Miriam Lau Kin-yee GBS OBE JP (Chinese: 劉健儀, former married name Miriam Lau Lau Kin-yee; born 27 April 1947) was a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong (Legco), representing the transport industry functional constituency. Lau was the acting-chairperson of Legco from 2004 to 2008.

Miriam Lau Kin-yee
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Chairwoman of the Liberal Party
In office
8 September 2008 – 9 September 2012
Preceded byJames Tien
Succeeded byVincent Fang (acting)
Member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong
In office
2 July 1998 – 16 July 2012
Preceded byNew parliament
Succeeded byFrankie Yick
In office
22 February 1997 – 8 April 1998
ConstituencyProvisional Legislative Council
In office
11 October 1995 – 27 June 1997
Preceded byNew constituency
Succeeded byReplaced by Provisional Legislative Council
ConstituencyTransport & Communication
In office
22 September 1988 – 17 September 1995
Appointed bySir David Wilson
Personal details
Born (1947-04-27) 27 April 1947 (age 76)
Guangzhou, Canton, China
NationalityHong Kong Chinese
Political partyLiberal Party (1993–2022)
Alfred Lau Tit-hon
(m. 1979; div. 2001)
ResidenceHong Kong
Alma materUniversity of Hong Kong
University of East Asia
OccupationLegislative Councillor
Miriam Lau Kin-yee
Traditional Chinese劉健儀
Simplified Chinese刘健仪

Lau was the chairwoman of the Liberal Party after James Tien's resignation following the party's poor performance in the 2008 Hong Kong legislative election until 2012, when she stood down for the same reason: in that election, the party secured only 2.64 percent of the popular vote. She also lost her own seat, having stood in the geographical constituency of Hong Kong Island, rather than in the (safer) option of her existing functional constituency.[1]

Lau is a solicitor and was with the law firm of Alfred Lau, her ex-husband, from 1979 to 2001.[2] Lau currently is a consultant with the law firm King & Wood Mallesons, specialising in litigation.[3]

Early lifeEdit

Miriam Lau was born on 27 April 1947 in Guangzhou, China.

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Legislative Council of Hong Kong
New constituency Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Transport and Communication
Replaced by Provisional Legislative Council
New parliament Member of Provisional Legislative Council
Replaced by Legislative Council
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Transport
Succeeded by
Preceded by Chairman of House Committee
Succeeded by
Party political offices
Preceded by Vice-Chairperson of the Liberal Party
Served alongside: Selina Chow
Succeeded by
Preceded by Chairperson of the Liberal Party
Succeeded byas Acting chairman
Honorary titles
Preceded by Honorary Chairperson of the Liberal Party
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Timothy Fok
Recipients of the Gold Bauhinia Star
Hong Kong order of precedence
Recipients of the Gold Bauhinia Star
Succeeded by
Haider Barma
Recipients of the Gold Bauhinia Star