Mark Verheijen

Mark Verheijen
Member of the Dutch House of Representatives
In office
20 September 2012 (2012-09-20)  27 February 2015 (2015-02-27)
Personal details
Born Markus Leonardus Verheijen
(1976-08-14) 14 August 1976
Baarlo, Netherlands
Political party People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
Alma mater Radboud University Nijmegen

Markus Leonardus "Mark" Verheijen (born 14 August 1976 in Baarlo, Netherlands) is a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie). He was Vice Chairman from 2008 till 2012 and interim Chairman from 4 August 2010 to 20 May 2011.[1] Between 20 September 2012 and 27 February 2015 he was an MP.

Previously he was a member of the municipal councils of Grubbenvorst and Venlo, an alderman of Venlo from 2006 to 2011, a member of the provincial parliament of Limburg, and a member of the provincial executive of Limburg from 2011 to 2012.

Verheijen studied history, philosophy and law at Radboud University Nijmegen. He worked as a management consultant at Deloitte & Touche.

In 2015 information surfaced that Verheijen possibly wrongly claimed expenses in 2011 and 2012. Both private expenses and campaign-related party political expenses were claimed as expenses incurred during his work as a representative in the Provincial Parliament of Limburg.[2] The Province of Limburg had an external organization investigate whether Verheijen's expenses charges were appropriate, the organization concluded that they were appropriate.[3] Verheijen resigned as a MP on 27 February 2015.[4] Nowadays Verheijen is a public affairs consultant and columnist for a Dutch newspaper.


  1. (in Dutch) Mark Verheijen Archived 2010-08-10 at the Wayback Machine., People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
  2. Dohmen, Joep; van der Steen, Paul (2015-02-11). "VVD'er Verheijen declareerde ten onrechte duizenden euro's". NRC (in Dutch). Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  3. "Limburg: geen onterechte declaraties Verheijen". Nederlandse Omroep Stichting. 23 February 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  4. "VVD-Kamerlid Mark Verheijen stapt op" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Omroep Stichting. 27 February 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
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