Linda Voortman

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Linda Voortman

Linda Geertruida Johanna (Linda) Voortman (born June 27, 1979 in Enschede) is a Dutch politician and former trade unionist. As a member of GreenLeft (GroenLinks) she was an MP from June 17, 2010 to September 19, 2012. She focused on matters of public health, welfare and housing. After party leader Jolande Sap left the House on October 23, 2012, Voortman has again been an MP since October 30, 2012.

From 2002 to 2008 she was a member of the municipal council of the city of Groningen. From 2008 to 2010 she was a member of the board of FNV Bondgenoten, an affiliate union of the Federation Dutch Labour Movement (FNV).

Voortman studied English language and history of modern literature at the University of Groningen, and participated in students' unions.

In June 2014 she was suspended by party group leader Bram van Ojik for one month after disclosing confidential information about the appointment procedure for the new National Ombudsman to party colleagues.[1]

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  1. ^ "GL-Kamerlid Voortman geschorst" (in Dutch). NOS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 

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