Daniël van der Stoep

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Daniël van der Stoep
Member of the European Parliament
Constituency Netherlands
Assumed office
1 December 2011
In office
14 July 2009 – 17 August 2011
Personal details
Born (1980-09-12) 12 September 1980 (age 34)
Delft, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Christian Democratic Appeal (-2006)
Party for Freedom (2006–2011)
Article 50 (2012-)
Alma mater Leiden University

Daniël Teunis van der Stoep (born 12 September 1980, Delft) is a Dutch politician. He was elected to the European Parliament for the Party for Freedom (PVV) at the 2009 election. He resigned as an MEP on 17 August 2011, having caused a car crash when drunken driving, and was replaced by Auke Zijlstra. He was returned to the European Parliament on 14 December 2011, after the Treaty of Lisbon expanded the Parliament by eighteen MEPs. It was initially disputed Patricia van der Kammen should be elected.[1] However, the PVV did not allow him to rejoin their delegation, and went on as an independent.[2] In 2012, Van der Stoep founded his own party, Article 50, with the intention of participating in the European Parliament election, 2014.[3] The name refers to article 50 of the Maastricht Treaty, of which the first sentence is "Any Member State may decide to withdraw from the Union in accordance with its own constitutional requirements."[4]


  1. ^ "The Missing MEP". European Voice. 15 December 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "PVV 'independents' stay on the job despite being sacked". Dutch News. 14 December 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  3. ^ (Dutch) Artikel50 geregistreerd, Kiesraad.nl, 13 December 2012
  4. ^ (Dutch) 'Mission statement', Artikel 50, last edited 5 November 2013.