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Martin Bosma (born 16 July 1964) is a Dutch politician and former journalist serving as a member of the House of Representatives for the Party for Freedom (PVV) since 30 November 2006. He focuses on matters of higher education, mass media and culture.

Martin Bosma
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Member of the House of Representatives
Assumed office
30 November 2006
Personal details
Born (1964-07-16) 16 July 1964 (age 55)
Wormer, Netherlands
Political partyParty for Freedom
Alma materUniversity of Amsterdam
New School of Social Research


Early yearsEdit

Born in Wormer, Bosma studied political science with a specialisation in public administration at the University of Amsterdam and sociology at the New School of Social Research in New York City.

He worked many years for several news media, first as a reporter for one of his local papers, De Zaanlander, and as one of the principal anchor men for Hoeksteen Live, a monthly cable TV programme in the 1990s described as a "political programme with a cultural supplement",[1] and subsequently for outlets including CNN Business News, ABC's Nightline and NOS Journaal. From 2002 to 2004 he was director of Nederlandse Radiogroep and from 2004 to 2006 he was active as a political consultant for the PVV's predecessor Groep Wilders.

Political careerEdit

Bosma was elected to the House of Representatives in the 2006 general election. He was reelected in 2010, 2012 and 2017. He became a member of the Presidium of the House of Representatives, serving as the Second Deputy Speaker. As such, when Gerdi Verbeet resigned as Speaker on 20 September 2012, Bosma served as Acting Speaker of the House of Representatives until 25 September 2012.[2] He attempted to become Speaker in the 2016 election, but he came fourth, obtaining sixteen votes in the first round of voting.[3] He retained his position of Second Deputy Speaker.


  • De schijn-élite van de valse munters (Prometheus, 2010). ISBN 978-90-3513604-5
  • Minderheid in eigen land (Bibliotheca Africana Formicae, 2015). ISBN 978-90-8591202-6


  1. ^ Derkzen, Sophie (27 June 2009). "Martin Bosma van de PVV". Vrij Nederland. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Drs. M. (Martin) Bosma". Parlement & Politiek (in Dutch). Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  3. ^ "PvdA-Kamerlid Arib is de nieuwe voorzitter van de Tweede Kamer". NOS (in Dutch). Retrieved 1 August 2017.

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