Mady Delvaux-Stehres studied classical literature in Paris and became a teacher in Luxembourg up until 1989.
Having joined the LSAP (Luxembourg Socialist Workers’ Party) in 1974, Mady Delvaux-Stehres was initially active in the Socialist Women group. She joined the LSAP Management Committee in 1985 and remained a member until 1989, when she was appointed to the Government. She was also elected Municipal Councilor of Luxembourg City in October 1987.
Named as chief candidate for the Centre constituency in 1989 (and in 1994), she came out first in the general election and joined the CSV-LSAP Government of 1989 as State Secretary for Health, Social Security, Youth and Sport. Following the 1994 elections, she became Minister for Communications, Transport and Social Security.
During the 1989-1994 legislature period she began reforming health insurance. From 1994 to 1999, she dealt with the introduction of the new long-term care insurance.
As Minister of Transport, between 1994 and 1999, she was to reorganise the railways in accordance with European directives and as Minister for Communications, she implemented the liberalisation of telephone services.
In June 1999, Mady Delvaux-Stehres was re-elected to the Chamber of Deputies and four months later, she obtained a new term of office in the municipal council of Luxembourg City.
Between 2004 and 2014, Mady Delvaux-Stehres was Minister of National Education and Vocational Training.
Since May 2014, Mady Delvaux-Stehres is member of the European Parliament, Vice-Chair of the committee on Legal Affairs and substitute member of the committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. Moreover, she has been appointed one of the 6 members of the Advisory Committee of the European Parliament.
Since 2014, she is Chair of the Working Group on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence set up by the Committee on Legal Affairs in the Parliament. She is the rapporteur of an initiative legislative report on Civil Law Rules on Robotics.