No doubt Michael was a very wise choice. A life long union member (including NUPE when he had a temporary job as a hospital porter). He was a founder of the Equity Penison scheme. Michael is also the son of a London Docker and a mother who use to look after her family and do cleaning jobs morning and night.
He knows that politically "we are the sum of our experiences".
As second generation London Irish he remembers that he was brought up at a time when it was usual to see notices on windows offering up properties for rent that said "No Blacks and No Irish".