Henk Krol

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Henk Krol
Henk Krol 2013.jpg
Henk Krol in 2013
Leader of 50PLUS
Assumed office
8 October 2016
Preceded by Jan Nagel
In office
12 January 2012 – 4 October 2013
Preceded by Jan Nagel
Succeeded by Jan Nagel
Parliamentary leader of 50PLUS in the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
Assumed office
10 September 2014
Preceded by Martine Baay-Timmerman
In office
20 September 2012 – 4 October 2013
Preceded by New title
Succeeded by Norbert Klein
Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
Assumed office
10 September 2014
In office
20 September 2012 – 4 October 2013
Personal details
Born Henricus Cornelis Maria Krol
(1950-04-01) 1 April 1950 (age 67)
Tilburg, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party 50PLUS (from 2011)
Other political
affiliations
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (from 1977)
Residence Eindhoven, Netherlands
Alma mater Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Bachelor of Philosophy)
Occupation Politician
Journalist
Publisher
Editor-in-chief
Author
Entrepreneur
Political consultant
Activist

Henricus Cornelis Maria "Henk" Krol (Dutch pronunciation: [ɦɛnˈrikʏs kɔrˈneːlɪs maːˈriaː ˈɦɛnk ˈkrɔl]; born 1 April 1950) is a Dutch journalist, publisher, entrepreneur, activist, and politician of 50PLUS. He is the parliamentary leader of 50PLUS in the House of Representatives and a Member of the House of Representatives since 10 September 2014. Krol has been the leader of 50PLUS since 8 October 2016.

Career[edit]

Krol served as the main spokesman for the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) in the House of Representatives from 1978 until 1985.

Krol was editor-in-chief of the magazine Gay Krant, which he founded in 1980.[1]

Between March 2011 and September 2012 he was member of the States-Provincial of North Brabant.

For the 2012 general election Krol was the lijsttrekker (top candidate) for the Pensioners' Party 50PLUS.[2]

Krol was the Parliamentary leader of 50PLUS in the House of Representatives from 13 September 2012 until 4 October 2013 and a Member of the House of Representatives from 20 September 2012 until 4 October 2013.

On 4 October 2013, de Volkskrant published an article alleging that Krol withheld pension money from his employees from 2004 until 2007, and then again in 2009, while working for the Gay Krant.[3] De Volkskrant said that the tip-off leading to the article had come via GlobaLeaks Publeaks, a new Dutch anonymous whistleblowing initiative.[4] The same day, Krol announced his resignation from the House of Representatives in a letter, admitting that he made 'many mistakes'. Although he did not address the allegations directly, he concluded that "it is impossible for me to continue in my function as representative".[5] He was replaced in the House of Representatives by Martine Baay-Timmerman on 29 October 2013.[6]

He was elected with preferential votes for the Ouderen Appèl party to the municipal council of Eindhoven in March 2014.[7] Krol returned to the House of Representatives on 10 September 2014 when Martine Baay-Timmerman went on sick leave.[8]

Decorations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in English) Romance in The Netherlands by Diane Anderson-Minshall, Passportmagazine.com, July 6, 2008
  2. ^ (in Dutch) Henk Krol lijsttrekker ouderenpartij, NOS, 4 June 2012
  3. ^ (in Dutch) Krol ontdook voor tienduizenden euro's aan pensioenpremies, De Volkskrant, 4 October 2013
  4. ^ Steinglass, Matt. "Dutch pensioners’ champion quits over contributions dispute". Financial Times. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  5. ^ (in Dutch) Krol: vijanden hebben gewonnen, NOS, 4 October 2013
  6. ^ "Baay definitief in Kamer voor 50Plus" (in Dutch). Volkskrant. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Henk Krol met voorkeursstemmen gekozen in Eindhoven" (in Dutch). ND. 20 March 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Krol (50PLUS) en Leenders (PvdA) keren terug in Tweede Kamer" (in Dutch). Parlement.com. 10 September 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 

External links[edit]

Party political offices
Preceded by
Jan Nagel
Leader of 50PLUS
2012–2013
Succeeded by
Jan Nagel
New title Parliamentary leader of 50PLUS in the
House of Representatives of the Netherlands

2012–2013
Succeeded by
Norbert Klein
Preceded by
Martine Baay-Timmerman
Parliamentary leader of 50PLUS in the
House of Representatives of the Netherlands

2014–
Incumbent
Preceded by
Jan Nagel
Leader of 50PLUS
2016–