Pan-democrats yesterday put aside their differences that emerged during the Legislative Council election to discuss common goals and map the way forward. With 23 pan-democrats having secured Legco seats in the poll, representatives of the various factions resumed their regular lunchbox meetings. Even memories of Wong Yuk-man, chairman of the League of Social Democrats, lambasting the Civic Party in election forums, were forgotten. 'They have treated the ladies very well - like real gentlemen,' said Legco newcomer Tanya Chan, who, like her Civic Party leader, Audrey Eu Yuet-mee, accepted a drink poured by league lawmaker 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung. Ms Eu said: 'I have never had any hard feelings towards them. I also poured water for everyone, since I was seated closest to the flask.' Speaking after the meeting, Mr Wong said: 'Everything went well as there were never any permanent enmities.' Among the issues they discussed was co-ordination of negotiations with Beijing loyalists over the chairmanships and deputy chairmanships of Legco's 18 policy panels. The Frontier's Emily Lau Wai-hing, who convened the lunchbox meeting, is in touch with Ip Kwok-him, of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, who will liaise with other Beijing loyalists. The meeting supported Ms Lau in contesting the key chairmanships of the Legco Finance Committee and the constitutional affairs panel. While no conclusion was made on whether it would be Ms Lau or Democratic Party chairman Albert Ho Chun-yan who would run for Legco president, the pan-democrats agreed that the camp should field a candidate for the post. One of the first joint actions against the government after the new legislative term starts next month will be to put forward a Democratic Party motion to invoke a special power of the legislature aiming to set up a select committee to investigate the Leung Chin-man saga. Parties across the political spectrum had already indicated their support during the election to investigate the situation in which the government allowed the former housing chief to work for a subsidiary of New World Development after his retirement, which drew accusations of cronyism.