Graham Booth has lived in Chester for a number of years and is active in local environmental and voluntary groups. He worked in the civil engineering industry for forty years, as a site engineer and an estimator. Now retired, he enjoys being a grandfather and having time to pursue various pastimes. He is a qualified counsellor and past chairman of his housing association. He is Chairman of Transition Chester which is a community group with 200 members aiming to reduce the carbon footprint of Chester and to make it a more sustainable and more energy efficient city.