Ken was born on 3 October 1945 in the Royal Naval Nursing Home as the son of a serving sailor. Indeed all Ken’s ancestors for the last 100 years have served in the Royal Navy. One was lost at Jutland. He considered following in his forefathers footsteps but after a couple of boring jobs as a cartographic draughtsman he joined Hampshire Constabulary serving in Andover, Totton, Liss, Isle of Wight, Kingston Crescent twice, Cosham, Bitterne and the New Forest, in a career spanning 30 years.
He retired with the rank of Chief Inspector in 1995. He took up employment with Portsmouth City Council working on traffic and safety issues before setting up the council’s parking department. He was made redundant in 2010 and shortly afterwards suffered a stroke. Whilst recuperating, a vacancy occurred for a councillor in Drayton & Farlington and he was elected in 2011.
His interests include travelling, gardening and supporting Pompey.