Provisional legislator Eric Li Ka-cheung last night defended himself after rival Edward Chow Kwong-fai described him as a lawmaker who only indulged in 'making deals and pleasing people' in the legislature. Liberal Party member Mr Chow added: 'I don't think he is a strong legislator.' Rebutting the accusations, Mr Li said: 'What matters most in representing the accountancy profession are practical results. 'My track record in the legislature over the past three years shows I have the ability to rationally enable the Government and all other legislators to accept the views and amendments of the profession.' He added: 'It's incredible for a newcomer in politics, especially a non-core member in a political party, to believe that he can achieve his goal by using strong arm tactics.' He said it was 'an affront' for Mr Chow to say that he only indulges in pleasing people in the legislature. Mr Li cruised to victory as the accountancy representative in the 1995 Legco elections with 1,376 votes. Mr Chow and independent Peter Chan Po-fun landed 477 and 299 votes respectively. Describing himself as a strong candidate and a strong professional, Mr Chow said he was willing to take the initiative to push for an independent review of the overall government operation. The constituency is set to be a race between Mr Li, Mr Chow and Mr Chan.