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Sophie Auconie

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Sophie Auconie
Member of the National Assembly
for Indre-et-Loire's 3rd constituency
In office
21 June 2017 – 5 March 2021
Preceded byMarisol Touraine
Succeeded bySophie Métadier
Member of the European Parliament
In office
7 June 2009 – 17 May 2017
Personal details
Born (1963-08-19) 19 August 1963 (age 60)
Dugny, France
Alma materÉcole supérieure de commerce et management (ESCEM)

Sophie Briard-Auconie (born 19 August 1963, in Dugny) is a French politician who has been serving as Member of the National Assembly since 2017, representing Indre-et-Loire's 3rd constituency as a member of the Union of Democrats and Independents. From 2009 until 2014, she served as a Member of the European Parliament, representing the Massif Central-Centre constituency.[1]

A former member of Liberal Democracy (DL), Auconie joined the New Centre in 2008. Since 2008, she is a municipal councillor in Tours, Indre-et-Loire.

Member of the European Parliament, 2009–2014[edit]

In the 2009 European elections, Auconie was the third candidate on the list of the presidential majority (UMP/NC/LGM) in the Massif Central-Centre region, and was elected to the European Parliament. During her time in parliament, she served on the Committee on Regional Development (2009-2011) and on the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (2011-2014). She was also a member of the EU-Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Joint Parliamentary Committee.

Member of the National Assembly, 2021–present[edit]

In the 2017 French legislative election, Auconie won her seat after beating the sitting MP and former Minister of Social Affairs Marisol Touraine in the second round of voting. In parliament, she serves as member of the Committee on Sustainable Development.[2]

In addition to her committee assignments, Auconie has been a member of the French delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe since 2017. In this capacity, she serves on the Assembly's Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development.[3]

She resigned on March 5, 2021.[4] She was replaced in a byelection by Sophie Métadier.[5]

Political positions[edit]

In 2020, Auconie criticized France's Citizens Convention for Climate “a rather questionable operation organized by President Emmanuel Macron, which suggests that there are no democratic institutions in France.”[6]


  1. ^ "Sophie AUCONIE | History of parliamentary service". European Parliament. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  2. ^ Sophie Auconie French National Assembly.
  3. ^ Sophie Auconie Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
  4. ^ Legifrance
  5. ^ "Qui est Sophie Métadier, la nouvelle députée UDI d'Indre-et-Loire ?". France 3 Centre-Val de Loire (in French). Retrieved 2021-12-11.
  6. ^ Louise Guillot and Elisa Braun (December 17, 2020), 4 things to know about France’s upcoming climate bill Politico Europe.