Rebel Democrats forced a change to the party's election line-up yesterday. Zachary Wong Wai-yin was moved down to fourth place on the ticket for New Territories West. Albert Chan Wai-yip took Mr Wong's third place after a vote of 134 to 82 in an extraordinary general meeting. The shake-up followed complaints about January's central committee decision to rank Mr Wong above Mr Chan. Mr Wong was a member of Meeting Point and Mr Chan a member of the United Democrats before the two merged to form the Democratic Party. The reshuffle had fuelled speculation of factional disputes ahead of May's poll. But Mr Wong said he had voluntarily stepped down to preserve party solidarity. 'Party unity has always been my chief concern,' he said. Mr Chan denied he had fought for a higher ranking for himself. 'I will respect the party's listing,' he said. 'I've never declared a withdrawal from the party or from the election even before the change of ranks,' he said. Chairman Martin Lee Chu-ming said the conflict had united the party. 'I was worried this would hurt members' feelings. But before the meeting our district branches issued a joint announcement saying we would all abide by the final decision and give our best to the election. 'How many seats we can grab is of lower importance - it's how many votes we get that really counts under this [proportional representation] system,' he added. Lee Wing-tat and Albert Ho Chun-yan remain first and second on the NT West ticket. Both Mr Wong and Mr Chan declined to comment on the chances of winning. But Mr Lee said he would like to see all four members elected. There are five seats in the constituency.