Gordon has lived in West Lancashire for over 29 years and lives now in Ormskirk with his wife Jackie and two children. He is a retired police officer and now works as the Designated Safeguarding Officer for Liverpool County Football Association. As such, Gordon is responsible for day-to-day aspects relating to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults in line with current legislation and FA policy.
Having retired after 30 years service as a police officer in April 2013, Gordon is only able in recent years to play a role in local politics, having been prohibited from active involvement in politics by police regulations. However, for more than 10 years of his police service he was an elected Federation representative acting on behalf of the 8000 serving and many more retired officers in the force.