Henk Krol

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Henk Krol
Henk Krol 2013.jpg
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
20 September 2012 – 4 October 2013
Parliamentary leader of 50PLUS in the House of Representatives
In office
13 September 2012 – 4 October 2013
Preceded by Position created
Succeeded by Norbert Klein
Personal details
Born Henricus Cornelis Maria Krol
(1950-04-01) 1 April 1950 (age 64)
Tilburg, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party 50PLUS (since 2011)
Other political
affiliations
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (since 1977)
Elder Appeal (since 2014)
Residence Eindhoven, Netherlands
Alma mater Vrije Universiteit (Bachelor of Arts)
Occupation Politician
Journalist
Publisher
Editor
Entrepreneur
Author
Activist
Religion Roman Catholicism
(till 1972)
Non-religious (Agnosticism)
(from 1972)

Henricus Cornelis Maria "Henk" Krol (born 1 April 1950) is a Dutch politician of 50PLUS. He was the Parliamentary leader of 50PLUS in the House of Representatives from 13 September 2012 until 4 October 2013 and a Member of the House of Representatives from 20 September 2012 until 4 October 2013. Between March 2011 and September 2012 he was member of the States-Provincial of North Brabant. A journalist, publisher, entrepreneur and activist, Krol was editor-in-chief of the magazine Gay Krant which he founded 1980.[1] Krol served as the main spokesman for the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) in the House of Representatives from 1978 until 1985. For the Dutch general election of 2012 Krol was the lijsttrekker (top candidate) for the Pensioners' Party 50PLUS.[2] On 4 October 2013, the Volkskrant published an article alleging that Krol withheld pension money from his employees from 2004 until 2007 and in 2009, while working for the Gay Krant.[3] The Volkskrant said that the tip-off leading to the article had come via GlobaLeaks Publeaks, a new Dutch anonymous whistleblowing initiative.[4] The same day, Krol announced his resignation from the House of Representatives in a letter, admitting that he made 'many mistakes'. Although he did not address the allegations directly, he concluded that "it is impossible for me to continue in my function as representative".[5] He was replaced in the House of Representatives by Martine Baay-Timmerman on 29 October 2013.[6] He was elected with preferential votes for the Ouderen Appèl party to the municipal council of Eindhoven in March 2014.[7]

Decorations[edit]

National honours[edit]

Ribbon bar Honour Date & Comment
NLD Order of Orange-Nassau - Knight Grand Cross BAR.png Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau 1999

References[edit]

  1. ^ (English) Romance in The Netherlands by Diane Anderson-Minshall, Passportmagazine.com, July 6, 2008
  2. ^ (Dutch) Henk Krol lijsttrekker ouderenpartij, NOS, 4 June 2012
  3. ^ (Dutch) Krol ontdook voor tienduizenden euro's aan pensioenpremies, De Volkskrant, 4 October 2013
  4. ^ Steinglass, Matt. "Dutch pensioners’ champion quits over contributions dispute". Financial_Times. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  5. ^ (Dutch) Krol: vijanden hebben gewonnen, NOS, 4 October 2013
  6. ^ "Baay definitief in Kamer voor 50Plus" (in Dutch). Volkskrant. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Henk Krol met voorkeursstemmen gekozen in Eindhoven" (in Dutch). ND. 20 March 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 

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Official
Party political offices
Preceded by
Jan Nagel
Party leader of 50PLUS
2012-2013
Succeeded by
Jan Nagel (Ad interim)
Preceded by
Position created
Parliamentary leader of 50PLUS
in the House of Representatives

2012-2013
Succeeded by
Norbert Klein