
Constituency New Territories West
In office
11 October 1995 – 27 June 1997
Preceded by New constituency
Succeeded by Sophie Leung
Constituency Textiles and Garment
Personal details
Born (1953-05-19) 19 May 1953 (age 63)
Hong Kong
Nationality Hong Kong
Political party Neighbourhood and Worker's Service Centre
Other political
affiliations
Revolutionary Marxist League
Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China
Spouse(s) Lai Siu-chun
Residence Hong Kong
Alma mater University of Essex
University of Hong Kong
Profession Teacher
Legislative Councillor
Leung Yiu-chung
Chinese 梁耀忠

Leung Yiu-chung (Chinese: 梁耀忠, born 19 May 1953 in Hong Kong with family roots in Zhongshan, Guangdong). He is a member of the pro-labour Neighbourhood and Worker's Service Centre, part of the pan-democracy camp, and a long-time member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong,[1] having served since 1995, except briefly between 1997 and 1998. Between 1998 and 2016 he represented the New Territories West geographical constituency, and since 2016 the District Council (Second) functional constituency. Leung has also been a member of the Kwai Tsing District Council since 1985.

Education[edit]

He received his BA degree from the University of Essex and a Postgraduate Certificate from the University of Hong Kong.[1]

Political career[edit]

Upon his return from the United Kingdom in 1978, Leung joined the New Youth Study Society, which was a labour school founded by activist Lau Shan-ching in Tsuen Wan, as a lecturer.

In early 1980s, 26 blocks of public housing were discovered to be structurally dangerous, Kwai Fong Estate in Kwai Chung being the worst affected. Leung led an investigation of the incident, forced the Housing Authority to agree to dismantle and reconstruct the jerry-built buildings, and assisted the residents throughout the reconstruction process. In 1985, he contested Kwai Chung Central constituency in newly established Kwai Chung and Tsing Yi District Board in the District Board election and was elected. He would continue to hold the Kwai Chung Central seat until 1994, when the constituency was split into multiple constituencies, including Kwai Fong where Leung has since held the seat. He was known as one of the "Kwai Tsing septet", along with Lee Wing-tat, Sin Chung-kai and four others.[2] As the public schools established by the government had been gradually replacing labour schools, Leung transformed the New Youth Study Society into the Neighbourhood and Worker's Service Centre (NWSC) after the election.

He contested the New Territories South constituency in the 1991 legislative election but was not elected. In 1995, he was elected to the Legislative Council representing the new Textiles and Garment constituency created by the 1994 electoral reform. At a 1996 Legislative Council meeting, he criticised the process of the election of the post-1997 chief executive by the communist-handpicked Selection Committee as "foul grass grows out of a foul ditch", which was deemed insulting to some of the legislators who were concurrently members of the Selection Committee. As a result, he was asked to withdraw from the chamber by the president of the Legislative Council Andrew Wong pursuant to Standing Order 34(2), becoming the first Hong Kong legislator to be expelled from a legislative sitting.[3] He left the legislature in June 1997, when the council was abolished and replaced by the Provisional Legislative Council.

He was returned to the Legislative Council at the 1998 legislative election to represent New Territories West. He held the seat in this constituency in subsequent elections until he won a seat for the District Council (Second) functional constituency in 2016.

In 2010, Leung was invited to participate in the establishment of a pro-labour party, along with ex-Civic legislator Fernando Cheung, Confederation of Trade Unions' Lee Cheuk-yan and Civic Act-up's Cyd Ho.[4] However, the NWSC rejected the proposed membership in the newly founded Labour Party, and it also rejected Leung to join the party as an individual.[5]

Publications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hon LEUNG Yiu-chung". Members' biographies. Legislative Council, HKSAR. Archived from the original on 20 March 2010. Retrieved 20 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "【泛民怎樣守住一區 2】三十年江山未改". The Stand News. 10 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Official record of proceedings; Wednesday, 13 November 1996". Legislative Council of Hong Kong. 13 November 1996. p. 121. 
  4. ^ "拉攏李卓人 梁耀忠 何秀蘭 張超雄擬組新工黨". Apple Daily. 2 November 2010. 
  5. ^ "街工通過會員議案 梁耀忠禁入工黨". Apple Daily. 12 September 2011. 
Political offices
New constituency Member of Kwai Tsing District Council
Representative for Kwai Fong
1994–present
Incumbent
Legislative Council of Hong Kong
New constituency Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Textiles and Garment
1995–1997
Replaced by Provisional Legislative Council
New parliament Member of Legislative Council
Representative for New Territories West
1998–2016
Succeeded by
Andrew Wan
Preceded by
Frederick Fung
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for District Council (Second)
2016–present
Incumbent
Order of precedence
Preceded by
James To
Member of the Legislative Council
Hong Kong order of precedence
Member of the Legislative Council
Succeeded by
Abraham Shek
Member of the Legislative Council