Morten Messerschmidt

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Morten Messerschmoidt
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
1 July 2009
Constituency Denmark
Member of the Folketing
In office
8 February 2005 – 18 June 2009[1]
Constituency Århus
Personal details
Born (1980-11-13) 13 November 1980 (age 36)
Frederikssund, Denmark
Political party  Danish
Danish People's Party
Alma mater University of Copenhagen

Morten Messerschmidt (born 13 November 1980) is a Danish politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Denmark. He is a member of the Danish People's Party, part of the European Conservatives and Reformists.

He won his seat in a landslide in the 2009 elections with 284,500 personal votes,[2] and 465,758 personal votes in the 2014 election.[3]

Messerschmidt was convicted in 2002 for publishing material that attempted to link Islamic societies to rape, violence and forced marriages.[4]

Before taking his seat in the European Parliament, he was a member of the Danish parliament (Danish: Folketinget) from 8 February 2005, having won his seat with 3,812 personal votes.[5]


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  2. ^ Personlige stemmer, Danmarks Statistik
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  4. ^ Barker, Alex (June 2014). “MEPs with criminal records join Tories’ eurosceptic group” (You have to be registered) Financial Times, June 4, 2014 Accessed 25 June 2014
  5. ^ "Afstemningsresultater FV-2005" (in Danish). Archived from the original on June 11, 2009. Retrieved 2010-07-13.