Mark Verheijen

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Mark Verheijen

Markus Leonardus "Mark" Verheijen (born 14 August 1976 in Baarlo) is a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie). He was Vice Chairmen from 2008 till 2012 and ad interim Chairmen from 4 August 2010 to 20 May 2011.[1] Since 20 September 2012, he has been an MP.

Previously he was a member of the municipal councils of Grubbenvorst and Venlo, an alderman of Venlo from 2006 to 2011, a member of the provincial parliament of Limburg, and a member of the provincial executive of Limburg from 2011 to 2012.

Verheijen studied history, philosophy and law at Radboud University Nijmegen. He worked as a management consultant at Deloitte & Touche.

In 2015 information surfaced that Verheijen possibly wrongly claimed thousands of euros in expenses in 2011 and 2012. Both private expenses and campaign-related party political expenses were claimed as expenses incurred during his work as a representative in the Provincial Parliament of Limburg.[2] The Province of Limburg had an external organization investigate whether Verheijen's expenses charges were appropriate, the organization concluded that they were appropriate.[3] As a consequence of the result of an internal investigation[4] of the Permanent Integrity Comity of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), Mark Verheijen resigned as a MP on February 27, 2015.[5]


  1. ^ (Dutch) Mark Verheijen, People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
  2. ^ (Dutch)
  3. ^ "Limburg: geen onterechte declaraties Verheijen". Nederlandse Omroep Stichting. 23 February 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  4. ^ (Dutch)
  5. ^ "VVD-Kamerlid Mark Verheijen stapt op" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Omroep Stichting. 27 February 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2015.