SPD North Rhine-Westphalia

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
SPD North Rhine-Westphalia
Sebastian Hartmann
Sebastian Hartmann
Logo SPD LV Nordrhein-Westfalen.svg
Chairman Sebastian Hartmann
Deputy Marc Herter
Elvan Korkmaz
Veith Lemmen
Sören Link
Dörte Schall
Secretary General Nadja Lüders
Treasurer André Stinka
Establishment date December 15, 1970
Place of foundation Dortmund
Headquarters Werdener Strasse 4
40213 Düsseldorf
Landtag mandates
Number of members 108.205 (as of end of 2016)
Website nrwspd.de
Old regional office of the SPD NRW at Kavalleriestraße 16 in Düsseldorf (meanwhile demolished for new building)

The SPD North Rhine-Westphalia is the state association of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia . With around 112,000 members (as of 2018), it is the SPD regional association with the largest number of members. Sebastian Hartmann has been the chairman since June 23, 2018 . In the state parliament , the NRW-SPD is the largest opposition group with 69 members. Before that, she provided the Prime Minister in a coalition with the Greens from 2010 to 2017.


Election campaign with SPD federal politician Andrea Nahles (second from right) in Duisburg

In addition to the four district organizations, the regional association was founded at the first regional party conference in Dortmund in 1970.

The party put partly in coalitions with the FDP or the Greens , partly in sole government the state government of North Rhine-Westphalia. During this time the SPD provided the Prime Minister:


The state party is organized in district associations called regions:

Below the districts there are 54 sub-districts (district and city associations) and around 1,400 local associations.


Johannes Rau (1986)
Years Chairman
1970-1973 Heinz Kühn
1973-1977 Werner Figgen
1977-1998 Johannes Rau
1998-2001 Franz Müntefering
2001-2005 Harald Schartau
2005-2007 Jochen Dieckmann
2007-2017 Hannelore Kraft
2017-2018 Michael Groschek
since 2018 Sebastian Hartmann

Election results

Local elections

After the Second World War, the local election results of the NRW SPD rose from 33.4% (1946) to 46.6% (1964). Since 1964 they have sunk to their lowest result in 2004 with 31.7%. In the local elections on August 30, 2009 , the party fell below the 30 percent mark for the first time with a 29.4% share of the vote.

Vorlage:Zeitleiste Wähleranteil Kommunalwahlen in Nordrhein-Westfalen seit 1946 Räte der kreisfreien Städte und Kreistage

State election results of the SPD


State election results
year be right Seats Top candidate
1947 32.0% 64 Fritz Henßler
1950 32.3% 68 Fritz Henßler
1954 34.5% 76 Fritz Steinhoff
1958 39.2% 81 Fritz Steinhoff
1962 43.3% 90 Heinz Kühn
1966 49.5% 99 Heinz Kühn
1970 46.1% 94 Heinz Kühn
1975 45.1% 91 Heinz Kühn
1980 48.4% 106 Johannes Rau
1985 52.1% 125 Johannes Rau
1990 50.0% 123 Johannes Rau
1995 46.0% 108 Johannes Rau
2000 42.8% 102 Wolfgang Clement
2005 37.1% 74 Peer Steinbruck
2010 34.5% 67 Hannelore Kraft
2012 39.1% 99 Hannelore Kraft
2017 31.2% 69 Hannelore Kraft

In addition to the persons marked, the Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia also included Fritz Steinhoff from 1956 to 58 (after a coalition change of the FDP and a constructive vote of no confidence in the state parliament) and, after Wolfgang Clement became Federal Minister in 2002, Peer Steinbrück.


  • Dieter Düding: Between tradition and innovation. The social democratic parliamentary group in North Rhine-Westphalia 1946–1966 , Bonn 1995.
  • Dieter Düding: People's party in the state parliament. The social democratic parliamentary group in North Rhine-Westphalia as the government group 1966–1990 , Bonn 1998.

Web links

Commons : SPD NRW  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Oskar Niedermayer : Party members according to federal states. Federal Agency for Civic Education , July 8, 2017, accessed on August 25, 2017 .
  2. ↑ Number of members. In: nrwspd.de. Retrieved October 12, 2018 .
  3. see also the list of members of the state parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia (17th electoral period)
  4. ^ Results of the state elections in North Rhine-Westphalia
  5. Results of the state elections 1950 to 2005 with the regional returning officer of North Rhine-Westphalia
  6. Detailed results of the state elections in 2010 from the regional returning officer of North Rhine-Westphalia
  7. ^ Westphalian history