Dutch MP quits: blames not being able to combine parliament with motherhood

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Dutch MP quits: blames not being able to combine parliament with motherhood

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A Socialist Party MP is leaving parliament because she does not feel she can combine her work as a parliamentarian with being a mother.

Nine Kooiman, 37, has been an MP for nearly eight years and had her first child last year.

‘I realise that I am finding it hard to balance motherhood with being an MP and that means I cannot be the MP I would like to be,’ Kooiman said in a statement. ‘It was a difficult choice but eventually I decided to leave parliament this week.’

Click here to read the full article published by Dutch News on 28 March 2018.

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