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MEP Henna VIRKKUNEN

Finland
Start of mandate:
02.07.2019
Last name:
VIRKKUNEN
First name:
Henna
Born:
04.06.1972, Joutsa
Group:
Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Party:
Kansallinen Kokoomus
Committees:
Delegations:
Date Name of document MEP's vote Policy area MEP's vote
Date Name of document MEP's vote Loyal / Rebel to political group Policy area MEP's vote

Parliamentary activities

Participation in roll-call votes:
93.83%
 
 
1810 out of 1929 votes
Ranking: 507th
Loyalty to political group:
95.64%
1731 out of 1810 votes
Ranking: 306th
Loyalty to national party:
98.98%
1751 out of 1769 votes
Ranking: 495th

Curriculum vitae

  • Education

  • 1988-1993 - various jobs, inter alia as a riding instructor, deliverer of newspapers, ice cream seller, assistant in a sweetshop and a clothes shop
  • 1993-1998 - journalist, inter alia for the newspaper Keskisuomalainen and as a freelance
  • 1998 - assistant spokesperson, University of Jyväskylä
  • 1998-2003 - partner and communication planner, Medita Communication
  • 2003-2006 - research grant-holder, University of Jyväskylä, Communication Department
  • Professional career

  • 2000 - Bachelor of Arts, University of Jyväskylä
  • 2001 - Master of Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä, specialist subject: journalism, subsidiary subjects: European integration, political science, gender studies, communication studies
  • 2006 - postgraduate degree in philosophy, University of Jyväskylä, dissertation entitled 'Ministers can only blame themselves', a study of political scandals publicised in the media which resulted in ministers resigning, from Juhantalo to Jäätteenmäki
  • Political career

  • Offices held in a political party or national trade union
  • 2007-2014 - Member of the Finnish Parliament for the Kokoomus (National Coalition) Party
  • 2008-2014 - Vice-Chair, Kokoomus Party
  • 2008-2011 - Chair, Women's Section, Kokoomus Party
  • 2004-2006 - Chair, Central Finland Section, Kokoomus Party
  • 2004-2006 - Member of the Executive, Kokoomus Party
  • 1999-2004 - Vice-Chair, Policy Committee, Kokoomus Party
  • Offices held in local government bodies
  • 1997-... - Jyväskylä City Councillor
  • 2005-2008 - Chair, Jyväskylä City Council
  • 1995-1999 - Member, Sports Committee
  • 1999-2000 - Chair, Technical Committee
  • 2001-2004 - Chair, Town Planning Committee
  • Offices held in regional government bodies
  • 1997-2014 - Member, Central Finland Regional Council
  • 1999-2005 - First Vice-Chair, Central Finland Regional Council
  • Offices held in a national parliament
  • 2007-2014 - Member of the Finnish Parliament
  • Offices held in a national government
  • 19/12/2008-22/06/2011 - Minister of Education (Vanhanen II and Kiviniemi governments)
  • 22/06/2011-04/04/2014 - Minister for Public Administration and Local Government (Katainen government)
  • 04/04/2014-16/06/2014 - Minister for Transport and Local Government (Katainen government)
  • Other activities

  • 2007-2008 - Chair, NaSy – Naiset Yhdessä ry
  • 2004 - article: Tämä järkyttää meidät kaikki, Journalismikritiikin vuosikirja 2004, ed. Jukka Pietiläinen