Mike Baldwin Was a character in Coronation Street And While Certainly Not Evil Mike Was definitely a ruthless businessman and Self centered Schemer Who was an antagonistic for Many Characters. Mike arrived in Weatherfeild in 1976 Where he built His Factory Baldwin,s Casuals Mike Entered into a relationship With Maggie Dunlop Who he impregnated but She left Him When He refused to buy the florist,s She worked in .Mike later fell in Love With Deirdre Barlow Who Was bored of her relationship with her husband Ken and they began an affair .When Deirdre Confessed Everything to Ken Mike turned up on the doorstep planning to Whisk her away only for Deirdre to reject Him in Favor of Ken turning Mike and Ken into bitter Enemies.
When Ken tried to write a damning article about Mike,s graffiti Club His Editor Forced him to Change it into a glowing report of the club due to the graffiti Club being a major advertiser. Mike then took great joy in thanking Ken For the endorsement .Mike Eventually began a relationship With Ken,s daughter Susan Barlow While Deirdre Suspected Mike Was using Susan to get back at Ken. A conversation Mike Had With Deirdre Showed Mike,s true love for Susan When he told her "I once lost Someone i loved Very Much to Your husband, Won,t happen again,not this time. on mike,s wedding to Susan Ken decided to put his dislike for Mike aside in order to be there for his daughter.While they were initially very happy together their relationship began to fall apart ultimately ending when Susan told Mike she,d had an abortion causing him to finish with her.Mike agreed to sell his factory for double it,s worth to Maurice Jones thus making Enemies out of those he put out of work.using the money he made from the sail Mike bought a quayside flat and dated his real estate agent Dawn Prescott. When Mike was introduced to Dawn,s brother Robert.
he learned Robert intended to buy a petrol station in Alcazar, Spain Mike seized the opportunity to buy the station behind Robert,s back which he took joy in gloating to Robert over though the smile was quickly wiped from Mike,s face when Robert revealed the land was worthless and had been his in the first place leaving Mike furious and causing the collapse of his relationship with Dawn as she accused him of colluding with her brother.Mike eventually married Jackie Ingram in an attempt to gain control over her deceased husband Peter,s factory reluctantly ending his relationship with his girlfriend Alma in order to be with Jackie and accomplish this task.when Jackie realized Mike was only after the money she decided to leave him.a few years later Mike finally married Alma after orchestrating her break up with Ken. in 1998 When Deirdre Was Framed by John Lindsay for Fraud Mike Was supportive and earned Alma,s jealousy by paying for her legal fees.
before Alma,s jealousy kicked in Mike and Ken had another fight When Ken agreed to bring evidence against Deirdre however the men later worked together to secure Deirdre,s release.When Mike,s business went through a rough patch he cheated on Alma with former prostitute Julia Stone who then blackmailed him for large sums of money When Alma discovered the truth she walked out on Mike. Mike started a relationship with loud mouthed Machinist Linda Sykes who was half his age. during this time Mike,s son with Maggie Mark Redman turned up and Mike decided to help him by giving him a job as the factory Manager this proved to be a mistake when Mike learned Linda had been having an affair with Mark he chose to forgive her but told his son to get out of his life.
Mike enraged a jealous Linda by attempting to take care of a cancer diagnosed Alma.after Alma,s death Mike was grief stricken and chose to end his marriage to Linda as he realized he always loved Alma. When Susan returned Mike learned she,d lied about her abortion and had the son named Adam.When Mike threatened to take legal action Susan tried to flee and died in a car crash Mike then battled Ken for custody of Adam Which Mike ultimately Won though Adam returned to Glasgow to attend boarding school. Mike ultimately died in Ken,s arms when he succumbed to Alzheimer as a confused mess initially thinking Alma was still alive then switching to thinking he was at the time of his affair to Deirdre. Even in death Mike has caused problems for Ken with Adam thinking that Ken will always resent him for who his father was.