Gareth was born in 1969 and works in Dartford as a Solicitor. He lives in the Constituency of Dartford, at Hartley, with his wife Wendy and their two children. One of his interests outside of politics is playing Cricket in the Kent Village League.
Gareth stood in Dartford at the 2005 General Election, reducing the majority to just 706 votes. This result means that Dartford is now one of the Labour Party’s most vulnerable seats in the country. In previous years he has also held the positions of Councillor and Constituency Chairman. He is on the Board of Governors for Dartford Grammar Girls School and is the vice-chairman of a local pre-school charity.