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Kerstin Westphal

Kerstin Westphal German politician

German politician
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Intro German politician
Is Politician
From Germany
Type Politics
Gender female
Birth 11 September 1962, Hamburg, Germany
Age: 57 years
Star sign VirgoVirgo
Politics Social Democratic Party of Germany
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Biography

Kerstin Westphal (born 11 September 1962) is a German politician who served as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from 2009 until 2019. She is a member of the Social Democratic Party, part of the Party of European Socialists.

Early career

Before entering politics Westphal was employed as a child care worker and nursery school teacher.

Political career

From 1996 until 2008 Westphal served as a municipal councillor in Schweinfurt.

Westphal first became a Member of the European Parliament in the 2009 European elections. She served as member of the Committee on Regional Development and the Parliament's delegation for relations with Switzerland and Norway and to the EU-Iceland Joint Parliamentary Committee and the European Economic Area (EEA) Joint Parliamentary Committee. She was also a member of the delegation for relations with the United States from 2010 until 2014.

In addition to her committee assignments, Westphal served as a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on Western Sahara and the European Parliament Intergroup on Integrity (Transparency, Anti-Corruption and Organized Crime).

Westphal was not re-elected in the 2019 elections. Shortly after, she announced her intention to run as her party’s candidate for the office of Mayor of Würzburg in the 2020 municipal election.

Other activities

  • German United Services Trade Union (ver.di), Member
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http://www.europarl.europa.eu/pdf/intergroupes/VIII_LEG_26-Western%20Sahara.pdf
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/pdf/intergroupes/VIII_LEG_13_Integrity_20151112.pdf
https://www.br.de/nachrichten/bayern/wuerzburg-spd-schickt-kerstin-westphal-ins-rennen-um-ob-sessel,RU1YQ5F
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/96839/KERSTIN_WESTPHAL_history.html
https://d-nb.info/gnd/1071161962
https://viaf.org/viaf/316388747
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/316388747
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