|Darren Johnson (centre)|
He celebrated his departure from politics at a party with fellow Green-retiree, Jenny Jones, this week. Both had served in the London Assembly for 16 years.
He will also be leaving London, having bought a place in Hastings with partner and former Brockley Councillor Dean Walton.
Darren was one of the good guys - someone who blended ideological principle with pragmatism and a willingness to reflect others' viewpoints. He is a loss to local politics. He says:
"It was an honour and a privilege representing the people of Brockley all those years as a local councillor, as it has been representing the people of London at City Hall."