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Councillor Janet Johnson was born in Liverpool but the family soon moved to Sutton, where she has lived for the past 50 years.
Janet attended Sherdley Primary School and then went on to study at Cowley, while working alongside her mother in the local newsagents. On leaving school she worked at the prescription pricing bureau in Liverpool.
She met her husband Anthony on a night out in Sutton and, after a short engagement, they married in 1985 and had two children. After raising their children, Janet and Anthony took an interest in local politics and Janet supported Anthony to stand for a position as a local councillor.
After a short time in politics, both Janet and Anthony took a break to concentrate on their careers, with Janet starting work as a medical laboratory assistant, going on to undertake a degree in biomedical science and graduating in 2007.
Janet and Anthony returned to politics in 2011 and both were elected to St Helens Council, with Anthony only stepping down recently.
Janet has chosen the St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust as her charity for her mayoral year, concentrating on supporting older people via the trust.
The Mayor, Councillor Janet Johnson, has chosen St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust as her charity for her mayoral year, concentrating on supporting older people via the trust.
Councillor Johnson has always been a strong believer in people having access to free medical treatment and the NHS is a cause very close to her heart.
Councillor Johnson has a passion for helping older people and it has been agreed that the funds raised will be directed towards helping the elderly via the Care of the Elderly department at Whiston Hospital.
Anyone wishing to support the Mayor’s Appeal can do so by sending donations directly to the Mayor’s Secretary as per the following details:
St Helens Council
Cheques should be made payable to 'The Mayor’s Appeal Fund'.