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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.

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Labour Party
ChairmanKwok Wing-kin
Vice-ChairmenTam Leung-ying
Mak Tak-ching
Lee Cheuk-yan
Founded18 December 2011; 11 years ago (2011-12-18)
Headquarters19/F, Wing Wong
Commercial Bldg,
557–559 Nathan Road, Mong Kok
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Membership (2011)Increase ~200
IdeologySocial democracy
Liberalism (Hong Kong)
Political positionCentre-left
Regional affiliationPro-democracy camp
Colours   Orange and green
Legislative Council
0 / 90
District Councils
0 / 479
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Labour Party
Traditional Chinese工黨
Simplified Chinese工党

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.[1]