Welcome to my blog. I am the Socialist Party MP in the French Parliament for the constituency of Northern Europe.
On this website, you will find information relating to my work in Parliament and the issues of concern for French people living in Northern Europe. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to receive further information in English.
I was born in Canada to a French mother and a French Canadian father. I grew up in Hull, Quebec, in a bicultural environmental. My children have dual nationality, like I do, and I hope to be able to convey to them how enriching belonging to two different cultures can be.
When I was 15, I received a scholarship and was able to join a French Lycée abroad. I arrived in France as a teenager where I pursued my studies, first in literature (“hypokhâgne”), then political science (at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris) before finally
specialising in law (as a post-graduate student in Paris and King’s College London). I worked throughout my time as a student, as a dance teacher, receptionist, salesperson and waitress before teaching law and finally joining a law firm.
I’m now 37 and London has become my home; it is where I have decided to settle down. I have lived in England for over ten years and my two young children are growing up here.
The sense of outrage I feel about injustice and social inequality has always motivated my involvement in community life and political
activism. It brought me to the House of Commons where I spent several years working for a Labour MP. The desire to make a difference, to serve others and help change society, with dynamism and integrity, is the driving force of my life. It is what motivated me to become a parliamentarian.
I also chaired the UK branch of the Socialist Party for five years. Under my leadership, the branch has attracted more young people and more women, while remaining united and true to its history.
Following an internal vote open to activists of all countries of the newly created constituency of Northern Europe, I was elected in
December 2010 to represent the Socialist Party and the left in the 2012 election with my deputy Christophe Premat in Sweden.
On 17 June 2012, I was elected as MP for Northern Europe, with over 54% of the vote.