Michael Burnham joined the Conservative party in 2019 and was an active and enthusiastic volunteer in the 2019 local elections and the 2020 general election. At our 2020 AGM, Michael was unanimously approved as Chairman of the association.
Michael was born and raised in Morley, attending both Morley Victoria and Bruntcliffe High school before leaving for university in Liverpool to study Mechanical Engineering. He later left university to pursue a career combining two hobbies: woodworking and guitar playing. He started a company building guitars, designing guitar building equipment, and selling them internationally. In 2018 Michael closed this business and moved back to Morley to develop a new busines venture – Hydro-Flux Aqua Products limited – who specialise in designing and manufacturing high-quality swimming pool parts. He is also a leading member of the management team at Executive Leisure, a swimming pool design, construction, and servicing company.
Michael is an ardent believer in common sense. Dogma or ideology should not be allowed to cloud the bigger picture and get in the way of the task at hand. He hopes that his background in business and his straightforward attitude will benefit the Association and build on the successful work of previous management teams.