Mr Lau Kong-wah was appointed the Secretary for Home Affairs in July 2015.

Mr Lau was elected as a District Councillor in Sha Tin in 1985, which marked the beginning of his 30-year career in the public service. He became a Legislative Council member in 1998 and has also been a member of the Executive Council.

In 1994, Mr Lau founded Civil Force and was formerly Deputy Chairman of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong. He was appointed Under Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs in 2012. 

Mr Lau holds a Master of Philosophy degree in Public and Social Administration. 

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