|Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands|
May 23, 2002 – September 19, 2012
|Born||Willemina Roziena Catharina Sterk
May 23, 1973
|Political party||Christian Democratic Appeal (Christen-Democratisch Appèl - CDA)|
|Alma mater||Utrecht University (MA - theology)|
|Occupation||Politician, Christian minister, civil servant, RTV editor, educator|
|Religion||Protestant Church in the Netherlands|
|Website||(Dutch) Christian Democratic Appeal website|
Willemina Roziena Catharina (Mirjam) Sterk (born May 23, 1973 in Zeist) is a Dutch Christian minister and former politician, civil servant, RTV editor as well as educator. As a member of the Christian Democratic Appeal (Christen-Democratisch Appèl) she was an MP from May 23, 2002 (on maternity leave from April 8 to July 29, 2008, replaced by Sabine Uitslag) to September 19, 2012. She focused on matters of integration policy and social affairs.
Sterk is a member of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands (PKN) and studied theology at Utrecht University. She is married and has three children. From May 2002 to September 2012 she was a member of the Dutch House of Representatives.
Following the controversial French Romani repatriation, Sterk advocated the deportation of Romani from the Netherlands. She said in an interview for Algemeen Dagblad that sending Romani, that are unemployed and cause nuisance, back to Hungary and Romania is a "good approach".
- In 2012 she was awarded Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau.
- (Dutch) Parlement.com biography
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