Carol Johnson (British politician)

Carol Alfred Johnson, CBE (24 November 1903[1] – 30 July 2000) was a British Labour politician.[2]

Johnson was educated at the School of Law, and the London School of Economics, before becoming a solicitor.[2] After a period in private practice, he became an assistant town clerk. From 1943 to 1959, he was secretary to the Parliamentary Labour Party.[3]

Johnson was elected to Lambeth Borough Council in 1937, serving until 1949. He was elected as Member of Parliament for Lewisham South from 1959,[2] serving until the general election of February 1974,[2] when the constituency was abolished by boundary changes.[3]

Johnson was chair of the History of Parliament Trust. He was joint honorary secretary of the British Council of the European Movement,[2] and was also active in the Ramblers' Association. He was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1951,[4] and was also a Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.[3]

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  1. ^ ivil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
  2. ^ a b c d e "Obituary: Carol Johnson - Labour politician". the Guardian. 15 August 2000. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  3. ^ a b c Stenton, Michael; Lees, Stephen (1981). Who's Who of British Members of Parliament. Vol. IV. Brighton: Harvester Press. p. 193.
  4. ^ "Carol Johnson". The Times. 11 August 2000.