|Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands|
23 May 2002 – 19 September 2012
Willemina Roziena Catharina Sterk|
23 May 1973
|Political party||Christian Democratic Appeal (Christen-Democratisch Appèl - CDA)|
|Alma mater||Utrecht University (MA - theology)|
|Occupation||Politician, Christian minister, civil servant, NH editor, educator|
|Website||(in Dutch) Christian Democratic Appeal website|
Willemina Roziena Catharina (Mirjam) Sterk (born 23 May 1973 in Zeist) is a Dutch former politician, civil servant, NH editor as well as educator. As a member of the Christian Democratic Appeal (Christen-Democratisch Appèl) she was an MP from 23 May 2002 (on maternity leave from 8 April to 29 July 2008, replaced by Sabine Uitslag) to 19 September 2012. She focused on matters of integration policy and social affairs.
Sterk is a member of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands (PKN) and studied theology at Utrecht University. She is married and has three children. From May 2002 to September 2012 she was a member of the Dutch House of Representatives.
Following the controversial French Romani repatriation, Sterk advocated the deportation of Romani from the Netherlands. She said in an interview for Algemeen Dagblad that sending Romani, that are unemployed and cause nuisance, back to Hungary and Romania is a "good approach".
- In 2012 she was awarded Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau.
- (in Dutch) Parlement.com biography