Lars Klingbeil (born 23 February 1978 in Soltau) is a German politician of the Social Democratic Party, who has been the General Secretary of the Social Democratic Party since 8 December 2017. Since 2001 he has been a member of the City Council of Munster and a member of the District Council of Heide. He was Member of the Bundestag for about 9 months in 2005 and has been a member again since the 2009 Federal Election. From 2003 till 2007, Klingbeil was the Deputy Leader of the Jusos, the SPD youth wing. Klingbeil is a member of the Seeheim Circle, the right wing of the SPD, which shares many similarities with Tony Blair's New Labour.