Netherlands (European Parliament constituency)

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Netherlands
European Parliament constituency
Netherlands (European Parliament constituency) is located in European Parliament constituencies 2014
Netherlands (European Parliament constituency)
Location among the 2014 constituencies
Created 1979
MEP(s) 25 (1979 - 1994)
31 (1994 - 2004)
27 (2004 - 2009)
25 (2009 - 2011)
26 (2011 - present)
Member State Netherlands
Source(s) [1][2]

In European elections, the Netherlands is a constituency of the European Parliament, currently represented by twenty-six MEPs. It covers the member state of the Netherlands. Until 2009, it excluded the Dutch in the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.

Current MEPs[edit]

Name National party EP Group Period Votes
Johannes "Hans" van Baalen      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ALDE 14 July 2009 – 367,796
Bastiaan "Bas" Belder      Reformed Political Party      EFD 20 July 1999 – 53,450
Thijs Berman      Labour Party      S&D 20 July 2004 – 372,060
Louis Bontes [1]      Party for Freedom      NI 14 July 2009 – 6,751
Emine Bozkurt      Labour Party      S&D 20 July 2004 – 66,385
Wim van de Camp      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 14 July 2009 – 579,775
Marije Cornelissen      GreenLeft      G–EFA 14 July 2009 – 14,486
Peter van Dalen      ChristianUnion      ECR 14 July 2009 – 209,947
Bas Eickhout      GreenLeft      G–EFA 14 July 2009 – 13,782
Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy      Democrats 66      ALDE 14 July 2009 – 18,107
Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert [2]      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ALDE 20 July 2004 – 52,184
Dennis de Jong      Socialist Party      EUL–NGL 14 July 2009 – 194,359
Esther de Lange      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 12 April 2007 – 43,406
Kartika Liotard [3]      Socialist Party (2009–2010) /      Independent      EUL–NGL 20 July 2004 – 32,426
Barry Madlener [4]      Party for Freedom      NI 14 July 2009 – 372,060
Toine Manders [5]      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (2009–2013) /      Independent      ALDE 20 July 1999 – 34,973
Judith Merkies      Labour Party      S&D 14 July 2009 – 18,553
Lambert van Nistelrooij      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 20 July 2004 – 41,846
Ria Oomen-Ruijten      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 25 July 1989 – 70,388
Judith Sargentini      GreenLeft      G–EFA 14 July 2009 – 321,744
Marietje Schaake      Democrats 66      ALDE 14 July 2009 – 18,662
Laurence Stassen [6] [7]      Party for Freedom (2009–2014) /      Independent      NI 14 July 2009 – 17,880
Daniël van der Stoep [8]      Party for Freedom (2009–2011) /      Independent      NI 14 July 2009 – 5,650
Sophie in 't Veld      Democrats 66      ALDE 20 July 2004 – 433,957
Corien Wortmann-Kool      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 20 July 2004 – 48,270
  1. ^ Resigned in 2010, became a member of the Dutch Parliament (House of Representatives) after the 2010 election. Replaced by Lucas Hartong on 22 June 2010.
  2. ^ Resigned in 2010, became a member of the Dutch Parliament (House of Representatives) after the 2010 election. Replaced by Jan Mulder on 22 June 2010.
  3. ^ Withdrew her membership of the Socialist Party on 1 June 2010 after internal conflicts in the Socialist Party. Sits as an independent while still part of the EUL-NGL.
  4. ^ Resigned in 2012, became a member of the Dutch Parliament (House of Representatives) after the 2012 election. Replaced by Patricia van der Kammen on 27 September 2012.
  5. ^ Withdrew his membership of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy on 17 October 2013 to run as party leader of 50PLUS in the European Parliament election, 2014. Sits as an independent, while still part of the ALDE.
  6. ^ Geert Wilders, as "party list pusher" was chosen on the number of preferences votes, however he declined to join the European Parliament. Stassen took up his seat.
  7. ^ Withdrew her membership of the Party for Freedom on 21 March 2014 after allegedly discriminatory remarks by party leader Wilders. Sits as an independent.
  8. ^ Resigned in 2011 because he caused a car crash while drunk driving. Replaced by Auke Zijlstra on 13 September 2011. Van der Stoep returned to the Parliament in December 2011 because of seat increases provided for by the Treaty of Lisbon. As the first candidate on the Party for Freedom election list who did not have a seat in the European Parliament he was allowed to return to the Parliament. However, the Party for Freedom did not allow him to rejoin their delegation, and he currently sits as an independent.


1979-1984[edit]

Dutch political parties[edit]

The 1979 European election was the first direct election to the European Parliament to be held and hence the first time the Netherlands had voted. Four parties were able to win seats: the conservative liberal VVD, the progressive liberal D66, the Christian-democratic CDA and the social-democratic Labour Party. Five other nationally represented parties compete but are unable to win seats. 58.1% of the Dutch population turned out on election day.


e • d Summary of the results of the Netherlands's 7 June 1979 election to the European Parliament
19791984 →
National party European party Main candidate Votes  % +/– Seats +/–
Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) EPP 2,017,743 35.60 10
Labour Party (PVDA) SOC 1,722,240 30.39 9
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) LD 914,787 16.14 4
Democrats 66 (D66) None 511,967 9.03 2
Political Reformed Party (SGP) None 126,412 2.23 0
Communist Party (CPN) None 97,343 1.72 0
Pacifist Socialist Party (PSP) None 97,243 1.72 0
Political Party of Radicals (PPR) None 92,055 1.62 0
Reformed Political Alliance (GPV) None 62,610 1.10 0
List Leschot (LL) None 24,903 0.40 0
Valid votes 5,667,303 99.42
Blank and invalid votes 33,300 0.58
Totals 5,700,603 100.00 25
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 9,808,176 58.12
Source: [1] [2]

European groups[edit]

e • d Summary of the 7 June 1979 European Parliament elections in the Netherlands
European group Seats 1979
European People's Party EPP 10
Confederation of Socialist Parties SOC 9
European Liberal Democrats LD 6
Non-Inscrits 0
25

MEPs period 1979-1984[edit]

Below is a complete list of members of the European Parliament for the period 1979-1984 as a result of this election.

Name National party EP Group Period
Wim Albers      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1984
Cees Berkhouwer      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      LD 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1984
Bouke Beumer      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 19 July 1994
Elise Boot      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1989
Bob Cohen      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1989
Piet Dankert      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 7 November 1989
Suzanne Dekker      Democrats 66      LD 17 July 1979 – 10 June 1981
Doeke Eisma      Democrats 66      LD 19 June 1981 – 23 July 1984
Aart Geurtsen      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      LD 17 July 1979 – July 1984
Aar de Goede      Democrats 66      LD 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1984
Frans van der Gun      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 1 January 1982
Ien van den Heuvel-de Blank      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1989
Sjouke Jonker      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1984
Annie Krouwel-Vlam      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 23 July 1984
Hendrik Jan Louwes      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      LD 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1989
Hanja Maij-Weggen      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 6 November 1989
Johan van Minnen      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1984
Joep Mommersteeg      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 15 February 1982 – 24 July 1984
Hemmo Muntingh      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 19 July 1994
Hans Nord      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      LD 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1989
Harrij Notenboom      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – July 1984
Jean Penders      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 19 July 1994
Jim Janssen van Raaij      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1984
Teun Tolman      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1989
Wim Vergeer      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1989
Phili Viehoff      Labour Party      SOC December 1979 – 24 July 1989
Anne Vondeling      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 22 November 1979
Eisso Woltjer      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 19 July 1994
Source: [3]

1984-1989[edit]

Dutch political parties[edit]

The 1984 European election was the second European election to be held. In these elections both an alliance of leftwing CPN, PSP and PPR parties (Green Progressive Accord) and the orthodox Protestant SGP, GPV, RPF parties have formed a successful common lists, which win two respectively one seat. the progressive liberal D'66 loses its two seats and disappears from the parliament. 50.9% of the Dutch population turned out on election day.


e • d Summary of the results of the Netherlands' 14 June 1984 election to the European Parliament
← 197919841989 →
National party European party Main candidate Votes  % +/– Seats +/–
Labour Party (PVDA) SOC 1,785,165 33.70 3.31 Increase 9 0 Steady
Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) EPP 1,590,218 30.02 5.58 Decrease 8 2 Decrease
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) LD 1,002,685 18.93 2.79 Increase 5 1 Increase
Green Progressive Accord (CPN + PSP + PPR + GPN) EGC 296,488 5.60 * 0.54 Increase 2 2 Increase
Political Reformed Party (SGP) + Reformatory Political Federation (RPF) + Reformed Political Alliance (GPV) None 275,786 5.21 * 1.88 Increase 1 1 Increase
Centre Party (CP) None 134,877 2.55 new 0 new
Democrats 66 (D66) None 120,826 2.28 6.75 Decrease 0 2 Decrease
European Greens (EG) None 67,413 1.27 new 0 new
God With Us (GMO) None 23,291 0.44 new 0 new
Valid votes 5,296,749 99.29
Blank and invalid votes 37,833 0.71
Totals 5,334,582 100.00 25 0 Steady
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 10,485,014 50.88 7.24 Decrease
Source: [4] [5]

European groups[edit]

e • d Summary of the 14 June 1984 European Parliament elections in the Netherlands
European group Seats 1979 Seats 1984 Change
Confederation of Socialist Parties SOC 9 9 ±0
European People's Party EPP 10 8 -2
European Liberal Democrats LD 6 5 -1
Rainbow Group RBW 0 2 +2
Non-Inscrits 0 1 +1
25 25 ±0

MEPs period 1984-1989[edit]

Below is a complete list of members of the European Parliament for the period 1984-1989 as a result of this election.

Name National party EP Group Period
Hedy d'Ancona      Labour Party      SOC 24 July 1984 – 7 November 1989
Bouke Beumer      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 19 July 1994
Elise Boot      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1989
Bob Cohen      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1989
Pam Cornelissen      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 24 July 1984 – 20 July 1999
Piet Dankert      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 7 November 1989
Nel van Dijk      Green Progressive Accord      RBW January 1987 – 1 September 1998
Jim Janssen van Raaij      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP October 1986 – 20 July 1999
Jessica Larive      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      LD 24 July 1984 – 20 July 1999
Bram van der Lek      Green Progressive Accord (Pacifist Socialist Party)      RBW 24 July 1984 – 24 July 1989
Hendrik Jan Louwes      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      LD 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1989
Hanja Maij-Weggen      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 6 November 1989
Alman Metten      Labour Party      SOC 24 July 1984 – 20 July 1999
Hemmo Muntingh      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 19 July 1994
Hans Nord      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      LD 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1989
Jean Penders      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 19 July 1994
Yvonne van Rooy      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 24 July 1984 – 28 October 1986
Teun Tolman      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1989
Herman Verbeek      Green Progressive Accord (Political Party of Radicals)      RBW 24 July 1984 – December 1986
Wim Vergeer      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 24 July 1989
Phili Viehoff      Labour Party      SOC December 1979 – 24 July 1989
Ben Visser      Labour Party      SOC 24 July 1984 – 19 July 1994
Gijs de Vries      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      LD 24 July 1984 – 2 Augustus 1998
Leen van der Waal      Political Reformed Party      NI 24 July 1984 – 2 September 1997
Florus Wijsenbeek      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      LD 24 July 1984 – 20 July 1999
Eisso Woltjer      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 19 July 1994
Source: [6]

1989-1994[edit]

Dutch political parties[edit]

The 1989 European election was the third European election to be held. In the election the conservative liberal VVD loses seats to the progressive liberal D66, which return to the European parliament after a five year absence. 47.5% of the Dutch population turned out on election day.


e • d Summary of the 15 June 1989 European Parliament election results in the Netherlands
Lists Votes % Change Seats Change
Logo National Party EU Party EP Group
CDA.svg Christian Democratic Appeal Christen-Democratisch Appèl EPP 34,6 +4,6 10 +1
PvdA.svg Labour Party Partij van de Arbeid SOC 30,7 −3,0 8 ±0
VVD.svg People's Party for Freedom and Democracy Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie ELDR 13,6 -5,9 3 -2
Rainbow (CPN, PSP, PPR, Green Party Netherlands) EGC RBW 7,0 +1,4 2 ±0
D66.svg Democrats 66 Democraten 66 ELDR 6,0 +3,7 1 +1
SGP, RPF and GPV none NI 5,9 +0,7 1 ±0
Centre Democrats Centrum Democraten none 0,8 -1,7 0 ±0
SP nl logo 2006.svg Socialist Party Socialistische Partij none 0,7 +0,7 0 ±0
Others none 0,8 +0,4 0 ±0
Total valid votes 5.242.333 100 25 ±0
Invalid votes 28.041
Blank votes 0
Total votes 5.270.374
Electorate 11.099.123
Turnout 47,5%
Source: [7]

European groups[edit]

e • d Summary of the 15 June 1989 European Parliament elections in the Netherlands
European group Seats 1984 Seats 1989 Change
European People's Party EPP 9 10 +1
Confederation of Socialist Parties SOC 8 8 ±0
European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party ELDR 5 4 -1
Rainbow Group RBW 2 2 ±0
Non-Inscrits 1 1 ±0
25 25 ±0

MEPs period 1989-1994[edit]

Below is a list of members of the European Parliament for the period 1989-1994 as a result of this election.

Name National party EP Group Period
Hedy d'Ancona      Labour Party      SOC 24 July 1984 – 7 November 1989
Jan-Willem Bertens      Democrats 66      ELDR 24 July 1989 – 20 July 1999
Bouke Beumer      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 19 July 1994
Mathilde van den Brink      Labour Party      SOC 20 November 1989 – 19 July 1994
Pam Cornelissen      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 24 July 1984 – 20 July 1999
Piet Dankert      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 7 November 1989
Nel van Dijk      Rainbow of CPN, PSP and PPR      RBW January 1987 – 1 September 1998
Annemarie Goedmakers      Labour Party      SOC 20 November 1989 – 19 July 1994
Jim Janssen van Raaij      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP October 1986 – 20 July 1999
Jessica Larive      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ELDR 24 July 1984 – 20 July 1999
Hanja Maij-Weggen      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 6 November 1989
Alman Metten      Labour Party      SOC 24 July 1984 – 20 July 1999
Hemmo Muntingh      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 19 July 1994
Ria Oomen-Ruijten      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 25 July 1989
Arie Oostlander      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 25 July 1989 – 20 July 2004
Karla Peijs      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 25 July 1989 – 27 May 2003
Jean Penders      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 17 July 1979 – 19 July 1994
Bartho Pronk      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 20 November 1989 – 20 July 2004
Maartje van Putten      Labour Party      SOC 25 July 1989 – 20 July 1999
Jan Sonneveld      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 25 July 1989 – 20 July 1999
Wim van Velzen      Labour Party      SOC 25 July 1989 – 20 July 1999
Herman Verbeek      Rainbow of CPN, PSP and PPR      RBW 25 July 1989 – 19 July 1994
Maxime Verhagen      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 25 July 1989 – 19 July 1994
Ben Visser      Labour Party      SOC 24 July 1984 – 19 July 1994
Gijs de Vries      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ELDR 24 July 1984 – 2 Augustus 1998
Leendert "Leen" van der Waal      SGP, RPF and GPV      NI 24 July 1984 – 2 September 1997
Florus Wijsenbeek      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ELDR 24 July 1984 – 20 July 1999
Eisso Woltjer      Labour Party      SOC 17 July 1979 – 19 July 1994
Source: [8]

1994-1999[edit]

Dutch political parties[edit]

The 1994 European election was the fourth European election to be held. The liberal VVD and D66 parties and the orthodox Protestant alliance of Political Reformed Party, Reformatory Political Federation and Reformed Political Alliance profited from the expansion of the number of seats. While the Christian Democratic Appeal and the Labour Party lost a considerable number of votes, but remained stabile in seats. 35,7% of the Dutch citizens turned out on election day.

e • d Summary of the 9 June 1994 European Parliament election results in the Netherlands
Lists Votes % Change Seats Change
Logo National Party EU Party EP Group
CDA.svg Christian Democratic Appeal Christen-Democratisch Appèl EPP 1.271.840 30,8 −3,8 10 ±0
PvdA.svg Labour Party Partij van de Arbeid PES 945.843 22,9 −7,8 8 ±0
VVD.svg People's Party for Freedom and Democracy Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie ELDR 740.451 17,9 +3,7 6 +3
D66.svg Democrats 66 Democraten 66 ELDR 481.826 11,7 +5,7 4 +3
Political Reformed Party, Reformatory Political Federation and Reformed Political Alliance none EN /I-EN 322.793 7,8 +1,9 2 +1
GroenLinks.svg GreenLeft GroenLinks EFGP EGG 154.362 3,7 -3,3 1 -1
The Greens De Groenen EFGP EGG 96.801 2,4 +2,4 0 ±0
SP nl logo 2006.svg Socialist Party Socialistische Partij none 55.306 1,3 +0,6 0 ±0
Centre Democrats Centrum Democraten none 43.300 1,0 +0,2 0 ±0
Others none 21.055 0,5 +0,1 0 ±0
Total valid votes 4.133.557 100 31 +6
Invalid votes 13.173
Blank votes 0
Total votes 4.146.730
Electorate 11.618.677
Turnout 35,7%
Source: [9]

European groups[edit]

e • d Summary of the 9 June 1994 European Parliament elections in the Netherlands
European group Seats 1989 Seats 1994 Change
European People's Party EPP 10 10 ±0
European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party ELDR 4 10 +6
Party of European Socialists PES 8 8 ±0
Green Group in the European Parliament EGG 2 1 -1
Europe of Nations EN 0 2 +2
Non-Inscrits 1 0 -1
25 31 +6

MEPs period 1994-1999[edit]

Below is a list of members of the European Parliament for the period 1994-1999 as a result of this election.

Name National party EP Group Period
Hedy d'Ancona      Labour Party      PES 19 July 1994 – July 1999
Jan-Willem Bertens      Democrats 66      ELDR 24 July 1989 – 20 July 1999
Leonie van Bladel      Labour Party      PES 19 July 1994 – 20 July 1999
Johannes "Hans" Blokland      Political Reformed Party
Reformatory Political FederationReformed Political Alliance
     EN /I-EN 19 July 1994 – 14 July 2009
Johanna Boogerd-Quaak      Democrats 66      ELDR 5 February 2003 – 20 July 2004
Laurens Jan Brinkhorst      Democrats 66      ELDR 19 July 1994 – 8 June 1999
Frits Castricum      Labour Party      PES 19 July 1994 – 20 July 1999
Pam Cornelissen      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 24 July 1984 – 20 July 1999
Rijk van Dam      Political Reformed Party
Reformatory Political FederationReformed Political Alliance
     EN /I-EN September 1997 – 20 July 2004
Piet Dankert      Labour Party      PES 19 July 1994 – 20 July 1999
Nel van Dijk      GreenLeft      G January 1987 – 1 September 1998
Doeke Eisma      Democrats 66      ELDR 19 July 1994 – 20 July 1999
Robert Jan Goedbloed      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ELDR September 1998 – 20 July 1999
Elly Plooij-van Gorsel      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ELDR 19 July 1994 – 20 July 2004
Joost Lagendijk      GreenLeft      G 1 September 1998 – 14 July 2009
Jessica Larive      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ELDR 24 July 1984 – 20 July 1999
Hanja Maij-Weggen      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 19 July 1994 – 1 October 2003
Alman Metten      Labour Party      PES 24 July 1984 – 20 July 1999
Jan Mulder      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ELDR 19 July 1994 – 14 July 2009
Ria Oomen-Ruijten      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 25 July 1989
Arie Oostlander      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 25 July 1989 – 20 July 2004
Karla Peijs      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 25 July 1989 – 27 May 2003
Peter Pex      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 19 July 1994 – 20 July 1999
Bartho Pronk      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 20 November 1989 – 20 July 2004
Maartje van Putten      Labour Party      PES 25 July 1989 – 20 July 1999
Jim Janssen van Raaij      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP October 1986 – 20 July 1999
Jan Sonneveld      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 25 July 1989 – 20 July 1999
Wim van Velzen      Labour Party      PES 25 July 1989 – 20 July 1999
Wim van Velzen      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 19 July 1994 – 20 July 2004
Gijs de Vries      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ELDR 24 July 1984 – 2 Augustus 1998
Leendert "Leen" van der Waal      Political Reformed Party
Reformatory Political FederationReformed Political Alliance
     EN /I-EN 24 July 1984 – 2 September 1997
Jan-Kees Wiebenga      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ELDR 19 July 1994 – October 2001
Jan Marinus Wiersma      Labour Party      PES 19 July 1994 – 14 July 2009
Florus Wijsenbeek      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ELDR 24 July 1984 – 20 July 1999
Source: [10]

1999-2004[edit]

Dutch political parties[edit]

The 1999 European election was the fifth European election to be held. With only 30 percent of the population showing up, the voter turnout hit an all-time low for Dutch elections on the national level. In the election, GreenLeft performed particularly well quadrupling their seats from one to four, the Socialist Party also won its first seat. These gains were made at the cost of the Christian Democratic Appeal, Democrats 66 and the PvdA, which lost one, two and two seats respectively.

e • d Summary of the 10 June 1999 European Parliament election results in the Netherlands
Lists Votes % Change Seats Change
Logo National Party EU Party EP Group
CDA.svg Christian Democratic Appeal Christen-Democratisch Appèl EPP EPP-ED 951,898 26.94 −3.9 9 −1
PvdA.svg Labour Party Partij van de Arbeid PES 712,929 20.11 −2.8 6 −2
VVD.svg People's Party for Freedom and Democracy Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie ELDR 698,050 19.69 +2.2 6 ±0
GroenLinks.svg GreenLeft GroenLinks EFGP Greens-EFA 419,869 11.85 +8.1 4 +3
SGP, RPF and GPV none EDD 309.612 8,74 +0,9 3 +1
D66.svg Democrats 66 Democraten 66 ELDR 205,623 5.8 −5.9 2 −2
SP nl logo 2006.svg Socialist Party Socialistische Partij none EUL/NGL 178,642 5.04 +3.7 1 +1
The European Party De Europese Partij none 23,231 0.66 +0.66 0 ±0
CD/Conservative Democrats CD/Conservatieve Democraten none 17.740 0,50 +0,50 0 ±0
European Electorate Platform Netherlands Europees Verkiezers Platform Nederland none 13.234 0,37 +0,37 0 ±0
List Sala Lijst Sala none 10.580 0,30 +0,30 0 ±0
Total valid votes 3.544.408 100 31 ±0
Invalid votes 16.356
Total votes 3.560.764
Electorate 11.862.864
Turnout 30.02%
Source: [11]

European groups[edit]

e • d Summary of the 10 June 1999 European Parliament elections in the Netherlands
European group Seats 1994 Seats 1999 Change
European People's Party–European Democrats EPP-ED 10 9 −1
European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party ELDR 10 8 −2
Party of European Socialists PES 8 6 −2
European Greens–European Free Alliance Greens-EFA 1 4 +3
Europe of Democracies and Diversities EDD 2 3 +1
European United Left–Nordic Green Left EUL-NGL 0 1 +1
Non-Inscrits 0 0 ±0
31 31 ±0

MEPs period 1999-2004[edit]

Below is a list of members of the European Parliament for the period 1999-2004 as a result of this election.

Name National party EP Group Period
Bas Belder SGP, RPF and GPV      EDD 20 July 1999
Max van den Berg      Labour Party      PES 20 July 1999 – 1 September 2007
Hans Blokland SGP, RPF and GPV      EDD 19 July 1994 – 14 July 2009
Johanna Boogerd-Quaak      Democrats 66      ELDR 5 februari 2003 – 20 july 2004
Bob van den Bos      Democrats 66      ELDR 20 July 1999 – 20 July 2004
Theo Bouwman      GreenLeft      G–EFA 20 July 1999 – 20 July 2004
Cees Bremmer      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP–ED 8 October 2003 – 20 July 2004
Kathalijne Buitenweg      GreenLeft      G–EFA 20 July 1999 – 14 July 2009
Ieke van den Burg      Labour Party      PES 20 July 1999 – 14 July 2009
Dorette Corbey      Labour Party      PES 20 July 1999 – 14 July 2009
Rijk van Dam SGP, RPF and GPV      EDD September 1997 – 20 July 2004
Bert Doorn      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP–ED 20 July 1999 – 14 July 2009
Elly Plooij-van Gorsel      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ELDR 19 July 1994 – 20 July 2004
Marieke Sanders-ten Holte      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ELDR 20 July 1999 – 20 July 2004
Michiel van Hulten      Labour Party      PES 20 July 1999 – 20 July 2004
Lousewies van der Laan      Democrats 66      ELDR 20 July 1999 – 30 January 2003
Joost Lagendijk      GreenLeft      G–EFA 1 September 1998 – 14 July 2009
Albert-Jan Maat      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP–ED 20 July 1999 – 10 April 2007
Jules Maaten      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ELDR 20 July 1999 – 14 July 2009
Hanja Maij-Weggen      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP–ED 19 July 1994 – 1 October 2003
Toine Manders      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ELDR 20 July 1999
Maria Martens      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP–ED 20 July 1999 – 14 July 2009
Erik Meijer      Socialist Party      EUL–NGL 20 July 1999 – 14 July 2009
Jan Mulder      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ELDR 19 July 1994 – 14 July 2009
Ria Oomen-Ruijten      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP–ED 25 July 1989
Arie Oostlander      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP–ED 25 July 1989 – 20 July 2004
Karla Peijs      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP–ED 25 July 1989 – 27 May 2003
Peter Pex      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP–ED 11 june 2003 – 20 july 2004
Bartho Pronk      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP–ED 20 November 1989 – 20 July 2004
Alexander de Roo      GreenLeft      G–EFA 20 July 1999 – 20 July 2004
Joke Swiebel      Labour Party      PES 20 July 1999 – 20 July 2004
Wim van Velzen      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP–ED 19 July 1994 – 20 July 2004
Herman Vermeer      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ELDR 12 November 2001 – 20 july 2004
Jan-Kees Wiebenga      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ELDR 19 July 1994 – October 2001
Jan Marinus Wiersma      Labour Party      PES 19 July 1994 – 14 July 2009
Source: [12]

2004-2009[edit]

Dutch political parties[edit]

The 2004 European election was the sixth European election and were held in the Netherlands on June 10. The ruling centre-right parties, the Christian Democratic Appeal and the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy polled poorly, while the opposition Labour Party and Socialist Party gained ground. The anti-fraud party Europe Transparent of whistle blower Paul van Buitenen unexpectedly won two seats.


e • d Summary of the 10 June 2004 European Parliament election results in the Netherlands
Lists Votes % Change Seats Change
Logo National Party EU Party EP Group
list Christian Democratic Appeal Christen-Democratisch Appèl EPP EPP-ED 1.164.431 24,43 -2,51 7 -2
list Labour Party Partij van de Arbeid PES 1.124.549 23,60 +3,49 7 +1
list People's Party for Freedom and Democracy Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie ELDR ALDE 629.198 13,20 -6,49 4 -2
list GreenLeft GroenLinks EGP Greens-EFA 352.201 7,39 -4,46 2 -2
list Europe Transparent Europa Transparant none Greens-EFA 349.156 7,33 +7,33 2 +2
list Socialist Party Socialistische Partij none EUL/NGL 332.326 6,97 +1,93 2 +1
list ChristianUnion – Reformed Political Party ChristenUnie–SGP none ID 279.880 5,87 -2,27 2 -1
list Democrats 66 Democraten 66 ELDR ALDE 202.502 4,25 -1,55 1 -1
list Party for Animals Partij voor de Dieren none 153.432 3,22 +3,22 0 ±0
list Pim Fortuyn List Lijst Pim Fortuyn none EUN 121.509 2,55 +2,55 0 ±0
list Party of the North Partij voor het Noorden none 18.234 0,38 +3,38 0 ±0
list New Right Nieuw Rechts none 15.732 0,33 +0,33 0 ±0
list Livable Europe Leefbaar Europa none 9.144 0,19 +0,19 0 ±0
list Democratic Europe Democratisch Europa none 8.780 0,18 +0,18 0 ±0
list Respect.now Respect.nu none 4.603 0,10 +0,10 0 ±0
Total valid votes 4.765.677 100 27 -4
Invalid votes 11.444
Total votes 4.777.121
Electorate 12.168.878
Turnout 39,26%
Source: [13]

European groups[edit]

e • d Summary of the 10 June 2004 European Parliament elections in the Netherlands
European group Seats 1999 Seats 2004 Change
European People's Party–European Democrats EPP-ED 9 7 −2
Party of European Socialists PES 6 7 +1
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe ALDE 8 5 −3
European Greens–European Free Alliance Greens-EFA 4 4 ±0
European United Left–Nordic Green Left EUL-NGL 1 2 +1
Independence/Democracy ID 3 2 −1
Non-Inscrits 0 0 ±0
31 27 -4

MEPs period 2004-2009[edit]

Below is a list of members of the European Parliament for the period 2004-2009 as a result of this election.

Name National party EP Group Period Votes
Bastiaan "Bas" Belder      ChristianUnion–Reformed Political Party      IND&DEM 20 July 1999 44,473
Max van den Berg      Labour Party      PES 20 July 1999 – 1 September 2007 879,972
Thijs Berman      Labour Party      PES 20 July 2004 2,536
Johannes Blokland      ChristianUnion–Reformed Political Party      IND&DEM 19 July 1994 – 14 July 2009 197,031
Emine Bozkurt      Labour Party      PES 20 July 2004 24,359
Paul van Buitenen      Europe Transparent      G–EFA 20 July 2004 – 14 July 2009 338,477
Kathalijne Buitenweg      GreenLeft      G–EFA 20 July 1999 – 14 July 2009 297,237
Ieke van den Burg      Labour Party      PES 20 July 1999 – 14 July 2009 2,084
Jan Cremers      Labour Party      PES 8 May 2008 – 14 July 2009
Dorette Corbey      Labour Party      PES 20 July 1999 – 14 July 2009 17,847
Bert Doorn      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP–ED 20 July 1999 – 14 July 2009 978
Camiel Eurlings      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP–ED 20 July 2004 – 22 February 2007 938,025
Els de Groen-Kouwenhoven      Europe Transparent      G–EFA 20 July 2004 – 14 July 2009 4,796
Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ALDE 20 July 2004 44,064
Lily Jacobs      Labour Party      PES 4 September 2007 – 14 July 2009
Joost Lagendijk      GreenLeft      G–EFA 1 September 1998 – 14 July 2009 3,626
Esther de Lange      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP–ED 12 April 2007
Kartika Liotard      Socialist Party      EUL–NGL 20 July 2004 32,187
Albert Jan Maat      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP–ED 20 July 1999 – 10 April 2007 50,493
Jules Maaten      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ALDE 20 July 1999 – 14 July 2009 412,688
Toine Manders      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ALDE 20 July 1999 43,376
Maria Martens      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP–ED 20 July 1999 – 14 July 2009 30.948
Edith Mastenbroek      Labour Party      PES 20 July 2004 – 20 April 2008 92,018
Erik Meijer      Socialist Party      EUL–NGL 20 July 1999 – 14 July 2009 230,531
Jan Mulder      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ALDE 19 July 1994 – 14 July 2009 32,819
Lambert van Nistelrooij      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP–ED 20 July 2004 27,957
Ria Oomen-Ruijten      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP–ED 19 July 1994 29,719
Joop Post      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP–ED 1 March 2007 – 16 October 2007
Sophie in 't Veld      Democrats 66      ALDE 20 July 2004 161,104
Cornelis Visser      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP–ED 17 October 2007 – 14 July 2009
Jan-Marinus Wiersma      Labour Party      PES 19 July 1994 – 14 July 2009 27,067
Corien Wortmann-Kool      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP–ED 20 July 2004 2,748
Source: [14]

2009-2014[edit]

Dutch political parties[edit]

The European Parliament election of 2009 in the Netherlands was the election of the delegation from the Netherlands to the European Parliament in 2009 and took place on June 4, 2009. The number of Dutch seats was 25 (down from 27). Seventeen parties competed in a D'Hondt type election. For the first time, also all Dutch residents of the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba were entitled to vote.

The Christen-Democratic CDA managed to stay the biggest party in the Netherlands (5 seats), despite losing 2 seats.
Biggest winners this elections were the Party for Freedom (+4 seats) and Democrats 66 (+2 seats) Biggest loser was the Labour Party losing more than half their seats (-4 seats) in the European parliament.

In 2011 the number of Dutch seats increased by 1 to 26 as stipulated in the Treaty of Lisbon. The extra seat was assigned to the Party for Freedom.


e • d Summary of the 4 June 2009 European Parliament election results in the Netherlands
Lists Votes % Change Seats Change
List National Party EU Party EP Group
list Christian Democratic Appeal Christen-Democratisch Appèl EPP EPP 913.233 20,05 −4,33 5 −2
list Party for Freedom Partij voor de Vrijheid none NI 772.746 16,97 +16,97 4 +4
list Labour Party Partij van de Arbeid PES S&D 548.691 12,05 −11,60 3 −4
list People's Party for Freedom and Democracy Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie ELDR ALDE 518.643 11,39 −1,81 3 −1
list Democrats 66 Democraten 66 ELDR ALDE 515.422 11,32 +7,08 3 +2
list GreenLeft GroenLinks EGP Greens-EFA 404.020 8,87 +1,53 3 +1
list Socialist Party Socialistische Partij none EUL/NGL 323.269 7,10 +0,13 2 ±0
list ChristianUnion – Reformed Political Party ChristenUnie–SGP ECPM / none ECR / EFD 310.540 6,82 +0,91 2 ±0
list Party for the Animals Partij voor de Dieren none 157.735 3,46 +0,32 0 ±0
list European Whistle-Blower Party Europese klokkenluiderspartij none 21.448 0,47 +0,47 0 ±0
list Newropeans Newropeans none 19.840 0,44 +0,44 0 ±0
list Libertas Libertas Libertas.eu EFD 14.612 0,32 +0,32 0 ±0
list Liberal Democratic Party Liberaal Democratische Partij none 10.757 0,24 +0,24 0 ±0
list The Greens De Groenen EGP Greens-EFA 8.517 0,19 +0,19 0 ±0
list Solidara none 7.533 0,17 +0,17 0 ±0
list Europe Cheap! & Sustainable Europa Voordelig! & Duurzaam none 4.431 0,10 +0,10 0 ±0
list Party for European politics Partij voor Europese Politiek none 2.427 0,05 +0,05 0 ±0
Total valid votes 4.553.864 100 25 -2
Invalid votes 9.866
Blank votes 10.013
Total votes 4.573.743
Electorate 12.378.500
Turnout 36,9%
Source: [15][dead link][citation needed]

European groups[edit]

The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe became the biggest group in the Netherlands, after an electoral loss for the parties in European People's Party–European Democrats and European Socialists group.
The European Greens–European Free Alliance lost a seat, despite GreenLeft winning a seat. This because Europe Transparent, which sat in the European Greens-EFA group did not take part this election. Newcomer Party for Freedom is not part of a European group and is under Non-Inscrits. The ChristianUnion-SGP was in the Independence/Democracy group, but this group did not meet the requirements to be a group in the European Parliament and was dissolved. The ChristianUnion and SGP entered talks with the European Conservatives after the elections. The SGP was asked to chance there stance on women issues, but declined. After that the ChristianUnion joined the European Conservatives on its own. The ChristianUnion and Reformed Political Party split after 25 years cooperation into two group in the European parliament.


e • d Summary of the 4 June 2009 European Parliament elections in the Netherlands
European group Seats 2004 Seats 2009 Change
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe ALDE 5 6 +1
European People's Party EPP 7 5 -2
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats PASD 7 3 -4
European Greens–European Free Alliance Greens-EFA 4 3 -1
European United Left–Nordic Green Left EUL-NGL 2 2 ±0
European Conservatives and Reformists ECR 0 1 +1
Europe of Freedom and Democracy EFD 2 1 -1
Non-Inscrits 0 4 +4
27 25 -2

MEPs period 2009-2014[edit]

Below is a list of members of the European Parliament for the period 2009-2014 as a result of this election.

Name National party EP Group Period Votes
Johannes "Hans" van Baalen      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ALDE 14 July 2009 – 367,796
Bastiaan "Bas" Belder      Reformed Political Party      EFD 20 July 1999 – 53,450
Thijs Berman      Labour Party      S&D 20 July 2004 – 372,060
Louis Bontes [16]      Party for Freedom      NI 14 July 2009 – 6,751
Emine Bozkurt      Labour Party      S&D 20 July 2004 – 66,385
Wim van de Camp      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 14 July 2009 – 579,775
Marije Cornelissen      GreenLeft      G–EFA 14 July 2009 – 14,486
Peter van Dalen      ChristianUnion      ECR 14 July 2009 – 209,947
Bas Eickhout      GreenLeft      G–EFA 14 July 2009 – 13,782
Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy      Democrats 66      ALDE 14 July 2009 – 18,107
Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert [17]      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy      ALDE 20 July 2004 – 52,184
Dennis de Jong      Socialist Party      EUL–NGL 14 July 2009 – 194,359
Esther de Lange      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 12 April 2007 – 43,406
Kartika Liotard [18]      Socialist Party (2009–2010) /      Independent      EUL–NGL 20 July 2004 – 32,426
Barry Madlener [19]      Party for Freedom      NI 14 July 2009 – 372,060
Toine Manders [20]      People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (2009–2013) /      Independent      ALDE 20 July 1999 – 34,973
Judith Merkies      Labour Party      S&D 14 July 2009 – 18,553
Lambert van Nistelrooij      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 20 July 2004 – 41,846
Ria Oomen-Ruijten      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 25 July 1989 – 70,388
Judith Sargentini      GreenLeft      G–EFA 14 July 2009 – 321,744
Marietje Schaake      Democrats 66      ALDE 14 July 2009 – 18,662
Laurence Stassen [21] [22]      Party for Freedom (2009–2014) /      Independent      NI 14 July 2009 – 17,880
Daniël van der Stoep [23]      Party for Freedom (2009–2011) /      Independent      NI 14 July 2009 – 5,650
Sophie in 't Veld      Democrats 66      ALDE 20 July 2004 – 433,957
Corien Wortmann-Kool      Christian Democratic Appeal      EPP 20 July 2004 – 48,270
  1. ^ CBS StatLine Election 1979
  2. ^ Archivo Histórico Electoral Election 1979
  3. ^ Dutch MEPs Parlementair Documentatie Centrum
  4. ^ CBS StatLine Election 1984
  5. ^ Archivo Histórico Electoral Election 1984
  6. ^ Dutch MEPs Parlementair Documentatie Centrum
  7. ^ CBS StatLine Election 1989
  8. ^ Dutch MEPs Parlementair Documentatie Centrum
  9. ^ CBS StatLine Election 1994
  10. ^ Dutch MEPs Parlementair Documentatie Centrum
  11. ^ Election results since 1918 (Dutch)
  12. ^ Dutch MEPs Parlementair Documentatie Centrum
  13. ^ Minutes Dutch EP election 2004 in .pdf and Dutch
  14. ^ Dutch MEPs Parlementair Documentatie Centrum
  15. ^ Minutes Dutch EP election 2009 in .pdf and Dutch
  16. ^ Resigned in 2010, became a member of the Dutch Parliament (House of Representatives) after the 2010 election. Replaced by Lucas Hartong on 22 June 2010.
  17. ^ Resigned in 2010, became a member of the Dutch Parliament (House of Representatives) after the 2010 election. Replaced by Jan Mulder on 22 June 2010.
  18. ^ Withdrew her membership of the Socialist Party on 1 June 2010 after internal conflicts in the Socialist Party. Sits as an independent while still part of the EUL-NGL.
  19. ^ Resigned in 2012, became a member of the Dutch Parliament (House of Representatives) after the 2012 election. Replaced by Patricia van der Kammen on 27 September 2012.
  20. ^ Withdrew his membership of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy on 17 October 2013 to run as party leader of 50PLUS in the European Parliament election, 2014. Sits as an independent, while still part of the ALDE.
  21. ^ Geert Wilders, as "party list pusher" was chosen on the number of preferences votes, however he declined to join the European Parliament. Stassen took up his seat.
  22. ^ Withdrew her membership of the Party for Freedom on 21 March 2014 after allegedly discriminatory remarks by party leader Wilders. Sits as an independent.
  23. ^ Resigned in 2011 because he caused a car crash while drunk driving. Replaced by Auke Zijlstra on 13 September 2011. Van der Stoep returned to the Parliament in December 2011 because of seat increases provided for by the Treaty of Lisbon. As the first candidate on the Party for Freedom election list who did not have a seat in the European Parliament he was allowed to return to the Parliament. However, the Party for Freedom did not allow him to rejoin their delegation, and he currently sits as an independent.


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