Darren Johnson

London Assembly Member

Green Party
3 May 2012


  • 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
Key Issues
Reducing traffic, improving public transport, tackling London's housing crisis, ending poverty pay, providing jobs and opportunities for young people
Darren Johnson's expenses
Register of Members' Interests - Darren Johnson
Register of Members' Interests - Darren Johnson
Gifts and Hospitality
Darren Johnson Gifts and Hospitality


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:
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: Next Mayor to start and/or finish 8 out of 12 cycling superhighways and extensions
22 October 2014

The Mayor of London claimed at the Mayor’s Question Time meeting at City Hall today, “eleven [superhighways] completely or virtually completed” and the other would be “unstoppable”.

News from Darren Johnson AM: MIPIM: Homes in Mayor’s opportunity areas sold to high-income investors
15 October 2014

Darren Johnson AM has accused the Mayor of promoting the sale of land and homes at MIPIM-UK to “big developers and rich investors” in his opportunity areas, following analysis of the prices of homes sold in the areas to date.

News from Darren Johnson AM: Mayor must make good on promise not to sell Mount Pleasant Homes to investors
3 October 2014

Darren Johnson AM has criticised the Mayor of London for approving the Mount Pleasant scheme today, and called on him to honour his commitment to try and ensure homes built at Mount Pleasant are marketed to potential home owners, rather than investors.