Melanie Johnson

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Person.png Melanie Johnson  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
BornMelanie Jane Johnson
Alma materUniversity College London, King's College (Cambridge)

Employment.png Economic Secretary to the Treasury Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
17 May 1999 - 8 June 2001
Preceded byPatricia Hewitt
Succeeded byRuth Kelly

Employment.png Member of Parliament for Welwyn Hatfield

In office
1 May 1997 - 5 May 2005
Succeeded byGrant Shapps

Melanie Jane Johnson (born 05 February 1955, Ipswich) is former Labour MP, and Public Health Minister from 2003 to 2005.[1]


She left Parliament on 11 April 2005.[2]

After Parliament

Johnson left her post as Minister for Public Health in May 2005, and in March 2006 joined the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry. The Advisory Committee on Business Appointments ruled that she could 'Take up [the appointment] forthwith but, for 12 months after leaving office, she should not be personally involved in lobbying Government Ministers or officials' [3]



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  1. BBC, "Health Minister loses Herts seat," 06 May 2005, accessed 26 November 2008.
  2. They Work For You, Melanie Johnson, former MP, accessed 26 November 2008.
  3. Ninth Report 2006-2008 of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments
  4. The Advisory Committee on Business Appointments, Ninth Report 2006-2008, accessed 27 November 2008.
  5. Martin, Daniel, "Cashing in: The ex-ministers who have gone private," Daily Mail, 24 February 2008, accessed 26 November 2008.

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