Daniel Johnson MSP was elected as the Labour Member of the Scottish Parliament for Edinburgh Southern in May 2016. He was appointed to the frontbench as a Shadow Education Minister, where his particular focus is on skills and childcare. He is a member of the Education Committee.

Prior to his election, Daniel was the managing director of the Paper Tiger and Studio One group of shops, selling stationery, gifts, homewares and furniture. The group became the first independent retailer in Edinburgh to become an accredited Living Wage employer in 2015.

Daniel lives in Morningside with wife Jackie, an Edinburgh-based lawyer, and together they have two daughters.