外文标题：Alan Mak becomes the first Chinese-origin man to enter British parliament
BEIJING: An ethnic Chinese has broken the glass ceiling of British politics becoming the first one from his country to be elected to parliament. The 31-year old Alan Mak has replaced an incumbent for 23 years in the constituency of Havant to enter parliament.
Mak, son of working class Hong Kong immigrants, was educated at Cambridge before he began political work, and rose within the ranks of the local Conservative Association. The association picked him up at a candidate after examining 24 different hopefuls, the Chinese media said citing reports from London.
By contrast, ethnic Indians have been elected to British parliament since 1885.
Asked to describe himself, Mak told the selection panel he was a "Thatcherite, patriot, local champion and national voice," who was ready to work tirelessly for the people of Havant.
He is the only one of the 11 Chinese candidates, including two women, who contested the parliamentary polls. There were seven Chinese candidates in the earlier 2010 election to British parliament but none made the grade.
"This is an historical moment for the Chinese community in Britain, a milestone," said Christine Lee, founder and chairwoman of the British Chinese Project, and Chinese community.
Dear Saibal Dasgupta, are you proud of being colonized? Indians have been elected to since 1885 because we were colonial citizens of Britain. Two, there is no such term as "ethnic Indian." Indian is a nationality, not an ethnicity! Time to stop this dumb dyck measuring contest with China!
Shakti OM (KAILASH)
a potpourri of ethnic background in UK Parliament--Interesting time in West Minister
Too many coconuts and bananas!