Esmé Wiegman

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Esmé Wiegman
Member of the House of Representatives (Netherlands)
In office
March 1, 2007 – September 19, 2012
Personal details
Born Emma Eleonora van Meppelen Scheppink
(1975-07-24) July 24, 1975 (age 42)
Haarlem, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party ChristianUnion (ChristenUnie - CU)
Reformatory Political Federation (RPF) till 2004
Spouse(s) Married
Residence Zwolle, Netherlands
Alma mater Leiden University (MA, Dutch language and literature)
Occupation Politician
Website (in Dutch) ChristianUnion website

Emma Eleonora (Esmé) Wiegman-van Meppelen Scheppink (born July 24, 1975 in Haarlem) is a former Dutch politician. As a member of the ChristianUnion (ChristenUnie) she was an MP from March 1, 2007 to September 19, 2012. She focused on matters of the European Union, public health, welfare, sports, spatial planning and natural environment.

Wiegman studied Dutch language and Dutch literature with a specialization in modern Dutch and Dutch East Indies literature at Leiden University. After finishing her study she worked as an editor for publishers and a magazine.

Wiegman became an active member of the youth organisation of the Reformatory Political Federation (RPF) in 1989, later she became a board member of the RPF itself. After the RPF merged into the ChristianUnion in 2002, Wiegman was elected a local representative in the council of her hometown Zwolle.

In the 2007 national elections she was elected first runner-up for the lower house of Netherlands' Parliament. After the ChristianUnion became a participoant in the newly formed fourth Balkenende cabinet - and two representatives taking positions in that cabinet - Wiegman became a member of Parliament in March 2007. Her term ended in September 2012.

Esmé Wiegman is married, mother of three and a member of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands.