Originally from the North East of England, Nik Johnson trained at St. George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London and qualified in 1993. He was appointed as a Consultant Paediatrician at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in 2006. He believes passionately in the idea of public service. As a children’s doctor, he feels privileged to work at the heart of the community, doing a job which allows him to meet, help and support people from all walks of life. Outside of work, Nik is proud to be the Patron of Eddies – a local charity supporting people with learning disabilities in Cambridgeshire. He also enjoys watching my children take part in sport and drama activities.
Dr Nik Johnson stood for Labour in two general elections – cutting the sitting MPs’ majority quite considerably. He was elected as district councillor for St Neots East in 2018 – the first Labour councillor in the town for two decades – and sat on Huntingdonshire District council’s planning committee.
On May 10, 2021 Dr Nik Johnson was elected mayor of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority. He lives near St Neots with his wife, who is a fellow doctor, and three children.