Elly Blanksma-van den Heuvel

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Elly Blanksma-van den Heuvel
Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
In office
November 30, 2006 – September 19, 2012
Personal details
Born Petronella Johanna Maria Godefrida van den Heuvel
(1959-09-24) September 24, 1959 (age 58)
Helmond, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Christian Democratic Appeal (Christen-Democratisch Appèl - CDA)
Spouse(s) Married
Residence Eindhoven, Netherlands
Alma mater Fontys University of Applied Sciences (B.A., Business economics)
Occupation Politician, banking manager
Website (in Dutch) Christian Democratic Appeal website

Petronella Johanna Maria Godefrida (Elly) Blanksma-van den Heuvel (born September 24, 1959 in Helmond) is a Dutch politician and former banking manager. As a member of the Christian Democratic Appeal (Christen-Democratisch Appèl) she was an MP from November 30, 2006 to September 19, 2012, focusing on finance, economics, innovation and agriculture. Since November 1, 2012 she has been mayor of Helmond.

Blanksma-van den Heuvel was born in the province of North Brabant and studied business economics at Fontys University of Applied Sciences. She worked in several management positions at the Rabobank.

From 1987 to 1995 she was a member of the States-Provincial of North Brabant. She was also a member of the national as well of the North Brabant party executive. From November 2006 to September 2012 she served as an MP in the Dutch House of Representatives. She was spokeswoman in the area of finance on behalf of the CDA parliamentary group.