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Darren Johnson

London Assembly Member

Party
Green Party
Tenure
3 May 2012
Responsibilities

2015-16

  • Leader of the Green Party Group
  • Chair of the Environment Committee
  • Deputy Chair of the Housing 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
£55,161
expenses
Darren Johnson's expenses
Register of Members' Interests - Darren Johnson
Register of Members' Interests - Darren Johnson
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 Environment Committee and Deputy Chair of the Housing Committee and is a 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

Operational Note: Darren Johnson AM to meet Hounslow cyclists feeling let down by the Mayor over cycle superhighway plans
29 July 2015

Darren Johnson, Green Party Member of the London Assembly, will meet with local cyclists tomorrow to learn about the safety improvements which are needed on local roads.

News from Darren Johnson AM: Mayor’s £150k pot could help bring cycle parking to Abbey Wood
9 July 2015

Darren Johnson AM has urged the Mayor of London through two formal questions to respond to the concerns of local residents and back a scheme for more cycle parking in the vicinity of Abbey Wood station.

News from Darren Johnson AM: New Bus for London 'not fit for the future' as London gets hotter
2 July 2015

Darren Johnson, Green Party Member of the London Assembly, has urged the Mayor of London to call on TfL to issue health warnings to passengers using New Bus for London vehicles this summer.

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