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
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 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: Boris bus "discredited"
2 October 2014

New figures from Transport for London have confirmed that the Boris Bus is using almost twice as much fuel on some routes and therefore emitting almost twice as much climate change gas (CO2), than the Mayor previously claimed.

News from Darren Johnson AM: Promised safe cycle lanes cancelled and others delayed until after 2016
23 September 2014

Two of the cycling superhighways have been dropped. CS6 Penge to City (Borough roads - via Camberwell and Elephant and Castle) and C12 East Finchley to Angel (A1 - A1000). CS9 is also under threat.

News from Darren Johnson AM “We will all pay for Mayor of London’s failure to take climate change seriously”
23 September 2014

The Mayor of London has been criticized by London Assembly Member Darren Johnson for not joining other Mayor’s of world cities and participating in the UN’s New York Climate Summit, starting Tuesday 23nd September (1).

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