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Hélène Laporte (born 29 December 1978) is a French politician who was elected as a National Rally (part of the Identity and Democracy) group Member of the European Parliament (MEP) in the 2019 European parliamentary election.

Hélène Laporte

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Member of the European Parliament
for France
Assumed office
2 July 2019[1][2]
Personal details
Born (1978-12-29) 29 December 1978 (age 40)
Villeneuve-sur-Lot, France
NationalityFrench
Political partyNational Rally
Children2
ProfessionPolitician

Early life and local political careerEdit

Hélène Laporte was born on 29 December 1978 in Villeneuve-sur-Lot, France.[3] Her mother Isabelle Laporte was elected as a National Front councillor on the Villeneuve municipal council in 2014.[4] Her maternal grandfather Jacques Laporte was a candidate for the National Front in the 1997 French legislative election.[5] She is a banking analyst for Crédit Agricole.[6][7]

Laporte joined the National Front in 2014.[8] In the 2015 French regional elections, she was elected as a councillor for the party in Lot-et-Garonne. Laporte contested the 2017 French legislative election in Lot-et-Garonne's 2nd constituency. Alexandre Freschi of the La République En Marche! party won the seat after the second round of voting.[5] National Front changed their name to National Rally in June 2018.[9]

European ParliamentEdit

Laporte stood as a candidate for National Rally in the 2019 European parliamentary election. She was second on her party's list, and was elected as one of its 22 MEPs in France.[a][10][11] She is part of the Identity and Democracy group. In the European Parliament, Laporte is a member of the Committee on Budgets, and is part of the delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Laporte is married, and has two children.[12][13]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In the election, the party won 23 seats however Jean-Lin Lacapelle was elected in a reserve seat that he can only take if the United Kingdom leaves the European Union.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Key dates ahead". European Parliament. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Key dates ahead". BBC News. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Hélène Laporte". European Parliament. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  4. ^ Izambard, Antoine (4 April 2014). "Villeneuve-sur-Lot : le visage des premiers élus du Front national". Sud Ouest (in French). Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Qui est Hélène Laporte, la Villeneuvoise en 2e position sur la liste du RN aux européennes?". La Dépêche du Midi (in French). 14 January 2019. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Déclaration d'intérêts financiers des députés" (PDF) (in French). European Parliament. 2 July 2019. p. 1. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Européennes: le RN présente une partie de sa liste, misant sur le 'renouveau'". Le Point (in French). 12 January 2019. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Élections européennes : voici les élus de Nouvelle-Aquitaine au Parlement européen" (in French). France Bleu. 27 May 2019. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  9. ^ "France's National Front renamed 'National Rally'". Reuters. 1 June 2018. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  10. ^ Cazenave, Fabien (27 May 2019). "Élections européennes. Qui sont les 79 eurodéputés élus en France ?". Ouest-France (in French). Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  11. ^ "Marine Le Pen "fait plaisir à ses copains" sur la liste des Européennes" (in French). France Inter. 30 April 2019. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  12. ^ "Vos élus" (in French). Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  13. ^ "La N° 2 de la liste RN à la rencontre des aveyronnais" (in French). La Dépêche du Midi. 8 April 2019. Retrieved 29 August 2019.