Disillusioned members fear party's lack of commitment on internal reforms Some founding Democratic Party members have been hesitant to take part in the leadership election next month. Their reluctance stems from fears that party leaders are not sincere in pushing for change. Several members of Meeting Point, which merged with the United Democrats of Hong Kong to form the Democratic Party in 1994, may run in the central committee election on December 12 to help reinvent the troubled party. Wong Sing-chi, a former Democratic Party lawmaker, may run for vice-chairman. The former Meeting Point member failed to retain his seat in New Territories East in the Legislative Council election. He said he could share the workload of party leaders who were busy with Legco affairs if he was elected vice-chairman. Mr Wong added that he wanted to concentrate on the party's internal organisation and nurture second-tier members. He had not made up his mind about running. Mr Wong said he was encouraging several party members to run. Those being lobbied were core and influential members of the Democratic Party several years ago, he said. 'We hope to reinvent our party by strengthening its internal organisation and policy research,' he said. 'But it is no easy task to lobby these disillusioned members to come out of their shells again because they do not have confidence in party leaders' determination for changes.' The party, once the biggest in Legco, slipped to third place after retaining only nine seats in September. Former party vice-chairman Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, who chaired Meeting Point, left the Democrats at the end of last month.