Constance Le Grip

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Constance Le Grip
Member of the National Assembly
for Hauts-de-Seine's 6th constituency
Assumed office
21 June 2017
Preceded byJean-Christophe Fromantin
Member of the European Parliament
In office
10 February 2010 – 30 November 2017
Preceded byMichel Barnier
Succeeded byGeoffroy Didier
Personal details
Born (1960-11-14) 14 November 1960 (age 63)
Chatou, France
Political partyEnsemble Citoyens (since 2022)
Other political
The Republicans (until 2022)
Alma materInstitut d'études politiques de Strasbourg
Sciences Po (DEA)

Constance Le Grip (born 14 November 1960) is a French politician, formerly 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]

Political career[edit]

Member of the European Parliament, 2001–2008[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]

Member of the National Assembly, 2017–present[edit]

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]

In addition to her committee assignments, Le Grip has also been a member of the French delegation to the Franco-German Parliamentary Assembly since 2019. She is also part of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China.[7]

In the Republicans’ 2017 leadership election, Le Grip endorsed Laurent Wauquiez.[8] 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.[9]

In parliament, Le Grip co-authored (together with Pascal Bois) a 2021 report on the copyright law of France.[10]

She joined Ensemble Citoyens in 2022, and ran in the 2022 French legislative election under the banner.

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.[11]

Ahead of the 2022 presidential elections, Le Grip publicly declared her support for Michel Barnier as the Republicans’ candidate.[12]

Other activities[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Le Grip is married with three children.[2]


  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. ^ Member Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China.
  8. ^ Ludovic Vigogne (October 11, 2017), La liste des 136 parrains de Laurent Wauquiez L'Opinion.
  9. ^ Olivier Faye (November 21, 2018), Laurent Wauquiez dévoile (enfin) son « shadow cabinet » Le Monde.
  10. ^ Nicole Vulser (17 April 2021), La colère des artistes-auteurs ne faiblit pas Le Monde.
  11. ^ Maxime Vaudano (24 July 2019), CETA : qui a voté quoi parmi les députés Le Monde.
  12. ^ Emmanuel Galiero (1 October 2021), Présidentielle 2022 : Michel Barnier engrange le soutien de 51 parlementaires de droite Le Figaro.
  13. ^ Constance Le Grip French National Assembly.