Stéphane Le Foll (French pronunciation: [ste.fan lə.fɔl]; born 3 February 1960) is a French politician serving as Mayor of Le Mans since 2018. A member of the Socialist Party, he was Minister of Agriculture under President François Hollande from 2012 to 2017.
Stéphane Le Foll
|Mayor of Le Mans|
|Assumed office |
14 June 2018
|Preceded by||Jean-Claude Boulard|
|Member of the National Assembly|
for Sarthe's 4th constituency
18 June 2017 – 11 July 2018
|Preceded by||Sylvie Tolmont|
|Succeeded by||Sylvie Tolmont|
2 April 2014 – 17 May 2017
|Prime Minister||Manuel Valls|
|Preceded by||Najat Vallaud-Belkacem|
|Succeeded by||Christophe Castaner|
|Minister of Agriculture, Agrifood and Forestry|
16 May 2012 – 17 May 2017
|Prime Minister||Jean-Marc Ayrault|
|Preceded by||Bruno Le Maire|
|Succeeded by||Jacques Mézard|
|Member of the European Parliament|
20 July 2004 – 15 May 2012
|Born||3 February 1960|
Le Mans, France
|Political party||Socialist Party|
|Alma mater||University of Nantes|
Early political careerEdit
Born in Le Mans, Le Foll was elected to the European Parliament for the Socialist Party, part of Party of European Socialists, in 2004. He served until 2012, when he was appointed to the Government of France. While he successfully stood as a candidate for the National Assembly in the 2012 legislative election, he resigned to remain Minister of Agriculture and fellow party member Sylvie Tolmont took the seat.
Minister of AgricultureEdit
As Minister of Agriculture in all governments appointed by François Hollande, he was in charge of reforming the Common Agricultural Policy. He also put an accent on "re-socialising rural territories in France". In 2014, he replaced Najat Vallaud-Belkacem as Government Spokesperson, holding the weekly press briefing at the Élysée Palace. In 2016, he became the longest-serving Minister of Agriculture since the office was established in 1836.
Mayor of Le MansEdit
He was reelected to the National Assembly in 2017. Le Foll unsuccessfully stood for the leadership of the Socialist Party at the Aubervilliers Congress in 2018. After the death of Jean-Claude Boulard, Le Foll became Mayor of Le Mans. He was succeeded by Tolmont in Parliament, his predecessor.
- "Your MEPs : Stéphane LE FOLL". Europa (web portal). Retrieved 29 August 2010.
- "Législatives 2017 : Stéphane Le Foll réélu député dans la 4e circonscription de la Sarthe". Le Parisien. 18 June 2017. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
- "Qui sont les candidats déclarés à la présidence du PS ?". Europe 1. 10 January 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
- Stéphane Le Foll rejoint la mairie du Mans et s’éloigne du siège du PS, Le Monde, 14 June 2018.
- Media related to Stéphane Le Foll at Wikimedia Commons