POTENTIAL candidates from five political groups are working hard to build up their images among New Territories East voters as election day approaches. The Democratic Party's handbills use the powerful image of party members standing on the balcony of the Legco Building on June 30. Ousted legislator and solicitor Andrew Cheng Kar-foo, 38, said: 'Our strategy is to pinpoint that the provisional legislature is unjust, undemocratic and lacks transparency. 'By returning to the legislature, we will help monitor the Government.' The party has chosen a mascot for its New Territories East campaign in the form of Robokon - the hardworking robot featured in a popular Japanese-produced television series. 'Robokon is a very hardworking robot. We want to follow this spirit,' said Mr Cheng, who ranked first in the party's five-member list in the constituency. Ousted legislator Emily Lau Wai-hing, 46, who ranked first on The Frontier's two-member list, said the group did not have any particular campaign theme. 'Our stance is to fight for democracy, human rights and freedom and endeavour to serve Hong Kong people. 'What's most important is that the public know that we are running for the elections in their districts,' she said. Ms Lau has started distributing campaign handbills, featuring large photographs of her and her election ally Cyd Ho Sau-lan at bus stops and railway stations every day. Liberal Party chairman Allen Lee Peng-fei, 58, who leads a three-member list, cited his party's 'economy-first' platform. 'We have always held that the economy has got to be the foremost issue for people to be concerned about,' he said. 'In the broad sense, our first priority in the coming two years is to urge the Government, with help from political parties, to take the lead to broaden our economic base and employment base.' Lau Kong-wah, 40, who ranks first in a five-member list from the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong, said the party wanted to project its image as a group helpful to the public with strong roots in the community. Last Friday, his team launched a large-scale publicity drive centred on posters picturing the group's members. They have been posted in all KCRC stations except Tai Wo, Mr Lau said. Citizens Party candidate Mozart Lui Yat-ming, 38, who serves as an executive committee member in the party, identifies himself as far-sighted and pragmatic. Although the party is the newest of all the contenders, Mr Lui said vote canvassing at street corners and media publicity were not his electioneering focus. In addition to campaign mail drops, he planned to solicit support through simply meeting potential voters. Independent Andrew Wong Wang-fat, 54, opted for a James Bond-style icon featuring his picture in his publicity campaign. So far, 18 candidates on seven separate tickets have indicated they plan to contest the five seats in New Territories East on May 24.