The Democrats face a fresh controversy over their line-up in the May elections after 32 members sought to raise the ranking of former legislator Dr John Tse Wing-ling in the New Territories East constituency. Last night, the Democratic Party central committee announced it had received a petition from the members calling for a special meeting on Dr Tse's case. Dr Tse ranks third among the five candidates in the Democrats' list, following Andrew Cheng Kar-foo and Wong Shing-chi. Mr Wong lost in the 1995 Legco elections. The party will hold a special general meeting on March 8 on the final ranking of candidates. Another Democrat, Albert Chan Wai-yip, is challenging a central committee decision to put him fourth on the list in the New Territories West constituency. The Democratic Party also endorsed the candidacy of Chan Kwok-leung, a Provisional Urban Councillor, to replace Tsang Kin-shing in their line-up in Hong Kong Island constituency for the geographical polls to be held in May. Unionist Lee Cheuk-yan has secured a campaign partner to run with him for the New Territories West geographical constituency on The Frontier ticket. Confederation of Trade Unions vice-chairman Ip Kwok-fun received endorsement from the union last night. But the ticket, which would run under both banners, has yet to be approved by The Frontier, which holds a special general meeting tomorrow. Mr Ip, 39, ran for the 1995 Legco election in the Transport and Communication functional constituency but lost to the Liberal Party's Miriam Lau Kin-yee with 12,055 votes against her 14,233. He admitted last night that he decided to run only after Mr Lee failed to compromise with fellow unionist Leung Yiu-chung over his elections plan and the latter opted to run on a separate list this month.