Daniël van der Stoep

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Daniël van der Stoep
Member of the European Parliament
Constituency Netherlands
In office
1 December 2011 – 1 July 2014
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 who was member of the European Parliament during two periods from July 2009 to August 2011 and from December 2011 to July 2014. 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] In the 2014 European Parliament elections the party did not earn a seat.[5]


  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.
  5. ^ "Uitslag verkiezing leden Europees Parlement van 22 mei 2014" (in Dutch). Kiesraad. 30 May 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2014.