Michael Wyatt has lived in the area all his life and has been a local councillor for over 20 years, representing one of the most affluent and one of the most deprived areas in North West Leicestershire.
He is a successful business owner working with other independent traders to invest in the centre of Coalville. His micropub is one of the most popular micropubs in the county. His is well known and popular, having a reputation for getting things done.
He has fought campaigns such as working to get the Bardon relief road and fighting against the HS2 line. He has instead been promoting the re-opening of the Ivanhoe Line. This line would bring significant local benefits, unlike HS2 which will have virtually none.
He also feels that the area is being overdeveloped and has been a vocal opponent of unnecessary housing development which has radically changed and destroyed local community life.
As an MP, he will be a strong and independent voice for the area.