Lars Barfoed

Lars Barfoed ( born July 4, 1957 in Frederiksberg ) is a Danish politician of the Conservative People's Party. In 2011 he became chairman of the party and parliamentary group, in June 2012, he replaced the group's presidency against the post of Political Affairs speaker.

Background and employment

Barfoed is the son of Captain Erik Barfoed and the office force Tove Barfoed.

In 1981 he made ​​his law degree at the University of Copenhagen. From 1978 to 1985 he was a member of the City Council of Rødovre. Barfoed worked from 1981 to 1982 as law clerk to the conservative Folketing fraction. 1982 to 1985 he was secretary of the Danish Employers' Association and rose in 1985 to become Director of the Danish retail trade association. 1988 to 1993 he was director of the Joint Council of the retail trade ( Butikshandelens Fællesråd ) and after the merger Association Director at Dansk Handel & Service until 1994. Between 1994 and 2001 he was director of Finansrådet, the trade association for the Danish banks and savings banks.


2001 Barfoed won for the Conservatives one seat in parliament in the Official Frederiksborg, since 2007, he represents the newly formed constituency Nordsjællands Stork Reds. In 2008 he was temporarily Leader of the Conservatives in the Folketing.

Barfoed was from February 2005 to December 2006 Minister for Family and Consumer Affairs. He had to resign as a result of a food scandal. In September 2008, he returned as Minister of Transport back to the cabinet. In the cabinet reshuffle of 23 February 2010, he became Minister of Justice.

After the severe electoral defeat in 2011 and the replacement of the government Lars Løkke Rasmussen Barfoed moved to the top fraction. In the course of castling in the conservative tip staff he left in 2012, Brian Mikkelsen, the group's presidency and since then operates as a political speaker.

Since 2006 he has been commander of the Dannebrogordens.