|Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations|
16 December 2011 – 5 November 2012
|Prime Minister||Mark Rutte|
|Preceded by||Piet Hein Donner|
|Succeeded by||Ronald Plasterk|
|Party chair of the Christian Democratic Appeal|
1 November 2010 – 2 April 2011
|Preceded by||Henk Bleker|
|Succeeded by||Ruth Peetoom|
|Member of the House of Representatives|
23 May 2002 – 17 June 2010
Jantje Wilhelmina Elisabeth Spies|
6 April 1966
Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands
|Political party||Christian Democratic Appeal|
|Residence||Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands|
|Alma mater||Leiden University (LL.M., M.Econ)|
Jantje Wilhelmina Elisabeth "Liesbeth" Spies (born 6 April 1966) is a Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA). She served as Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations in the Cabinet Rutte I from 16 December 2011 to 5 November 2012. She was named to this post on 16 December 2011, following the appointment of her predecessor, Piet Hein Donner, to be the new Vice-President of the Council of State. She was a Member of the House of Representatives from 23 May 2002 to 17 June 2010 and served as acting Party Chair of the Christian Democratic Appeal from 1 November 2010 until 2 April 2011.
Following her departure from the House of Representatives she became the top candidate (lijsttrekker) for the CDA in the 2011 elections for the States-Provincial of South Holland. In the election the CDA lost over half its seats (going from thirteen seats to six) and went from largest party in the province to the fourth-largest when compared with the previous election in 2007. Despite this the CDA joined the coalition for the provincial government and Spies was appointed as a member of the States Deputed, with a portfolio including spatial planning and economic affairs. She vacated this position following her ministerial appointment.
From 8 July 2014 she was interim mayor of Stichtse Vecht.
- (in Dutch) 'Liesbeth Spies opvolger Donner', NOS, 16 December 2011
- (in Dutch) Liesbeth Spies tijdelijk partijvoorzitter CDA, NOS, 1 November 2010
- Annelies Karman (18 June 2014). "Alphense oud-minister Liesbeth Spies burgemeester in Stichtse Vecht" (in Dutch). Leidsch Dagblad. Archived from the original on 8 November 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
- "Bestuur & organisatie" (in Dutch). Gemeente Alphen aan den Rijn. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
- (in Dutch) Parlement.com biography
|Party political offices|
| Party chair of the Christian Democratic Appeal
Piet Hein Donner
| Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations