Lea Bouwmeester

Lea Theodora Bouwmeester (born October 3, 1979 in Hoogeveen) is a Dutch politician and former civil servant and social counselor. She is a member of the Labour Party (Partij van de Arbeid) and was an MP between November 30, 2006 and March 23, 2017.[1] She focused on matters of prison system, mental health care, addiction and drug rehabilitation.

Bouwmeester went on pregnancy and maternity leave from 1 March 2016 to 10 June 2016 and was temporarily replaced by Harm Brouwer.[1][2]

Bouwmeester studied social rights service at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.


  1. 1 2 "L.Th. (Lea) Bouwmeester" (in Dutch). Parlement.com. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  2. "Nieuw VVD-Tweede Kamerlid en vervanger bij PvdA" (in Dutch). Parlement.com. 1 March 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2016.

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