Community Sha Tin

Community Sha Tin was a local political group based in Sha Tin formed in 2017 by a group of pro-democracy Sha Tin District Councillors.[1][non-primary source needed] It was disbanded in 2021 following the change of political atmopshere in Hong Kong.[2]

Community Sha Tin
沙田區政
ConvenorTing Tsz-yuen
Founded14 December 2017 (2017-12-14)
Dissolved25 June 2021 (2021-06-25)
IdeologyLiberalism (Hong Kong)
Regional affiliationPro-democracy camp
Colours  Turquoise
Website
Official Facebook page
Community Sha Tin
Traditional Chinese沙田區政

HistoryEdit

The group was formed on 14 December 2017 by nine members of the Sha Tin District Council, including former Neo Democrats councillors Yau Man-chun, Billy Chan Shiu-yeung, Chiu Chu-pong and Hui Yui-yu, former Democratic Party's Chan Nok-hang and Ting Tsz-yuen, Labour Party's Yip Wing and two post-Occupy "umbrella soldiers" Lai Tsz-yan and Wong Hok-lai, to consolidate the pro-democratic force in the council.[3]

Amid the intra-party conflicts between Democratic Party Legislative Councillor Lam Cheuk-ting and the members who were both members of the party's New Territories East branch members and Concern Group for Tseung Kwan O People's Livelihood (CGPLTKO), Ting Tsz-yuen, Community Sha Tin's convenor also quit the Democratic Party over the dual-membership allegation.[4]

Community Sha Tin had many candidates overlapping with Democratic Party's candidates in the 2019 District Council elections, including the newly created Di Yee, where Tse Kit-wing and Democratic Party's Liu Qing contested in the same constituency. Due to the clashes, some candidates of the group were not endorsed by Power for Democracy.[5]

Community Sha Tin announced immediate dissolution at Facebook on 25 June 2021. Former vice-counvenor Chiu Chu-pong said it is a tough decision after considering the current political atmosphere. Chiu also mentioned the limitations of achieving community work under the party brand, and hence decided to dissolve the party.[1]

Performance in electionsEdit

Sha Tin District Council electionsEdit

Election Number of
popular votes
% of
popular votes
Total
elected seats
+/−
2019 25,509  8.32 
5 / 41
1 

RepresentativesEdit

District CouncilsEdit

The Community Sha Tin held ten seats in Sha Tin District Council (2020–2023) at dissolution:

District Constituency Member
Sha Tin Yue Shing William Shek
Wong Uk Lai Tsz-yan
Pok Hong Chiu Chu-pong
Shui Chuen O Lo Tak-ming
Chun Fung Chan Nok-hang
Lower Shing Mun Ken Wong Ho-fung
Keng Hau Ng Kam-hung
Tin Sum Tsang Kit
Chung Tin Wong Hok-lai
Wu Kai Sha Li Wing-shing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "沙田區政Community Sha Tin" – via Facebook.
  2. ^ "「沙田區政」解散 趙柱幫:屬艱難的決定" ["Community Sha Tin" disbanded. Chiu Chu-pong: a tough decision]. 25 June 2021. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  3. ^ "隔牆有耳:民主派單頭連線 組沙田區政 – 李八方". 香港蘋果日報. 16 December 2017.
  4. ^ "【拆局】「雙牌頭」事件旨在肅清前綫系? 林卓廷:完全沒誘因". HK01. 30 September 2018.
  5. ^ "【區選光復香港】民主派多區相撞 沙田區政、將關組投訴「民主動力」以私怨分化同路人". 香港蘋果日報. 12 October 2019.

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