Wong Tai Sin District Council

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Wong Tai Sin District Council
黃大仙區議會
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
History
Founded 6 May 1981 (1981-05-06) (District Board)
1 July 1997 (1997-07-01) (Provisional)
1 January 2000 (2000-01-01) (District Council)
Leadership
Chair
Li Tak-hong, DAB
Vice-Chair
Joe Lai Wing-ho, DAB
Structure
Seats 25 councillors
consisting of
25 elected members
7 / 25
3 / 25
2 / 25
2 / 25
1 / 25
10 / 25
Elections
First past the post
Last election
22 November 2015
Meeting place
Lung Cheung Office Block.jpg
6/F Lung Cheung Office Block, 138 Lung Cheung Road, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon
Website
www.districtcouncils.gov.hk/wts/

Wong Tai Sin District Council (Chinese: 黃大仙區議會) the district council for the Wong Tai Sin District in Hong Kong. It is one of 18 district council. Wong Tai Sin District currently consists of 25 members, of which the district is divided into 25 constituencies, electing a total of 25 members. The latest election was held on 22 November 2015.

History[edit]

The Wong Tai Sin District Council was established on 6 May 1981 under the name of the Wong Tai Sin District Board as the result of the colonial Governor Murray MacLehose's District Administration Scheme reform. The District Board was partly elected with the ex-officio Urban Council members, as well as members appointed by the Governor until 1994 when last Governor Chris Patten refrained from appointing any member.

The Wong Tai Sin District Board became Wong Tai Sin Provisional District Board after the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) was established in 1997 with the appointment system being reintroduced by Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa. The Wong Tai Sin District Council was established on 1 January 2000 after the first District Council election in 1999. The council has become fully elected when the appointed seats were abolished in 2011 after the modified constitutional reform proposal was passed by the Legislative Council in 2010.

Due to the district's industrial character, the Wong Tai Sin District Council has been a stronghold for the pro-Beijing traditional leftists, returning one of its first directly elected Legislative Councillors Chan Yuen-han, who was member of the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions (FTU) and represented the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong (DAB). The pro-democrats also had their influence in the district, seeing Conrad Lam of the United Democrats of Hong Kong elected to the Legislative Council in 1985 and 1991.

The district also bred high-profile politicians such as Andrew To, the youngest member elected to the District Board 1991, member of the United Democrats and the Democratic Party, secretary-general of The Frontier and chairman of the League of Social Democrats (LSD) who held his seat until his defeat in the 2011 election with the LSD being wiped out in the district. Democratic Party chairman Wu Chi-wai is also a long-time Wong Tai Sin District Councillor, representing King Fu since 1999.

Political control[edit]

Since 1982 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:

Camp in control Largest party Years Composition
No Overall Control Civic Association 1982–1985
Pro-government Civic Association 1985–1988




Pro-government Civic Association 1988–1991



Pro-government LDF 1991–1994



Pro-Beijing Democratic 1994–1997




Pro-Beijing Democratic 1997–1999




Pro-Beijing Democratic → DAB 2000–2003




Pro-Beijing DAB 2004–2007




Pro-Beijing DAB 2008–2011




Pro-Beijing DAB 2012–2015




Pro-Beijing DAB 2016–present




Political makeup[edit]

Current Map of Wong Tai Sin District Council.svg

Elections are held every four years.

    Political party Council members Current members
1994 1999 2003 2007 2011 2015
  Independent 2 10 12 8 9 8                  
  DAB 4 5 5 8 9 8                  
  Democratic 5 7 4 3 3 3                  
  ADPL 3 2 2 2 2 2                  
  FTU - 1 - - 1 2                  
  Liberal 1 - - 1 1 1                  
  Frontier - - - - - 1                  

District result maps[edit]

Members represented[edit]

Code Constituency Name Political affiliation Notes
H01 Lung Tsui Lee Tung-kong Independent
H02 Lung Ha Kwok Sau-ying Independent
H03 Lung Sheung Lam Man-fai FTU
H04 Fung Wong Joe Chan Yim-kwong Independent
H05 Fung Tak Kan Chi-ho DAB
H06 Lung Sing Tam Heung-man Independent
H07 San Po Kong Wendy Lui Kai-lin Independent
H08 Tung Tau Li Tak-hong DAB
H09 Tung Mei Sze Tak-loy ADPL
H10 Lok Fu Andie Chan Wai-kwan Independent
H11 Wang Tau Hom Joe Lai Wing-ho DAB
H12 Tin Fu Chan On-tai Liberal
H13 Tsui Chuk & Pang Ching Leonard Chan Ying Independent
H14 Chuk Yuen South Hui Kam-shing ADPL
H15 Chuk Yuen North Roy Ting Chi-wai Independent
H16 Tsz Wan West Yuen Kwok-keung DAB
H17 Ching Oi Maggie Chan Man-ki Independent
H18 Ching On Wong Yat-yuk Independent
H19 Tsz Wan East Ho Hon-man DAB
H20 King Fu Wu Chi-wai Democratic
H21 Choi Wan East Timothy Choy Tsz-kin DAB
H22 Choi Wan South Shum Wan-wa Democratic
H23 Choi Wan West Tam Mei-po DAB/FTU
H24 Chi Choi Wu Chi-kin Democratic
H25 Choi Hung Mok Kin-wing FTU

Leadership[edit]

Chairs[edit]

Since 1985, the chairman is elected by all the members of the board:

Chairman Years Political Affiliation
Michael Cheng Tak-kin 1985–1988 Independent
Michael Lee Yuk-kwan 1988–1991 Independent
Chan Kam-man 1991–1999 LDF
Lam Man-fai 2000–2003 DAB
Wong Kam-chi 2004–2007 Independent
Li Tak-hong 2008–present DAB

Vice Chairs[edit]

Vice Chairman Years Political Affiliation
Wong Kam-chi 2000–2003 Independent
Kan Chi-ho 2004–2007 DAB
Wong Kam-chi 2008–2011 Independent
Wong Kam-chiu 2012–2015 Independent
Joe Lai Wing-ho 2016–present DAB

References[edit]

Coordinates: 22°20′04″N 114°11′17″E / 22.3344°N 114.1880°E / 22.3344; 114.1880