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Sai Kung District Council

Sai Kung District Council

西貢區議會
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
History
Founded1 April 1981 (1981-04-01) (District Board)
1 July 1997 (1997-07-01) (Provisional)
1 January 2000 (2000-01-01) (District Council)
Leadership
Chair
Kathy Ma King-fan, Independent
Vice-Chair
Vacant
Structure
Seats32 councillors
consisting of
6 elected members
12 district committee members
12 appointed members
2 ex-officio members
10 / 32
3 / 32
3 / 32
1 / 32
1 / 32
14 / 32
Elections
First past the post
Last election
10 December 2023
Meeting place
4/F, Sai Kung Tseung Kwan O Government Complex, 38 Pui Shing Road, Tseung Kwan O
Website
www.districtcouncils.gov.hk/sk/
Sai Kung District Council
Traditional Chinese西貢區議會
Simplified Chinese西贡区议会

The Sai Kung District Council (Chinese: 西貢區議會) is the district council for the Sai Kung District in Hong Kong. It is one of 18 such councils. The Sai Kung District Council currently consists of 32 members, of which the district is divided into three constituencies, electing a total of 6 members, 12 district committee members, 12 appointed members, and two ex-officio members who are the Hang Hau and Sai Kung rural committee chairmen. The latest election was held on 10 December 2023.

History

The Sai Kung District Council was established on 1 April 1981 under the name of the Sai Kung 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 Regional Council members and chairmen of two Rural Committees, Hang Hau and Sai Kung, as well as members appointed by the Governor until 1994 when last Governor Chris Patten refrained from appointing any member.

The Sai Kung District Board became Sai Kung 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 current Sai Kung District Council was established on 1 January 2000 after the first District Council election in 1999. The appointed seats were abolished in 2015 after the modified constitutional reform proposal was passed by the Legislative Council in 2010.

The Sai Kung District Council is one of the fastest growing councils due to the rapid development of Tseung Kwan O new town in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Traditionally dominated by the rural forces, different political parties also established its presence in the urban area in the 1990s. The pro-Beijing Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong (DAB) doubled their seats from four to eight after absorbed the Hong Kong Progressive Alliance (HKPA) in 2005 and became the largest party in the council. The pro-Beijing Civil Force which has been in alliance with the New People's Party also has substantial presence in the district. The pro-democracy camp in the district was represented by the Democratic Party, until it lost half of its seats after the reformist faction led by Gary Fan quit the party and formed the Neo Democrats in 2010 over the disagreement on the constitutional reform proposal.

In the 2019 election, the pro-democrats scored a landslide victory by taking 26 of the 29 seats in the council, with Neo Democrats becoming the largest party and Concern Group for Tseung Kwan O People's Livelihood (CGPLTKO) the second largest grouping. The pro-Beijing camp was almost completely wiped out from the council, except for the two ex-officio Rural Committee chairmen and three moderate councillors led by Christine Fong.

In the 2023 District Council election, 6 of the 32 seats on the Sai Kung District Council are elected by elected members, 12 are elected by district committees, 12 appointed members, and 2 ex-officio members make up the current Sai Kung District In the Parliament, among the 32 seats, there are 14 independent members, 10 seats from the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong, 3 seats from the Federation of Trade Unions, 3 seats from the New People Party, 1 seat from the Liberal Party, and 1 seat from the Professional Dynamics. Among the 22 members, the pro-establishment camp holds 22 seats.

Political control

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

Camp in control Largest party Years Composition
No Overall Control None 1982 - 1985
Pro-government People's Association 1985 - 1988



Pro-government None 1988 - 1991




Pro-government ADPL 1991 - 1994




Pro-Beijing Democratic 1994 - 1997




Pro-Beijing Democratic 1997 - 1999




Pro-Beijing DAB 2000 - 2003




Pro-Beijing DAB 2004 - 2007




Pro-Beijing DAB 2008 - 2011




Pro-Beijing DAB 2012 - 2015




Pro-Beijing DAB 2016 - 2019




Pro-democracy → NOC Neo Democrats → CGPLTKO 2020 - 2023




Pro-Beijing DAB 2024 - 2027




Political makeup

Elections are held every four years.

    Political party Council members Current
members
1994 1999 2003 2007 2011 2015 2019
  Independent 6 6 5 4 6 8 14
15 / 31
  CGPLTKO - - - - - - 0
5 / 31
  SKC - - - - - - 3
3 / 31
  TKO Pioneers - - - - - - 2
2 / 31
  TKO Shining - - - - - - 1
2 / 31

District result maps

Members represented

Capacity Code Constituency Name Term Political affiliation Notes
Elected Q01 Sai Kung and Hang Hau Christine Fong Kwok-shan 1 January 2024 Incumbent PP
Yau Ho-lun 1 January 2024 Incumbent DAB
Q02 Tseung Kwan O South Amber Sze Pan-pan 1 January 2024 Incumbent DAB
James Wong Yuen-ho 1 January 2024 Incumbent FTU
Q03 Tseung Kwan O North Edwin Wan Kai-ming 1 January 2024 Incumbent DAB
Victor Chan Chi-ho 1 January 2024 Incumbent NPP/CF
District Committees Philip Li Ka-leung 1 January 2024 Incumbent DAB
Kan Tung-tung 1 January 2024 Incumbent DAB
Chau Ka-lok 1 January 2024 Incumbent DAB
Cheng Yu-hei 1 January 2024 Incumbent FTU
Ken Chan Kin-chun 1 January 2024 Incumbent NPP/CF
Tam Chuk-kwan 1 January 2024 Incumbent NPP/CF
Chan Kwong-fai 1 January 2024 Incumbent TKODFG
Chapman Chan Kai-wai 1 January 2024 Incumbent Independent
Li Tin-chi 1 January 2024 Incumbent Independent
Chris Cheung Mei-hung 1 January 2024 Incumbent Independent
Cheung Chin-pang 1 January 2024 Incumbent Independent
Tsang Kwok-ka 1 January 2024 Incumbent Independent
Appointed Ki Lai-mei 1 January 2024 Incumbent DAB
Chong Yuen-tung 1 January 2024 Incumbent DAB
Angel Chong Nga-ting 1 January 2024 Incumbent DAB
Chan Kuen-kwan 1 January 2024 Incumbent DAB
Lam Chun-ka 1 January 2024 Incumbent Liberal
Wong Wang-to 1 January 2024 Incumbent FTU
Wang Wen 1 January 2024 Incumbent Independent
Ellen Li Ka-yan 1 January 2024 Incumbent Independent
Kelvin Yau Siu-hung 1 January 2024 Incumbent Independent
Natasha Yu 1 January 2024 Incumbent Independent
Wu Suet-ling 1 January 2024 Incumbent Independent
Cheung Man-tim 1 January 2024 Incumbent Independent
Ex Officio Hang Hau Rural Committee Chairman Lau Kai-hong 1 January 2024 Incumbent Independent
Sai Kung Rural Committee Chairman Wong Shui-sang 1 January 2024 Incumbent Independent

Leadership

Chairs

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

Chairman Years Political Affiliation
Chan Sui-jeung 1981–1984 District Officer
Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor 1984 District Officer
Kevin Ho Chi-ming 1984-1985 District Officer
William Wan Hon-cheung 1985–1994 PHKS/Heung Yee KukDAB
George Ng Sze-fuk 1994–2019 IndependentPADAB
Ben Chung Kam-lun 2020–2021 Neo Democrats
Francis Chau Yin-ming 2021–2023 Independent
Kathy Ma King-fan 2024–present District Officer

Vice Chairs

Vice Chairman Years Political Affiliation
Francis Chau Yin-ming 2000–2007 Independent
Wan Yuet-kau 2008–2011 DAB
Chan Kwok-kei 2012–2015 DAB
Shing Hon-keung 2016–2019 Heung Yee Kuk
Ling Man-hoi 2019–2020 DAB
Francis Chau Yin-ming 2020–2021 Independent
Lui Man-kwong 2021–2023 Neo DemocratsIndependent

Notes

References

22°19′02″N 114°16′06″E / 22.3173°N 114.2682°E / 22.3173; 114.2682

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