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Nicolas Bay

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Nicolas Bay


French Politician

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21 December 1977 (age 46) Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Yvelines, France (

Alma mater
Paris West University Nanterre La Defense

Paris West University Nanterre La Defense

Political party
National Front, National Republican Movement

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Nicolas Bay (born December 21, 1977) is a French politician. He became General Secretary of the National Front (FN) in November 2014. The 1 July 2014, he was elected Member of the European Parliament (MEP), where he belongs to the Europe of Nations and Freedom political group since its creation the 15 June 2015. He is currently a Regional Councillor of Normandy since 21 March 2010.


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Life and career

Bay was born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Yvelines. He joined the National Front at 15, in 1992. He soon became the leader of the National Front's youth wing (FNJ) in the Yvelines and Ile-de-France region.

In 1998, along with Guillaume Peltier, he founded the Youth Christian Action Association (AJAC), a movement which opposed the PACS and euthanasia. It claimed around 250 members and was close to the National Republican Movement (MNR), led by Bruno Megret.

In 1998, during the FN split, he joined Bruno Mégret's National Republican Movement, first as deputy national director of the National Movement of Youth (youth branch of the MNR) and later as responsible for elections within the party. He was one of the two MNR municipal councillors elected in Sartrouville (Yvelines) in the French municipal elections, 2001 when his list won 11.3% of the votes. He was candidate in the Yvelines' 5th constituency in the 2002 elections. In the 2004 regional election he was the MNR's top candidate in Ile-de-France, winning 1.18% of the vote. As the MNR's top candidate in the Île-de-France European constituency in the 2004 European election, he won only 0.28% of the vote. He retained his seat in the Sartrouville municipal council in the 2008 local elections, but his list won only 5.2% of the vote. As a result, he is the MNR's only local councillor in French municipalities with more than 3,000 inhabitants.

Upon Mégret's resignation from the leadership of the MNR in May 2008, Bay and his allies won leadership of the party. However, due to his increasing contacts with the FN and Marine Le Pen in particular, the party council decided to remove him from the party in September 2008. Although he is not a member of the FN, instead head of a political club ('National Convergences'), he was on the FN's list (led by Marine Le Pen) in the North-West constituency in the 2009 European election.

Despite protests from within the party, he was selected to be National Front's candidate in Haute-Normandie for the 2010 regional elections.

As a member of the eurosceptic National Front, he firmly supported the United Kingdom's Brexit decision.

Personal life

He was a boy scout in the Scouts Unitaires de France.

He is a self-declared Roman Catholic, and he participated in the protests against same-sex marriage law in 2013.

He married in 2008 and has 3 children.

Assumed offices

  • March 2001: First candidature, as list’s head, in municipal elections in Sartrouville, Yvelines (11.3%), first election as Municipal Counsellor. Re-elected in March 2008
  • 21 March 2010: Elected Regional Counsellor in Upper Normandy (14.3%), President of FN’s group in the Council
  • 23 March 2014: Elected Municipal Counsellor in Elbeuf and Communal Counsellor CREA (Community of the agglomeration Rouen Elbeuf Austreberthe). Respecting the new law about not cumulating offices, Nicolas Bay dropped his municipal Counsellor office in Elbeuf the 16 March 2015
  • 25 May 2014: Elected French deputy in the European Parliament (running on Marine Le Pen’s North-West France list, 33,62%). Member of the ITRE commission. Member of interparliamentary ACP-EU delegation and substitute member of relation with Israel delegation
  • December 2015: Leads FN's list in Normandy for the regional elections, winning 27.50% of the vote in the second round (three ways election). President of FN’s group in the regional Council of Normandy
  • Political functions

  • 1997-1998: Departmental Secretary for the Front National’s youth wing (FNJ) in the Yvelines
  • 2005-2008: General Secretary of the National Republican Movement (MNR)
  • 2008: Creation of Convergences nationales (CN) and support to Jean-Marie Le Pen’s presidential candidature
  • Since 20 January 2011: Member of National Front's political bureau
  • 10 January 2012 - 22 April 2012: Spokesman of Marine Le Pen’s presidential campaign
  • 8 December 2012: named Assistant General Secretary of the National Front, in charge of regional federations
  • March 2013: Director of 2014 National Front’s campaign for municipal elections
  • Since 30 November 2014: Named General Secretary of National Front by Marine Le Pen in FN's Lyon Congress
  • March 2015: Director of Front National’s campaign for departemental elections
  • References

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