Michael Barker is a Unison rep and support worker at a Leicester school, having previously spent a number of years acting as a carer for his grandmother. He is currently a delegate to the Leicester & District Trades Union Council.
In 2015 he stood as the TUSC (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition) parliamentary candidate for Leicester East where he challenged Labour incumbent Keith Vaz. In his spare time Michael writes about local and international issues for a variety of publications. He is a member of the Socialist Party.
In February 2017 he published his third book Under the Mask of Philanthropy. His previous books are Fighting For Our Future: Ongoing Struggles Against Big Business and New Labour (2016) and Letters to Mercury: The Socialist Fightback in Leicester (2015).
Michael writes in a personal capacity.
Twitter account: @mbarker_mike