Hamilton elects its first Chinese councillor
Newly-elected Hamilton councillor Philip Yeung, best known for his work with city ethnic groups, says he intends to represent the entire community.
''I'm very pleased, the support from the community and the people I know has been so positive, that's what I'm really happy about. I'm the first, well Chinese councillor I guess," said an ecstatic Mr Yeung.
"My work in the past 12 years has been mainly with ethnic communities, but also community groups, and organisations at grassroots level, so I will be standing up for and representing the whole community.''
He will now have to resign as a community adviser for Hamilton City Council, a job he has held since 2001, to take up his new city council responsibilities.
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