No pro-democracy politicians have been included in a 200-member Hong Kong delegation led by Tung Chee-hwa to attend the celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the People's Republic. The delegates, including 23 senior officials, 10 Executive and 19 Legislative Councillors, five senior judges, and tycoons and community leaders, were among the 5,000 dignitaries at a gala reception at the Great Hall of the People last night. Responding to the exclusion of Democrats in the official team, Executive Council Convenor Leung Chun-ying said: 'I think you should ask the Democratic Party on how its relations with the central Government are. This is something two-way.' He said that the Democrats also had a past record of boycotting activities to which they had been invited. Democratic Party vice-chairman Yeung Sum said he had never dreamed of being invited, saying it was excluded because of its dissenting views. 'The Democratic Party has been given the mandate by the public and is the largest party in the Legislative Council. Why are we not invited?' he asked. Emily Lau Wai-hing, The Frontier lawmaker, said she was not surprised at the exclusion. 'The Beijing Government is so narrow-minded and always wants to marginalise [democrats]. The Chief Executive is responsible for it as well. He also took part in drafting the list,' she said. Secretary for Justice Elsie Leung Oi-sie, acting Chief Executive until Mr Tung's return this afternoon, said the representation was wide ranging and Hong Kong had been given a bigger quota than other cities. 'It is not possible to include everybody. 'Members are chosen not because of their political affiliation but whether they are representative of the Hong Kong community.' Another Exco member Henry Tang Ying-yen said: 'We can't say the delegation lacks representativeness simply because the Democratic Party is not on the list. There are other elected members too,' he said. Dr Leong Che-hung, the Legislative Council House Committee chairman, expressed regret that there were no Democrats. Dr Leong and six others, including President Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, were put under the category of legislators on the official list. Others were chairmen of Legco committees. Another 13 legislators were included under the category of 'others' in the government list. Bar Association chairman Ronny Tong Ka-wah and Law Society President Anthony Chow Wing-kin were on the list. Other prominent lawyers include Alan Hoo and Daniel Fung Wah-kin, who have strongly supported the Government's decision to seek reinterpretation of the Basic Law provisions in the right of abode saga. Mr Tong, who was critical of the reinterpretation move, said he did not feel embarrassed by the invitation. 'We made our comment on the issue from a legal point of view, not a political one.' Delegates will attend the grand celebrations at Tiananmen Square this morning. The Chief Executive will return this afternoon to officiate at the major celebration at Hong Kong Stadium.