in Allier, a 25-year-old actress to regain a foothold in Montluçon – Liberation


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Legislative elections 2022dossier

In the 2nd district of the department, Louise Héritier brings together behind her the hopes of the New People’s Ecological and Social Union on a land on the left from 1997 to 2017 but where Marine Le Pen came first in April.

The far right’s scores in the presidential election (27.5% in the first round and 49.1% in the second) could cast doubt on its chances of bringing this constituency back to the left. However, in Montluçon, in the 2nd of Allier occupied since 2017 by macronist Laurence Vanceunebrock, Louise Héritier, 25-year-old actress and candidate for the New Popular Ecological and Social Union (Nupes), has succeeded in the feat of convincing the old local bluebeards to support his candidacy.

At loggerheads, they had lost the habit of working together, but Europe Ecologie-les Verts (EE-LV), the PS and the PCF are finally campaigning with the young woman. The constituency has significant unemployment and poverty scores. Jean-Luc Mélenchon only came third in the presidential election (18.6%) but she believes she has a chance: “Voters feel very distant from public services and the state.” A feeling of abandonment which fuels the protest score of the National Rally, while Allier was for a long time a bastion acquired by the Communist Party.

“Break of social rights”

But the Bourbonnais is also a historical territory of the decentralization of theater and culture. The cradle of the Fédérés in Hérisson, of Olivier Perrier and creation rooted in the rural world. This breeding ground led Louise Héritier, a young entertainment worker to settle here three years ago. “I grew up in Paris, in the 19th arrondissement. After a hypokhâgne e