Melanie Johnson

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Melanie Jane Johnson (born 05 February 1955, Ipswich) is a former Labour MP, who was public health minister from 2003 to 2005.[1] She left Parliament on 11 April 2005.[2]


After Parliament

Almost a year after leaving Parliament, Johnson in March 2006 joined the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI). 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] Given that she had left her role in April 2005 Johnson was free to lobby ministers within months of joining the ABPI.



Contact, Resources and Notes


Notes and References

  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. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The Advisory Committee on Business Appointments Ninth Report 2006-2008 Advisory Committee on Business Appointments, accessed 27 November 2008.
  5. Daniel Martin Cashing in: The ex-ministers who have gone privateDaily Mail, 24 February 2008, accessed 26 November 2008.