Caroline Johnson

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Caroline Johnson
MP
Official portrait of Dr Caroline Johnson crop 2.jpg
Member of Parliament
for Sleaford and North Hykeham
Assumed office
8 December 2016
Preceded by Stephen Phillips
Majority 25,237 (38.4%)
Personal details
Born Caroline Burton
(1977-12-31) 31 December 1977 (age 40)
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Nik Johnson
Children 3
Residence Sudbrook, Lincolnshire
Alma mater Newcastle University

Caroline Elizabeth Johnson[1] (née Burton; born 31 December 1977) is a British Conservative Party politician and consultant paediatrician. She has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sleaford and North Hykeham since the by-election on 8 December 2016.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Caroline Elizabeth Burton was born in Middlesbrough on 31 December 1977, the daughter of Len and Lynda Burton.[3] She was educated at Nunthorpe Comprehensive School and at Gordonstoun School in Moray.[4] She graduated with a medical degree (MB BS) from Newcastle University Medical School in 2001.[5] Johnson trained in paediatrics, becoming a senior house officer in 2002 and a specialist registrar in 2005;[3] she became a consultant paediatrician in 2012.[5]

Political career[edit]

She contested the Scunthorpe seat in the 2010 general election, coming second to the Labour candidate Nic Dakin.[6] In the June 2016 European Union membership referendum, Johnson voted for Brexit.[7] Later in the year, a by-election was called in the Sleaford and North Hykeham constituency after the resignation of its MP Stephen Phillips following differences between him and the government on Brexit.[8] Johnson was selected by the Conservative Party to contest the seat in the December by-election.[9] In the by-election she was elected as MP with 17,570 (53.5%) votes and a majority of 13,144.[10] Johnson retained her seat in the 2017 general election with 42,245 votes (64.2%) and a majority of 25,237.[11] Following the election, she was chosen to be part of the Health Select Committee and the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee.[12] Johnson is also the chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Children who need Palliative Care and Rural Crime.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Since 2001,[3] Caroline has been married to Nik Johnson and they have three children. Nik works as a farmer. They live in Sudbrook, Lincolnshire.[9] In addition to her parliamentary duties, she continues to work as a consultant paediatrician in Peterborough.[14][15][16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 61961". The London Gazette. 19 June 2017. p. 11783.
  2. ^ "Conservatives win Sleaford by-election". BBC News. 8 December 2016. Archived from the original on 9 December 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Johnson, Caroline Elizabeth", Who's Who (online edition, Oxford University Press, December 2017). Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  4. ^ "The View from HQ" (PDF). Gordonstoun. p. 4. Archived (PDF) from the original on 13 July 2017. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  5. ^ a b "List of Registered Medical Practitioners". General Medical Council. Archived from the original on 10 November 2017. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Sleaford by-election candidates chosen by main parties". BBC News. 13 November 2016. Archived from the original on 14 November 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Grantham A&E is major issue as doctor and nurse contest Sleaford by-election". Grantham Journal. 18 November 2016. Archived from the original on 11 August 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  8. ^ Syal, Rajeev; Asthana, Anushka (4 November 2016). "Stephen Phillips MP: 'I can no longer live with being labelled a Tory'". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 19 October 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  9. ^ a b Pidluznyj, Stefan (11 November 2016). "Conservatives choose Caroline Johnson as candidate for Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election". Lincolnshire Reporter. Archived from the original on 11 August 2017. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  10. ^ Mason, Rowena; Weaver, Matthew (9 December 2016). "Sleaford byelection: Caroline Johnson holds seat for Conservatives". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 19 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Sleaford & North Hykeham". BBC News. Archived from the original on 20 May 2017. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  12. ^ "Dr Caroline Johnson MP". parliament.uk. Archived from the original on 19 October 2017. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  13. ^ "Register of All-Party Parliamentary Groups" (PDF). 8 November 2017. pp. 300, 745.
  14. ^ "Peterborough City Hospital". NHS Choices. Archived from the original on 19 October 2017. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  15. ^ Davies, Elaine (9 June 2017). "Caroline Johnson focuses on Brexit as she is re-elected in Sleaford and North Hykeham". Lincolnshire Live. Archived from the original on 19 October 2017.
  16. ^ "The Register of Members' Financial Interests As at 7th July 2017". parliament.uk. Archived from the original on 19 October 2017. Retrieved 19 October 2017.

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Stephen Phillips
Member of Parliament
for Sleaford and North Hykeham

2016–present
Incumbent