Thursday 20 January 2022

Limburg PVV provincial councillor quits party to go it alone

A member of the Limburg provincial council who represents the anti-Islam PVV has left the party but will continue as an independent councillor.

Harm Uringa has refused to go into details about why he has quit, but sources told Nos television he is unhappy with the leadership style of local PVV chief Laurence Stassen and the populist tone used by his fellow councillors.
Uringa’s decision means the CDA is now the biggest party in the province with 10 seats. The PVV has nine. The PVV emerged as the biggest party in the province after the March elections with over 20% of the vote.
It took the lead in working out a coalition with the CDA and VVD. The coalition still controls 27 of the 47 provincial seats.

Thank you for donating to

The team would like to thank all the generous readers who have made a donation in recent weeks. Your financial support has helped us to expand our coverage of the coronavirus crisis into the evenings and weekends and make sure you are kept up to date with the latest developments. has been free for 14 years, but without the financial backing of our readers, we would not be able to provide you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch. Your contributions make this possible.

If you have not yet made a donation, but would like to, you can do so via Ideal, credit card or Paypal.