Henk Krol

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Henk Krol
Henk Krol 2013.jpg
Parliamentary leader of 50PLUS in the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
Assumed office
10 September 2014
Preceded by Martine Baay-Timmerman
In office
13 September 2012 – 4 October 2013
Preceded by Position created
Succeeded by Norbert Klein
Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
Assumed office
10 September 2014
In office
20 September 2012 – 4 October 2013
Leader of 50PLUS
In office
12 January 2012 – 4 October 2013
Preceded by Jan Nagel
Succeeded by Jan Nagel
Personal details
Born Henricus Cornelis Maria Krol
(1950-04-01) 1 April 1950 (age 68)
Tilburg, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party 50PLUS (from 2011)
Other political
affiliations
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (from 1977)
Residence Eindhoven, Netherlands
Alma mater VU University Amsterdam (Bachelor of Philosophy)
Occupation Politician
Journalist
Publisher
Editor-in-chief
Author
Entrepreneur
Political consultant
Activist
Religion Lapsed Catholic

Henricus Cornelis Maria "Henk" Krol (born 1 April 1950) is a Dutch politician of 50PLUS. He is the Parliamentary leader of 50PLUS in the House of Representatives and a Member of the House of Representatives since 10 September 2014. He was previously the Parliamentary leader of 50PLUS in the House of Representatives from 13 September 2012 until 4 October 2013 and a Member of the House of Representatives from 20 September 2012 until 4 October 2013. Between March 2011 and September 2012 he was member of the States-Provincial of North Brabant. A journalist, publisher, entrepreneur and activist, Krol was editor-in-chief of the magazine Gay Krant which he founded 1980.[1] Krol served as the main spokesman for the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) in the House of Representatives from 1978 until 1985. For the Dutch general election of 2012 Krol was the lijsttrekker (top candidate) for the Pensioners' Party 50PLUS.[2] On 4 October 2013, the Volkskrant published an article alleging that Krol withheld pension money from his employees from 2004 until 2007 and in 2009, while working for the Gay Krant.[3] The Volkskrant said that the tip-off leading to the article had come via GlobaLeaks Publeaks, a new Dutch anonymous whistleblowing initiative.[4] The same day, Krol announced his resignation from the House of Representatives in a letter, admitting that he made 'many mistakes'. Although he did not address the allegations directly, he concluded that "it is impossible for me to continue in my function as representative".[5] He was replaced in the House of Representatives by Martine Baay-Timmerman on 29 October 2013.[6] He was elected with preferential votes for the Ouderen Appèl party to the municipal council of Eindhoven in March 2014.[7] Krol returned to the House of Representatives on 10 September 2014 when Martine Baay-Timmerman went on sick leave.[8]

Decorations

Honours
Ribbon bar Honour Country Date Comment
NLD Order of Orange-Nassau - Knight Grand Cross BAR.png Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau Netherlands 1999

References

  1. (English) Romance in The Netherlands by Diane Anderson-Minshall, Passportmagazine.com, July 6, 2008
  2. (Dutch) Henk Krol lijsttrekker ouderenpartij, NOS, 4 June 2012
  3. (Dutch) Krol ontdook voor tienduizenden euro's aan pensioenpremies, De Volkskrant, 4 October 2013
  4. Steinglass, Matt. "Dutch pensioners' champion quits over contributions dispute". Financial_Times. Retrieved 4 May 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. (Dutch) Krol: vijanden hebben gewonnen, NOS, 4 October 2013
  6. "Baay definitief in Kamer voor 50Plus" (in Dutch). Volkskrant. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2013. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Henk Krol met voorkeursstemmen gekozen in Eindhoven" (in Dutch). ND. 20 March 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2014. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Krol (50PLUS) en Leenders (PvdA) keren terug in Tweede Kamer" (in Dutch). Parlement.com. 10 September 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Official
Party political offices
Preceded by
Jan Nagel
Leader of 50PLUS
2012–2013
Succeeded by
Jan Nagel
New creation Parliamentary leader of 50PLUS in the
House of Representatives of the Netherlands

2012–2013
Succeeded by
Norbert Klein
Preceded by
Martine Baay-Timmerman
Parliamentary leader of 50PLUS in the
House of Representatives of the Netherlands

2014–
Incumbent