The lawmaker representing the information technology sector says his Democratic Party membership will not handicap his promotion of the industry. Sin Chung-kai, who supports full democratic elections, is seeking a fourth term - his third representing the IT functional constituency. He believes great ideas can overcome political differences. 'If my proposal is good, the government will take it, even if I'm from the opposition party,' he said. At a forum hosted by the Hong Kong Information Technology Federation yesterday, Mr Sin proposed setting up wireless internet 'hot spots' on government premises and housing estates to promote mobile computer use. He said that far from being a liability, a political background would be an asset as he lobbied other parties to jointly present ideas to the government. Mr Sin will run against independent candidates Samson Tam Wai-ho and Miriam Leung Mun-yee. Mr Tam, founder of electronics device manufacturer Group Sense and also a supporter of full democratic elections, said he would push the government to launch a Pearl River Delta support centre to help young IT professionals find jobs or start businesses. 'Hong Kong should grow as an IT hub to encourage companies to develop their business here and compete for regional markets,' he said. Ms Leung, who decided this week to stand for election, said the administration should give more support to small and medium-sized firms in Hong Kong so they can be more competitive. She called for collaboration across different industries. The independent IT consultant previously worked for HSBC and the Bank of East Asia. She is standing as an independent but is a member of The Frontier. The local IT industry employs 60,000 to 70,000 workers but just 4,000 are registered to vote. Mr Tam, an engineering graduate from the Chinese University, said he would lobby the government to encourage mobile operators to work with their mainland counterparts and target travelling businesspeople. Mr Sin is promoting the concept of telecommunications convergence, saying there should be no difference in the licence issued to mobile operators and fixed-line operators. While Mr Sin and Mr Tam support universal suffrage to elect the chief executive as soon as possible, Ms Leung is more cautious, saying voters should elect the committee members who choose the chief executive.