Ulla Jelpke
Jelpke in 2014.
Born (1951-06-09) 9 June 1951 (age 69)
Political partyThe Left (Die Linke)
Formerly: Alliance 90/The Greens

Ursula "Ulla" Jelpke (born 9 June 1951) is a German journalist and politician. Jelpke is a member of the German Bundestag where she is domestic affairs spokesperson for the party Die Linke and represents the party in the internal affairs committee and the legal affairs committee.[1]

As a trained hairdresser and book seller, Jelpke later acquired a high school diploma and studied sociology and economics. From 2002 until 2005 she headed the domestic affairs desk at the newspaper Junge Welt in Berlin.[1] Since 2003 she has been co-editor of the magazine Ossietzky.[2]

Jelpke was a member of the Hamburg Bürgerschaft for the Green-Alternative List twice between 1981 and 1989. Starting from 1990, she has been a member of the 12th - 14th, 16th and 17th German Bundestags, respectively.[1]

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