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Roy Kwong Chun-yu (Chinese: 鄺俊宇; born 9 February 1983) is a Hong Kong politician and novelist. He is member of the Democratic Party and member of the Yuen Long District Council for Pek Long. He became member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong in 2016 through the District Council (Second) "super seat".

Kwong Chun-yu
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Member of the Legislative Council
Assumed office
1 October 2016
Preceded byAlbert Ho
ConstituencyDistrict Council (Second)
Personal details
Born (1983-02-09) 9 February 1983 (age 36)
Hong Kong
Political partyDemocratic Party
OccupationDistrict Councillor
ProfessionSocial worker


Prior to entering politics, Kwong worked in a youth centre in Long Ping Estate, Yuen Long. In 2004 he became a community officer for Democratic Party's Yuen Long District Councillor Zachary Wong and subsequently joined the party.[1]

In 2007 District Council elections, 24-year-old Kwong ran in Pek Long of the Yuen Long District Council, defeating a veteran pro-Beijing Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB) incumbent Chan Siu-kay.[1] He went on to be re-elected in 2011 and 2015.

As a 25-year-old, Kwong became the youngest candidate in the 2008 Legislative Council election, running in New Territories West with Cheung Yin-tung but was not elected. In the 2012 Legislative Council election, he ran with party chairman Albert Ho in the territory-wide District Council (Second) “super seat” and successfully helped Ho to be elected.

Kwong is also a romantic fiction writer. He published his successful debut book Love You Like the First Time We Met in 2014. His second book, There is a Kind of Happiness Called Forgetting, sold more than 10,000 copies at the annual Hong Kong Book Fair in the same year. He also drew attention online after he published a short love essay entitled "The Last Time You Get" on Whatsapp on the internet in 2012. Kwong had attracted over 92,000 "likes" on Facebook since the essay.[2] Up to 2015, he has published seven romantic novels. His peculiar writing style is imitated and called “Kwong-style”.[3]

In the 2016 Legislative Council election, he became a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong through the District Council (Second) "super seat" with veteran James To[4] in which he won nearly 500,000 votes, the largest votes ever to be received by a ticket. He was once considered as a marginal candidate in the election according to the election poll. However, the weaker pro-democracy candidates from Civic Party, Neo Democrats and ADPL openly suspended their election campaign in order to secure the third super seat of the Pro-democracy camp. Besides, he was recommended by Benny Tai's ThunderGo plan. As a result, Kwong was elected with a record-breaking number of popular votes.

Kwong has been a "familiar face" during the 2019 Hong Kong protests. He is often seen chanting protest slogans and calling on protesters and police alike to remain calm.[5]

On the morning of 24 September 2019, Kwong was assaulted near his Tin Shui Wai home. Three people pulled him from his car and began punching and kicking him, with one of them filming the attack. He was subsequently taken to Tin Shui Wai Hospital with injuries to his cervical vertebrae, as he was kicked in the back of the neck. The Democratic Party condemned the incident, alleging it to be an organised attack intended to intimidate supporters of the protest movement.[5] Yuen Long district councillor Zachary Wong claimed that both he and Kwong had received threatening letters a month prior.[6] The Hong Kong government condemned the attack and said the police would investigate.[7]


  1. ^ a b "年青人如何在區選突圍--訪問鄺俊宇". inmediahk. 22 December 2007.
  2. ^ "'Slow Beat' says he's found his true love". South China Morning Post. 24 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Romance author Roy Kwong wants Hong Kong's Legislative Council to tell a better story". South China Morning Post. 20 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Democratic Party lines up young guns to fight Hong Kong Legco elections". South China Morning Post. 18 April 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Roy Kwong taken to hospital after attack". Radio Television Hong Kong. 24 September 2019.
  6. ^ Cheng, Kris (24 September 2019). "Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker Roy Kwong attacked in Tin Shui Wai". Hong Kong Free Press.
  7. ^ "Government condemns violent attack". Hong Kong Government. 24 September 2019.
Political offices
Preceded by
Chan Siu-kay
Member of Yuen Long District Council
Representative for Pek Long
Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Preceded by
Albert Ho
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for District Council (Second)
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Cheng Chung-tai
Member of the Legislative Council
Hong Kong order of precedence
Member of the Legislative Council
Succeeded by
Jeremy Tam
Member of the Legislative Council