Date
24 September 2017
Labour Party chairwoman Suzanne Wu Sui-shan says she decided to resign from her post and quit the party after careful consideration. Photo: HKEJ
Labour Party chairwoman Suzanne Wu Sui-shan says she decided to resign from her post and quit the party after careful consideration. Photo: HKEJ

Labour Party chief resigns

Labour Party chairwoman Suzanne Wu Sui-shan has resigned and quit the party, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.

The party’s secretariat received Wu’s written notification saying she decided to resign as the party’s chair and quit the party after careful consideration.

The executive committee had repeatedly asked Wu to stay but respected her decision to quit in the end.

It thanked Wu for her contribution to the party, which was founded in 2011.

The party said its current vice chairman, 27-year-old Chiu Shi-shun, who is also head of the party’s youth department, will become acting chairman until a new party chief is elected by the end of the year.

Wu, 36, took over as party leader from former lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan in December 2015. She gave up running for a seat in the Kowloon East geographical constituency in the 2016 Legislative Council election after polls showed she had a slim chance of winning.

Lee and partymate Cyd Ho Sau-lan lost their bids to retain their seats in the Legco election.

The party’s only lawmaker is Dr. Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung, who represents the New Territories East geographical constituency.

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