Kerstin Westphal

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Kerstin Westphal, MEP

Kerstin Westphal (born 11 September 1962, Hamburg) is an MEP for Germany from Social Democratic Party of Germany.


  • Member, REGI Committee on Regional Development
  • Member, D-US Delegation for relations with the United States
  • Substitute, IMCO Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
  • Substitute, DEEA Delegation for relations with Switzerland and Norway and to the EU-Iceland Joint Parliamentary Committee and the European Economic Area (EEA) Joint Parliamentary Committee

Record and Controversies

Declaration of Financial Interests

Record of Parliamentary Votes

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Election Campaign 2009

Kerstin Westphal has not yet pledged to any of the four issues presented by the Election Campaign:

  • to provide leadership in lobbying transparency and ethics,
  • to provide leadership in reforming financial architecture,
  • to promote a full-scale rethink of the EU trade policy,
  • to promote corporate accountability.[2]

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Personal Information

Curriculum Vitae

  • Trained in child care in Scheinfeld (1980-1982); intermediate vocational course, Würzburg (1982-1983); trained as a nursery teacher and care worker in Schweinfurt (1988-1990). Traineeships at kindergartens and child day care centres, at Heuchelhof All-day School, Falkenhof Youth Centre and institutions for people with multiple disabilities. Children's nurse at St Josefs-Stift Eisingen GmbH (1984-1988); care worker at St Josefs-Stift Eisingen GmbH (1991-2005).
  • Representative of the Franconia district on the Federal Women's Committee of the Young Socialists (1985-1990); vice-chair, Bavaria regional executive of the Young Socialists (1988-1994); vice-chair, Social Democratic Women's working party in Lower Franconia (1996-1998); vice-chair, Schweinfurt/Kitzingen area SPD (1996-1998); chair, Schweinfurt Central SPD (1999-2003).


Parlement européen
Bât. Altiero Spinelli
60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
B-1047 Bruxelles/Brussel
+32(0)2 28 45534
+32(0)2 28 49534
kerstin.westphal AT
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  1. European Parliament, Declaration of Members' Financial Interests: Kerstin Westphal, 22 March 2012, accessed 16 April 2012.
  2. Election Campaign, Kerstin Westphal, accessed 16 April 2012.