Independent Ambrose Cheung Wing-sum has no plans to join any political party despite the increasing influence of the 'party effect' in the legislature. The 47-year-old former Liberal Party member said he believed independents still had a role to play in the new Legco and his neutral status might even lead to better liaison and negotiations among different political groups. 'It's easier for me to mediate as I don't carry any baggage. Other parties can also be more open with me in expressing their opinions,' he said. He said different political groups had been contacting him with a view to teaming up and said he might review his position six months into the Legco session. Mr Cheung, who is married with children, and who has been a Shamshuipo District Board member for more than 16 years, left the Liberal Party in 1994 after he felt the pro-business party's policies differed from interests at district level. A director of the Lai Sun Development Company, Mr Cheung was elected to Legco through the Urban Council functional constituency. He said that those pushing to have all 60 seats in Legco directly elected should come up with more detailed proposals. 'It is misleading to say it only involves amending the Basic Law. 'The change may affect the entire executive-led government concept. 'What will happen to the civil service then, or the administration? 'Should we adopt a ministerial system?' He said he would like full direct elections as soon as possible, but doubted it could be implemented by 2000.