Myrthe Hilkens

Myrthe Hilkens
Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
In office
17 January 2012  29 August 2013
Preceded by Sharon Dijksma / Job Cohen
Succeeded by Roelof van Laar
In office
12 April 2011  2 August 2011
Preceded by Nebahat Albayrak
Succeeded by Nebahat Albayrak
Personal details
Born Myrthe Hilkens
(1979-01-31) 31 January 1979
Geleen, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Labour Party (Partij van de Arbeid - PvdA)
Residence Bennebroek, Netherlands
Alma mater Fontys Academy of Journalism (BA)
Occupation Journalist, non-fiction writer, politician
Website (in Dutch) Labour Party website

Myrthe Hilkens (born 31 January 1979 in Geleen) is a Dutch journalist, non-fiction writer, and politician. As a member of the Labour Party (Partij van de Arbeid), she was a temporary member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands from April till August 2011, replacing Nebahat Albayrak, who was on maternity leave. As an MP, she dealt with matters of the European Union. On 17 January 2012, she became an MP once again, but she left parliament on 29 August 2013.

Hilkens grew up in Geleen, and later in Breda. She was partially raised as a Catholic, but renounced religion. She studied journalism at Fontys Academy of Journalism in Tilburg, and works as a freelance journalist and non-fiction writer. In 2003, she lived for half a year in an Israeli kibbutz.

Hilkens opposes the influence of pornography on society, and wrote a book about the subject called McSex, de pornoficatie van de samenleving (2008).


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