Linda Johnson and Jo Swinson
Linda Johnson and Jo Swinson

I am Linda Johnson, a Liberal Democrat, green and community activist. I am delighted to be the Parliamentary Candidate for Haltemprice and Howden at the General Election.

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.

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.

I hope that on election day, Haltemprice and Howden constituents will put their faith in me and vote for a Brighter Future.

Linda in Howden

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