Alan is a bisexual man living in Gillingham. He was born in Chatham and aside from brief spells in Birmingham and Barcelona has lived in Medway for most of his life. He graduated with a masters in legal practice with distinction from De Montfort University in 2022 and works full time at a local firm of solicitors. Alan joined the Liberal Democrats during the 2017 general election and has been the treasurer of the Medway local party since 2018. He has campaigned on mental health issues for many years and started campaigning on LGBT+ rights after coming out at the age of 30. Outside of politics, Alan is also the treasurer for two local armed forces charities, volunteers for a youth organisation and is (slowly) learning Spanish and Catalan.