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Tam Kwok-kiu

Tam Kwok-kiu
譚國僑
Chairman of the Sham Shui Po District Council
In office
1 July 1997 – 31 December 2007
Preceded byEric Wong
Succeeded byChan Tung
Personal details
Born (1957-09-13) 13 September 1957 (age 66)
Hong Kong
Political partyAssociation for Democracy and People's Livelihood (ADPL)
ResidenceHong Kong
Alma materHong Kong Baptist College
University of Hong Kong
Chinese University of Hong Kong
OccupationDistrict Councillor
ProfessionSocial worker

Tam Kwok-kiu, MH, JP (Chinese: 譚國僑; born 13 September 1957) is a Hong Kong Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood (ADPL) politician in Hong Kong. He is the current member of the Sham Shui Po District Council, serving from 1985 to 2011 and again since 2016. He had also been chairman and vice-chairman of the council.

Biography

Tam was born in Hong Kong in 1957. He was educated at the La Salle College and graduated from the Hong Kong Baptist College in 1978 with a degree in Social Work. He joined Frederick Fung to work as a social worker in Sham Shui Po. In 1983, he helped Fung to get elected to the Urban Council. In the 1985 District Board elections, he was elected to the Sham Shui Po District Board. In 1986, he co-founded the Hong Kong Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood (ADPL) with Fung and other pro-democracy grassroots activists.[1]

In the 1995 Urban Council election, Tam won a seat in Sham Shui Po East uncontestedly. He held the seat through 1997 until the provisional council was abolished in 2000. In 1997, he was elected chairman of the Provisional Sham Shui Po District Council. His chairmanship ended in 2007 when the ADPL lost majority in the council. He was elected vice-chairman of the council instead.[1]

In 2005, Tam represented pan-democrats to run in the Hong Kong and Kowloon District Councils Subsector by-election for the Election Committee but was not elected.

In 2011 District Council elections, he was unexpectedly defeated by pro-Beijing independent Wai Hoi-ying in Nam Shan, Tai Hang Tung & Tai Hang Sai constituency when he tried to retain ADPL's seat from retiring party colleague Wong Kwai-wan.

In the next year's Legislative Council election, Tam represented ADPL to run in Kowloon West, succeeding Frederick Fung who run in the newly established District Council (Second) "super seat". Tam received 30,364 votes and could not win a seat for the ADPL.

In 2015 District Council elections, Tam won back a seat in Nam Shan, Tai Hang Tung & Tai Hang Sai, defeating Wai Hoi-ying with a margin of 572 votes. He successfully defended his seat in the 2019 elections, winning 4,546 votes.[2]

In 2016, Tam narrowly defeated chairwoman Rosanda Mok in a primary to stand again in Kowloon West for the 2016 Legislative Council election.[3]

He also holds a master's degree in social science from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a master's degree in social work from the University of Hong Kong.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c "九龍西選區候選人簡介". ADPL.
  2. ^ "Election Results". District Council Election 2019. Registration and Electoral Office.
  3. ^ "民協何啟明欲選「超級」 嫌民協老鬼唔識講sound bite". HK01. 26 January 2016.
Political offices New seat Member of Sham Shui Po District Board Representative for Pak Tin1985–1994 Succeeded byYan Kai-wing New seat Member of Sham Shui Po District Council Representative for Chak On1994–2003 Succeeded byNg Mei Preceded byFrederick Fung Member of Urban Council Representative for Sham Shui Po East1995–1999 Council abolished Preceded byEric Wong Chairman of Sham Shui Po District Council 1997–2007 Succeeded byChan Tung Preceded byFrederick Fung Member of Sham Shui Po District Council Representative for Shek Kip Mei2004–2007 Constituency abolished Preceded byLeung Lai Member of Sham Shui Po District Council Representative for Shek Kip Mei & Nam Cheong East2008–2011 Succeeded byChun Po-shan Preceded byWai Hoi-ying Member of Sham Shui Po District Council Representative for Nam Shan, Tai Hang Tung & Tai Hang Sai2016–present Incumbent Party political offices Preceded byYim Tin-sang Vice-chairman of Hong Kong Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood 2008–present Incumbent
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