Michael is the local boy, done good. He was born locally in Dulwich Hospital in 1977 and attended Camelot Nursery, Peckham Park Primary and St. Thomas the Apostle Secondary in Nunhead.
He spent 10 years in Business up to the financial crisis before returning to University as a mature student to study for a qualification in Children's Nursing, benefiting from an NHS Bursary which is no longer available under a Majority Tory Government.
He served as a local ward councillor in South Bermondsey ward and was the Opposition Spokesperson for Housing Management and Community Safety (2010 -2014). He stood as a Parliamentary Candidate for Lewisham Deptford in the last General Election.
He can be found most Saturday afternoons watching his oldest school friend, Gavin Rose, managing Dulwich Hamlet Football Club.