Gordon Henderson was born in Brompton Military Hospital and is proud to call himself a true Man of Kent. He grew up on a council estate and went to state schools until the age of 16, when he left school for a job at Woolworth’s. Gordon went on to work in the aerospace industry with GEC Marconi (now BAE Systems); the wine trade with Unwins Wine Group; and logistics and manufacturing with Beams International. Gordon has lived on Sheppey for over 30 years and has always been an active part of his local community. He served on both Swale Borough Council and Kent County Council.
Five years ago he started the Litter Angels charity, which works with local primary schools to educate children about the anti-social nature of litter. Gordon was elected Member of Parliament for Sittingbourne and Sheppey in 2010 and if elected again in 2015 is determined to continue his efforts to increase employment opportunities in the area.