The 41-year-old won a seat in parliament in June 2017 in what some commentators termed a “velvet revolution” led by President Emmanuel Macron, which saw grumpy voters turf out a whole generation of MPs from the country's main political parties.
Pour ceux qui douteraient que je sois encore paysan, je vous presente Onoel. Velage difficile sur genisse avec episio mais tout le monde est sain et sauf. Joyeux Noël à toutes et tous. pic.twitter.com/p15noRI98q
— Jean Baptiste Moreau (@moreaujb23) December 25, 2018
The failure of Macron's bid to restore faith in politicians in France could have repercussions in a country where anti-establishment far-right and far-left parties have never been so popular.