Michael was elected in 2017 for Harlow West. He has been Deputy Cabinet member for Economic Development since 2019 and previously Vice-Chair of the Development & Regulation committee.
He lives in Harlow, where he is a district Councillor, holding the shadow portfolio for environment.
He is married with two children and works in public relations. Locally, he has been heavily involved with the Harlow & Gilston Garden Town, in securing works for potholes, first roads and now cycleways, and in the future of Harlow's libraries, in particular the Harlow town library.