A staunch fighter for democracy, legislator Andrew Cheng Kar-foo, has vowed to return to the lawmaking body after 1997. Mr Cheng, a Democratic Party member, knew he would face the inevitable - being kicked off the through-train by June next year. But he said: 'I must fight for a return, no matter what, in the 1998, 1999 or 2002 elections.' Mr Cheng said he was so determined because he believed he would feel insecure being an ordinary citizen. 'After the handover, I won't go abroad until I get back legislator status. 'If I am refused entry to Hong Kong after a trip, I won't be able to do anything to fight for my case if I am an ordinary citizen. 'But they would not dare do anything to me if I am a legislator,' he said. Being the founder of the United Front Against the Provisional Legislature, Mr Cheng was among the eight delegates who had their Home Return Permits confiscated on a trip to Beijing this month. While disappointed, Mr Cheng said that he was prepared psychologically for any unfairtreatment the Democrats might receive after the handover. As one of the Democrats' second-liners, Mr Cheng has become better known after a year of work in Legco. People may remember him chanting slogans in the rain when giving a petition to Lu Ping , Director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, on his Hong Kong trip. Mr Cheng said he aimed to be a pragmatic politician who would achieve what he had promised.