Mette Bock

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Mette Bock
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Mette Bock, 2018
Minister of Culture and Church
In office
28 November 2016 – 27 June 2019
Prime MinisterLars Løkke Rasmussen
Preceded byBertel Haarder
Succeeded byJoy Mogensen
Personal details
Mette Samuelsen

(1957-07-26) 26 July 1957 (age 62)
Gladsaxe, Denmark
Political partyLiberal Alliance

Mette Bock (née Samuelsen, born 26 July 1957) is a Danish political scientist, journalist and former politician.

She was born in Gladsaxe to Ole Samuelsen and Anna Holm, and is married to Hans Jørn Bock. Anders Samuelsen is her brother.

Bock graduated in philosophy from Odense University and political science from Aarhus University. She worked as a lecturer at Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences from 1984 to 2002.

She joined the Socialist People's Party for which she ran unsuccessfully in the 1994 parliamentary election. Later, Bock changed her allegiance to the Social Liberal Party for which she ran in the 2001 election, again unsuccessfully. In 2002 she became the editor-in-chief of JydskeVestkysten and the South Danish Media conglomerate. When her brother Anders Samuelsen left the Social Liberal Party to found the New Alliance (later renamed as Liberal Alliance) in 2007, Bock expressed her support for that party, too. From 2008 to 2009 she was the programme director of the public Danish Broadcasting Corporation.

She was elected representative to the Folketing in 2011, representing Liberal Alliance. From November 2016 to June 2019 she served as Minister for Culture and Church in the Lars Løkke Rasmussen III Cabinet.[1] She is no longer in parliament.


  1. ^ "Mette Bock (LA)". Folketinget (in Danish). Retrieved 29 June 2019.
Political offices
Preceded by
Bertel Haarder
Minister for Culture and Church
28 November 2016 – 27 June 2019
Succeeded by
Joy Mogensen