Fernand Le Rachinel

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Fernand Le Rachinel (born 4 June 1942 in Gourfaleur, Manche) is a French politician and Member of the European Parliament for the north-west of France. He is a member of the Front National, and is therefore a Non-Inscrit in the European Parliament. He sits on the European Parliament's Committee on Transport and Tourism.

Le Rachinel is also a substitute for the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and a member of the delegation for relations with the Korean Peninsula. He entered the European Parliament on 22 October 2004, replacing Chantal Simonot, who resigned on 1 October.


  • Certificate of elementary education
  • Qualified compositor
  • Active military service in Algeria (1962–1963)
  • Former president of commercial court
  • Former union chairman
  • Honorary member of La Manche Departmental Council
  • Member of Basse-Normandie Regional Council
  • Member of the European Parliament (1994–1999)
  • 'Best Worker in France'
  • Knight of the National Order of Merit


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