List of members of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands, 2006–10
The List of members of the House of Representatives is the list of members of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands the Lower house of the States-General of the Netherlands. The members elected in the Dutch general election of 2006. There has been a sizable number of mutations since due to the particular nature of the Dutch constitutional system. New members are supplied from their party lists so the resignation of individual members' seats does not change the balance of power in the States-General of the Netherlands. The term started on 30 November 2006, and ended on 16 June 2010.
- 1 Christian Democratic Appeal (41 seats)
- 2 Dutch Labour Party (33 seats)
- 3 Socialist Party (25 seats)
- 4 People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (21 seats)
- 5 Party for Freedom (9 seats)
- 6 GreenLeft (7 seats)
- 7 ChristianUnion (6 seats)
- 8 Democrats 66 (3 seats)
- 9 Party for the Animals (2 seats)
- 10 Reformed Political Party (2 seats)
- 11 Proud of the Netherlands (1 seat)
- 12 Changes
Christian Democratic Appeal (41 seats)
Dutch Labour Party (33 seats)
Socialist Party (25 seats)
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (21 seats)
Party for Freedom (9 seats)
ChristianUnion (6 seats)
Democrats 66 (3 seats)
Party for the Animals (2 seats)
Reformed Political Party (2 seats)
Proud of the Netherlands (1 seat)
Changes in 2006
- 30 November: Tiny Kox (Socialist Party) does not take his seat. In his place, Hugo Polderman takes the oath on 5 December 2006.
Changes in 2007
- 21 February: Jan Peter Balkenende, Maxime Verhagen, Maria van der Hoeven, Piet Hein Donner, Gerda Verburg and Cees van der Knaap (all CDA), Wouter Bos, Nebahat Albayrak, Jet Bussemaker, Sharon Dijksma, Bert Koenders en Frans Timmermans (all Labour Party) and André Rouvoet and Tineke Huizinga-Heringa (ChristianUnion) become either minister or junior minister in the Fourth Balkenende cabinet triggering their resignations from the House of Representatives.
- 1 March: Joop Wijn (CDA) decides to end his political career and resigns from the House of Representatives.
- 1 March: The seats vacated by Joop Wijn and members of the Cabinet are taken up by Ans Willemse-van der Ploeg, Corien Jonker, Eddy Bilder, Raymond Knops, Sander de Rouwe, Madeleine van Toorenburg and Antoinette Vietsch (CDA), Khadija Arib, Paul Tang, Margot Kraneveldt, Pierre Heijnen, Mei Li Vos en Marjo van Dijken (Labour Party) and Esmé Wiegman-van Meppelen Scheppink and Ed Anker (ChristianUnion).
- 20 November: Ferd Crone (Labour Party) resigns from the House of Representatives after being nominated mayor of Leeuwarden. Anja Timmer takes the oath on the same day.
Changes in 2008
- 1 January: Aleid Wolfsen (Labour) resigns his parliamentary seat after being appointed mayor of Utrecht. He was succeeded on 15 January Jan Boelhouwer.
- 15 January: Rosita van Gijlswijk (SP) resigns her parliamentary seat in order to take up a position in the Socialist Party Board. Farshad Bashir takes her seat the same day. Being twenty years and one day of age he is the youngest ever member of the House of Representatives.
- 23 January: Jules Kortenhorst (CDA) resigns his seat to become director of the European Climate Foundation. Margreeth Smilde, formerly a member of the House of Representatives from 2002 to 2006 takes the oath the same day.
- 8 April: Sabine Uitslag (CDA) becomes a temporary member of parliament with Mirjam Sterk taking four months of maternity leave. Her membership of the House of Representatives expires automatically with Mirjam Sterk's return on 29 July 2008.
- 8 April: Ron Abel (SP) resigns his seat for health reasons. He is succeeded on 22 April 2008 by Manja Smits.
- 17 April: Nicolien van Vroonhoven-Kok (CDA) takes maternity leave. Her seat is taken by Ine Aasted-Madsen until 17 August 2008.
- 2 September: Wijnand Duyvendak (GreenLeft) resigns his seat after revelations concerning his past as a political activist. Karien van Gennip (CDA) leaves after taking up a management position with ING and Roland Kortenhorst (CDA) resigns in order to start up a new business venture. Jolande Sap takes Duyvendak's seat. Sabine Uitslag and Ine Aasted-Madsen take the oath as permanent members of the House of Representatives.
- 2 September: Mariko Peters (GreenLeft) takes maternity leave. Isabelle Diks takes her seat until 21 December 2008.
- 18 December: Henk Kamp (VVD) resigns his seat after being appointed as commissioner for Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba. He is succeeded by Ton Elias on the same day.
Changes in 2009
- 1 January: Nathalie de Rooij (SP) leaves because of personal reasons. She is succeeded on 13 January by Trix de Roos.
- 10 March: Jos Hessels (CDA) resigns his seat because he has been appointed member of the States Deputed for Limburg. His successor Hein Pieper takes the oath on 17 March 2009.
- 1 May: Jacques Tichelaar (Labour Party) resigns his seat after being nominated Queen's Commissioner of Drenthe. He is succeeded by Patricia Linhard.
- 14 July: Hans van Baalen (VVD), Wim van de Camp (CDA) and Barry Madlener (PVV) become member of the European Parliament after the elections in June and therefore resign their seats. Cees Meeuwis (VVD), Rendert Algra (CDA) en Richard de Mos (PVV) take the oath on 1 September.
- 18 November: Arend Jan Boekestijn (VVD) resigns his seat after statements about the confidential meeting between Members of the House of Representatives and Queen Beatrix. He is succeeded by Mark Harbers.
- 11 December: Ruud van Heugten (CDA) resigns because of his appointment as States Deputed of North Brabant.
- 15 December: Nihat Eski (CDA) replaces Ruud van Heugten.
Changes in 2010
- 19 January: Attje Kuiken (PvdA) takes a maternity leave for four months. Saskia Laaper is replacing her.
- 9 February: Chantal Gill'ard (PvdA) is replaced by Keklik Yücel till 31 May 2010.
- 11 May: Staf Depla (PvdA) resigns because of his appointment as alderman of Eindhoven.
- 12 May: Nebahat Albayrak (PvdA) replaces Stef Depla.