Liberal Party chairman James Tien Pei-chun said yesterday he had been wondering whether he could lobby Tung Chee-hwa and Anson Chan Fang On-sang to vote for him in next month's district council elections. Mr Tien submitted his nomination for the Peak constituency yesterday. Both the Chief Executive and the Chief Secretary for Administration are voters in the district. Mr Tien said he doubted there was any problem visiting Mr Tung or Mrs Chan but did not know if security guards would allow his election team to do so. Mr Tien said he would try to meet Mr Tung and Mrs Chan on other occasions. It is the first time Mr Tien, who represents the Commercial (First) functional constituency in the legislature, has run in a direct election. Although the party's record in direct polls is not good, he said his chances of winning were more than 50 per cent. Former Liberal Party chief Allen Lee Peng-fei lost his Legco seat in New Territories East last year. Mr Tien's rival, Louis Leung Wing-on, an incumbent and non-affiliated district board member, had questioned whether Mr Tien, a legislator, party chairman and a businessman, would have time to serve community affairs. But Mr Tien said the district councils only met once every two months, so this did not overlap on his time and his job in Legco. Mr Tien was among 75 people who handed in nomination papers yesterday. Others included Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood member Bruce Liu Shing-lee.