Hong Kong Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood

The Hong Kong Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood (ADPL) is a Hong Kong pro-democracy social-liberal political party catering to grassroots interest with a strong basis in Sham Shui Po. Established on 26 October 1986, it was one of the three major pro-democracy groups along with the Meeting Point and the Hong Kong Affairs Society in the 1980s.

Hong Kong Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood
香港民主民生協進會
AbbreviationADPL
ChairmanSze Tak-loy
Vice-ChairmenKalvin Ho
Yeung Yuk
Founded26 October 1986; 34 years ago (1986-10-26)
HeadquartersRm. 1104, Sunbeam
Commercial Bldg.,
469–471 Nathan Road,
Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon,
Hong Kong
Membership (2018)~80[1]
IdeologyLiberalism (HK)[2]
Social democracy
Social liberalism
Political positionCentre-left
Regional affiliationPro-democracy camp
Colours   Yellow and green
Legislative Council
0 / 70
District Councils
19 / 479
Website
adpl.org.hk
Hong Kong Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood
Traditional Chinese香港民主民生協進會
Simplified Chinese香港民主民生协进会
Alternative Chinese name
Traditional Chinese民協
Simplified Chinese民协

The ADPL survived through the great unification of the pro-democracy camp in the 1991 and became the only pro-democracy party to sit in the Beijing-controlled Provisional Legislative Council in 1997. It was ousted for the first time in the 1998 Legislative Council election. Its veteran former chairman Frederick Fung was the only legislator for the ADPL until he was defeated in the 2016 Legislative Council election in which the party was ousted from the legislature for the second time. It currently holds 19 seats in the District Councils, most of them in Sham Shui Po.