Former legislator Law Cheung-kwok is to launch a political comeback by contesting September's Legco elections. Dr Law, former vice-chairman of the Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood (ADPL), said yesterday he planned to stand as an independent in New Territories East. He will soon start distributing pamphlets at district level and outline his policies on a Web site to be launched soon. His decision came as the New Century Forum - a political group representing the middle class - formally endorsed Dr Law's application to join. Although an independent, Dr Law believes the group will help him improve his networking in the constituency. It is understood the forum will help him raise funds. Dr Law first sat on the legislature in 1995 via the Legco Election Committee. A founding director of the Hong Kong Policy Research Institute, he quit the ADPL last July because of his full-time job as the institute's research director and chief economist. He resigned to avoid allegations of a conflict of interest over his work at a research institute chaired by Tung Chee-hwa's special adviser Paul Yip Kwok-wah. Dr Law tendered his resignation from the institute post last month. Despite having quit the ADPL, he said: 'I would certainly liaise with [ADPL chairman] Frederick Fung Kin-kee and [vice-chairman] Bruce Liu Sing-lee and fight for their support.' He decided to run partly because Cyd Ho Sau-lan of The Frontier was shifting from New Territories East to Hong Kong Island.