Gérard Collomb

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Gérard Collomb
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Mayor of Lyon and Senator
Assumed office
25 March 2001
Preceded by Raymond Barre
Personal details
Born (1947-06-20) 20 June 1947 (age 69)
Chalon-sur-Saône, France
Nationality French

Gérard Collomb (born on 20 June 1947) is a French politician. He is an active member of the French Socialist Party and has been Mayor of Lyon (Rhône) since March 2001.

He was elected as a Socialist municipal councillor for the 9th arrondissements in the French municipal elections, 1977. In 1981, he was elected to the French National Assembly at age thirty-four. From 1989 on, he led by the municipal opposition to Michel Noir in the Lyon municipal council. From 1992 to 1999 he also served as regional councillor for the Rhône-Alpes region.

Defeated in the 1995 local elections in Lyon, he ran as leader of the Plural Left list in the 2001 local elections. He was elected Mayor on 25 March and also elected as president of the Urban Community of Lyon. Among his realizations is the Vélo'v.

In 2004, he was re-elected Senator for the Rhône. He was overwhelmingly re-elected Mayor of Lyon in March 2008, defeating Dominique Perben of the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) by the first round in a landslide.

Ahead of the Reims Congress, he is the leader of the Hope on the left, proud to be Socialist (L'espoir à gauche, fier(e)s d'être socialistes) motion of behalf of Ségolène Royal. He was a finalist for the 2010 World Mayor prize.[1]

Political career[edit]

Electoral mandates

National Assembly of France

Member of the National Assembly of France for Rhône (2nd constituency) : 1981-1988. Elected in 1981, reelected in 1986.

Senate of France

Senator of Rhône : Since 1999. Elected in 1999, reelected in 2004 and 2014.

Regional Council

Regional councillor of Rhône-Alpes : 1992-1999 (Resignation). Reelected in 1998.

Municipal Council

Mayor of Lyon : Since 2001. Reelected in 2008 and 2014.

Municipal councillor of Lyon : Since 1977. Reelected in 1983, 1989, 1995, 2001, 2008 and 2014.

Mayor of the 9th arrondissement of Lyon : 1995-2001.

Municipal councillor of the 9th arrondissement of Lyon : 1995-2001.

Urban community Council

President of the Urban Community of Lyon : 2001-2014.

Vice-president of the Urban Community of Lyon : 1995-2001.

Member of the Council of Urban Community of Lyon : 1995-2014.

Metropolitan Council

Président of the Metropolis of Lyon : Since 2015.


  1. ^ vom Hove, Tann (7 December 2010). "World Mayor: The 2010 results". World Mayor. Retrieved 5 February 2011. 

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