Joost Eerdmans

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</td> </tr><tr style="text-align: center;"> <th colspan="2">chair of the parliamentary party</th> </tr><tr> <th style="border-bottom: none; text-align: center;" colspan="2">In office</th> </tr><tr> <td style="border-top: none; text-align: center;" colspan="2">2002 – present</td> </tr><tr> <th>Political party</th> <td>Eén NL</td> </tr><tr> <th colspan="2">Website:www.joost-eerdmans.nl</th> </tr>
Joost Eerdmans
Born January 9, 1971
Harderwijk, Netherlands

Bernard Johannes (Joost) Eerdmans (Harderwijk, January 9, 1971) is politician in the Netherlands, and member of the Eén NL party. Eerdmans sits in his own faction in Dutch parliament.

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[edit] Personal life

Eerdmans studied Management Science at the Erasmus Universiteit in Rotterdam. In 1995 he received his masters degree. In 1993 he did postgraduate studies at the Public administration School for Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University in Bloomington.<ref name="parlement">(Dutch) Template:Cite web</ref>

Eerdmans got married on June 3, 2006 in the Hague.

[edit] Political career

After working for some time on projects for the Christen-Democratisch Appèl, Eerdmans worked at the Dutch Ministry of Justice from 1997 until 1999. In 1999 he becomes a secretary to Ivo Opstelten, the mayor of Rotterdam.<ref name="parlement"/>

[edit] List Pim Fortuyn

In 2002 Eerdmans contacts Pim Fortuyn, who at that time was busy assembling a list of candidates for his new political party, Lijst Pim Fortuyn (LPF). Eerdmans is placed 19th on the list and after the 2002 elections he became a member of Parliament, while his party joined the First Balkenende cabinet.

After the fall of the cabinet new elections were called. This time the LPF received only 8 seats, but since Eerdmans was second on the list he remained in the Parliament. He was removed from the party's parliamentary faction after it was definitely announced that Eerdmans would be on the Eén NL candidate list for the 2006 elections.

[edit] Eén NL

For the Dutch general election, 2006, Eerdmans will split with the LPF to form a new political party called Eén NL with Marco Pastors of Leefbaar Rotterdam.<ref>Fortuyn successors launch party for national poll, Expatica, August 23, 2006</ref> After the dismal result of Eén NL in the 2006 elections, Eerdmans is leaving Dutch politics.<ref>(Dutch)"Joost Eerdmans verlaat politiek", Trouw, 2006-11-22.</ref>

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