Henk Krol

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Henk Krol
Henk Krol 2013.jpg
Krol in 2013
Member of the House
of Representatives
Assumed office
10 September 2014
Parliamentary groupIndependent (2020–present)
Group Krol/Van Kooten-Arissen (2020)
50PLUS (2014–2020)
In office
20 September 2012 – 4 October 2013
Parliamentary group50PLUS
Parliamentary leader in the
House of Representatives
In office
6 May 2020 – 8 August 2020
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byOffice discontinued
Parliamentary groupGroup Krol/Van Kooten-Arissen
In office
10 September 2014 – 3 May 2020
Preceded byMartine Baay-Timmerman
Succeeded byCorrie van Brenk
Parliamentary group50PLUS
In office
20 September 2012 – 4 October 2013
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byNorbert Klein
Parliamentary group50PLUS
Leader of the
Party for the Future
In office
3 May 2020 – 18 October 2020
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byVacant
Leader of 50PLUS
In office
8 October 2016 – 3 May 2020
Preceded byJan Nagel
Succeeded byLiane den Haan
In office
12 January 2012 – 4 October 2013
Preceded byJan Nagel
Succeeded byJan Nagel
Personal details
Born
Henricus Cornelis Maria Krol

(1950-04-01) 1 April 1950 (age 70)
Tilburg, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyHenk Krol List (2020–present)
Other political
affiliations
Party for the Future (2020)
50PLUS (2011–2020)
VVD (1977–2011)
ResidenceEindhoven, Netherlands
Alma materFree University Amsterdam
(Bachelor of Philosophy)
OccupationPolitician · Journalist · Editor · Author · Businessman · Political consultant · Public relations manager · 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. He has been a member of the House of Representatives since 10 September 2014. He used to be the leader of 50PLUS, but left the party in 2020 due to disagreements with the rest of the party's leadership. From 3 May to 18 October 2020, Krol was the leader of the Party for the Future.

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]

After disagreements with the party top of 50PLUS he resigned from the leadership position and exited the party. He founded the Party for the Future together with formerly independent member of the House of Representatives Femke Merel van Kooten, but left the party a few months later. [9]

Decorations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in English) Romance in The Netherlands by Diane Anderson-Minshall Archived 2011-07-15 at the Wayback Machine, 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.
  9. ^ (in Dutch) Henk Krol na ruzie met Henk Otten weg bij Partij voor de Toekomst, NOS, 19 October 2020

External links[edit]

Party political offices
Preceded by
Office established
Lijsttrekker of 50PLUS
2012 · 2017
Succeeded by
Liane den Haan
Preceded by
Jan Nagel
Leader of 50PLUS
2012–2013
2014–2020
Succeeded by
Jan Nagel
Succeeded by
Liane den Haan
Preceded by
Office established
Parliamentary leader of 50PLUS
in the House of Representatives

2012–2013
2014–2020
Succeeded by
Norbert Klein
Preceded by
Martine Baay-Timmerman
Succeeded by
Corrie van Brenk
Preceded by
Office established
Leader of the Party for the Future
2020
Succeeded by
Vacant