Mike Baldwin was brought into the serial as the owner of the new built factory in 1976. His affair with Deirdre Barlow in 1983 made headlines and began his long feud with her husband Ken. In 1986, he angered Ken more when he married his daughter Susan. Their marriage lasted two years, ending when Mike rejected Susan’s intentions of having a child. Three years later he married Jackie Ingram, who he married for her money. A week after the wedding, Jackie confronted him with a gun and they later divorced. A year later, he married Alma Sedgewick. They’d previously dated before Mike married Jackie and their marriage lasted nine years and ended when
found out about Mike’s affair with Julia Stone. In 2000, Mike married Linda Sykes but that also ended within the year after Mike found about Linda’s affair with his son Mark. In 2006, Mike began behaving strangely and was later diagnosed with Alzheimer’s’. While walking confused on the street, he was found by old rival Ken and suffered a heart attack and died in Ken’s arms.