Young DAB political trainees who want to become deputy policy spokesmen line up outside Legco with party politicians. Government ministers have agreed to help the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong rookies learn decision-making skills. Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands Michael Suen Ming-yeung and Secretary for Education and Manpower Arthur Li Kwok-cheung will share their thoughts with the pro-government party. They will meet party members in coming weeks. Party vice-chairman Ip Kwok-him admitted the DAB was eyeing ministerial posts in the long term. 'We have seats in Legco and we need to think about how to exert power. We need a greater role to participate in policy-making and not only support government policies,' Mr Ip said. At a party retreat on December 4, party leaders and core members will discuss the DAB's future after a better than expected result in September's Legco election. Mr Ip said the DAB would shed its image of being a party solely representing grass-roots interests by injecting professionals and younger members into the leadership. In a move to widen public appeal, the party is looking to open offices in Guangdong. The aim is to help Hong Kong businessmen and residents with problems, such as business disputes and legal matters.