TWO more Labour MPs are to sue the Governor, Mr Chris Patten, over claims that they were linked to the far left Militant group, made while he was still chairman of the Conservative Party. Labour MPs Mr George Galloway and Mr Tony Banks have instructed their solicitors to take action and writs for libel are now being prepared. The moves follow the successful libel case brought against Mr Patten by their fellow Labour member Mr Bob Wareing last month, which led to the Tory party paying damages. Mr Wareing won his case by persuading the High Court that Mr Patten had falsely accused him of being a member of the Trotskyist faction by including his name on a list of MPs with such alleged connections that was distributed to the press. Both Mr Galloway, MP for Glasgow Hillhead, and Mr Banks, member for Newham North West, were also named in the list, published in 1991. Speaking from the House of Commons yesterday, Mr Galloway said that he expected the writs to be served on behalf of both MPs ''within a matter of days''. But he did not know whether they would be served on the Governor in Hongkong. Mr Galloway has already collected damages in other actions, against Today newspaper and the Daily Mirror , which paid him GBP150,000 (HK$1.66 million). He said: ''I have always fought against Trotskyism and Militant and to have been linked with them at a very sensitive time - shortly before the election - by the chairman of the Tory party was absolutely monstrous. ''We want justice. He smeared us unjustly and we are demanding he apologise.'' Mr Banks added: ''I consulted solicitors at the time but they warned it would be a long and drawn-out affair. Now, with Bob Wareing's victory, I have contacted another firm of solicitors. ''I have always objected to the cheap insulting remarks made by Chris Patten. It shows that although he portrays himself as a liberal, he is nothing more than an out-and-out brawler.'' Both MPs are using the same London solicitor, Mr Philip Conway, to contest the case. The names of 27 MPs were in the open letter sent by Mr Patten in July 1991 to the then Labour leader, Mr Neil Kinnock. It was also distributed to the press and received widespread publicity. The Labour Party spent much of the late '80s trying to rid itself of far left elements, or ''entryists'', and the smears were taken very seriously. The Tory party confirmed that the ''substantial sum'' of damages and legal costs paid to Mr Wareing was paid out of the party's general fund because it was a claim against the party. Mr Patten also extended through his counsel his apology to Mr Wareing. But Tory deputy chairman, Mr Gerry Malone, was philosophical about the latest actions, saying it was a long period for outrage to be sustained. ''Every case is individual so I do not see why they have waited for the outcome of the Wareing case,'' he said. When asked why it took nearly two years to take the actions, Mr Galloway explained he was aware of Mr Patten's letter only in September or October 1991. Since then, he said, he had been engaged in the other litigation.