Mike has lived in the constituency for 58 years.
He is an architect, of twenty years standing, with a Saffron Walden-based architectural practice with projects all over North West Essex. He started out working for a major local builders’ merchant from which he gained a practical experience of the building industry, having . He then went back to University as a mature student and qualified as an architect in 1995.
Mike continues to be deeply involved in our local community. He has served as a Saffron Walden Town Councillor and as an Uttlesford District Councillor. He was first elected as a Liberal Democrat in 1987. He has been Chairman of Uttlesford District Council, and Mayor of Saffron Walden (twice). He is most proud of his role as Chairman of the Housing Committee at Uttlesford District Council, where he initiated the policy of building Council houses again.