Labour Party (Hong Kong)
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The Labour Party is a centre-left social democratic political party in Hong Kong established in 2011.
|Founded||18 December 2011; 11 years ago (2011-12-18)|
|Headquarters||19/F, Wing Wong|
557–559 Nathan Road, Mong Kok
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Liberalism (Hong Kong)
|Regional affiliation||Pro-democracy camp|
|Colours||Orange and green|
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The party was founded in 2011 by three veteran pro-democracy legislators to consolidate centre-left, pro-labour, pro-democracy voices in the legislature. Led by Lee Cheuk-yan, the long-time general secretary of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU), the party won four seats in the 2012 Legislative Council election, with about six per cent of the popular vote, making it the third-largest political party in the pro-democracy camp and sixth largest in the legislature.
It suffered a big loss in the 2016 election with veterans Lee Cheuk-yan and Cyd Ho losing their seats, leaving the party only one representative in the legislature, Fernando Cheung in New Territories East. Cheung resigned in November 2020 together with 14 legislators of the pro-democratic camp, in protest over the disqualification of four other members of that camp by the Hong Kong government.