Michael Thews, MdB
Mitglied des Beirates
"The Bundestag has become younger, more female and more diverse. We have 68 members in the SPD parliamentary group who are younger than 40. That is a development that I very much welcome. The Bundestag should represent all age and population groups in Germany."
Michael Thews, born in 1964, is a directly elected member of the Bundestag and was deputy chairman of the Committee on the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety until 2021 in the 19th legislative period. He was also the SPD rapporteur for circular economy, resource protection, rivers, budget and sustainability and the SPD parliamentary group's representative on the Parliamentary Advisory Council on Sustainable Development. In addition, he was the rapporteur for National Sustainability Strategy, digitalization and sustainable food system. In the 2021 federal election, Thews won the direct mandate for the third time in a row, this time with 40.6% of the vote. Michael Thews has been a member of the SPD since 1998 and was city association chairman of the SPD Lünen from 2009-2018 and has been a board member of the SPD local association Lünen-Brambauer since 2019. Thews holds a degree in chemical engineering and worked in the field of environment and recycling management after his studies. He is single, has a son from his first marriage and a stable partnership with the former Member of the Bundestag Michaela Engelmeier.