The battle for Hong Kong Island will centre on the fourth seat, observers say. The Democrats are expected to pick up two seats and the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong (DAB) should take the third. But Democrat chairman Martin Lee Chu-ming admitted it would be hard to win the fourth seat: 'We only have 55 per cent of the voters' support. It would take at least 60 per cent to get the seat.' Law Chi-kwong, secretary-general of the Democrats, said: 'Basically, the positions of the political parties are more or less the same. It's the character that matters. We've principles and are a credible political party. Our voting behaviour and our platforms are consistent.' But Gary Cheng Kai-nam, DAB vice-chairman, believed the Democrats would get less support this time. Mr Cheng was defeated by Martin Lee in 1991 and Yeung Sum in 1995. He denied his party's pro-Beijing stance would be a liability. 'Such attacks no longer work. The more mainland interference, the more support the democratic camp gets. But there's been little interference.' He added: 'We do not adopt a sensational approach. We do the work.' Christine Loh Kung-wai, Citizens Party chairman, denied she was stuck on the single issue of promoting environmental protection and had avoided politics. 'If you take a look at our Web site, you can see we touch on the Mainland-Hong Kong relations, women, economy and housing issues. 'We want to be the ruling party,' she said. Her demand that all 60 former legislators be appointed as members of the provisional legislature was denounced by the Democrats. She explained: 'There is nothing wrong in trying to communicate with the Beijing Government as long as you reflect the opinion of Hong Kong people.' Ada Wong Ying-kay, who has returned to the Liberal Party to fight for a seat, said: 'The Liberal Party is becoming more concerned with livelihood issues. I hope that will attract more people to come out and vote,' she said. Yuen Bun-keung, third on the Democrats' list, believed that people would choose him rather than Christine Loh. 'Voters would choose the Democratic Party rather than the Citizens Party,' he said.