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: Cycling flagship welcome, but rest of London needs “swift action”
27 January 2015

Darren Johnson has welcomed the go ahead for the East-West Cycling Superhighway, but has raised doubts about the progress of the other superhighways and the safer junctions program.

Darren commented,

News from Darren Johnson AM: Mayor must act on London Bridge "chaos"
22 January 2015

Darren Johnson, Green Party Member of the London Assembly, has urged the Mayor of London to hold rail operators to account for the recent delays and disruption experienced by passengers using London Bridge station.

News from Darren Johnson AM: Is the Mayor fiddling air pollution figures?
9 January 2015

Results from the air pollution monitor station which the Government has previous described the most polluted hotspot in the UK has shown a sharp decline in the number of times it is breaking the European legal limit.

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