Marleen Barth
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Marleen Barth
Marleen Barth
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Marleen Barth in 2015
Labour Party leader in the Senate

7 June 2011 - 8 February 2018
Han Noten
André Postema
Member of the Senate

7 June 2011 - 8 February 2018
Member of the House of Representatives

19 May 1998 - 23 May 2002
Personal details
Magdalena Antoinette Maria Barth

(1964-03-21) 21 March 1964 (age 56)
Den Helder, Netherlands
Political partyLabour Party (PvdA)
Spouse(s)Jan Hoekema
ResidenceWassenaar, Netherlands
Alma materUniversity of Amsterdam (M.A., political science)
OccupationPolitician, trade union leader, journalist

Magdalena Antoinette Maria 'Marleen' Barth (born 21 March 1964) is a Dutch politician of the Labour Party (PvdA) and trade unionist, and a former journalist.

Early life and education

Magdalena Antoinette Maria Barth was born on 21 March 1964 in Den Helder in the Netherlands.[1]

Barth studied political science with a specialty in public administration at the University of Amsterdam.[]


Barth worked as a parliamentary reporter for Trouw (1990-1997), was a member of the House of Representatives (1998-2002), a member of the States-Provincial of North Holland (2003-2004), and chair of CNV Onderwijs (Christian teachers' union) (2005-2008).[1] She was chair of GGZ Nederland (organisation for mental health) from 2008 to 2013.[1]

She was lijsttrekker for the Labour Party in the Dutch Senate election of 2011 and 2015.[] From 7 June 2011, she was a member of the Senate as well as Senate group leader of the Labour Party.[1] She stepped down as member of the Senate on 8 February 2018, after a controversy about her vacation during a Senate debate.[2]

Personal life

Marleen Barth is married to former D66 MP Jan Hoekema, (second marriage for both) who has been mayor of Wassenaar since 2007.[]


  1. ^ a b c d "Drs. M.A.M. (Marleen) Barth" (in Dutch), Parlement & Politiek. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  2. ^ "PvdA-fractievoorzitter in de Eerste Kamer Marleen Barth treedt af", Parlement & Politiek, 8 February 2018.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Han Noten
Labour Party leader in the Senate
Succeeded by
André Postema

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