3rd Legislative Council of Hong Kong

The Third Legislative Council of Hong Kong was the meeting of the legislative branch of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. The membership of the LegCo is based on the 2004 election. The term of the session was from 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2008, during the second half of the Tung Chee-hwa's administration until his resignation in 2005 and was replaced by Donald Tsang for the rest of the term, and also the beginning of the third term of Chief Executive after Tsang won in the 2007 Election. The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong (DAB) became the largest party with 10 seats (not including the two DAB members who ran under the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions banner). Notable newcomers to the Legislative Council included Leung Kwok-hung, Alan Leong, Ronny Tong, Albert Cheng, and Jeffrey Lam.

3rd Legislative Council of Hong Kong
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JurisdictionHong Kong
Meeting placeLegislative Council Building
Term1 October 2004 – 30 September 2008
Members60 members
PresidentRita Fan (Independent)
Party controlPro-Beijing camp

Major eventsEdit

  • 21 December 2005: The pro-democrats voted down the government's constitutional reform package on the electoral methods for the 2007 chief executive (CE) and the 2008 Legislative Council (LegCo) elections.[1]

Major legislationEdit



Affiliation Election At dissolution
Liberal Party 10 10
Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong 10 9
Breakfast Group/Alliance 5 5
Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions 3 3
Federation of Hong Kong and Kowloon Labour Unions 1 1
Independent 6 1
Total for Pro-Beijing camp 35 34
Democratic Party 9 9
Article 45 Concern Group/Civic Party 4 6
League of Social Democrats 0 2
Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions 2 2
Hong Kong Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood 1 1
Frontier 1 1
Neighbourhood and Worker's Service Centre 1 1
April Fifth Action 1 0
Independent 6 4
Total for Pan democracy camp 25 26
Total 60 60

Note: Italic represents organisations that still function but become under another affiliation.

Graphical representation of the Legislative CouncilEdit


Office Party Officer Constituency Since
President Independent   Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai Hong Kong Island 1998

List of membersEdit

The following table is a list of LegCo members elected on 12 September 2004 in the order of precedence..

Members who did not serve throughout the term are italicised. New members elected since the general election are noted at the bottom of the page.

Key to changes since legislative election:

a = change in party allegiance
b = by-election
GC/FC Constituency Elected Members Elected Party First Assumed Office Born In
GC Hong Kong Island Rita Fan Independent 1983 1947
GC New Territories East James Tien Liberal 1988 1947
GC New Territories West Albert Ho Democratic 1995 1951
FC Engineering Raymond Ho Breakfast Group 1996 1939
GC New Territories West Lee Cheuk-yan CTU 1995 1957
GC Hong Kong Island Martin Lee Democratic 1985 1938
FC Finance David Li Independent 1985 1939
GC Kowloon East Fred Li Democratic 1991 1955
FC Industrial (Second) Lui Ming-wah Breakfast Group 1998 1938
FC Legal Margaret Ng A45 Concern Groupa 1995 1948
GC New Territories West Selina Chow Liberal 1981 1945
GC Kowloon West James To Democratic 1991 1963
FC Education Cheung Man-kwong Democratic/PTU 1991 1954
GC Kowloon East Chan Yuen-han FTU/DAB 1995 1946
FC Insurance Bernard Chan Breakfast Group 1998 1965
GC Kowloon East Chan Kam-lam DAB 1995 1949
FC Textiles and Garment Sophie Leung Liberal 1996 1945
GC New Territories West Leung Yiu-chung NWSC 1995 1953
FC Information Technology Sin Chung-kai Democratic 1995 1960
FC Commercial (Second) Philip Wong Independent 1991 1938
FC Agriculture and Fisheries Wong Yung-kan DAB 1998 1951
GC Kowloon West Jasper Tsang DAB 1996 1947
FC Touism Howard Young Liberal 1991 1948
GC Hong Kong Island Yeung Sum Democratic 1991 1947
GC Kowloon West Lau Chin-shek CTU 1991 1944
GC New Territories East Lau Kong-wah DAB 1998 1957
FC District Council Lau Wong-fat Liberal 1985 1936
FC Transport Miriam Lau Liberal 1988 1947
GC New Territories East Emily Lau Frontier 1991 1952
GC Hong Kong Island Choy So-yuk DAB 1996 1950
GC New Territories East Andrew Cheng Democratic 1995 1960
FC Sports, Performing Arts, Culture and Publication Timothy Fok Independent 1996 1946
GC New Territories West Tam Yiu-chung DAB 1985 1949
FC Real Estate and Construction Abraham Shek Breakfast Group 2000 1945
FC Labour Li Fung-ying FLU 2000 1950
FC Catering Tommy Cheung Liberal 2000 1949
GC New Territories West Albert Chan Independenta 1991 1955
GC Kowloon West Frederick Fung ADPL 1991 1953
GC Hong Kong Island Audrey Eu A45 Concern Groupa 2000 1953
FC Wholesale and Retail Vicent Fang Liberal 2000 1943
FC Labour Wong Kwok-hing FTU/DAB 2004 1949
GC New Territories West Lee Wing-tat Democratic 1991 1955
GC New Territories East Li Kwok-ying DAB 2004 1950
FC Health Services Joseph Lee Independent 2004 1959
FC Heung Yee Kuk Daniel Lam Independent 1988 1949
FC Commercial (First) Jeffrey Lam Liberal 2004 1952
GC Hong Kong Island Ma Lik DAB 2004 1952
FC Industrial (First) Andrew Leung Liberal 2004 1951
GC Kowloon East Alan Leong A45 Concern Groupa 2004 1958
GC New Territories East Leung Kwok-hung April Fifth Actiona 2004 1956
FC Medical Kwok Ka-ki Independent 2004 1961
FC Social Welfare Fernando Cheung Independenta 2004 1957
GC New Territories West Cheung Hok-ming DAB 2004 1952
FC Import and Export Wong Ting-kwong DAB 2004 1949
GC New Territories East Ronny Tong A45 Concern Groupa 2004 1952
FC Financial Services Chim Pui-chung Independent 1991 1946
FC Architectural, Surveying and Planning Patrick Lau Breakfast Group 2004 1944
GC Kowloon East Albert Cheng Independent 2004 1946
FC Labour Kwong Chi-kin FTU 2004 1958
FC Accountancy Tam Heung-man Independenta 2004 1957


Other changesEdit





See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Ng, Teddy (22 December 2005). "HK opposition reject election reform package". China Daily. Retrieved 11 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Bills Committee on Interception of Communications and Surveillance Bill". Legislative Council of Hong Kong. 11 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Bills Committee on Smoking (Public Health) (Amendment) Bill 2005". 11 May 2013.