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.
Rebecca Tancredi is a young woman from South London. Growing up with an Italian and Eastern European background, she was bought up with typical family values in terms of working hard, providing for the family and respect. Rebecca’s interests are exposing the woke movements that are infiltrating our schools, and how we need better role models. She also advocates against the sexualisation of children, and wants to see more life lessons being taught in our schools, covering topics such as mortgages, tax, mental well-being, health and diet, etc. Rebecca is an advocate for educational reform. You can find Rebecca on our YouTube channel contributing to Turning Point UK, helping to address certain issues that take her interest and interviewing the public.
Lee Mitchell aka The GeezerContributor
Lee was born and grew up on a council estate in South London. Growing up, he spent alot of time watching his parents working long hours and days and spent most of his childhood being cared for by other family members, while they were working to provide for themselves. Coming from a working-class background, he understood through working with his grandfather from the age of 12 on school holidays and weekends the importance of working hard, earning and being respected. With very little education other than GCSEs from high school, Lee has worked hard for every opportunity he has taken and has achieved qualifications and employment through BMW and, most recently, Jaguar Land Rover. Not through higher education or friendship handouts or legs-up, but through hard work and determination. This is why you will find him as a contributor to us talking about common sense and with a passion for working-class people of all backgrounds who work hard for opportunities and make a success of themselves. He believes that everyone deserves a chance on their merit – not just to tick a equality box. He is also passionate about men's mental health, and is an active supporter of Prostate UK. As a dog-lover, he also supports Battersea Dogs' Home.
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.
Daryo de CarvalhoContributor
Daryo de Carvalho is a British performer, martial artist and Chapter Vice President in London. Daryo's passion for acting started when he was a young boy, and he had dreamed of studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA). After the death of George Floyd in June 2020, however, a vast amount of Conservatoires had changed their policies to a more radicalised concept of education, confronting Daryo with far-left policies. Believing that these policies "caused more harm than good", Daryo decided to take a stand and fight back to restore mainstream ideologies within society, while self-teaching himself on a wide variety of topics. Inspired by Candace Owens to remain strong with his views, Daryo soon discovered Turing Point UK and joined the organisation, with his goals set on pushing back the radical left's policies and no regrets on his recruitment.
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.