Ard van der Steur

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Ard van der Steur

Gerard Adriaan (Ard) van der Steur (born October 7, 1969 in Haarlem) is a Dutch politician and lawyer. On March 20, 2015 he became Minister of Security and Justice. As a member of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie) he has been an MP since June 17, 2010. He focuses on matters of judiciary, constitutional and administrative law.

He was a member of the municipal council of the former municipality of Warmond from 2002 to 2006 and has been a member of its successor the municipal council of Teylingen since 2006. In both cases he was respectively is also VVD fraction leader.

Van der Steur studied law at Leiden University.


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