Born in Glasgow in 1971 to a draughtsman and a secretary, Graham was the second of two boys arriving 3 years to the Sunday after his brother Douglas. An initially nomadic existence in his early years saw him the attend his 6th school and 10th house in Scotland, England and South Africa by his 14th birthday before finally settling in Maidenhead and going to school in Windsor. Law with Computer Science followed at De Montfort University, Leicester where he met his wife to be, Eirene. On graduating, he joined Thames Valley Police where he served as a constable and sergeant in uniform and then CID over an 8 year period. He left in 2000, moving into IT where he remains still as an IT Consultant. He now lives in Tunbridge Wells, Kent where he unsuccessfully stood for Parliament losing by a narrow 29,723 votes.
He continues to travel with his family including trips to Syria and Jordan at the start of the Arab Spring, the west coast of America and into Canada, North Korea, sailing and, this summer, South America. The itch never goes.