Jennifer de Temmerman

Jennifer de Temmerman (born 16 February 1977) is a French politician who has been a member of the French National Assembly since the 2017 elections, where she represents the 15th constituency of the Nord.[1]

Jennifer de Temmerman
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Member of the National Assembly
for Nord's 15th constituency
Assumed office
21 June 2017
Preceded byJean-Pierre Allossery
Personal details
Born (1977-02-16) 16 February 1977 (age 44)
Valenciennes, France
Political partyLREM (2017–2019)
EDS (2020)
Liberties and Territories (2020-)
Alma materCharles de Gaulle University – Lille III

Early life and educationEdit

Born 16 February 1977 in Valenciennes, de Temmerman grew up in a former "coron" of Anzin, before moving to Aulnoy-lez-Valenciennes.

De Temmerman was first apprenticed in bookstores in parallel with her university studies in Classics at the Charles de Gaulle University – Lille III. After obtaining her CAPES, she taught in classical letters for twelve years.

Member of the National AssemblyEdit

On 18 June 2017, de Temmerman was elected in the 15th constituency of the Nord by obtaining 60.76% of votes in the second round against the FN's candidate.[2]

In parliament, de Temmerman serves on the Committee on Sustainable Development.[3]

In addition to her committee assignments, de Temmerman 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 Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development; the Sub-Committee on Public Health and Sustainable Development; and the Sub-Committee on the European Social Charter.[4] She is also the Assembly's rapporteur on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).[5]

In November 2019, de Temmerman left the LREM group to join the non-subscribers, evoking the "culmination of a process". She said she had questioned "on the meaning of [her] belonging to La République En Marche since the departure of Nicolas Hulot from the government", and had "a click" while speaking to the Assembly, without having premeditated, against an amendment, tabled by surprise, reducing by 15 million euros the budget of state medical aid.[6] In May 2020, she was one of the 17 initial members of the short-lived Ecology Democracy Solidarity group in the National Assembly, but left shortly after to become part of the Liberties and Territories group.[7]

Political positionsEdit

In April 2018, de Temmerman joined other co-signatories around Sébastien Nadot in officially filing a request for a commission of inquiry into the legality of French weapons sales to the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen, days before an official visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Paris.[8]

In September 2018, following the appointment of François de Rugy to the government, de Temmerman supported the candidacy of Barbara Pompili as president of the National Assembly.[9]

In 2019, de Temmerman joined an international group of parliamentarians in a joint call for a body to strengthen the democratic representation of the world's citizens in global affairs and the UN's decision-making.[10]

In July 2019, de Temmerman decided not to align with her parliamentary group's majority and became one of 52 LREM members who abstained from a vote on the French ratification of the European Union’s Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada.[11]

In November 2019, de Temmerman denounced the government's new immigration plan and declared in the National Assembly: "Are we going this morning, I tell you, to complete humanism? ". She co-signed a platform with ten other LREM deputies to oppose the government's measures on immigration concerning health and especially state medical aid (AME), pleading not to give in to urgency and ease ».[12]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Mme Jennifer De Temmerman". National Assembly (in French). Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Elections législatives 2017". Ministry of the Interior (in French). Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  3. ^ Jennifer De Temmerman French National Assembly.
  4. ^ Jennifer De Temmerman Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
  5. ^ The implementation of the SDGs requires the mobilisation of parliaments and local communities Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, press release of 19 March 2019.
  6. ^ Manon Rescan (13 November 2019). "At the Assembly, MP Jennifer de Temmerman slams the door of the LRM majority" (in French). Le Monde. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  7. ^ Tristan Quinault-Maupoil (16 October 2020), Jennifer de Temmerman : «Je quitte le groupe EDS» à l'Assemblée Le Figaro.
  8. ^ John Irish and Marine Pennetier (5 April 2018), Ahead of Saudi prince visit, Macron lawmaker asks for inquiry over French arms sales Reuters.
  9. ^ Julie Cloris (9 September 2018), Duel Ferrand-Pompili pour présider l’Assemblée : qui soutient qui ? Le Parisien.
  10. ^ Call to action on the creation of a UN parliamentary assembly The Guardian, 6 March 2019.
  11. ^ Maxime Vaudano (24 July 2019), CETA : qui a voté quoi parmi les députés Le Monde.
  12. ^ Hortense de Montalivet (7 November 2019). "Immigration: LREM MPs Rebelled by Government Plan" (in French). HuffPost. Retrieved 11 December 2019.