Councillor Douglas JohnsonDouglas Johnson is the Green Party candidate for City ward in the local elections on May 2nd 2024.

Douglas is also the Green Party candidate for Mayor of South Yorkshire.

Please contact me if you have any enquiries about my candidacy or if you would like to display a poster in support of my campaign.

Douglas’ role

Douglas Johnson is a councillor for City Ward, along with Ruth Mersereau and Martin Phipps. He was elected in 2016 and again in 2021.

Douglas is Chair of the council’s Housing Policy Committee and a member of the cross-party administration of Sheffield City Council as a member of the Strategy and Resources Committee, along with Angela Argenzio.

He is also a member of the Council’s Charity Trustee Sub-Committee, the Sheffield Health and Wellbeing Board, the Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee and the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority Overview and Scrutiny Committee.  Full details are on the council website.


Elected in 2016, Douglas previously supported the Green councillors, including Jillian Creasy, Bernard Little and Rob Murphy, for many years in Central ward.

He says, “I became involved with the Green Party because it was an opportunity to use my skills to make people’s lives better. Small-scale practical actions can get real results that make a big difference.

Douglas previously worked for advice centres, law centres, Sheffield’s Housing Aid Centre and in private practice. At Housing Aid, he worked on preventing people losing their homes and at Sheffield Law Centre developing discrimination law.

Successes for disabled people included ground-breaking discrimination cases against the Royal Bank of Scotland, Thomas Cook travel, Northumbria Police and the Scout Association, as well as legal action to reverse the cuts to 265,000 concessionary bus, tram and train passes in 2014.  He won the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year for social welfare law in 2014 and gave evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on using the Equality Act 2010 to advance the rights of disabled people.

Contact Douglas at or tel 07981860662

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