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Darren Johnson

London Assembly Member

Green Party
3 May 2012


  • 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
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 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:
City Hall
The Queen's Walk
London SE1 2AA

Telephone: 020 7983 4964

Press releases for

News from Darren Johnson AM: London named Europe's most congested city as Mayor predicts it will get worse
24 August 2015

Darren Johnson, Green Party Member of the London Assembly, has responded to the findings of a new traffic ‘scorecard’ by the transport agency Inrix that names London as the most congested city in Europe.

Benefit cap “a tax on being poor in London” for 28,000 in London so far
6 August 2015

Figures released today show that 28,327 London households have so far been affected by the overall benefit cap, 45 per cent of all cases in the UK.

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.