Mariëtte Hamer

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Mariëtte Hamer
Mariëtte Hamer 2010.jpg
Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
Assumed office
19 May 1998
Parliamentary leader - Labour Party
House of Representatives
In office
22 January 2008 – 10 June 2010
Preceded by Jacques Tichelaar
Succeeded by Job Cohen
Personal details
Born Mariëtte Iris Hamer
(1958-06-07) 7 June 1958 (age 56)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Labour Party (Partij van de Arbeid - PvdA)
Residence Maassluis, Netherlands
Alma mater University of Amsterdam (M.A., Linguistics)
Occupation Politician, civil servant, educator, trade union leader
Website (Dutch) Labour Party website

Mariëtte Iris Hamer (born 7 June 1958 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch politician and former civil servant, educator and trade union leader. As a member of the Labour Party (Partij van de Arbeid) she has been an MP since 19 May 1998. From January 2008 to June 2010 she was Parliamentary group leader. She focuses on matters of labour economics, day care and emancipation. In the past she (also) focused on matters of education, social affairs.

Hamer studied linguistics at the University of Amsterdam. She was co-founder and chairwoman of the National Students' Trade Union (LSVb) and worked as an educator and at the Dutch Ministry of Education.


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