Tanya Chan

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Tanya Chan Suk-chong
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Tanya Chan campaigning for LegCo in 2008 in Kornhill, Quarry Bay
Member of Legislative Council of Hong Kong
In office
1 October 2008 – 28 January 2010
Preceded by Martin Lee
Succeeded by Herself
Constituency Hong Kong Island
In office
17 May 2010 – 30 September 2012
Preceded by Herself
Succeeded by Kenneth Chan
Constituency Hong Kong Island
Personal details
Born (1971-09-14) 14 September 1971 (age 44)
Hong Kong
Nationality  Hong Kong
Political party Civic Party
Residence Hong Kong
Alma mater Sacred Heart Canossian College
University of Hong Kong
Occupation Barrister
Religion Roman Catholicism
Website http://www.tanyachan.hk/
Tanya Chan
Traditional Chinese 陳淑莊

Tanya Chan Suk-chong (Chinese: 陳淑莊; born 14 September 1971 in Hong Kong) is a former Legislative Councillor (Hong Kong Island constituency). She is a founding member of the Civic Party.

Chan is sometimes known as the "Zhou Xun of the Civic Party".[1]

Political career[edit]

In the 2008 LegCo elections, Chan was elected into, and became a member of, the Hong Kong Legislative Council, along with Civic Party leader Audrey Eu. Chan lost her seat in 2012.

Educational history[edit]

"Five Constituencies Referendum"[edit]

In January 2010, Chan, and other four lawmakers, Albert Chan, Alan Leong, Leung Kwok-hung and Wong Yuk-man resigned from LegCo, forcing a by-election, which they would treat as a "de facto referendum" to press the Central Government into allowing universal suffrage in Hong Kong.[3] On 16 May 2010, she was re-elected as a lawmaker in the by-election.[4]


  1. ^ "Tanya Chan of the Civic Party", Next Magazine, 18 January 2007
  2. ^ a b HK LegCo. Legco.gov.hk. Retrieved on 2011-06-21.
  3. ^ Hong Kong MPs quit in attempt to push Beijing towards direct elections The Guardian, 26 January 2010
  4. ^ Pro-democracy lawmakers win by-elections. Rthk.org.hk (2010-05-17). Retrieved on 2011-06-21.

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Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Preceded by
Martin Lee
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Hong Kong Island
Served alongside: Jasper Tsang, Cyd Ho, Kam Nai-wai, Audrey Eu, Regina Ip
Succeeded by
Kenneth Chan