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Regina Ip

Personal data
Date of birth24 August 1950(age 66)
Place of birthHong Kong
NationalityChinese
Political partySavantas Policy Institute/New People's Party
SpouseSammy Ip Man-ho (deceased)
Alma materSt. Stephen's Girls College
University of Hong Kong
University of Glasgow
Stanford University
Member of the Legislative Council
Assumed office7 September 2008
ConstituencyHong Kong Island
Majority16.67%
Preceded byYeung Sum
Chairman of the Savantas Policy Institute
Assumed office18 July 2006
( )
Chairman of the New People's Party
Assumed office9 January 2011
( )
Secretary for Security
In office31 August 1998 - 25 July 2003
Succeeded byAmbrose Lee
Preceded byPeter Lai
Director of Immigration
Assumed office1996-1998
Succeeded byAmbrose Lee
Preceded byLaurence Leung
Candidate of the Hong Kong Island by-election
Majority42.89%

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Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, GBS JP (born 24 August 1950 in Hong Kong) is a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong (LegCo), as well as the co-founder and current chairwoman of the New People's Party and Savantas Policy Institute.

She was formerly a prominent government official of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). She was the first woman to be appointed as Secretary for Security to head the disciplinary service.

Ip became a controversial figure for her role advocating the passage of legislation to implement Hong Kong Basic Law Article 23, and after this legislation was withdrawn, she became the first principal official to resign from the administration of Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa. She took a sabbatical to study for a Master's degree. She contested the Hong Kong Island by-election, 2007 for the Legislative Council of Hong Kong but was defeated by Anson Chan in the two-horse race. She ran again in the 2008 LegCo election and won, gaining a seating in the Hong Kong Island constituency.


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