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Civil Force

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Chairman  Pun Kwok-shan
Ideology  Conservatism
Regional affiliation  Pro-Beijing camp
Founded  December 1993
Political position  Centre-right
Headquarters  Flat F, 1st Floor, Kam Fai Building, 74 Chik Fuk Street, Tai Wai

Civil Force (Chinese: 公民力量) is a pro-Beijing political party in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. Headed by Chairman Ho Hau-cheung, it has its stronghold in the Sha Tin and Sai Kung Districts and has the majority of seats in the Sha Tin District Council.

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History

It was established in 1993 by a former member of United Democrats of Hong Kong, Lau Kong-wah and 8 other Sha Tin District Board members.

Lau was defeated by Emily Lau in both the 1991 LegCo elections and the 1995 LegCo elections. In 1996, Lau secured a seat in the Provisional Legislative Council. He was elected into LegCo in since 1998 LegCo elections in the New Territories East geographical constituency, after he joined the pro-Beijing Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong (DAB).

In 2003, due to the pro-Government stance of DAB especially on the issue of implementing Article 23 of the Basic Law, the popularity of Lau, being a member of the DAB, was affected, and the Civil Force performed not as well in the 2003 District Council elections. Campaigns of some of the members emphasise more on the banner of Civil Force and their local contributions, and did not mention the convenor's connection with the DAB. Lau himself lost the seat in the Kam To constituency for the Sha Tin District Council despite his long service in the district. The Civil Force retained 14 seats in the Sha Tin District Council, and 3 seats in the Sai Kung District Council.

In the 2012 Legislative Council election, Lau Kong-wah lost in the District Council (Second) constituency election while the newly joined member Scarlett Pong failed to win a seat in the New Territories East constituency. Civil Force had not been represented in the Legislative Council for the first time.

On 14 March 2013, LegCo member Lam Tai-fai told the press on that he had already joined the Civil Force on 1 January 2013, which made the organisation retained one seat in the Legislative Council.

The Civil Force formed a political alliance with the New People's Party in February 2014. Civil Force leader Pun Kwok-shan was appointed Vice-Chairman of the New People's Party.

Legislative Council elections

District Council (Second) FC elections

References

Civil Force Wikipedia


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