Legco members will be grouped as parties when the new session begins, instead of being seated according to seniority. The order of parties has yet to be decided. The 17 independents will be seated as a group, legislators-elect said after meeting on rules of procedure. The previous system had seen legislators with opposing political stances - such as businessman James Tien Pei-chun and unionist Lee Cheuk-yan - sitting next to each other. 'Party politics has been dominant,' said group convenor Dr Leong Che-hung, an independent. 'If they feel good, let them sit together . . . Which seat is the best one? Maybe the one the press cameras miss when you're asleep.'