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Tweede Kamer is the Second Chamber
1909-? Treasurer of the Communist Party of the Netherlands, CPN, Maria Mensing
1922-25 Chairperson of the Faction of Liberale
Partij in the Tweede Kamer Mr. E.C. van Dorp
Elisabeth Carolina (Lizzy) was the only MP for the party, and lived (1872-1945). She died in a consentration camp in Indonesia.
1922-42 Secretary of the Faction of V.D.B Mr.
B. Bakker Nort
She was member of the Tweede Kamer 1922-42, and lived (1876-1946).
1925-31 Secretary of Partij van der Arbeid, PvdA (Labour) Mr. A.E. Ribbius
Later she was governor and member of Raad van State
1939-41 Secretary of the Faction of C.H.U Mr.
C.F. Barones Mackay-Katz
C.H.U. is the Christian Historical Union, and she lived (1885-1963).
1948-63 Secretary of the Faction of C.H.U. in the Tweede Kamer
1963-71 Vice-Faction Chairperson
1968 Acting Faction Chairperson Jonkvrouwe Mr. Ch.W.I. Wttwael van Stoetwegen
Vice Chairperson of the Second Chamber 1967-71. She lived (1901-86).
1960-66 and 1967-69 Faction Chairperson of
the Communist Party (CPN) in Eerste Kamer H.J. van
Annie was member of the First Chamber 1957-66 and of the Second Chamber 1966-67, and lived (1913-91).
1963-71 Secretary of the Faction of K.V.P in
the Tweede Kamer G.S.H.M. Kok
1968-71 Vice-Chairperson of the Party
Truus (b. 1922-).
1966-79 Vice-Chairperson of Katolieke Volkspartij (Catholic People's Party) Mechtild de Jong
1967-72 Secretary of the D'66 Faction in the Tweede Kamer
Mr. A.M. Goudsmit
Deputy Member of the Presidium 1969-71 and 1972-74 Vice Chairperson of the Tweede Kamber 1971-72. (b. 1933-).
1969-75 Chairperson of Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Demokratie, VVD (People's
Party for Freedom and Democracy) H.V van Someren-Douwer
1975-77 Treasurer of VVD
1976-80 (†) Faction Chairperson in Eerste Kamer
Haya Victoria was Member of the Second Chamber 1959-68 and to first woman to give birth to a child during her tenure in the parliament - in 1965. Deputy Member of the Presidium of the Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal 1967-68. She lived (1926-80).
1969-71 Second Secretary of the Faction of A.R.P. in the Tweede Kamer J. van Leeuwen
1971 Faction Secretary in the Tweede Kamer
1971-77 Vice-Faction Chairperson of A.R.P in the Eerste Kamer
A.R.P was the Anti Revolutionary Party which became part of C.D.A. in 1980.
1971-72 Second Vice-Chairperson of P.v.d.A. Ien
van den Heuvel-de Blank
1972-74 First Second Vice-Chairperson of P.v.d.A.
1974-75 Acting Chairperson
Member of the Second Chamber 1974-79, Member of the European Parliament and Vice-President of the Socialist Group 1979-89. (b. 1972-).
1971-73 Chairperson of D'66 R.E. van de Scheer-van Essen
1971-73 Secretary of the D'66 Faction in the
1973-74 Faction Chairperson Drs. P.C.J. Wassen-van Schaveren
1972-73 Vice-Chairperson of P.P.R. D.A.Th. van
1973-77 Secretary of the Faction of P.P.R of the Tweede Kamer
1972 Vice-Chairperson of PPR,
(Politieke Partij Radikalen)
Dilia van der Heem-Wagemakers
1973-77 Secretary of the Fraction in the Second Chamber
1973-74 Vice-Chairperson of Politike Partij Radikalen
R.M.B.C. Beckers-de Bruijn
1974-76 Vice-Chairperson of P.P.R.
1977-89 Political Leader and Faction Chairperson of P.P.R in Tweede Kamer
1989-93 Political Leader and Faction Chairperson of GroenLinks in Tweede Kamer
Ria de Bruijn was lijsttrekker - the Leading Candidate - for P.P.R. at the parliamentary elections in 1977, 1981 and 1982 as the first woman, and also Leading Candidate for GroenLinks (Green Left) in 1986 and 1989. She lived (1938-2006).
1973-77 Vice-chairperson of the
Faction of Anti-Revolutionaire
Partij (ARP) in the Tweede Kamer Hannie van Leeuven
She was Member of the Second Chamber 1966-78 and of the First Chamber from 1995. (b.1926-)
Circa 1976-77 Second Faction Secretary of K.V.P G.M.P. Cornelissen
1976-77 Treasurer of the P.v.d.A Faction in
the Tweede Kamer Drs. M. Epema-Brugman
1982-82 Second Faction Vice-Chairperson
1978-80 Vice-Chairperson of C.D.A. Junkvrouwe
Mr. J.J.M.S. Leyten-de Wijkerslooth de Weerdesteyn
She was Member of the Raad van State 1987-2002.
Vice-Chairperson of CHU Haty
She played an inportant role in the creation of CDA as a fusion of a number of Christian parties
Circa 1980 Chairperson of VVD F. Korthaes-Alters
1982-86 Faction Chairperson of C.P.N in Tweede Kamer
1982-91 Political Leader of C.P.N
1989-94 Vice-Faction Chairperson of GroenLinks in the Tweede Kamer
1998-99 Party Chairperson of GroenLinks i
Ina was Lijsttrekker - Head of the List of Candidates of C.P.N for the elections in 1982 and 1986 and in 1994 for GroenLinks. 1989-94 she was also 7. Vice-Chairperson of the Tweede Kamer. (b. 1950-)
1982-86 Faction Chairperson of Evangelisch Volkspartij (Evangelical people's Party) in Tweede Kamer C. Ubels-Veen
Cathy was the only MP for the party. (b. 1928-).
1982-90 Chairperson of the Communistiche Partij Nederlands E. Izeboud
1982-90 Secretary of the Faction of D'66 in the Eerste Kamer J.L.E.M.W.R.R. Tiesinga-Autsema
Until 1984 Vice-Chairperson of C.H.U. Haty
1984-86 Vice-Chairperson of C.D.A.
The Catholic Historical Union joined C.D.A.
1984-87 Vice-Chairperson of the Faction of P.S.P. in the Eerste Kamer
1987-88 Faction Chairperson Drs. T.E.M. van Leeuwen
1985-88 Chairperson of Politieke Partij Radikalen Janneke van der Plaat
1985-89 Faction Chairperson of P.S.P. in the Tweede Kamer Drs. A.Ch. van Es
Andre was Lijsttrekker - Leading Candidate - of Pacifistic Socialist Party 1986.(b. 1953-).
1985-89 Vice-Chairperson of the Politically Leadership of D'66
Olga Scheltema-de Nie
1986-89 Acting Chairperson of D'66
She was 3. Under-Chairperson of the Tweede Kamer 1995-98.
1986-90 Faction Chairperson of CPN in Eerste Kamer F. Bolding
1989-93 Faction Chaiman of Groen Links in Eerste Kamer
1993-? Logo-Faction Chairperson
1986-88 Faction Chairperson of Pacifistische Socialistische Partij, PSP (Socialist Pacifist Party) in Eerste Kamer Drs. T.E.M. van Leeuwen
Circa 1986 Vice-Chairperson of D'66 S. van der Loo-de Steenwinkel
1986-88 Party Chairperson
1986-ca.91 Party Secretary of Evangelical People's Pary Gudrun Gutowski
1987-91 Vice-Chairperson of PvdA Annemarie Goedemakers
1987-90 Faction Chairperson of C.P.N. in the
Eerste Kamer F. Bolding
1989 First Spokesperson of C.P.N., P.S.P. and P.P.R in the Eerste Kamer
1990-91 Faction Chairperson of GroenLinks in the Eerste Kamer
1991-95 Vice-Faction Chairperson of GroenLinks in the Eerste Kamer
Circa 1987 Vice-Faction Chairperson and Treasurer of Christielijk Demokratisch Appell, CDA (Christian Democrat Appel) in Eerste Kamer Fransje M. Roscam Abbing-Bos
1987-91 Chairperson of PvdA Marjanne Zint
1987-90 Treasurer of C.D.A in the Eerste Kamer
Dra. A.C. Grol-Overling
1991-95 Vice-Faction Chairperson of CDA in the Eerste Kamer
1988-89 Secretary of the PvdA Faction in Tweede
Kamer Elske ter Veld
1999-2003 Secretary of the PvdA Faction in Eerste Kamer
Former State Secretary
1989-94 Vice-Chairperson of CDA P.C. (Tineke) Lodders-Elfferic
1994-95 Acting Chairperson
1989 Party Secretary of PvdA A.A.M. Vliegenhout
Circa 1994 Vice-Faction Chairperson Tweede Kamer
Later Secretary of State.
1990-94 Chairperson of Groen Links Marijke Vos
2002-05 Vice-Faction Chairperson Tweede Kamer
From 1998 Member of the Presidium of the Chamber and 2006-10 Alderman in charge of Environment in Amsterdam.
1990-91 Chairperson of the Communistiche Partij Nederlands T. Divendal
1990-99 Secretary of the D'66 Faction in the Eerste Kamer H.M.
1990-94 Vice-Chairperson of D66 M.J. Augusteijn-Esser
Marijke was MP from 1994.
1991-95 Vice-Faction Chairperson of P.v.d.A. in the Eerste Kamer M.J.C.A. Ermen
1991-94 Chairperson of VVD
E.J.J.E. van Leeuwen-Schuet
Everdina Jacoba Johanna Elisabeth (Dian) was member of the First Chamber 1991-95.
Circa 1992 Chairperson of P.P.R Janeke van der Plaat
1992-95 Secretary of the C.D.A. Faction in the Eerste Kamer Mr. Th.C.H.M. Huberts-Fokkelman
1993 Chairperson of Groen Partij Kirsten Kuipers
1994-... Leader of the party
1994-95 and 1998-99 Leader of Groen Links M. Brouwer
1994-95 Vice-Faction Chairperson of D66 in the
Tweede Kamer Drs. L.S. Groenman
Louise was former Faction Secretary and 3. Underchairperson of the Chamber 1989-95. (b. 1940-)
Circa 1994 Faction Chairperson of D'66 in Tweede Kamer M. Terwiel
1994-98 Secretary of the Faction of Reformatorische Politieke Federatie A. Rouvoet
1994-95 Faction Chairperson of Agemeen Ouderen Vorbond, AOV
1995-98 Faction Chairperson of Nijpels Groep H.M. (Jet) Nijpels-Hezemans
Leading Candidate for A.O.V (General Union of Elderly People) in the 1994 elections and for Senioren 2000 in 1998.
1994-97 Vice-Faction Chairperson of CDA in Eerste Kamer Drs. A.C. Grol-Overling
1994-96 Vice-Faction Chairperson of PvdA in Eerste Kamer M.J.C.A. Ermen
1994-98 Vice-Faction Chairperson of GroenLinks
in the Tweede Kamer Drs. L. Spikes
1994-98 Faction Secretary of GroenLinks
Leoni was Member of the Presidium of the Sceond Chamber 1995-98.
Ca.1994-98 Secretary of the CDA Faction in Tweede
Kamer M.J.A. van der Hoeven
1998 and 2002 Vice-Faction Chairperson
She was Vice-Chairperson of the Tweede Kamer 1997-98 and 1998-2002. Minister of Education 2002-07 and of Economic Affairs from 2007.
1994-98 Vice-Faction Chairperson of PvdA in Tweede
Kamer Karin Adelmund
1997-98 Party Chairperson
State Secretary in the Government 1998-2002. She lived (1949-2005).
1994-99 Vice-Faction Chairperson of VVD in Eerste kamer
1999-2005 Chairperson of the Faction N.H. van den Broek-Laman Trip
Acting Governor of Gelderland 1990-91.
1994-98 Party Secretary of
(CD) W.B. Schuurman
Wil was the second in command of the party.
1995-2001 1. Vice-chairperson of PvdA Mariëtte
2000-01 Acting Chairperson of PvdA
2004-06 Secretary of the Parliamentary Faction
2006-08 Deputy Parliamentary Leader
2008 Acting Parliamentary Leader
2008-10 Parliamentary Leader
2010- Secretary of the Faction
MP from 1998. (b. 1958-).
1995-96 Secretary of the PvdA Faction in the Eerste Kamer Drs. M.F.R. (Ria)
1996-98 Vice-Chairperson of the Faction
1998-99 Faction Chairperson
1995-99 Secretary of the Faction of C.D.A. in the Eerste Kamer M. Luimstra-Albeda
1995-98 Secretary of the Faction Groep-Nijpels in the Tweede Kamer E.G. Aiking-van Wageningen
She was deputy Member of the Presidium of the Second Chamber in 1996. (b. 1928-).
1996-98 Secretary of the Faction of D66 Francine Ch. Giske
2002-03 Vice-Chairperson of the Faction
Vice-Chairperson of the Tweede Kamer 1998-2002.
1997-98 Vice-Faction Chairperson of the PvdA in Tweede Kamer A.M. Vliegenhart
From 1998 State Secretary.
Circa 1997-98 Vice-Faction Chairperson of CDA in
Tweede Kamer A. Doeman-Pel
Vice-President of the Kamer 1990-97. In 1996 a majority of the MPs wanted her to become Chairperson of the Chamber, but the CDA-Faction named a man. (b. 1932-)
1998 Leader of D'66 dr. Els Borst-Eilers
She has been Minister of Health since 1994 and Vice-Premier since 1998. She was the First Candidate for the 1998 elections and Leader of the Party a post she resigned after the formation of the government in order to secure a change of generations. She lived (1932-2014).
1998-? Vice-Chairperson of VVD Sari van Heemskerck Pillis-Duvekot
1998-2001 Vice-Faction Chairperson CDA drs. (Ank)
MP 1989-2001. (b. 1962-)
1998-2009 Secretary of the Faction of the Socialistische Partij in the Tweede
2010 Political and Parliamentary Leader Dr. Agnes Kant
Also Member of the Presididum of the Chamber and Vice-Parliament President from 2006-08. (b. 1967-).
1998 Secretary of the Faction of the PvdA in Eerste Kamer Dr. Gertje Lycklama ŕ Nijeholt
1999-2003 Faction Chairperson
She was Vice-Chairperson of the Eerste Kamer 1998-99 (as the first woman ever).
1998-2002 Secretary of the Faction of the CDA in Eerste Kamer Miinie Luimstra-Albeda
1998-98 Secretary of the Faction of the PvdA in Tweede Kamer M.M. van Zuijlen
1998-2002 Secretary of the Faction of the PvdA in Tweede Kamer J.C.E. Belifante
1999-2000 Chairperson of PvdA Marijke van Hees
1999-2003 Party Chairperson of GroenLinks Mirjam de Rijke
2003-04 Deputy Parliamentary Leader in the Eerste Kamer
1999 Secretary of the Faction of the D'66 in
Eerste Kamer Mr. Winnie Sorgendrager
Former Minister of Justice.
1999-2001 Secretary of the Faction of the CDA
in Eerste Kamer
2001-03 Chairperson Mr. Y.E.M.A. Timmerman-Buck
Yvonne Timmerman was Chairperson of the First Chamber 2003-09 and Member of the Council of State from 2009. (b. 1956-).
1999-2002 Faction Secretary of GroenLinks in the Eerste Kamer J.H. Zwerver
2002 Acting Chairperson of the Faction PvdA
Jeltje van Nieuwenhoven
2002 Acting Party Leader
2002-04 Vice-Chairperson of the Faction
MP for PvdA 1982-2004 and Chairperson of the Tweede Kamer der Staten Generaal 1998-2002. She lost the elections for party leader in November 2002. and from 2004 Commissioner in the Provincial Government of Zuid-Holland. (b. 1943-)
2002-07 Chairperson of the
CDA Marja van Bijsterveldt
Reelected in 2006 for the period until 2010. State Secretary of Education from 2007.
2002- 2. Vice-Chairperson of the CDA Liane Dekker
2002-03 Leader of the Faction of Groep-De Jong
Winny de Jong
She formed her own Faction together with another MP after they were excluded from the Lijst Pim Fortuyn, LPF.
2002 Vice-Faction Chairperson of GroenLinks in
the Tweede Kamer Femke Halsema
2002-10 Faction Chairperson and Party Leader
2002-07 Deputy Chairperson of the CDA Faction Gerda Verburg
Also 1. Vice-Chairperson of the Tweede Kamer. Minister of Agriculture from 2007.
Secretary of the PvdA Faction of the Tweede Kamer Sharon Dijksma
2004-07 Vice-Chairperson of the Faction
Also 3. Vice-Chairperson of the Chamber. State Secretary of Education from 2007. (b. 1971-)
2002-03 Leader of Leefbar Nederland H.M.G.J. van de Linde
Haitske was Lijsttrekker of the Party 2001-03, but the party did not enter the parliament in 2003. (b. 1980-)
2002- Vice-Faction Chairperson of CDA in Eerste Kamer Hannie van Leeuwen
2002-03 Vice-Faction Chairperson
of the Eerste Kamer
GroenLinks Mr. D.J.B. de Wolff
2003- Faction Chairperson of the Eerste Kamer of GroenLinks
Normally known as Diana de Wolff
2003-06 Deputy Chairperson of the D66 Faction of the Tweede Kamer L.W.S.A.L.B. van der Laan
2006 Chairperson of the Faction
2006 Political Leader (February-June)
Lousewies was elected to the Parliament 2003 after some years in the European Parliament. Candidate for the post of Party-Leader in 2006, and not a candidate for the November-elections. (b. 1966-).
2003-10 Chairperson of the
Partij voor de Dieren
2003- Party Leader
2006- Chairperson of the Faction
An animal rights activst and the party's chief candidate for the parliamentary elections in 2003, for the European Parliament in 2004. (b. 1972-)
of the Eerste Kamer
PvdA drs. M.Y. Linthorst
Former Secretary of the Faction.
2003-06 Vice-Chairperson of the VVD Faction in the Twede Kamer Bibi de Vries
2005- Secretary of the VVD Faction in the Eerste Kamer Heleen Dupuis
2006- Vice-Chairperson of GroenLinks
2006 Acting Chairperson
2006-10 Vice-Chairperson of the VVD Faction in
the Twede Kamer Edith
Minister of Health from 2010.
2007-10 Vice-Chairperson of the CDA Faction in the Twede Kamer Liesbeth Spies
2007- Vice-Chairperson of the Partij voor Vrijheid (PVV) Faction in the Twede Kamer Fleur Agema
2007- Vice-Chairperson of the Socialistische Partij (SP) Faction in
the Eerste Kamer Tineke Slagter-Roukema
2007- Chairperson of PvdA Lilianne Ploumen
Held a number of party internal posts. (b. 1962-).
2007- Chairperson of D66 I
2007-10 Parliamentary Leader and Founding Chairperson of Trots op Nederland Rita Verdonk
The former Minister of Intergration was banned from the VVD-faction in the Second Chamber in the begining of 2007 and later left the party all together and founded her own movement/party - 'Proud of the Netherlands'.
2010 Interim Acting Chairperson of CDA Renate Westerlaken
Took over because the former Acting Chair became State Secretary.
2010-11 Acting Chairperson of CDA Liesbeth Spies
MP 2002-10 and former Vice-Chairperson of the CDA Faction and Candidate for the leadership in 2012.
2011- Chairperson of CDA
2011-12 Joint Party Leader
Priest in Groningen. She was joint leader with two men after the resignation of the party leader in April. (b. 1967-)
2010- Vice-Chairperson of the VVD Faction in the Twede Kamer Anouchka van Miltenburg
2010- Vice-Chairperson of the CDA Faction in the Twede Kamer Mirjam Sterk
2010-12 Party Leader and Chairperson of the Parliamentary Faction of GroenLinks
2011- Chairperson of the PvdA Faction in the Eerste Kamer Marleen Barth
2012 Chairperson of GroenLinks Heleen Weening
2012-13 Acting Chairperson of GroenLinks Dineke Oldenhof
As Vice-Chair she took over the management after her predecsssor resigned.
2015- Chairperson of GroenLinks Marjolein Meijer
2016- Leader of the Piratenpartij Ancilla van de Leest
2016- Leader of Artikel 1 Sylvana Simons
Last update 17.02.17