Chris was born in Bebington and has lived in Wirral for most of his life.
He is married with three grown-up children.
Prior to retirement he worked as an HR manager in the NHS and later in higher education.
For 24 years he was an officer in the Air Cadet Organisation in his spare time.
He joined the Liberal Party in 1984 and has been actively involved in campaigning and branch affairs since then, and he represented Clatterbridge Ward as Councillor from 2004 to 2010.