Executive Councillor-designate Leong Che-hung says Hong Kong people should be practical enough to accept the government's constitutional reform proposal, saying it is a plan that can get things done. Branding himself a 'practical democrat', Dr Leong said he looked forward to political reforms that actually materialised instead of just being talked about. Democrats have criticised the plan, unveiled last week, for giving no timetable on universal suffrage in elections for the chief executive and Legislative Council. 'Universal suffrage is our final aim, but we should not only look at the timetable but also the procedures ... at the end of the day, you should look at the best plan at any particular moment,' Dr Leong said. 'We should accept reality and get things going.' On his expectations of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, Dr Leong said both Hong Kong and Beijing wanted a strong, rational leadership for the city. He pledged to give his views boldly in the cabinet, saying he would not be a flatterer. Asked if any sensitive issue would prompt him to resign, as Liberal Party chairman James Tien Pei-chun did during the Article 23 security bill argument, Dr Leong said: 'I cannot answer you now, it would all depend on the situation. But simply walking away would be a very negative move.' He said he would try his best to convince others if there was a conflict. 'I am sure with the wisdom and consciousness of 15 [non-official] members, we can make decisions in the best interests of Hong Kong people.' As a former legislator representing the medical sector, Dr Leong said he would be able to act as a bridge between the administration and the Legislative Council.