List of members of the European Parliament for the Netherlands, 2009–14


Elections, candidates and members
of the European Parliament
for the Netherlands
(1952-58) ECSC delegation
(1958-79) EP delegation
(1979-84) (1st election - candidates - members)
(1984-89) (2nd election - candidates - members)
(1989-94) (3rd election - candidates - members)
(1994-99) (4th election - candidates - members)
(1999-04) (5th election - candidates - members)
(2004-09) (6th election - candidates - members)
(2009-14) (7th election - candidates - members)
(2014-19) (8th election - candidates - members)
(2019-24) (9th election - candidates - members)

Below is a list of the 25 members of the European Parliament for the Netherlands in the 2009 to 2014 session. One person from Party for Freedom entered the Parliament in December 2011, bringing the number of MEPs to 26.

Party representation

2009 election

National partyEP GroupSeats±
     Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP
5 / 25
2
     Party for Freedom      NI
4 / 25
4
     Labour Party      S&D
3 / 25
4
     People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ALDE
3 / 25
1
     Democrats 66      ALDE
3 / 25
2
     GreenLeft      G–EFA
3 / 25
1
     Socialist Party      EUL–NGL
2 / 25
0
     ChristianUnion–Reformed Political Party Various
2 / 25
0

2011

After the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty by all member states, the Netherlands got 1 extra seat in parliament.
This extra seat was treated as a remainder seat of the 2009 election.

National partyEP GroupSeats±
     Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP
5 / 26
0
     Party for Freedom      NI
5 / 26
1
     Labour Party      S&D
3 / 26
0
     People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ALDE
3 / 26
0
     Democrats 66      ALDE
3 / 26
0
     GreenLeft      G–EFA
3 / 26
0
     Socialist Party      EUL–NGL
2 / 26
0
     ChristianUnion–Reformed Political Party Various
2 / 26
0

Mutations

2009

  • 4 June: Election for the European Parliament in the Netherlands.
  • 14 June: The election committee elects Laurence Stassen for the empty seat of Geert Wilders in the European Parliament, because Geert Wilders did not accept the seat.
  • 14 July: Beginning of the 7th European Parliament session. (2009-2014)

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

List

By name

 MEPs for the Netherlands elected to the 7th European Parliament session
2009-2014
Name Sex National party EP Group Period Preference vote
Hans van Baalen Male      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ALDE 14 July 2009 – 367,796
Bas Belder Male      Reformed Political Party      EFD 20 July 1999 – 53,450
Thijs Berman Male      Labour Party      S&D 20 July 2004 – 1 July 2014 372,060
Louis Bontes [1] Male      Party for Freedom      NI 14 July 2009 – 17 June 2010 6,751
Emine Bozkurt Female      Labour Party      S&D 20 July 2004 – 1 July 2014 66,385
Wim van de Camp Male      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 14 July 2009 – 579,775
Marije Cornelissen Female      GreenLeft      G–EFA 14 July 2009 – 1 July 2014 14,486
Peter van Dalen Male      Christian Union      ECR 14 July 2009 – 209,947
Bas Eickhout Male      GreenLeft      G–EFA 14 July 2009 – 13,782
Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy Male      Democrats 66      ALDE 14 July 2009 – 18,107
Lucas Hartong Male      Party for Freedom      NI 22 June 2010 - 1 July 2014 2,571
Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert [2] Female      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ALDE 20 July 2004 – 17 June 2010 52,184
Dennis de Jong Male      Socialist Party      EUL–NGL 14 July 2009 – 194,359
Patricia van der Kammen Female      Party for Freedom      NI 27 September 2012 - 1 July 2014 12,409
Esther de Lange Female      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 12 April 2007 – 43,406
Kartika Liotard [3] Female      Socialist Party (2009–2010) /      Independent      EUL–NGL 20 July 2004 – 1 July 2014 32,426
Barry Madlener [4] Male      Party for Freedom      NI 14 July 2009 – 20 September 2012 372,060
Toine Manders [5] Male      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (2009–2013) /      Independent      ALDE 20 July 1999 – 1 July 2014 34,973
Judith Merkies Female      Labour Party      S&D 14 July 2009 – 1 July 2014 18,553
Jan Mulder Male      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ALDE 19 July 1994 – 14 July 2009
22 June 2010 – 1 July 2014
12,884
Lambert van Nistelrooij Male      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 20 July 2004 – 41,846
Ria Oomen-Ruijten Female      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 25 July 1989 – 1 July 2014 70,388
Judith Sargentini Female      GreenLeft      G–EFA 14 July 2009 – 321,744
Marietje Schaake Female      Democrats 66      ALDE 14 July 2009 – 18,662
Laurence Stassen [6] [7] Female      Party for Freedom (2009–2014) /      Independent      NI 14 July 2009 – 1 July 2014 17,880
Daniël van der Stoep [8] Male      Party for Freedom (2009–2011) /      Independent      NI 14 July 2009 – 1 September 2011
15 December 2011 - 1 July 2014
5,650
Sophie in 't Veld Female      Democrats 66      ALDE 20 July 2004 – 433,957
Corien Wortmann-Kool Female      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 20 July 2004 – 1 July 2014 48,270
Auke Zijlstra Male      Party for Freedom      NI 13 September 2011 - 1 July 2014
7 September 2015 -
3,617

By party

Notes

  1. Resigned in 2010, became a member of the Dutch Parliament (House of Representatives) after the 2010 election. Replaced by Lucas Hartong on 22 June 2010.
  2. Resigned in 2010, became a member of the Dutch Parliament (House of Representatives) after the 2010 election. Replaced by Jan Mulder on 22 June 2010.
  3. Withdrew her membership of the Socialist Party on 1 June 2010 after internal conflicts in the Socialist Party. Sits as an independent while still part of the EUL-NGL.
  4. Resigned in 2012, became a member of the Dutch Parliament (House of Representatives) after the 2012 election. Replaced by Patricia van der Kammen on 27 September 2012.
  5. Withdrew his membership of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy on 17 October 2013 to run as party leader of 50PLUS in the European Parliament election, 2014. Sits as an independent, while still part of the ALDE.
  6. Geert Wilders, as "party list pusher" was chosen on the number of preferences votes, however he declined to join the European Parliament. Stassen took up his seat.
  7. Withdrew her membership of the Party for Freedom on 21 March 2014 after allegedly discriminatory remarks by party leader Wilders. Sits as an independent.
  8. Resigned in 2011 because he caused a car crash while drunk driving. Replaced by Auke Zijlstra on 13 September 2011. Van der Stoep returned to the Parliament in December 2011 because of seat increases provided for by the Treaty of Lisbon. As the first candidate on the Party for Freedom election list who did not have a seat in the European Parliament he was allowed to return to the Parliament. However, the Party for Freedom did not allow him to rejoin their delegation, and he currently sits as an independent.
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