Alan Leong

Alan Leong Kah-kit

Leong in 2015
Leader of the Civic Party
In office
8 January 2011  30 September 2016
Chairman Audrey Eu
Vice-Chairman Albert Lai
Margaret Ng
Preceded by Audrey Eu
Succeeded by Alvin Yeung (Acting)
Member of the Legislative Council
In office
1 October 2004  30 September 2016
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Jeremy Tam
Constituency Kowloon East
Personal details
Born (1958-02-22) 22 February 1958
Hong Kong
Political party Civic Party
Spouse(s) Carol Chen Suk-yi
Alma mater La Salle Primary School
Wah Yan College, Kowloon
University of Hong Kong
Hughes Hall, Cambridge
Religion Roman Catholicism
The native form of this personal name is Leong Kah-kit Alan. This article uses the Western name order.
Alan Leong
Traditional Chinese 梁家傑

Alan Leong Kah-kit[1] (Chinese: 梁家傑; born 22 February 1958), SC is a former member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council, representing the Kowloon East geographical constituency and leader of the Civic Party. He is also vice-chairperson of the Independent Police Complaints Council.

Early career

Leong graduated with an LLB from the University of Hong Kong and an LLM from Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge. He was chairman of Hong Kong Bar Association from 2001 to 2003.

Political career

As chairperson of Hong Kong Bar Association, he mobilised many barristers to participate in the July 1 protests. He won a seat in the Legislative Council in the 2004 election.

In January 2011, Leong was elected the second leader of the Civic Party, replacing Audrey Eu.[2]

Chief Executive election 2007

Leong was nominated by the Civic Party as its party candidate for the Chief Executive election in 2007. He was also supported by the pan-democrats, including the Democratic Party.

Leong later secured 132 nominations and became the first Pan-democracy camp candidate to succeed in joining the Chief Executive election. In the end Leong lost to Donald Tsang in the CE election on 25 March 2007, gaining 123 votes from the 800-member Election Committee.

"Five Constituencies Referendum"

In January 2010, Leong and other four lawmakers, Albert Chan, Tanya Chan, Leung Kwok-hung and Wong Yuk-man resigned their seats to force by-elections, in which they all stood, which they called on to be treated as a referendum to press the Chinese Central Government into allowing universal suffrage in Hong Kong.[3] On 16 May 2010, he was re-elected as a lawmaker in the by-election.[4]

Personal life

Leong is married with three children.


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Legislative Council of Hong Kong
New seat Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Kowloon East
Succeeded by
Jeremy Tam
Party political offices
Preceded by
Audrey Eu
Leader of Civic Party
Succeeded by
Alvin Yeung
Legal offices
Preceded by
Ronny Tong
Chairman of Hong Kong Bar Association
Succeeded by
Edward Chan
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