Michael Yip
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Generation 2015 profiles: Michael Yip

I am 20, British Chinese from London, and studying at the University of Warwick.

What I enjoy doing most takes place outside of class - where I volunteer with the British Chinese Project.

Their focus right now is on the General Election: encouraging voter registration and undermining harmful misconceptions that British Chinese have towards politics.

Now is time for us - who seldom have our voice amplified and heard - to play a serious role this May.

I am also excited that we might elect the first Chinese MP.

During National Voter Registration Week in February, I chaired a five-way panel debate exclusively for young people.

Consequently, I think that if you give us the chance to directly question our constituency candidates, this will help bridge the large and pernicious gap between young people and politics.

  • 29 Mar 2015