THE United Democrats and Meeting Point yesterday held their first meeting to prepare for a proposed merger. The two leading liberal groups agreed to work towards reaching a common policy on such issues as property prices, the inheritance rights of New Territories women and political reform. A spokesman said the two groups would remain separate until the new Democratic Party was formally launched in October. Founding members of the Democratic Party would meet the Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood (ADPL) next week to discuss its request to join the preparatory work. Vice-chairman of the ADPL Leung Kwong-cheong said the party would hold an extraordinary general meeting in mid-May to decide if it agreed to dissolving itself and joining the new Democratic Party.