Laurent Wauquiez (born 12 April 1975 in Lyon) is a French politician and was the Secretary of State for European Affairs under the Foreign and European Affairs Minister, Alain Juppé. He was previously Secretary of State for Employment under the Minister of the Economy, Industry and Employment since March 2008 in François Fillon’s government. He also has been Government Spokesman since June 2007, until March 2008 as Minister of State under the Prime Minister.
Minister of Higher Education and Research : 2011-2012.
Minister for European Affairs : 2010-2011.
Secretary of State with the Prime Minister, Government Spokesman : 2007-2008.
Secretary of State for Employment : 2008-2010.
National Assembly of France
Member of the National Assembly of France for Haute-Loire (1st constituency) : 2004-2007 (He became secretary of State in 2007) / Since 2012. Elected in 2004 (by-election), reelected in 2007 and 2012.
President of the Regional Council of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes : since 2016.
Mayor of Le Puy-en-Velay : 2008-2016 (Resignation). Reelected in 2014.
Municipal councillor of Le Puy-en-Velay : 2008-2016 (Resignation). Reelected in 2014.