Democrat Tik Chi-yuen became a member of the Election Committee last night when he topped the list of delegates chosen by Protestant church members. A total of 156 churches participated in yesterday's poll for seven seats allocated to Protestants on the 800-strong committee. Lutheran Church member Mr Tik won 4,992 votes, followed by Li Ping-kwong of the Methodist Church (4,783 votes) and Luk Fai of the Church of Christ in China (4,178 votes). The other committee members will be Alice Yuk Tak-fun, Dr Chan Sze-tong, Cecil Chan Shu-on and Cheung Ang Siew-mei. Democrat Joseph Chow Kam-siu, a district board member, was among the 13 unsuccessful candidates. Mr Tik said he planned to organise a territory-wide 'mock election' for candidates seeking election through the committee. 'This aims to widen public participation in the unfair small-circle election,' he said. He would not be acting as a representative of the Democratic Party when he sat on the committee, he said. Nominations for the 40 committee seats allocated to the six major religious communities - Protestants, Catholics, Buddhists, Taoists, Confucians and Muslims - are final. Most of the other seats will be decided on April 2 in the committee's subsector polls. Organisers of the unprecedented church poll are satisfied with the results. 'The response was encouraging,' said organiser the Reverend Lo Lung-kwong. 'Christians have long been indifferent in political and social issues. Their participation in this poll is a bold step forward.' Mr Lo admitted the election was 'small-circle and undemocratic', but said participation, rather than a boycott, was conducive to democratic development. Two major churches - the Christian and Missionary Alliance and the Free Evangelical Church - opted not to take part.