Sampo Terho

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Sampo Terho
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Minister for European Affairs, Culture and Sports
Assumed office
5 May 2017
Prime Minister Juha Sipilä
Preceded by Timo Soini (European Affairs)
Sanni Grahn-Laasonen (Education and Culture)
Member of Parliament
for Helsinki
Assumed office
22 April 2015
Member of the European Parliament
for Finland
In office
19 April 2011 – 27 April 2015
Succeeded by Pirkko Ruohonen-Lerner
Personal details
Born (1977-09-20) 20 September 1977 (age 40)
Political party Blue Reform (2017−)
Finns Party (until 2017)
Alma mater University of Tampere
Website Official website

Sampo Terho (Born 20 September 1977)[1] is a Finnish politician and the current Minister for European Affairs, Culture and Sports. He is the chairman of Suomalaisuuden Liitto and was earlier a Member of the European Parliament.

Terho graduated from the University of Tampere in 2003 with a Master's degree in Finnish History, and has worked as a researcher in the Finnish National Defence University. He has written a book on the history of capital punishment.[2] Terho has also served as a peacekeeper in Bosnia & Herzegovina.[3] Terho received the second largest amount of votes on the True Finns' (now known as Finns Party) electoral list in the 2009 European Parliament election. He succeeded Timo Soini in the European Parliament when Soini was elected to Parliament of Finland in the 2011 election.[4] He was re-elected in the 2014 election.

Terho participated the 2015 parliamentary election and was elected to the parliament with 10,067 personal votes.[5] His term in the European Parliament ended on 27 April, when Terho officially accepted the seat in the Finnish Parliament.[6] He subsequently became the chairman of the Finns Party's parliamentary group.[7] On 5 May 2017, he started as the Minister for European Affairs, Culture and Sports in Sipilä Cabinet.[8]

In 2017, Terho run against Jussi Halla-aho for party chairmanship, but ultimately lost the chairmanship election at the party convention on 10 June. On 13 June, Terho and 19 others left the Finns Party parliamentary group to found the New Alternative parliamentary group which was turned into a new party known as Blue Reform.[9] After the split, the New Alternative -group took the Finns Party's place in the cabinet and Terho continued as a Minister.

Terho wrote around five minutes long chamber music piece for celebreting 100 years old Finland for Kuopio city orchestra. The piece is arranged by Terho with conductor Heikki Elo, who have orchestrated the piece.[10][11][12]

Electoral history[edit]

European Parliament elections[edit]

Year Constituency Votes Percentage Result
2009 Finland 9,374 0.56% Substitute
2014 Finland 33,833 1.96% Elected

Parliamentary elections[edit]

Year Constituency Votes Percentage Result
2015 Helsinki 10,067 2.80% Elected

Municipal elections[edit]

Year Municipality Votes Percentage Result
2017 Helsinki 3,381 1.04% Elected

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