LEGISLATIVE Councillors used the Remembrance Sunday service yesterday to show their public support for wives and widows of former servicemen and to highlight their disgust at the British Government's decision not to grant them citizenship. All but a few supported a protest by campaigners who unveiled a Union Jack with the words: ''Remember the dead, but don't forget the living.'' Supporters of the 25 ageing wives and widows who were told last month by British Home Secretary Michael Howard they would not be given UK passports, vowed to fight on. Most Legco members broke with tradition yesterday and stood with the wives and widows throughout the service at the Cenotaph in Central to remember those who lost their lives fighting for Britain in the two World Wars. Independent councillor Emily Lau Wai-hing said it was a show of support for the women and of solidarity against the British Government. ''These people have been given the right to live in the UK but the British Government has denied them passports,'' she said. ''We just wanted to demonstrate very publicly our support for them and our disgust with Britain that they would deny passports to little old ladies.'' Liberal Party chairman Allen Lee Peng-fei said Britain had clearly made an error in deciding to refuse the women British citizenship. ''All of us wanted to show our support. We think Britain is wrong and it was a gesture to the British Government. ''These people fought and died for Hong Kong. Their wives and widows should be given British passports.'' He said Legco would continue to fight for their cause despite Mr Howard's decision. Among other prominent Legco members who showed cross-party support were United Democrat chairman Martin Lee Chu-ming, Hong Kong Democratic Foundation legislator Jimmy McGregor and Liberal Party member Miriam Lau Kin-yee. In 1987, former servicemen were given British passports after a long battle, but British policy states their wives may not be entitled to the same right. Mr Howard has promised all 25 women the right of abode in Britain but said he could not treat them as a special case. He insisted they must follow normal immigration procedures and live in the UK for three to five years before applying to become citizens.