Teck Keong Khong was born in Ipoh and received his secondary education at the famous Victoria Institution, Kuala Lumpur, before studying medicine at Sheffield University where he graduated with the Herbert Price Prize. Following registrar appointments in professorial units in Leeds, he undertook Rheumatology research in Glasgow with a Pfizer scholarship. In 1982, he entered General Practice in Leicester where he also served as a Police Surgeon to Leicestershire Constabulary (1984-2005) and Northamptonshire Police (2005-2012). With a keen interest in the criminal justice system, Teck took time out to read law at Cardiff University where he graduated with LLM.
He was a member of the Local Medical Committee, Past-President of Leicestershire Medico-Legal Society and Past-President of Leicestershire and Rutland Division of the British Medical Association.
Teck’s long-standing advocacy of compassionate patient care is evinced by his papers to the BMA Working Party on Medical Chambers, the launch of a NHS-augmentative health scheme as a precursor to a community health fund, his role as Convenor of the Policy Forum on Health in 2003 and his establishment of the Leicestershire Health Consortium in 2006.
Empathetic understanding of people is an integral part of Teck’s caring for everyone regardless of socio-economic, racial and religious backgrounds. An example of Teck’s strategic thinking was his founding in 2006 of Spectrum, a Conservative group that aimed to deploy vocational skills of candidates in the extracurricular service to the community and which was the precursor for social action groups. After standing in Bradford North in the 2005 General Election, he continued his involvement in politics and established the Conservative Friends of Malaysia. Teck is an ardent believer in the friendship and mutual benefits of the Commonwealth.
Teck was a Board Member of the Governing Body of NHS Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group (2011-2015) where was also the Lead for Safeguarding Children, Safeguarding Adults, Family, Young People and Children (FYPC) and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). He was also the co-opted GP member for the Serious Incidents Review Panel.
Teck is married and has three children. He is a Member of Oadby and Wigston Borough Council.
On 29th April 2017, Teck resigned from the Conservative Party. On the 8th of May 2017, he agreed to stand in the General Election on 8th June 2017 as the UKIP candidate in the Harborough Constituency