Gordon Henderson was born in the Medway Towns and is proud to be a true “Man of Kent”.
He grew up on a council estate and attended local state schools until he was 16 when he left school to work for Woolworths as a stockroom assistant in Chatham. He stayed with “Woolies” for 15 years and was a senior store manager by the time he decided to move on in 1979.
Since leaving Woolworths, Gordon has done a variety of jobs, including running his own restaurant in South Africa, being a senior contracts officer for GEC Marconi (in Rochester), a director of the Unwins Wine Group and most recently Operations Manager for the largest independent alcohol based gift wholesalers in the UK. Gordon now devotes all of his time and energy to his role as Member of Parliament for Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Gordon is married to Louise, with three children and five grandchildren – all girls! He has lived on the Isle of Sheppey since 1981 and considers himself an adopted “Swampie”.
For relaxation Gordon likes to write books, which he has had published. Gordon loves listening to a variety of music and enjoys gardening and cooking on the weekends.
Gordon is also a long standing supporter of Gillingham FC and Partick Thistle FC.