Marco Bülow

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Marco Bülow (2013)

Marco Bülow (born June 14, 1971 in Dortmund ) is a German politician ( independent , until 2018 SPD ) and author . Since 2002 he has been a member of the German Bundestag as a directly elected member of the Dortmund I constituency .


After graduating from the Anne Frank Comprehensive School in Dortmund, Bülow studied journalism , history and political science at the University of Dortmund (without a degree). Marco Bülow was a member of the SPD from 1992 to 2018. He was initially involved with the Jusos and was a member of the Dortmund Juso board from 1992 to 1999, at times also as chairman. He re-founded the Juso University Group and was a member of the student parliament from 1992 to 1995 and a member of the AStA from 1992 to 1994 , among other things as deputy chairman. In 1996 he became a member of the SPD executive committee in Dortmund.


He has been a member of the German Bundestag since 2002 . From 2002 to 2005 he was deputy spokesman for the group of young MPs in the SPD parliamentary group . From 2005 to 2009, Bülow was the spokesman for the parliamentary group on the environment, nature conservation and reactor safety . He gave up this position in 2009 and was deputy spokesman for energy policy until the 2013 federal election. Within the SPD parliamentary group, he belonged to the parliamentary left . He was directly elected again in the 2017 federal election. Since then he has been a full member of the Bundestag Committee for Economic Cooperation and Development and a deputy member of the Committee for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. Since he left the SPD on November 26, 2018, Bülow has been a non-party politician in parliament.


In Dortmund, Bülow has been involved in the Dortmund AIDS service for a long time .

In a review of his book Wir Abnicker. Helmut Lölhöffel wrote about the power and impotence of the people's representatives (2010) : "In the SPD, Bülow is considered sincere and loyal, but also an egocentric loner."

In January 2016, he and others founded the “Democracy Plus” initiative, which, according to his own statements, aims to “sustainably improve and advance our democracy”. Election fatigue, legitimacy problems and lobbying should be discussed.

As a critic of the grand coalition, he repeatedly spoke out against a renewed alliance between the SPD and CDU / CSU in the months of the formation of the government in 2017/2018. In March 2018 he voted against Angela Merkel in the election for Chancellor .

He pursues two goals in the so-called progressive platform : in a joint left alliance, on the one hand, the SPD is to be renewed and, on the other, concepts against social inequality in Germany are to be developed. 5,000 people signed the Progressive Social Platform's appeal. Around half of the supporters are SPD members, the other half members of other parties or non-party.

Marco Bülow is a co-signer of the call for the left collective movement to stand up .

He left the party in November 2018 as a reaction to prolonged content and personal disagreements between Bülow and the SPD.


Marco Bülow is divorced. In November 2010 he became the father of twins, a boy and a girl. The son died on the day he was born; Bülow then took a political break until February 2011.

Book publications

  • Generation future. A plea for responsible action. Riemann, Munich 2004, ISBN 3-570-50058-6 .
  • We snappers. About the power and powerlessness of the representatives of the people. Econ, Berlin 2010, ISBN 978-3-430-30042-1 .

Web links

Commons : Marco Bülow  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d German Bundestag - Marco Bülow. Retrieved May 20, 2019 .
  2. ^ Zeit-Online , "Marco Bülow - the man who wanted too much", November 27, 2018, accessed January 28, 2020
  3. Süddeutsche Zeitung, May 25, 2010. For the book cf. also Christoph Hickmann: The suffering of young B., in: Der Spiegel 10/2010, p. 39f.
  4. "Demokratie Plus" introduces itself in the VHS. In: . January 21, 2016, accessed November 23, 2018
  5. Archived copy ( memento of the original dated November 22, 2018 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  ; SPD politicians are planning a new left platform. In: Spiegel Online . March 7, 2018; How Bülow & Co. want to create a new left platform. In: . March 8, 2018, accessed November 23, 2018 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  6. Miriam Schröder: Platform against the crisis. In: . June 12, 2018. Retrieved November 23, 2018.
  7. Left collection movement before the start . In: . September 4, 2018, accessed September 4, 2018.
  8. Dortmund's member of the Bundestag Marco Bülow has left the SPD. In: Zeit Online. Retrieved November 27, 2018 .
  9. Bülow (SPD) has to deal with the death of his son. In: DerWesten. FUNKE MEDIEN NRW GmbH, December 10, 2010, accessed on March 24, 2017 .