Born in Scarborough in 1976, Gavin was educated at Raincliffe Comprehensive and Scarborough Sixth Form College, before going to Bradford University.
Gavin worked in the Staffordshire pottery industry at Aynsley China and was managing director at an architectural design firm which has been involved in the design of many schools, public sector and commercial buildings.
In 2010, Gavin was elected MP for South Staffordshire. Since then, he has been campaigning to protect South Staffordshire’s green belt, working hard to bring more jobs and apprenticeships to the area, calling for fairer funding for education, and petitioning the Government to cut beer duty and freeze fuel duty.
In Westminster, Gavin was Chairman of the All Party Group on Motor Neurone Disease and Co-Chairman of the Associate Parliamentary Group on Design and Innovation. He has been a Parliamentary Private Secretary since October 2011, firstly to the Minister of State for Northern Ireland, then to the Secretary of State for Transport and to the Prime Minister from 2013 to 2016.
In July 2016, the Prime Minister appointed Gavin as Chief Whip (Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury)
Gavin is married to Joanne and they have two daughters.