Gareth Johnson

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Conservative MP for Dartford


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Gareth Johnson’s voting in Parliament

Gareth Johnson is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

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Last updated: 22 Mar 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Gareth Johnson has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Criminal Legal Aid Independent Review 3 Oct 2022

    On 15 March, we published our interim response to Sir Christopher Bellamy’s report together with a consultation on related policy proposals. On 20 July, the Government published its interim response and laid a statutory instrument to implement a 15% uplift to most fee schemes, which will come into force for new representation orders from 30 September 2022. Criminal legal aid practitioners...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Legal Aid Scheme 3 Oct 2022

    The criminal legal aid independent review recommended that funding for criminal legal aid should be increased overall for both solicitors and barristers as soon as possible to an annual level, in a steady state, of at least 15% above present levels. On 20 July, the Government published its interim response and laid a statutory instrument to implement a 15% uplift to most fee schemes, which...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Juries: Public Sector 29 Sep 2022

    Jurors are summoned randomly by the Jury Central Summoning Bureau (JCSB) using the Electoral Voting Registers, and at the point of being called for jury service a person’s occupation is not known. Each application for deferral or excusal is considered on its own merit, in a way that is both fair to the individual and consistent with the needs of the court in providing a representative jury....

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Conservative MP for Dartford

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

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Topics of interest

Gareth Johnson campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Health
  • Department for Transport
  • Education
  • Home Department
  • Justice
  • Dartford-Thurrock Crossing
  • Sentencing
  • Health Insurance: Foreign Nationals
  • Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls
  • Magistrates: Disciplinary Proceedings

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice (since 20 Sep 2022)
  • Member, Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill Committee (since 12 Jul 2022)
  • Member, Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill Committee (since 22 Jun 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury (9 Feb 2022 to 20 Sep 2022)
  • Assistant Whip (20 Sep 2021 to 9 Feb 2022)
  • Assistant Whip (5 Nov 2018 to 14 Jan 2019)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (7 Apr 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Justice Committee (11 Feb 2013 to 10 Jun 2014)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (27 Feb 2012 to 3 Dec 2012)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 3 Oct 2022.

9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Wendy Johnson, as Parliamentary Assistant. (Updated 07 July 2017)

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