PvdA member Henk Nijboer does not like to become part of a joint group with GroenLinks. He is therefore not standing for election in the parliamentary elections in November. With this, one of the longest-serving MPs of the PvdA leaves the House.
In his farewell letter on X, the former Twitter, Nijboer states that the vast majority of the members of PvdA and GroenLinks have voted for a joint list.
“The voters deserve MPs who believe wholeheartedly in the new cooperation. And although I hope for a fantastic result in the elections, I cannot hide the fact that I have concerns about the political course,” writes Nijboer.
With his eleven years of experience, Nijboer is one of the longest-serving MPs in his party. Only party leader Attje Kuiken has been in parliament longer.
Nijboer made a case for his own province of Groningen, for example when it came to gas extraction and the resulting earthquakes.