Roy Tam Hoi-pong was elected as a District Council for the New Territories West constituency in 2015. He was a secondary school teacher before he started his political career.
Tam is an environmentalist and advocate for animal welfare. He is an environmental science undergraduate of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He founded two NGOs - Footprint in 2002 and Green Sense in 2006 to educate citizens about environmental issues in Hong Kong. Light pollution and shark-finning are among the issues successfully publicized by Green Sense.
Tam was arrested in January 2021 for his participation in the “35+” democratic primaries last year. In April 2021, he announced on social media that he had resigned from his post as a District Councillor, saying that he has been unable to receive information since his arrest in January 2021 and he was unable to serve his residents in Ma Wan personally while in prison on remand.
Currently charged under conspiracy to commit subversion.
Roy Tam Hoi-pong
C/O Roy Poon District Councillor Office
Luk Yeung Sun Chuen Podium, near Block 22-26
Wai Tsuen Rd
Information provided by Hong Kong Watch