MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Top Floor, Unit 10 Periwinkle Court, Church Street,
Milton Regis, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 2JX
Telephone: 01795 423199
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.
On leaving Woolworths, Gordon did 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 Operations Manager for the largest independent gift wholesalers in the UK.
Gordon is married to Louise, with three children and seven grandchildren – all girls! He has lived on the Isle of Sheppey for over 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 to die for!).
Gordon is also a long standing supporter of Gillingham FC and Partick Thistle FC.
Gordon Henderson has been an active member of the local community for many years. He was twice Deputy Leader of Swale Borough Council and also a Kent County Councillor, during which time he sat on the Education Committee and was a member of Kent Police Authority.
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 stood again in 2015 and was re-elected with a 12,168 majority. Gordon's majority increased to 15,211 in June 2017 after a snap election was called.
Since he was elected Gordon has maintained the strong links he has built with the local community. He commuted to London every day when Parliament was sitting, returning to the constituency every night. He maintains a constituency office in Sittingbourne, in which he employs a team that provides a valuable service to local people.
Since 2010 Gordon and his team have handled thousands of cases, dealing with problems ranging from tax issues to flooding. The vast majority of the cases were resolved satisfactorily.
Promoted by Jess McMahon on behalf of Sittingbourne and Sheppey Conservative Association
both at 1st Floor, Unit 10, Periwinkle Court, Church Street, Milton Regis, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 2JZ