Darren Johnson

London Assembly Member

Party
Green Party
Tenure
3 May 2012
Responsibilities

2014-15

  • Leader of the Green Party Group
  • Chair of the Housing Committee
  • Member of the Budget and Performance Committee
  • Member of the GLA Oversight Committee
  • Member of the Transport Committee
  • Member of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) - LFEPA Register of Interests entry
Constituency
Londonwide
Key Issues
Reducing traffic, improving public transport, tackling London's housing crisis, ending poverty pay, providing jobs and opportunities for young people
Salary
£53,973
Register of Members' Interests - Darren Johnson
Register of Members' Interests - Darren Johnson
expenses
Darren Johnson's expenses
Gifts and Hospitality
Darren Johnson Gifts and Hospitality

Biography

Darren has been an elected member of the London Assembly since it was first established in May 2000. He is Chair of the London Assembly's Housing Committee and is strong advocate of measures to protect tenants and make housing and rents more affordable in London. As Chair of the Assembly’s Environment Committee (2004-2009 and 2010-11), Darren led Assembly investigations into a range of topics including: flood risk in London, Heathrow expansion and the loss of London’s street trees.

Darren has been a consistent advocate of measures to reduce traffic, improve public transport and promote cycling and walking. As a member of the Fire Authority he has also been an outspoken opponent of fire station closures. Darren was also Chair of the London Assembly (2009-10 and 2013-14) and Deputy Chair (2008-9 and 2012-13).

In addition to his London Assembly role, Darren was also a Green councillor in Lewisham for twelve years (2002-14). He was born in 1966 and lives in Lewisham with his partner, Dean. He is a graduate of Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Key issues and concerns:

  • Reducing traffic
  • Improving public transport
  • Tackling London's housing crisis
  • Making rents affordable

Biographical information as supplied by individual Assembly Members.

Contact details:
GLA
City Hall
The Queen's Walk
London SE1 2AA

Telephone: 020 7983 4964
Email: darren.johnson@london.gov.uk

Press releases for

News from Darren Johnson AM: £100k on price of new homes since Mayor elected
16 September 2014

£100,000 on price of new homes since Mayor elected

Darren Johnson AM will be questioning the Mayor on house prices tomorrow, after new ONS figures showed that house prices in London rose by 19.1% in the year to July 2014.

New cycling superhighway plans supported, but Mayor must sort out the rest of London’s roads
3 September 2014

Darren Johnson AM has backed the Mayor’s plans for two new superhighways, going East-West and North-South.

Darren commented,

News from Darren Johnson AM: Boris Island sunk, millions lost
2 September 2014

Responding to the Davies Commission rejection of Boris Johnson’s Thames Estuary Airport proposal, Darren Johnson said:

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