Mike Barker

About me

Gender Male
Occupation Managing Director of The Health Warehouse Ltd
Location Darlington, Co Durham, United Kingdom
Introduction Widower with three kids, all pretty grown up now but all living at home: Kate 16, Will 18 and Matthew 22. I first became interested in politics at school during the 1970 General Election. My degree subject was Political Theory and Government. I've lived in Darlington for 22 years and have had my own business in the town centre for 21 years. I joined the SDP as a founder member and then moved to the Liberal Democrats when the SDP and Liberals joined forces. When my family were younger and my business was growing I dropped out of local politics. I became active again in 2001. I am secretary and webmaster of Darlington Liberal Democrats; secretary of the Northern Region Liberal Democrats and was Parliamentary Candidate in Stockton South in the 2005 General Election.
Interests Politics (especially local politics in Darlington), Reading Football Club, modern literature, cinema, theatre, cricket
Favorite Movies The Remains of the Day, The Godfather series.
Favorite Music 1970s Glam Rock: Bowie, T Rex, Mott the Hoople, Blondie etc
Favorite Books Anything by Kasuo Ishiguro or William Boyd.