Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership

FEMALE CHAIRPERSONS
AND VICE-CHAIRPERSONS
OF THE PARLIAMENT
 OF DENMARK

Also see List of Danish Female Ministers and Denmark Parliament


1943-45 2. Vice-Chairperson of Folketinget Inger Gautier Schmit
1947-50 1. Vice-Chairperson and President-by-Age
Member of the Upper House (Landstinget) 1918-29, Member of the Lower House (Folketinget) 1929-45 and 1947-50 for Venstre - The Liberals. She lived (1877-1963).

1950-01 and 1952-53 Chairperson of the Landsting Ingeborg Hansen, Denmark
For a number of years Chair of the Finance Committee, 1945-50 Secretary of Landstinget before becoming the last Chairperson of the Upper House before the Danish Parliament became an unicameral Legislature in 1953. She lived (1886-1954).

1968-73 2. Vice-Chairperson of Folketinget Hanne Budtz
An High Court Attorney 1947-90, she was MF for the Conservative People's Party 1953-73, Member of Frederiksberg's Municipal Council 1958-64 and 1974-78, apart from a number of other positions. She lived (1915-2004).

1971-78 1. Vice-Chairperson of Folketinget Grethe Hurup Hækkerup
Social Democratic MP 1964-66, 1967-81. In 1978 she was candidate within the party for the post of Chairperson of the Folketing. Married to Per Hækkerup (1915-79), who held the posts of Minister of Economy and Foreign Affairs, and two of her sons are MPs and the second, Hans, former Defence Minister. She lived (1914-95).

1973 3. Vice-Chairperson of Folketinget Nahtalie Lind
1975-77 2. Vice-Chairperson
1977-78 3. Vice-Chairperson
MF for the Rightwing Liberals 1964-66 and484 1968-81, 1968-71 Minister of Social Affairs, 1973-75 of Justice and Culture, Vice-Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of her party 1977-78, 1978 Vice-President of the Nordic Council and 1978-79 Minister of Justice and Police. She lived (1918-99).

1979-81 4. Vice-Chairperson Folketinget Ebba Strange
1981-82 3. Vice-Chairperson
1994 3. Vice-Chairperson
MP 1973-1994 and 1977-92 Group Chairperson of Socialist People’s Party and Vice-chairperson of the Folketing 1979-82 and 1994. She lived (1929-2012).

1981-84 2. Vice-Chairperson Folketinget Mette Madsen
MF for Venstre, the Rightwing Liberals 1971-87, Minister of Ecclesiastical Affairs 1984-88. Mette Marie Fruensgaard Madsen is an author and widow of Gunnar Otto Madsen. No children (b. 1924-)

1982-87 3. Vice-Chairperson of Folketinget Lilli Gyldenkilde
1987-90 2. Vice-Chairperson
1990-94 3. Vice-Chairperson
Social People's Party MP 1977-94 and 2. Deputy Group-Chairperson 1987-94. Lilli Helletofte Gyldenkilde lived (1936-2003).

1990-96 4. Vice-Chairperson Folketinget Kirsten Jacobsen
1974-75 and 1977-78 Deputy Group-Chairperson of Fremskritspartiet, 1989  Group-Chairperson, 1995-97 Political Spokesperson and Party Leader, 1999-2000 Co-Leader Frihed 2000 (Freedom 2000). She lived (1942-2010).

1994-2001 3. Vice-Chairperson of Folketinget 
2001-04 4. Vice-Chairperson of Folketinget Pastor Margrete Gunnarsdatter Auken
MP For the Socialist People's Party until 2004. 1986-89 Member of the Presidium of the Nordic Council. From 2004 Member of the European Parliament (b. 1945-).

1996-98 4. Vice-Chairperson of Folketinget Elisabeth Arnold
Between 1990-94 Secretary and 1994-2000 Deputy Chairperson and 2000-01 Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of Det Radikale Venstre, the Leftwing Liberals.  Chairperson of the Commitee of European Affairs and Secretary of the Folketing 2005-07. (b. 1941-).

1998-99 1. Vice-Chairperson Birte Weiss
Former Minister of Interior, Ecclesiastical Affairs and Health. 1998 Candidate for the post of Chairperson, but there was a tie - 88/88 - and she lost the following draw to the male rightwing candidate. Minister of Scientific Research and Communication 1999-2001 . (b. 1941-)

2011-12 3. Vice-Chairperson Marianne Jelved
1982-85 Deputy Mayor of Gundsø, since 1987 MF, 1988-93, 2001-07 and 2011-12 Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group and Leader of the Social Liberals 1990-2007, Vice-Premier Minister and Minister of Economic Affairs 1993-2001, Vice-Chairperson of the Education Committee of the Folketing 2001-07 and Chairperson of the Committee of Science and Technology, Chairperson of the Finance Committee of the Folketing 2011-12, Minister of Culture of 2012 and of Church Affairs from 2014. Mother of two children. (b. 1943-).

2012-15 2. Vice-Chairperson
2015- Chairperson Pia Kjærsgaard
MP from 1984, Group-Secretary 1984-87 and Political Spokesperson, Deputy Party-Chairperson and Party Leader of Fremskridtspartiet 1985-94, Leader of Dansk Folkeparti 1995-2012. (b. 1947-)

2012-14 3.  Vice-Chairperson Camilla Hersom
MP from 2011, Secretary 2011-12,  Vice-Chairperson from 2012 and Acting Chairperson in 2014 of the Parliametary Group of Radikale Venstre. (b. 1971-)

2012-14 4. Vice-Chairperson Anne Baastrup
Cand.jur, MP 1994-15 and Chairperson of the Law Committee 2001-05 and 2011-12, Group Secretary of Socialistisk Folkeparti 2005-11 and Secretary of the Folketing 2011-12, Chairperson of the Social Affairs Commmittee in 2012 and Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of Socialstisk Folkeparti 2012-14. (b. 1952-)

2014-15 3. Vice-Chairperson Lone Loklint
1997-2000 Deputy Party-Chairperson and Acting Chair 2000-01 of the Social Liberals and MP 2011-15. (b. 1960-).

2015-16 1. Vice-Chairperson Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Denmark
Social Democrat Member of the European Parliament 1999-2004 and Member of the Parliament 2005-16, Party Chairperson 2005-15, Prime Minister 2011-15, Chairperson of the European Council, the rotating presidency of the European Union. Married to Stephen Kinnock, British MP, and mother of two daughters. (b. 1966-)

2015-16 3. Vice-Chairperson Stine Brix

MF for the Unity List from 2011 and Chairperson of the Parliametary Group since 2013. On maternaty leave in the spring of 2016. (b. 1982-)


2015- 4. Vice-Chairperson Mette Bock

2001-02 Vice-Chairperson of Det Radikale Venstre and MP for Liberal Alliance from 2011. She is the sister of the leader of the party, Anders Samuelsen. (1957-)


Last update 02.02.16

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