Patricia Adam, who has been the Member of Parliament for the second constituency of the Finistère département since 2002, started her political career as Deputy Mayor of Brest in 1989 before being elected to Parliament in 2002. In 1998, she also became Vice-chairwoman of the General Council of the Finistère département until 2008, when she was elected General Councillor, a position which she held until 2011. She is currently a full member of the French delegation to the parliamentary assembly of NATO and Chairwoman of the Defence and Armed Forces Commission.
Patricia Adam is also a member of the Commission responsible for producing the white paper on defence and national security (2008) - (2012-2013) as well as Auditor at the Institute for Higher Studies in National Defence (55th session). She has been a member of the Management Board of the GIP (Public Interest Group) First World War Centenary Partnership Program since 2012.
Catherine Génisson who has been an anaesthetist, and hospital practitioner before becoming head of the hospital Accident and Emergencies department, has continued with her work at Arras hospital since she was elected. Catherine Génission continues to focus her political and association work on health, culture and employment issues as well as women’s causes. It was in March 1983 that she became a member of the Arras municipal Council first as delegate councillor, then deputy councillor for culture from 1989 to 1995. In June 1997, the left won the parliamentary elections and she was elected Member of Parliament, before being re-elected in 2002 and 2007.
Since 2004, she has also held the posts of third vice-chairwoman of the Regional Council in charge of cultural affairs. In September 2011, she was elected to the post of Senator of the Pas-de-Calais département where she was elected Vice-Chairwoman of the Senate Social Affairs Commission.