This semester, I am teaching a course on party politics in Germany. For the session today, I invited Björn Tschöpe, the leader of the SPD party group in the Bremen state assembly. The students had an interesting and lively discussion with him and got a different perspective on German politics.
Preparing the seminar, I also learned about a former SPD party group leader who shaped politics in Bremen considerably. The Spiegel Archive has a nice article about Richard Boljahn