Mayor Dr Nik Johnson

Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Elected Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in 2021, Dr Nik Johnson was born in 1969 and has been active in local politics for many years, including serving as a district councillor, and standing as a parliamentary candidate for Huntingdon in 2015.

Originally from the North-East of England, Dr Johnson qualified as a doctor in 1993 and has worked as an NHS paediatrician at Hinchingbrooke Hospital since 2007. Passionate about improving public health and wellbeing, he sees the work of the Combined Authority as a catalyst of beneficial change - collaborative work delivering local solutions for inclusivity, for more equal access to opportunity and resources, for ‘good green growth’, and for affordable, public transport that serves communities and respects the environment.

Now two years into his Mayoral term, the Combined Authority that Dr Johnson leads has been highly rated for its active travel plans, has championed local bus services in the face of cuts, been a powerful support for business during the pandemic and into the high street recovery. It has also revamped its transport and connectivity strategy to prioritise left-behind communities, address digital exclusion, and link more people to education, training, work, and leisure opportunity.

Dr Johnson lives near the Cambridgeshire market town of St Neots, with his wife, who is a fellow doctor, and their three children, revelling in a “weekend life based around the participation and enjoyment of sport, dance and acting activities.”

The Mayor is the Patron of Eddie’s – a charity supporting people with learning disabilities in Cambridgeshire.