Cllr Dr Carole Johnson JP
Growing up in Easton Bristol, I attended the local schools and always carried a deep concern and awareness of social injustices and inequalities which surrounded me daily. My desire to help, lead me to put myself forward for many voluntary roles and to the pursuit and development of keen counselling life skills and professional roles which positioned me to serve and protect the most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.
I am a Bristol magistrate of Jamaican descent currently serving as Deputy Bench Chairman for Avon and Somerset and also an elected Local councillor for Ashley Ward in Bristol. Professionally qualified as a primary school teacher and social worker. I currently serve as both a primary school governor and hospital governor for University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. For me there is no such thing as “made it”. My vision is to lay foundations and sow seeds which create a climate and legacy of perennial change and improvements that positively impact future generations, and to readdress the current societal imbalances, so that your children and mine, can inherit a world of increased and increasing equity and equal life chances.