Meet the TPUK contributors!
Micah Maragh Gowdie grew up in a council-owned home in a residential area of Tottenham North London. He was born to an English-born Jamaican mother and a Jamaican-born father who migrated over to Britain in the mid-1980s. Growing up working class in a Labour constituency, it was only natural that Micah sided more with Labour's message in his teenage years and was more radically left. Micah has always had a strong desire to see himself and his own people succeed and do well in life regardless of his political stance. This has led him previously to work with more pro-black Garveyite groups, putting on events known as Topic And Talent to discuss issues within his community and show off local community talent. Micah also expressed a lot of his views through music and poetry, going by the artist name of Alpha Disciple. As he has got older, Micah has become more aware of the real issues and concerns within society and has realised that true conservative values, incremental changes, hard work and good decisions help you move forward in life. In helping to share his views on making better political and lifestyle choices, he now also goes by the alias of Open Minded Conservative and has become a contributor for the student organisation known as Turning Point UK.
Ethan is a father from Manchester who works 50 hours a week to support his family. Being patriotic since the age of 6, he takes time out of a busy schedule to contribute for Turning Point UK. He rejects the left wing’s victim mentality and is committed to challenging it with logic, common sense and facts at every opportunity.
Ely is a British-Israeli army veteran (IDF) currently studying at university in England. Being a school dropout, he was quick to learn the importance of self-responsibility, which became the foundation of his conservative values. These values were reinforced while serving for 3 years in the Tanks Division. His military experiences solidified his understanding of conflict, alongside the importance of mediation. These are put to the test on a daily basis at university. Ely finds himself constantly counter-debating the ideas of the left, which are surprisingly widespread, and hoping to somehow reach some common ground.