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Vicky Maeijer

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Vicky Maeijer
Maeijer in 2019
State Secretary for Long-term and Social Care
Assumed office
2 July 2024
Prime MinisterDick Schoof
MinisterFleur Agema
Preceded byPia Dijkstra[a]
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
23 March 2017 – 1 July 2024
Member of the European Parliament
In office
1 July 2014 – 23 March 2017
ConstituencyNetherlands
Member of the States of South Holland
In office
17 March 2011 – 1 July 2014
Personal details
Born (1986-09-07) 7 September 1986 (age 37)
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Political partyParty for Freedom (2006–present)
Alma materErasmus University Rotterdam

Vicky Maeijer (born 7 September 1986) is a Dutch politician representing the Party for Freedom (PVV). She has served as State Secretary for Long-term and Social Care in the Schoof cabinet since July 2024. Previously, she was a Member of the European Parliament for the Netherlands from 2014 to 2017 and a member of the House of Representatives from 2017 to 2024.

Career[edit]

Maeijer obtained a bachelor's degree in Dutch law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2009, and completed a master's degree in international and European public law at the same institution. Between 2007 and 2014, she worked at different times as a policy worker for the Party for Freedom, founded in 2006, in the House of Representatives of the Netherlands and the European Parliament.[1] She started working for Raymond de Roon and later became an aid to Louis Bontes.[2] She entered the 2011 Dutch provincial elections as the lijsttrekker (top party candidate) for the Party for Freedom at age 24. She stated that she wanted the provincial government to focus on its main tasks of spatial planning, traffic and environment. Other stated issues were the decrease in provincial civil servants, a decrease in the number of members of the provincial State and provincial executive, and a publicly elected King's Commissioner.[2]

Maeijer was a member of the States of South Holland between 17 March 2011 and 1 July 2014.[1] For the 2012 general election she was number 21 on the Party for Freedom list.[3] Until July 2014 she was the party leader in the States of South Holland. In the 2014 European Parliament elections Maeijer was elected for the Party for Freedom.[1] In 2017, she was elected as a Member of the House of Representatives, and she took office on 23 March.[1] She received a third term in the 2023 general election, and she has since been the PVV's spokesperson for medical ethics, war victims, and sports.[4]

After the PVV, VVD, NSC, and BBB formed the Schoof cabinet, Maeijer was sworn in as State Secretary for Long-term and Social Care on 2 July 2024.[5][6] Her portfolio includes caregiving, supported living, long-term care, disabilities, district nursing, paramedics, healthcare quality, personal healthcare budget, addiction care, and patient organizations.[7]

Electoral history[edit]

Electoral history of Vicky Maeijer
Year Body Party Pos. Votes Result Ref.
Party seats Individual
2010 House of Representatives Party for Freedom 31 336 24 Lost [8]
2012 House of Representatives Party for Freedom 21 423 15 Lost [9]
2014 European Parliament Party for Freedom 2 4 Won
2015 Provincial Council of South Holland Party for Freedom 23 8 Lost
2017 House of Representatives Party for Freedom 3 6,751 20 Won [10]
2021 House of Representatives Party for Freedom 5 2,709 17 Won [11]
2023 House of Representatives Party for Freedom 9 2,547 37 Won [12]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ as Minister for Medical Care

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "V. (Vicky) Maeijer" (in Dutch). Parlement.com. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b "'Geert gelooft in me'" (in Dutch). NU.nl. 17 January 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Vicky Maeijer op nummer 21 PVV-lijst" (in Dutch). Omroep West. 7 June 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Tweede Kamerfractie" [House of Representatives group]. Party for Freedom (in Dutch). Retrieved 31 March 2024.
  5. ^ "Vicky Maeijer (PVV), van stagiaire, Kamerlid naar een staatssecretariaat" [Vicky Maeijer (PVV), from intern, member of parliament to state secretary]. NOS (in Dutch). 14 June 2024. Retrieved 17 June 2024.
  6. ^ "Ministers en staatssecretarissen kabinet-Schoof beëdigd" [Ministers and state secretaries of Schoof cabinet sworn in]. NOS (in Dutch). 2 July 2024. Retrieved 2 July 2024.
  7. ^ "Vicky Maeijer". Government of the Netherlands (in Dutch). Retrieved 5 July 2024.
  8. ^ "Uitslag Tweede Kamerverkiezing 2010" [Results 2010 general election] (PDF). Dutch Electoral Council (in Dutch). 16 June 2010. pp. 30–31. Retrieved 22 December 2023.
  9. ^ "Uitslag Tweede Kamerverkiezing 2012" [Results 2012 general election] (PDF). Dutch Electoral Council (in Dutch). 17 September 2012. pp. 60–61. Retrieved 22 December 2023.
  10. ^ "Uitslag Tweede Kamerverkiezing 2017 (getekend exemplaar)" [Results House of Representatives 2017 (signed example)] (PDF). Dutch Electoral Council (in Dutch). 21 March 2017. pp. 64–65. Retrieved 21 December 2023.
  11. ^ "Proces-verbaal verkiezingsuitslag Tweede Kamer 2021" [Report of the election results House of Representatives 2021] (PDF). Dutch Electoral Council (in Dutch). 29 March 2021. pp. 18–19. Retrieved 21 December 2023.
  12. ^ "Proces-verbaal van de uitslag van de verkiezing van de Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal 2023 d.d. 4 december 2023" [Report of the results of the election of the House of Representatives on 4 December 2023] (PDF). Dutch Electoral Council (in Dutch). 4 December 2023. pp. 33–34. Retrieved 21 December 2023.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Pia Dijkstra
as Minister for Medical Care
State Secretary for Long-term and Social Care
2024–present
Incumbent