Councillor Linda Johnson

Councillor Linda Johnson outside the East Riding of Yorkshire Council offices

I am a Councillor on the East Riding of Yorkshire Council for St Mary’s Ward and am working to make East Riding a better place for all of us. I am also a Councillor on Beverley Town Council where the Liberal Democrats are the majority party.

In May 2021 I became Mayor of Beverley.

Me in my robes as Mayor of Beverley

My family hails from East Yorkshire and I have lived in the Beverley area, with my husband, for many years. My two grown-up children also live in the East Riding with their families.

I am a Governor of East Riding College and a Local Preacher, Safeguarding Trainer and Circuit Steward of the Beverley Methodist Church.

My passion is looking after the earth and the people who live on it. I’m a board member of the Green Liberal Democrats and belong to many environmental charities including the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. I organised a ‘How to Go Greener Day’ in March 2019 in Beverley attended by about 120 people, which included Dr Phil Bennion, MEP, as an expert speaker on agriculture.

I trained to be a Biomedical Scientist before moving into the pharmaceutical industry where I held a variety of remits including sales and marketing, General Manager in Ireland and latterly Director of Supply Chain and Government Affairs. I have a degree in Health Studies and a Masters in Business Administration. I have also run my own business and I write a monthly column for Just Beverley magazine.

I believe that we must do as much as we can to create more widespread local prosperity, reduce inequality in our community, prevent the degradation of our beautiful local environment. I wish to see these values propagated in the politics of the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Linda with fellow East Riding councillors Dave Boynton and Denis Healy

To read more about me, go to my ‘About‘ page.