Roland van Vliet
|Roland van Vliet|
|Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands|
17 June 2010
|Born||Rudolf Aleida van Vliet
25 November 1969
|Political party||People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (from 2015)|
|Party for Freedom (2010–2014)
|Alma mater||Maastricht University (Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws)|
|Religion||Roman Catholicism (until 1982)|
Rudolf Aleida "Roland" van Vliet (born 25 November 1969) is a Dutch Independent politician. He has been a Member of the House of Representatives since 17 June 2010. Previously a member of the Party for Freedom (PVV) until he left the party 20 March 2014. He became a member of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) on 1 June 2015 but remained a Independent Member of the House of Representatives because of procedures that prohibits party switching during a incumbent legislative session. On-officially he caucuses with the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy on voting.
A former tax advisor. As a member of the Party for Freedom (PVV), for which party he was an MP from 17 June 2010 to 20 March 2014. He focused on matters of taxes, financial regulation, energy and innovation. From March to July 2011, he was also a member of the States-Provincial of Limburg.
On 20 March 2014, van Vliet announced that he left the PVV due to Geert Wilders' statement that there should be fewer Moroccans in the Netherlands. Van Vliet will stay in the parliament as an independent.
- (Dutch) Parlement.com biography
- "PVV'er stapt op om Wilders-uitspraken". Fok.nl. March 20, 2014.
- "Dutch politician Geert Wilders takes aim at Moroccans and sparks outrage". The Guardian. March 20, 2014.
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