Gareth Johnson

Former Conservative MP for Dartford


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Recent appearances

  • E-cigarettes — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] 31 Oct 2019

    Unlike the three previous speakers, I rather hope that this will not be my last speech in Westminster Hall—but that is up to the people of Dartford, not me. I am pleased to contribute to the debate, because I feel strongly that vaping is something that we should embrace as a country. It has been mentioned that Public Health England says that vaping is 95% risk-free; that is really...
  • E-cigarettes — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] 31 Oct 2019

    I totally agree. I take the view that if adults want to smoke, knowing the risks, that is up to them. However, there is a duty of care on the Government to ensure that tobacco products are not consumed by children. That is absolutely clear, and it is right that we keep the age at which people can start vaping at 18; we do not want vaping products targeted at children. In my experience, no...
  • E-cigarettes — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] 31 Oct 2019

    I agree with everything that the right hon. Gentleman has said. Does he agree that the Government could reach their ambitious target, which he alluded to, by embracing vaping, getting more information out there to those clinicians and working through the law, particularly post Brexit, to ensure that people who want to give up smoking have all the information they require in order to take up...

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Former Conservative MP for Dartford

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

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for 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
  • M25: Speed Limits
  • Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

Other offices held in the past

  • 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 (Commons) (27 Feb 2012 to 3 Dec 2012)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 17 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Gareth Johnson’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 15 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 92.87% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 114 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 150 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

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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