Mike Freer lives in Finchley and represented Finchley Church End as a local Councillor, in May 2010 he was elected MP for Finchley and Golders Green.
Outside of politics Mike was a self employed consultant and has previously held several positions within the banking and finance sectors. This has included working for major high street banks in their estate agency; retail; wealth and corporate divisions. In addition Mike has experience of running his own financial service business. Prior to banking and financial services Mike worked in retail catering and retail gaming.
Mike is a keen cyclist and a general keep fit enthusiast who also enjoys travelling and reading. He is a member of Friends of Windsor Open Space, Conservative Friends of Israel, Conservative Friends of Cyprus and is also a Friend of British Asian Conservative link.
Mike also has a good history of voluntary and community work which includes being treasurer of the Barnet Tsunami Appeal, Chairman of Barnet Multi-faith forum, former hospice and meals on wheels volunteer.
Mike Freer has been a long and active campaigner in Conservative politics since joining the party in the early 1980s. First elected to Barnet Council in 1990 and serving four years, he was then re-elected in 2001.
Mike was selected as a Parliamentary Candidate in nearby Harrow West for the 2005 General Election List and took the seat of Finchley and Golders Green in 2010.