Jan Nagel

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Jan Nagel
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Member of the Senate of the Netherlands
Assumed office
7 June 2011
In office
20 September 1977 – 13 September 1983
Personal details
Born Johan George Nagel
(1939-06-20) 20 June 1939 (age 75)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Labour Party (1960-1990)
Livable Netherlands (1999-2004)
Party for Justice, Action and Progress (2005)
50PLUS (since 2009)
Spouse(s) Yvonne Meyer (married 1963)
Residence Hilversum, Netherlands
Occupation Politician
Website 50PLUS Official site

Johan George (Jan) Nagel (born 20 June 1939) is a Dutch politician who was a member of the Labour Party, and later formed his own parties. He is currently in the Pensioners' Party 50PLUS.

Nagel started his career in his twenties on VARA-Radio where he worked as a producer. At the same time he served as a member of the executive committee of the Dutch Labour Party. Nagel was one of the creators of the radio-program called In de Rooie Haan. He also wrote his Tien over Rood which served as a political manifesto of the Nieuw Links within the Dutch Labour Party. From 1977 to 1983 Nagel was a PvdA deputy in the Dutch House of Representatives. At VARA-Radio he eventually became the editor-in-chief of the Achter het Nieuws.

Preoccupied with the problem of the widening gap between politics and people, he founded in 1993 a local party called Leefbaar Hilversum. In 2001 he established Leefbaar Nederland where he worked with Henk Westbroek, Willem van Kooten, Ton Luiting, Broos Schnetz and Pim Fortuyn. He has also been the party chairman of Leefbaar Nederland.[1] In 2005 there followed the Party for Justice, Action and Progress (in Dutch: Partij voor Rechtvaardigheid, Daadkracht en Vooruitgang (PRDV)) which he founded together with the former police spokesman Klaas Wilting, entrepreneur Peter C. Schouten and the party’s first lijsttrekker reporter Peter R. de Vries. His autobiography Boven het maaiveld was published in 2001. Nagel participated in the Provincial States elections of 2 March 2011 as a founding member of 50PLUS.


  1. ^ Tiggeloven, Carin (2 November 2002). "The newest political party in the Netherlands has decided to drop its candidate for prime minister". RNW. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 

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