Renske Leijten

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Renske Leijten
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Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
Assumed office
November 30, 2006
Personal details
Born Renske Maria Leijten
(1979-03-17) March 17, 1979 (age 38)
Leiden, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Socialist Party (Socialistische Partij - SP)
Relations Single
Residence Haarlem, Netherlands
Alma mater University of Groningen (BA - Dutch language and literature)
Occupation Politician
Website (Dutch) Socialist Party website

Renske Maria Leijten (born March 17, 1979 in Leiden) is a Dutch politician. As a member of the Socialist Party (Socialistische Partij) she has been an MP since November 30, 2006. She focuses on matters of public health, quality of life and sports. From 6 February 2014 until 29 May 2014 she was temporarily absent due to maternity leave, she was first replaced by Tjitske Siderius,[1] and since 14 May 2014 by Henri Swinkels.[2]

Since 2005 she has been a member of SP's party executive committee. From 2005 to 2007 she was also chairwoman of SP's youth organization ROOD.

Leijten studied Dutch language and literature at the University of Groningen. She was raised Roman Catholic but is now agnostic.[3]


  1. ^ "Tjitske Siderius in Tweede Kamer tijdelijk vervanger van Renske Leijten (SP)" (in Dutch). 6 February 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Henri Swinkels tijdelijk en Tjitske Siderius vast SP-Tweede Kamerlid" (in Dutch). 14 May 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  3. ^ (Dutch) biography

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