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 seven grandchildren – all girls! He has lived on the Isle of Sheppey for almost 30 years and considers himself an adopted “Swampie”.
For relaxation Gordon likes to write (his first volume of short stories, Pigeon Pie, has been published and he has three novels in the pipeline). He loves music (his taste is varied which includes: Bach, Beethoven, Beach Boys and the Beatles!) and cooking (his “Steak Winston Churchill” is a dish to die for!).
Gordon is also a long standing supporter of Gillingham FC and Partick Thistle FC.