Alan Mak

Entrepreneur & MP for Havant

Biography

Alan Mak was elected as the Conservative Member of Parliament for Havant in May 2015, succeeding former Cabinet Minister David Willetts, and re-elected in June 2017 with an increased majority. He was appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary in the Ministry of Justice in June 2017.

Alan’s main political interests are the economy, business and social mobility. He led the first ever debate on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in Parliament in September 2016, and founded the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Fourth Industrial Revolution in October 2016 and formally launched it in March 2017 with the Chancellor. In Parliament, he is also Co-Chairman of the APPGs for Entrepreneurships, and for Apprenticeships; and Chairman of the 1922’s International Trade Policy Committee and Vice-Chair of its BEIS Policy Committee.

Before his election, he ran his own small business and worked as a solicitor for Clifford Chance LLP in the City. He has invested in a number of tech start-ups. Alan was born and grew up in York, and read law at Peterhouse, Cambridge University where he won the prestigious ECS Wade Prize for Administrative Law.

Follow Alan on Twitter: @AlanMakMP

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