Thomas Lutze

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Thomas Lutze (2015)

Thomas Lutze (born August 23, 1969 in Elsterwerda ) is a German politician of the Die Linke party . He has been a member of the German Bundestag since October 2009 . Since September 2019 he has been chairman of the regional association of the left in Saarland .


Lutze grew up in Leipzig . In 1986 he completed the general high school , three years later the vocational training as a mechanical engineer in a Leipzig foundry, which was connected with the Abitur . There he then worked as a repair fitter. 1990–91 he worked as an assembly fitter for a temporary employment agency. From 1991 to 1995 he studied construction and manufacturing technology at Saarland University . From 1995 to 2002 he was a regional office employee of the PDS parliamentary group in Saarbrücken . From 2003 to 2005 he retrained to become an office clerk in a Saarbrücken furniture store. From 2005 he was a constituency employees of Oskar Lafontaine in Saarlouis .

Lutze joined the Democratic Socialism Party in 1994 and has been a member of Die Linke since its merger with the WASG . He was a member of the board of the State Association of the Left in Saarland without interruption from 2007 to 2017, was temporarily state manager and most recently from 2013 to 2017 state treasurer. At the state party conference on November 25, 2017, he no longer stood as a candidate. Lutze has been chairman of the Saarbrücken district association since 2018. At the state party conference on September 29, 2019 in Neunkirchen , he was elected chairman of the state association of the left in Saarland with 73.64%.

In the Bundestag elections in 2009 , 2013 and 2017 , Lutze entered the German Bundestag via the Saarland state list . Against this background, Spiegel Online reported on allegations of fraud by members of his party from Saarland against him. Lutze is a full member of the Committee for Economic Affairs and Energy as well as a deputy member in the committees for Transport and Digital Infrastructure, for Tourism and for Agriculture and Food. He is deputy chairman of the German-Korean and German-Romanian parliamentary groups. For the left-wing parliamentary group of the German Bundestag, he holds the position of spokesman for economic policy.

As a member of the Bundestag, Lutze is primarily involved in domestic politics, with a focus on traffic, construction and urban development. Other areas in which, in some cases since the 1990s, a clear commitment can be seen: Shutting down Cattenom, calling for Castor transports to be stopped, and supporting the information campaign against youth poverty "Jugend.Arm? Courage!"

Web links

Commons : Thomas Lutze  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Official information page of the Bundestag on Thomas Lutze
  2. ^ A b Tobias Fuchs: State party convention: Thomas Lutze is the new head of the Saar-Left. In: September 29, 2019. Retrieved November 19, 2019 .
  3. ^ Official information page of the party on Thomas Lutze
  4. Kevin Hagen, DER SPIEGEL: Left in Saarland: Serious allegations of manipulation and fraud - DER SPIEGEL - Politics. Retrieved May 1, 2020 .
  5. See members of the Committee for Economic Affairs and Energy (accessed on January 16, 2016).
  6. See German Bundestag: Members of the Committee on Transport and Digital Infrastructure (viewed on December 21, 2017).
  7. ^ German Bundestag: Members of the Tourism Committee
  8. Boards of the parliamentary groups in the 18th electoral term
  9. Thomas Lutze in the galleries on the project page Cattenom no merci
  10. E.g. Thomas Lutze: Finally switch off the Cattenom
  11. E.g. Thomas Lutze: CASTOR transports are superfluous and dangerous