Arie Slob

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Arie Slob
Arie Slob 2012.jpg
Parliamentary leader - ChristianUnion
House of Representatives of the Netherlands
Assumed office
April 28, 2011
Preceded by André Rouvoet
In office
February 15, 2007 – June 10, 2010
Preceded by André Rouvoet
Succeeded by André Rouvoet
Member of the House of Representatives - ChristianUnion
Assumed office
November 19, 2002
Member of the House of Representatives - Reformed Political League
In office
February 14, 2001 – May 23, 2002
Personal details
Born (1961-11-16) November 16, 1961 (age 53)
Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party ChristianUnion
GPV (till 2002)
Spouse(s) Married
Children 4
Residence Zwolle, Netherlands
Alma mater University of Groningen (MA in History)
Occupation Politician, teacher
Religion Reformed Churches in the Netherlands (Liberated)
Website (Dutch) ChristianUnion website

Arie Slob (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈaːri ˈslɔp], born November 16, 1961 in Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel, South Holland) is a Dutch politician and former history teacher. He has been a member of the Dutch House of Representatives for the ChristianUnion (ChristenUnie) party since November 19, 2002. Since April 28, 2011 he has also been both Party leader and Parliamentary leader, in both cases succeeding André Rouvoet. He focuses on matters of the Royal House, security, constitutional rights, infrastructure and fishery.


Slob studied history. He started his political career as a member of the city council of Zwolle from 1993 to 2001. In 2001, Slob became a member of the House of Representatives for the Reformed Political League (GPV) when leader Gert Schutte retired. After the 2002 elections, the newly formed ChristianUnion lost a seat, and Slob did not return to parliament. When lijsttrekker Kars Veling stepped down as a result of the election loss, Slob took his place. He was put on the second place of the list of ChristianUnion candidates for the 2003 elections, and was reelected.

After the 2006 general elections, Slob and party lijsttrekker André Rouvoet represented the ChristianUnion in the negotiations for the formation of the new Dutch government.

Slob was a member of the Parliamentary Committee on Infrastructural Projects.


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