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Ulrike Bahr
German politician

Ulrike Bahr

Ulrike Bahr
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Intro German politician
Is Politician
From Germany
Field Politics
Gender female
Birth 25 April 1964, Nördlingen, Germany
Age 58 years
Star sign Taurus
Politics Social Democratic Party of Germany
University of Augsburg
The details (from wikipedia)


Ulrike Renate Martina Bahr (born 25 April 1964) is a German politician (SPD) and since 2013 MP in the German Bundestag. She belongs to the left party wing of the SPD, the Parliamentary Left (Parlamentarische Linke). Between 2018 and 2019, she was one of the members of the SPD parliamentary group who voted most often against the party line.

Early career

Bahr was born in Nördlingen, but grew up in Wemding and attended the local primary school, where her father worked as a teacher, from 1970 to 1974. In 1974 she moved to the Theodor Heuss High School in Nördlingen, where she graduated in 1983. She then studied English, history, German and music at the University of Augsburg to become a secondary school teacher. In 1989 she obtained the first state examination and became a trainee teacher in Wemding. She graduated in 1991 with the Second State Examination.

Bahr worked as a secondary school teacher in Monheim and Wemding. From 1993 she was employed at various schools in Augsburg as a teacher.

Political career

Career in local politics

In 1986, Bahr became a member of the SPD. From 2002 to 2012 she sat in the city council of Augsburg. From 2009 to 2012 she was the chairwoman of the SPD Ortsverein (local association) Jakobervorstadt/Bleich. She also was elected chairwoman of the SPD Augsburg.

Member of Parliament, 2013–present

In 2012, Bahr stood as a candidate for the Bundestag. She announced that she would give up her mandate in the city council after a successful election, as she sought no double mandate. Since 2013, she is deputy chairwoman of the SPD Swabia. In 2013, she ran for the Bundestag in the constituency of Augsburg-Stadt and was elected via the list of her party. She has since been a member of the Committee on Families, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, where she his her parliamentary group’s rapporteur on children, adolescents, and prostitution. In addition, she was a member of the Subcommittee on Citizenship and the German-American Parliamentary Friendship Group. Within the SPD parliamentary group, she belongs to the Parliamentary Left, a left-wing movement. In the 2017 federal elections, she moved again to the Bundestag via list place 4.

Other activities

  • Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, member of the board of trustees
  • swa Netze GmbH, member of the supervisory board (-2014)
  • Education and Science Workers' Union (GEW), member
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