Henk Leenders

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Henk Leenders
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Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
In office
10 September 2014 – 23 March 2017
Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
In office
3 September 2013 – 11 December 2013
Personal details
Born (1955-01-28) 28 January 1955 (age 62)
Elst, Netherlands
Political party Labour Party

Henk Leenders (born 28 January 1955) is a Dutch politician.

Leenders studied nursing at the Canisius Wilhelmina Hospital in Nijmegen between 1972 and 1976, he followed this up with a study of management at the HAN University of Applied Sciences between 1979 and 1981. He studied health sciences at Maastricht University between 1989 and 1992.[1]

He was member of the municipal council of Breda 16 March 2006 and 11 March 2010. He was a member of the States of North Brabant between 10 March 2011 and 3 October 2014, where he served as party leader.[1]

On 3 September 2013 he was installed as member of the Dutch House of Representatives as a temporary replacement for Yasemin Çegerek, who went on pregnancy leave. His temporary term lasted from 3 September until 11 December 2013.[2][3]

He returned to the House of Representatives on 10 September 2014 when he succeeded Mariëtte Hamer who became chair of the Social-Economic Council.[4] His term in the House ended on 23 March 2017.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Drs. H.J.M. (Henk) Leenders" (in Dutch). Parlement.com. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Benoemingen leden Tweede Kamer, kiesraad.nl, 3 september 2013
  3. ^ "Yasemin Cegerek terug in Kamer, Eric Smaling blijft lid". Parlement.com. 12 December 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Krol (50PLUS) en Leenders (PvdA) keren terug in Tweede Kamer" (in Dutch). Parlement.com. 10 September 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2014.