Mike has been a District Councillor since 2011 first representing the Aston and Heyfords Ward and then, since 2016, the rural villages of the Deddington Ward. He considers it a great privilege to represent the interests of these communities. He is committed to resolving residents' concerns, acting as both a ‘bridge’ and a ‘translator’ between them and the Council. He currently serves as the Chairman of Cherwell District Council's Accounts, Audit and Risk Committee.
The Deddington Ward comprises the villages of; Barford St. John and St. Michael, Clifton, Deddington, Duns Tew, Fritwell, Hempton, Hook Norton, Middle Aston, Milcombe, North Aston, Somerton, Souldern, South Newington, Steeple Aston and Wigginton.