Tuula Haatainen

Tuula Haatainen
Minister of Education
In office
17 April 2003  23 September 2005
Prime Minister Anneli Jäätteenmäki
Matti Vanhanen
Preceded by Maija-Liisa Rask
Succeeded by Antti Kalliomäki
Minister of Social Affairs and Health
In office
24 September 2005  18 April 2007
Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen
Preceded by Sinikka Mönkäre
Succeeded by Liisa Hyssälä
Personal details
Born (1960-02-11) 11 February 1960
Tuusniemi, Finland
Political party Social Democratic Party
Website www.tuulahaatainen.fi

Tuula Irmeli Haatainen (born 11 February 1960 in Tuusniemi) is a Finnish politician and a member of the Finnish Parliament, representing the Social Democratic Party. She was the Minister of Education 2003–2005 and the Minister of Social Affairs and Health 2005–2007.[1]

In 2007 Haatainen was chosen as the Deputy Mayor of Helsinki and she left the parliament.[2] She returned to the parliament following the 2015 elections, in which she received 6,662 personal votes.[3]


  1. "Tuula Haatainen". Eduskunta. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  2. "Tuula Haatainen Helsingin apulaiskaupunginjohtajaksi". Yle. 10 June 2007. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  3. "Valitut ehdokkaat Helsingin vaalipiiri". Ministry of Justice. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
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