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GORDON HENDERSON MP

FOR SITTINGBOURNE & SHEPPEY

Experience

Gordon has a long-standing interest in politics. He is a fully qualified Conservative Party political agent and at one time was the constituency agent for Thanet North MP, Roger Gale.

Gordon has held a number of elected posts in local government. He was twice deputy leader of Swale Borough Council and was also a Kent County Councillor, during which time he sat both on the Education Committee and the Kent Police Authority. He has retained a keen interest in education and Law and Order.

Gordon Henderson has been politically active in our local community for many years.

Gordon first stood for election as Member of Parliament for Sittingbourne and Sheppey in 2005 when he lost to the Labour Party by just 79 votes. He stood again in 2010 and his hard work in the community over many years was rewarded when he won with a 12,383 majority.

Gordon's majority slightly decreased in 2015 to 12,168, however, it increased again in 2017 to 15,211 and most recently in December 2019, his majority went up to 24,479.

Gordon has been involved also in local voluntary work, including as an instructor in the Army Cadet Force, as a director of the SWIM training centre (Sittingbourne) and as a school governor at Eastchurch Primary School (Sheppey) and the Cheyne Middle School (Sheppey).

Gordon was a director of the Swale Community Action Project, one of the objectives of which was to campaign for a cleaner, greener Swale. This subsequently became Litter Angels which involves local youngsters designing an anti-litter poster or writing a poem about litter.

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