Political allies in the pan-democratic camp should work together to fulfil their joint desire to grab four out of the six seats on Hong Kong Island, rather than battle each other, Legco election hopeful Cyd Ho Sau-lan said yesterday. Ms Ho, confirming her intention to run in September to regain the seat she lost in 2004, said the best way to maximise support would be to ensure the 210,000 pan-democrat supporters in the previous election turned out to vote again this year. She said that on top of fighting for universal suffrage with her mainstream pan-democrat colleagues, she would bring a unique voice to the legislature. But the democratic camp's strategy, amid the absence of an election issue and general lack of an election atmosphere this year, would fail if perceived allies were viewed as competitors. 'If allies among the pan-democrats attack each other, rather than trying to score points from their pro-government rivals, then the voters will only lose interest and will fail to turn up. 'What we need to do is to work together and share the support base equally so that we can get four seats on the Island,' Ms Ho said. Running on a platform to redefine the meaning of democracy and social affairs, she said the fight for universal suffrage could also be achieved through society's deliberation and participation. In 2004, Ms Ho lost her seat by a slim margin after the Democratic Party took critical votes from her joint ticket with Civic Party leader Audrey Eu Yuet-mee, as a result of a 'critical situation' call issued by the Democrats designed to shore up support for Martin Lee Chu-ming. But the likelihood of a struggle within the camp this year is increasing as the Civic Party, the Democratic Party and independent democrats might see votes diluted if former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang, who has yet to state her intentions, does not run. Ms Eu, who is expected to run with party district councillor Tanya Chan, said the scene would become more chaotic, and support could be further diluted if more pan-democrat candidates emerged if Mrs Chan decided not to stand. Asked about her intentions, Mrs Chan said yesterday: 'I will make an announcement at a suitable time.'