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About Diana Johnson MP

Diana Johnson was called to the Bar in 1991 and worked for many years in Community Law Centres and for the First Division Association trade union. She served as a local councillor (1994-2002) and as a member of the Greater London Assembly (2003-5).
Diana Johnson was elected in Hull North in May 2005 - Hull’s first female MP - and was elected for the fifth time at the December 2019 General Election.
In government Diana was an Assistant Government Whip (2007-9) and a Minister in the Department of Children, Schools and Families (2009-2010).
In Opposition from 2010, Diana has had a number of Front Bench roles. These included being in the Shadow Home Office Team (2010-15) and as a Shadow Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister (2015-2016). Diana also served as a Member of the House of Commons Health and Social Care Select Committee (2017-2019).
Diana was part of the team that lobbied successfully to attract green energy giant Siemens to Hull and for Hull to become UK City of Culture 2017.  Diana champions gender equality issues. This has included campaigning for the ordination of women bishops in the Church of England and leading the campaign in the Commons to reform Victorian abortion laws.
As co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood Diana campaigned for the independent public inquiry into the NHS Contaminated Blood scandal. This was finally announced in July 2017 and is the largest Public Inquiry ever to be held in the UK.
Diana was made a Dame in the 2020 New Year's Honours List.
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