Tanya Chan

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The Honourable
Tanya Chan
陳淑莊
Tanya Chan 2017.jpg
Member of Legislative Council
Assumed office
1 October 2016
Preceded by Kenneth Chan
Constituency Hong Kong Island
In office
17 May 2010 – 30 September 2012
Preceded by Herself
Succeeded by Kenneth Chan
Constituency Hong Kong Island
In office
1 October 2008 – 28 January 2010
Preceded by Martin Lee
Succeeded by Herself
Constituency Hong Kong Island
Personal details
Born (1971-09-14) 14 September 1971 (age 46)
Hong Kong
Nationality Hong Kong
Political party Civic Party
Residence Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Alma mater Sacred Heart Canossian College
University of Hong Kong (LLB)
Occupation Barrister
Website http://www.tanyachan.hk
Tanya Chan
Traditional Chinese 陳淑莊

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

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

Early life and education[edit]

Chan was educated at Sacred Heart Canossian College, and received Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Hong Kong where she also studied the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws.[2]

Political career[edit]

In the 2008 LegCo elections, Chan was elected into, and became a member of, the Hong Kong Legislative Council to represent Hong Kong Island, along with Civic Party leader Audrey Eu.

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 Chinese 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]

Until 2011, she was a member of Central and Western District Council.[5]

In the 2012 legislative election, she stood as the second candidate in Kenneth Chan's list in Hong Kong Island, in an attempt to boost Civic Party's votes and seats. Although Kenneth Chan was elected, she lost re-election under the party-list proportional representation system. In the 2016 legislative election, she was returned to the Legislative Council, succeeding outgoing Kenneth Chan's seat.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tanya Chan of the Civic Party", Next Magazine, 18 January 2007
  2. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Central & Western District Council Members (2008 - 2011)

External links[edit]

Media related to Tanya Chan at Wikimedia Commons

Political offices
Preceded by
Mark Lin
Member of Central and Western District Council
Representative for Peak
2008–2011
Succeeded by
Joseph Chan Ho-lim
Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Preceded by
Martin Lee
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Hong Kong Island
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Kenneth Chan
Preceded by
Kenneth Chan
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Hong Kong Island
2016–present
Incumbent
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Chan Chun-ying
Member of the Legislative Council
Hong Kong order of precedence
Member of the Legislative Council
Succeeded by
Cheung Kwok-kwan
Member of the Legislative Council