|Political party Socialist Party|
Name Henri Swinkels
Party Socialist Party
|Born 25 October 1963 (age 52) Vught, Netherlands (1963-10-25)|
Henri Swinkels, Dutch politician, Noord-Brabant province (EN)
Henri Swinkels (born 25 October 1963) is a Dutch politician, he was a temporary member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands for the Socialist Party from 14 May 2014 until 29 May 2014 when he replaced Renske Leijten who was on pregnancy and maternity leave. Leijten had earlier been replaced by Tjitske Siderius. Siderius was, however, made permanent member of the House after Paulus Jansen resigned. He currently serves as a member of the Provincial-Executive of North Brabant.
Swinkels worked as a trainer at trade union FNV between 1992 and 1999. He then started working as a trainings coordinator for the Nederlandse Politiebond, a Dutch trade union for police officers. He was in this position until January 2014 when he joined the Socialist Party group in the House of Representatives as a supporting employee concerned with social affairs and employment.
He was a municipal councillor in Vught for the Socialist Party between 16 March 2006 and 22 May 2015. He resigned from the council when he became a member of the provincial-executive of North Brabant with the portfolio of livability and culture.