Constance Le Grip

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Constance Le Grip
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Member of the National Assembly
for Hauts-de-Seine's 6th constituency
Assumed office
21 June 2017
Preceded byJean-Christophe Fromantin
Personal details
Born (1960-11-14) 14 November 1960 (age 61)
Chatou, France
NationalityFrench
Political partyThe Republicans
Children3
Alma materSciences Po

Constance Le Grip (born 14 November 1960) is a French politician of The Republican Group who currently serves as a member of the 15th legislature of the French Fifth Republic, representing Hauts-de-Seine's 6th constituency. She served as a Member of the European Parliament from 2010 until 2017.

Early life[edit]

Le Grip was born on 14 November 1960 in Chatou.[1]

Career[edit]

From 2001 to 2008, Le Grip served as a councilor in Neuilly-sur-Seine and has been a parliamentary adviser to Nicolas Sarkozy.[2][3] She became a member of European Parliament in February 2010.[2] A member of European People's Party (Christian Democrats), she served as the vice-president of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs and a member of Committee on Employment and Social Affairs. She was reelected to the European Parliament in 2014.[1]

In the Republicans’ 2016 presidential primaries, Le Grip endorsed Nicolas Sarkozy as the party’s candidate for the office of President of France.[4]

During the 2017 French legislative election with 21.16% votes, Le Grip took up the second position in the first round of elections for Hauts-de-Seine's 6th constituency but secured 53.81% of the votes cast in the second round.[5] In the National Assembly, she serves as vice-chairperson of the Committee on Cultural Affairs and Education and as member of the Committee on European Affairs.[6] Since 2019, she has also been a member of the French delegation to the Franco-German Parliamentary Assembly.

In the Republicans’ 2017 leadership election, Le Grip endorsed Laurent Wauquiez.[7] In 2018, Wauquiez included her in his shadow cabinet; in this capacity, she served as opposition counterpart to Minister of European Affairs Amélie de Montchalin.[8]

In parliament, Le Grip co-authored (together with Pascal Bois) a 2021 report on the copyright law of France.[9]

Political positions[edit]

In July 2019, Le Grip voted in favor of the French ratification of the European Union’s Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada.[10]

Ahead of the 2022 presidential elections, Le Grip publicly declared her support for Michel Barnier as the Republicans’ candidate.[11]

Other activities[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Le Grip is married with three children.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Constance Le Grip". European Parliament. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Qui est Constance Le Grip, votre députée (LR) de Neuilly-Puteaux" [Who is Constance Le Grip, your MP (LR) from Neuilly-Puteaux]. Le Parisien (in French). 19 June 2017. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Arrêté du 9 juin 2005 portant nomination au cabinet du ministre d'Etat" [Order of 9 June 2005 appointing the Cabinet of the Minister of State] (in French). LegiFrance. 16 June 2005. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  4. ^ Ludovic Vigogne (April 20, 2016), Bataillons: Primaire à droite: la liste des premiers soutiens parlementaires L'Opinion.
  5. ^ "Résultats des élections législatives 2017" [Results of the 2017 parliamentary elections] (in French). Ministry of the Interior. 18 June 2017. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Mme Constance Le Grip" [Mrs Constance Le Grip] (in French). National Assembly. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  7. ^ Ludovic Vigogne (October 11, 2017), La liste des 136 parrains de Laurent Wauquiez L'Opinion.
  8. ^ Olivier Faye (November 21, 2018), Laurent Wauquiez dévoile (enfin) son « shadow cabinet » Le Monde.
  9. ^ Nicole Vulser (17 April 2021), La colère des artistes-auteurs ne faiblit pas Le Monde.
  10. ^ Maxime Vaudano (24 July 2019), CETA : qui a voté quoi parmi les députés Le Monde.
  11. ^ Emmanuel Galiero (1 October 2021), Présidentielle 2022 : Michel Barnier engrange le soutien de 51 parlementaires de droite Le Figaro.
  12. ^ Constance Le Grip French National Assembly.