Joost Eerdmans

Bernard Johannes "Joost" Eerdmans (born 9 January 1971) is a Dutch politician and co-founder and Leader of JA21 since 18 December 2020. He was elected after the 2021 general election taking office on 31 March 2021. He had previously served as a member of the House of Representatives from 23 May 2002 until 30 November 2006 for the Pim Fortuyn List (LPF) and as a Independent.

Joost Eerdmans
Eerdmans in 2014
Leader of JA21
Assumed office
18 December 2020
DeputyAnnabel Nanninga
Parliamentary leader in the
House of Representatives
Assumed office
31 March 2021
Parliamentary groupJA21
In office
25 September 2006  30 November 2006
Parliamentary groupIndependent
Member of the House of Representatives
Assumed office
31 March 2021
Parliamentary groupJA21
In office
23 May 2002  30 November 2006
Parliamentary groupPim Fortuyn List
(2002–2004)
Independent
(2004–2006)
Personal details
Born
Bernard Johannes Eerdmans

(1971-01-09) 9 January 1971 (age 50)
Harderwijk, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyJA21 (since 2020)
Other political
affiliations
Christian Democratic Appeal
(until 2002)
Pim Fortuyn List (2002–2004)
Independent (2004–2006)
One NL (2006)
Forum for Democracy (2020)
ResidenceRotterdam
Alma materErasmus University Rotterdam (MPA)
Indiana University
(MPA)
OccupationPolitician
Civil servant
Management consultant
Political consultant
Television presenter
Television producer
Radio presenter
Political pundit
Columnist
Author