Fleur Agema
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Member of the House of Representatives
Assumed office
30 November 2006
Personal details
Born
Marie-Fleur Agema

(1976-09-16) 16 September 1976 (age 46)
Purmerend, Netherlands
Political partyParty for Freedom (since 2006)
Forza! Nederland (2004)
Pim Fortuyn List (2002-2004)
Domestic partnerLéon de Jong
Residence(s)The Hague, Netherlands
Alma materAKI ArtEZ University of the Arts (BA)
Amsterdam University of the Arts (MA)
Utrecht School of the Arts (MA)
OccupationPolitician, spatial designer
Website(in Dutch) Party for Freedom website

Marie-Fleur "Fleur" Agema (born 16 September 1976) is a Dutch politician and former spatial designer. As a member of the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid) she has been an MP since 30 November 2006. She focuses on matters of caregiving.[1]

Biography

Early life

Agema was born in Purmerend. She subsequently obtained a BA degree from the AKI ArtEZ University of the Arts in 1999, an MA degree in Architecture from the Academy of Architecture of the Amsterdam University of the Arts in 2001, and an MA degree in Fine Art from the Utrecht School of the Arts in 2004.[2] From 1999 to 2003 she worked as a spatial designer and project leader for an architectural firm.

Politics

In March 2003 she was elected to the States-Provincial of North Holland, as a member of the Pim Fortuyn List. On October 17, 2003, she said had lost confidence in the governing board of the Pim Fortuyn List with two other State members of the Pim Fortuyn List. In 2004 she left the party, because of dissatisfaction with the continuing internal dispute. She continued as a member of the States-Provincial as an Independent. In 2006, she was a founding member of the Forza! Nederland party alongside former Pim Fortuyn List politician Paul Meijer, however she left shortly after its founding to join the Party for Freedom.

In 2006 she was asked by Geert Wilders, the party leader of the newly formed Party for Freedom, to join him on and get the second place on the list of candidates. In November 2006 she was chosen as a member of the Dutch House of Representatives. She left the States-Provincial on 14 March 2007. As an MP her main specialties are education, healthcare, spatial planning and infrastructure.[3]

Personal

In December 2012 Agema announced that she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.[4]

Agema went on maternity leave on 13 January 2015, she was replaced by Karen Gerbrands.[5] On 17 February 2015 she gave birth to a daughter.[6]

References

  1. ^ (in Dutch) Parlement.com biography Archived 2012-04-02 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Members of Parliament: Fleur Agema - website of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
  3. ^ (in Dutch) Fleur Agema (PVV) ontpopt zich als klassiek Kamerlid Archived 2010-11-20 at the Wayback Machine, NRC Handelsblad, 12 June 2009
  4. ^ (in Dutch) PVV-Kamerlid Agema lijdt aan MS Archived 2014-11-29 at the Wayback Machine, NOS, 12 December 2012
  5. ^ "Karen Gerbrands vervangt PVV-Kamerlid Fleur Agema vanwege zwangerschap" (in Dutch). Parlement.com. 13 January 2015. Archived from the original on 20 February 2015. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Fleur Agema bevallen van dochter" (in Dutch). De Stentor. 18 February 2015. Archived from the original on 20 February 2015. Retrieved 28 January 2021.