A resident of Midhurst for over 35 years, Gordon is interested in planning and townscape. He is vice-chair of the Planning and Infrastructure Committee. Professionally he worked in the investment and communications industries. Gordon has been Chichester District Councillor for Midhurst since 2010 and was also County Councillor for Midhurst. He is also a director of Midhurst Community Land Trust which is currently developing affordable housing for the town and surrounding area.