Michael Aastrup Jensen, born March 16th 1976 in Roskilde, son of director Jesper Jensen and consultant Jette Jensen. Married to PhD Fellow Helene Maria Aastrup Jensen.
Member of the Folketing for The Liberal Party in East Jutland greater constituency from November 13th 2007.
Spokesman on foreign affairs and spokesman on development cooperation. Formerly spokesman on cultural affairs, IT, EU, housing and animal welfare. Chairman of the Danish Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Member of the Foreign Policy Committee, the Foreign Affairs Committee, the Defence Committee, the Legal Affairs Committee and the Cultural Affairs Committee. Chairman of the Danish delegation at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe from 2015 and 2007-2011, vice-chairman 2011-2015, vice-chairman of the ALDE Group from 2008. Vice-chairman of the Danish delegation at the Union for the Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly 2007-2010. Delegate to the General Assembly of the United Nations 2008, 2011 og 2013.
Mayor of Randers Municipality 2002-2006. Member of Randers Town Council 1998-2006, member of the Cultural Affairs Committee 1998-2000, the Social Affairs Committee 1998-2002, the Economic Committee 2000-2002, political spokesman and group chairman of the Liberal Party 2000-2002, chairman of the Economic Committee 2002-2006. During the period 2000-2006 chairman of the Emergency Management Agency, chairman of the Election Committee, chairman of the Local Board regarding Police Activities, chairman of Randers Municipal Art Foundation, chairman of the Event Secretariat, vice-chairman of Randers Trade Council, vice-chairman of Kronjyllands Development Council, vice-chairman of Randers Commercial Council, member of the board of Randers Rain Forest, member of the board of 'Underværket' and member of Contact Board of the National Association of Local Authorities in Denmark. Chairman of the Liberal Party's internal Legal Affairs Committee 2005-2007. Vice-chairman of the Liberal Party's internal European Affairs Committee from 2007. Member of the board of representatives of the Danish Arts Council from 2009. Member of the board of representatives of the Danish Art Foundation from 2009. Member of the VL Group 33 from 2012. Member of Randers local council of Realkredit Danmark. Member of the central board of the Liberal Party from 2012. Member of the executive committee of the Liberal Party from 2012. Member of the management committee of the Danish Institute for Multiparty Cooperation from 2015.
Received the »Medal of Merit« by The International Association of Lions Clubs 2002 and »Dansk IT's ildsjælspris« 2012. Admitted as a member of 'Niels Ebbesens Venner' (Friends of Niels Ebbesen) 2002. Knight of the Order of Dannebrog in 2015.