Mike Johnson officially became Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria on 1st April 2023.
“Born and bred in Cumbria, I was brought up in Cockermouth and now live in Bolton Low Houses.
“I wear a number of hats, both professionally and politically. I am MD of a local welding/fabrication business in Workington. I was the Leader of Allerdale Borough Council, and a County councillor, now I’m the leader of the opposition on Cumberland Council.
“I have been involved with politics for many years and my drivers are making a positive difference and supporting Cumbria to be the best it can be.
“Committed to problem solving, I enjoy the challenges that local politics presents and specifically I derive a great deal of pleasure in assisting people wherever I can.
“I am serious about getting things done and pride myself in delivering on my promises. Some of my political highlights to date include becoming Leader of Allerdale Borough council.
“This has allowed me to lead and influence locally delivered services, as well as being co-Author of the successful option for Local Government reorganisation, which will streamline services in Cumbria and deliver efficiencies, securing £38million of Government funding.”