Local National People's Congress deputies have denied forming a list of Election Committee candidates they would vote for. NPC Hong Kong team provisional convenor Ng Hong-mun said there had been no consultations or exchanges of views on the subject. He was speaking after a forum hosted by the local deputies for Election Committee candidates. Mr Ng stressed the local deputies would make their own choices. Neither would candidates who were also deputies be given preference. Mr Ng believed choosing local deputies and legislators were two different things. 'We suggested former local deputies be chosen in the NPC election last year to maintain the NPC's continuity. But experience in the NPC or Legco should not be counted this time,' he said. Ho Sai-chu of the Liberal Party and David Chu Yu-lin and Ambrose Lau Hon-chuen of the Hong Kong Progressive Alliance said they would report regularly to the deputies if they won on Sunday. Mr Ng welcomed the move but said they should also report to the public. He said local deputies were poised to play a more positive role in Hong Kong politics. 'We will not ruin 'one country, two systems' if we participate in politics. But we need a process. We have to do it gradually,' he said. The forum, attended by 23 out of 25 Election Committee candidates, earlier accused the deputies of intending to meddle in SAR affairs.