The association assembly of the Ruhr Regional Association is called the “Ruhr Parliament” and thus the only democratically legitimized and reliable regional bracket of the Ruhr Metropolis with around 5.1 million inhabitants. The Ruhr Parliament is a forum for all eleven cities and four districts (Landkreise) in the region.
On September 13, 2020, the Ruhr Parliament with its 91 members was elected directly by the citizens for the first time. The SPD received 29 seats. I will have one of these seats from November onwards for five years.
My exact tasks will be determined in the new legislative period in the next weeks.