According to his website: "I was brought up in Nottingham – hence I support Notts County – but came to Surbiton in 1995. We love it here – living near the station and only a 10 minute walk along the bank of the River Thames from Kingston’s vibrant town centre. Emily has a house in Dorset near her parents from before we were married. She continues to be very active in the community there and is once again standing for Parliament for the North Dorset seat, as she’s a politician in her own right.
However, I never planned a career as a politician – I toyed with ideas like journalism and studying to become an agricultural economist to work in developing countries. My strong views on the environment were probably what pushed me towards becoming politically active, and joining the Liberal Democrats. I joined the party in 1989, when our poll rating was just 4% so I’m certainly not a career politician."