Ambrose Cheung Wing-sum, BBS, JP (Chinese: 張永森; born 10 January 1951) is a businessman, solicitor and is a former member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong in 1998–2000 for the Urban Council constituency[1] and incumbent Sham Shui Po District Council (Mei Foo North constituency) since 1982 and chairman of the Sham Shui Po District Council since 2016.

Ambrose Cheung

張永森
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Member of the Legislative Council
In office
1 July 1998 – 30 December 1999
ConstituencyUrban Council
Chairman of the Sham Shui Po District Council
In office
1 January 2016 – 31 December 2019
Preceded byJimmy Kwok
Succeeded byYeung Yuk
Personal details
Born (1951-01-10) 10 January 1951 (age 69)
Hong Kong
Political partyLiberal Party (1993–94)
Alma materUniversity of Hong Kong
OccupationLawyer
Company Director

BiographyEdit

Cheung was born in Hong Kong in 1951. After Cheung obtained his bachelor's degree of Social Science form the University of Hong Kong in 1973, he joined the Standard Chartered Bank and was sent to the London headquarters and European branches for a year. He resigned from the bank to studied law in London and returned to Hong Kong in 1981.

He was first appointed to the Sham Shui Po District Board in 1982 and has been held the office since. He has continuously been running for the office since the 1985 District Board elections He was member of the Urban Council and was elected to the Legislative Council of Hong Kong by all the Urban Councillors in 1998 LegCo election through the Urban Council constituency. In 1999, as the representative of the Urban Council in the legislature, Cheung resigned from the LegCo post to protest government's decision of abolishing the two municipal councils.

Cheung was member of the Liberal Party but soon quit the party after its bad performance in the 1994 District Board elections, stating his disappointment to the party's lack of commitment to the local development.

In 2016, he was elected chairman of the Sham Shui Po District Council.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Member of the Legislative Council". Legislative Council. Archived from the original on 29 July 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
Political offices
New constituency Member of Sham Shui Po District Board
Representative for Lai Wan
1985–1994
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Sham Shui Po District Board
Representative for Ching Lai
1994–2003
Constituency abolished
Preceded by
Ma Lee-wo
Member of Urban Council
Representative for Sham Shui Po West
1995–1999
Council abolished
New constituency Member of Sham Shui Po District Council
Representative for Mei Foo North
2004–2019
Succeeded by
Joshua Li
Preceded by
Jimmy Kwok
Chairman of Sham Shui Po District Council
2016–2019
Succeeded by
Yeung Yuk
Legislative Council of Hong Kong
New parliament Member of the Legislative Council
Representative for Urban Council
1998–1999
Constituency abolished