Henk Leenders

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Henk Leenders
Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
Assumed office
10 September 2014
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 60)
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 has been member of the States of North Brabant since 10 March 2011 and has served as party leader since.[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]


  1. ^ a b "Drs. H.J.M. (Henk) Leenders" (in Dutch). Parlement.com. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  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.