Born in Hong Kong on 7 October 1989, Steven’s family settled in the United Kingdom in 2002. Steven has spent his formative years in London with his two younger brothers, Steven's father (Chinese) and his mother (Filipino).
European Parliament Election
At the age of 19, Steven stood as one of the youngest candidates in the European Parliament Election on 4th June 2009. There were eight number of seats in his constituency, London. He came second out of all the independent candidates and surpassed two political parties in votes.
Steven became a presenter in Sept 2008 (age 18) for the Spectrum Radio, CY (Chinese Youth) Radio as well as SW1 Radio, where he hosts shows in Cantonese, Mandarin and English. Cheung started presenting the Saturday programme on Spectrum and then evolved into presenting the Spectrum English Programme from 8pm to 9pm since February 2011. Topics discussed are usually concerning issues related to the Chinese community and Chinese culture. Cheung is known to be witty, is very enthusiastic about current affairs and has a broad range of general knowledge. Cheung is also a regular contibutor on Spectrum Radio Cantonese Programme with DJ Alice.
Steven studied at Heathcote School, then Highams Park College, where he was elected as an Olympic Ambassador at the age of 15, shortly after London won the right to host the Games of the XXX Olympiad.
Steven joined Young Advisors in Sept 2007 (age 16), he consulted both for the local and national government (Waltham Forest Council, Department for Communities and Local Government, and the Ministry of Justice) on youth related issues.
Ministry of Justices
When Gordon Brown became Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Steven has been ask to become advisor to the Youth Citizen Commission, to assit and help the previous Government to engage with young people and encourage them to play an active part in British society.
Waltham Forest Council
- Regeneration and renewal consultants
- Children and Young People's Plan 09-12 Strategy advisor
- Consultation & Participation Officer
- Waltham Forest Ambassadors for the London 2012 Olympic Game
- Youth Communications, Consultation and Youth participation
- Member of the Steering Group for the Children Commissionaire
- Waltham Forest Metropolitan Police Advisory Panel
- Member of the 1948:2012 Exhibition researches Team
Museum of London - Consultant
London: World City project which is part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Young people all over London will be taking part in creative projects to reinterpret museum collections and put on exhibitions.
In Oct 2008, Steven joined the BC Project , an all-party organisation engaging and integrating British citizens of Chinese descent into politics.
Steven received the prestigious Princess Diana Award for his work in the community in March 2009. He is the first British/Chinese known to be given the honour.
Steven is a member of the Royal Institution of Great Britain