|Deputy Leader of the Social Democratic Party in Bavaria|
|Assumed office |
12 May 2013
Serving with Johanna Uekermann
|Preceded by||Ulrike Mascher|
|Member of the Bundestag for Bavaria|
18 September 2005 – 1 February 2020
|Succeeded by||Bela Bach|
|Constituency||Social Democratic Party List|
|Born||14 October 1964|
Würzburg, West Germany
Martin Burkert (born 14 October 1964) is a German politician and member of the SPD.
Burkert was born in Würzburg. He has been a member of the German Bundestag since the 2013 national elections. He has since been serving on the Committee on Transport and, from 2013 on, the Committee on Transport and Digital Infrastructure; he chaired the committee from 2013 to 2017. In his first term from 2005 until 2009, he was also a member of the Committee on the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.
In addition to his committee assignments, Burkert served as deputy chairman of the German-Mexican Parliamentary Friendship Group from 2014 until 2019. He was also a member of the German-Brazilian Parliamentary Friendship Group and of the German-Swiss Parliamentary Friendship Group.
Within the SPD parliamentary group, Burkert belonged to the Parliamentary Left, a left-wing movement. He was a member of the working group on municipal policy. From 2010 until 2019, he led the Bundestag group of SPD parliamentarians from Bavaria, one of the largest delegations within the parliamentary group.
Since 2013, Burkert has been serving as deputy chairman of the SPD in Bavaria, under the leadership of successive chairpersons Florian Pronold (2013-2017) and Natascha Kohnen (since 2017).
In the negotiations to form a coalition government under the leadership of Chancellor Angela Merkel following the 2017 federal elections, Burkert was part of the working group on transport and infrastructure, led by Michael Kretschmer, Alexander Dobrindt and Sören Bartol.
By the end of 2019, Burkert resigned from parliament to join the board of railway and transport union EVG. He was replaced by Bela Bach, the next SPD candidate on the party-list.