Tiny Kox

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Tiny Kox
Senate leader - Socialist Party
Senate of the Netherlands
Assumed office
10 June 2003
Member of the Senate
Assumed office
10 June 2003
Personal details
Martinus Josephus Maria Kox

(1953-05-06) 6 May 1953 (age 67)
Zeelst, Netherlands
Political partySocialist Party (Socialistische Partij - SP)
ResidenceTilburg, Netherlands
Alma materTilburg University (LLB)
Website(in Dutch) Socialist Party website

Martinus Josephus Maria "Tiny" Kox (Dutch: [ˈtini ˈkɔks]; born 6 May 1953 in Zeelst) is a Dutch politician. As a member of the Socialist Party (SP) he has been a member of the Senate as well as Senate leader since 10 June 2003.


Kox studied law at Tilburg University. From 1975 to 1978 he worked in Tilburg law centre, in 1978 at the municipality of Oosterhout, and from 1978 to 1982 again he was a member of the Tilburg law centre. From 1981 to 1994 he was editor-in-chief of Tribune, SP's member party magazine, and from 1982 to 1999 he was SP faction leader of the municipal council of Tilburg. Furthermore, he has been exercising several jobs in the party executive.

Since June 2003 Kox has been a member of the Senate. He is also chairman of the Party of the European Left in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and a member employee of SP's policy institute.

At the general elections of 2006 Kox was elected as a member in the House of Representatives but did not take his member seat, in order to continue serving in the Senate.[1]


  1. ^ Tiny Kox blijft SP in Senaat leiden, Website SP, 24 November 2006.

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