Alan Mak has been the Conservative Member of Parliament for Havant since 2015, and is the first ever MP of British-Chinese heritage from any political party in the UK. He is a Vice Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary China Group. He currently serves as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Rt. Hon. Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. He led the first ever debate on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in Parliament in 2016, founded the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the 4IR in 2016 and formally launched it in 2017 with the Chancellor Philip Hammond. He is the author of several articles and reports on British leadership of the 4IR including “Masters of the Revolution: Why the Fourth Industrial Revolution should be at the heart of Britain's new Industrial Strategy” and “Getting to the Future First: How Britain can lead the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.
About the Conservative Party
The Conservative Party is a centre-right political party in the UK. It is currently the governing party, having been so since the 2010 general election, where a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats was formed. In 2015, the Conservatives led by David Cameron won a majority and formed the first Conservative majority government since 1992. In 2017, the snap election resulted in a hung parliament, and the Conservatives became reliant on the support of a Northern Irish political party, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), in order to command a majority in the House of Commons through a confidence-and-supply deal. The party leader, Theresa May, has served as both Leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister since 2016. It is the largest party in local government with 9,237 councillors.