Liesbeth Spies

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Liesbeth Spies
Liesbeth Spies 2012.jpg
Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations
In office
16 December 2011 – 5 November 2012
Prime Minister Mark Rutte
Preceded by Piet Hein Donner
Succeeded by Ronald Plasterk
Party chair of the Christian Democratic Appeal
In office
1 November 2010 – 2 April 2011
Leader Vacant
Preceded by Henk Bleker
Succeeded by Ruth Peetoom
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
23 May 2002 – 17 June 2010
Personal details
Born Jantje Wilhelmina Elisabeth Spies
(1966-04-06) 6 April 1966 (age 52)
Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Christian Democratic Appeal
Residence Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands
Alma mater Leiden University (LL.M., M.Econ)
Occupation Politician
Civil servant
Management consultant

Jantje Wilhelmina Elisabeth "Liesbeth" Spies (born 6 April 1966) is a Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA). She served as Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations in the Cabinet Rutte I from 16 December 2011 to 5 November 2012.[1] She was named to this post on 16 December 2011, following the appointment of her predecessor, Piet Hein Donner, to be the new Vice-President of the Council of State. She was a Member of the House of Representatives from 23 May 2002 to 17 June 2010 and served as acting Party Chair of the Christian Democratic Appeal from 1 November 2010 until 2 April 2011.[2]

Following her departure from the House of Representatives she became the top candidate (lijsttrekker) for the CDA in the 2011 elections for the States-Provincial of South Holland. In the election the CDA lost over half its seats (going from thirteen seats to six) and went from largest party in the province to the fourth-largest when compared with the previous election in 2007. Despite this the CDA joined the coalition for the provincial government and Spies was appointed as a member of the States Deputed, with a portfolio including spatial planning and economic affairs. She vacated this position following her ministerial appointment.

From 8 July 2014 she was interim mayor of Stichtse Vecht.[3]

As of 5 December 2014 Spies is mayor of her birthplace Alphen aan den Rijn.[4]

References

  1. ^ (in Dutch) 'Liesbeth Spies opvolger Donner', NOS, 16 December 2011
  2. ^ (in Dutch) Liesbeth Spies tijdelijk partijvoorzitter CDA, NOS, 1 November 2010
  3. ^ Annelies Karman (18 June 2014). "Alphense oud-minister Liesbeth Spies burgemeester in Stichtse Vecht" (in Dutch). Leidsch Dagblad. Archived from the original on 8 November 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bestuur & organisatie" (in Dutch). Gemeente Alphen aan den Rijn. Retrieved 9 August 2017. 

External links

  • (in Dutch) Parlement.com biography
Party political offices
Preceded by
Henk Bleker
Party chair of the Christian Democratic Appeal
2010–2011
Succeeded by
Ruth Peetoom
Political offices
Preceded by
Piet Hein Donner
Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations
2011–2012
Succeeded by
Ronald Plasterk
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