While the two Democrats were apologising for the carelessness that led to an early exit from the polls, rural leader Lo Suk-ching says his withdrawal has been a blessing in disguise. Mr Lo said yesterday that he was relieved to have quit the Election Committee race after the row over sending first-day covers of the National People's Congress plenum to the 800 electors. 'At last I got some spare time to have a thorough medical check-up, something I have kept putting off for ages,' he told reporters. And he was found to be suffering from a number of complaints: hypertension and high cholesterol, to name but two. 'Now I can finally take some good rest,' he said. Christine Loh seldom disappoints the media as far as campaign gimmicks are concerned. This time the Citizens Party chairman is hosting a tram party to celebrate the party's first anniversary on Monday. Ms Loh and amateur violinist Mozart Lui Yat-ming of New Territories East will be singing and playing as the open-top traverses the busy streets of the island. But rivals have a word of advice for Ms Loh: keep the volume down to avoid noise pollution and check the weather forecast. While response to Ms Loh's campaign is yet to be measured, the innovative campaign of Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee has caused a controversy. The Liberal Party veteran has been accused by rival Dominic Chan Choi-hi of a possible breach of bribery laws - by giving paper shopping bags to her electorate. The bags, designed by the award-winning Alan Chan, carry images of Mrs Chow. Mr Dominic Chan's election agent, Lau Nai-keung, said: 'These promotional bags are of practical use.' He put in a complaint to the Registration and Electoral Office. Mrs Chow argued: 'These bags are pamphlet holders.' Her plea: 'If they [those complaining] can't come up with brilliant ideas, please don't be jealous. 'And don't kill our brilliant ideas!'