List of members of the Flemish Parliament, 2014–2019 Redirected from List of members of the Flemish Parliament

Flemish Parliament, 2014–19
Flemish Parliament 2014.svg
Meeting placeBrussels
Term17 June 2014 (2014-06-17) – 2019 (2019)
Election25 May 2014
GovernmentBourgeois Government
SpeakerJan Peumans (N-VA)
The seat division of the Parliament after the elections of 2014
The Parliament building in Brussels

This is a list of current Members of the Flemish Parliament, arranged alphabetically. The Flemish Parliament is in its 12th legislature, which started in June 2014 (after the Belgian regional elections of 2014) and will last until 2019. However, it is only the fifth legislature since the Members of the Flemish Parliament were first elected.

The government during this legislative term is the Bourgeois Government, which consists of the three largest parties N-VA, CD&V and Open Vld.

May 2014 election results

e • d Summary of the 25 May 2014 Flemish Parliament election results
← 2009 • 2014 • 2019 →
Party Main ideology Leader(s) Votes % +/– Seats +/–
New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) centre-right Flemish nationalism Bart De Wever 1,339,946 31.88 18.83 Increase 42 1
43 / 124
27 Increase
Christian Democratic & Flemish (CD&V) Christian democracy Wouter Beke 860,694 20.48 2.37 Decrease 26 1
27 / 124
4 Decrease
Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats (Open Vld) Liberalism Gwendolyn Rutten 594,469 14.15 0.85 Decrease 17 2
19 / 124
2 Decrease
Socialist Party – Differently (sp.a) Social democracy Bruno Tobback 587,903 13.99 1.28 Decrease 17 1
18 / 124
1 Decrease
Green (Groen) Green politics Wouter Van Besien 365,781 8.70 1.94 Increase 9 1
10 / 124
3 Increase
Flemish Interest (Vlaams Belang) far-right Flemish nationalism Gerolf Annemans 248,840 5.92 9.36 Decrease 6 0
6 / 124
15 Decrease
Union of Francophones (UF) Francophone minority politics Four co-chairmen 34,741 0.83 0.32 Decrease 1 0
1 / 124
0 Steady
Workers' Party+ (PVDA+) Socialism/Communism Peter Mertens 106,114 2.53 1.04 Increase 0 0
0 / 124
0 Steady
Libertarian, Direct, Democratic (LDD) Libertarianism Jean-Marie Dedecker N/A N/A N/A 0 0
0 / 124
8 Decrease
Others (parties and candidates that received less than 1% of the vote and no seats) 63,974 0 0
0 / 124
Valid votes 4,202,462 95.03
Blank and invalid votes 219,574 4.97
Totals 4,422,036 100.00 118 6
124 / 124
0 Steady
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 4,771,657 92.67

1) FLA = Flanders, BRU = Brussels (Capital Region), TOT = total



This is a list of the current members of the Bureau of the Flemish Parliament.


  MP Party Office
Jan Peumans N-VA Speaker
Peter Van Rompuy CD&V 1st Deputy Speaker
Wilfried Vandaele N-VA 2nd Deputy Speaker
Bart Somers Open Vld 3rd Deputy Speaker
Caroline Gennez sp.a 4th Deputy Speaker


  MP Party
Nadia Sminate N-VA
Sonja Claes CD&V
Kris Van Dijck N-VA

Floor leaders

This is a list of the current group leaders (fractieleiders) of the recognised parliamentary groups (fracties). They form the Extended Bureau together with the members of the Bureau.

  Floor leader Group
Matthias Diependaele N-VA
Koen Van den Heuvel CD&V
Bart Somers Open Vld
Joris Vandenbroucke sp.a
Björn Rzoska Green
Chris Janssens Flemish Interest


  Representative Party Electoral district Notes
Vera Celis N-VA Antwerp since 25 July 2014, replacing Liesbeth Homans, who became Minister in the Flemish Government
Jan Peumans N-VA Limburg Speaker of the Flemish Parliament
Bert Maertens N-VA West Flanders since 25 July 2014, replacing Geert Bourgeois, who became Minister in the Flemish Government
Peter Persyn N-VA Flemish Brabant since 25 July 2014, replacing Ben Weyts, who became Minister in the Flemish Government
Matthias Diependaele N-VA East Flanders
Karl Vanlouwe N-VA Brussels-Capital Region
Ann Soete N-VA West Flanders left party August 2017
Lies Jans N-VA Limburg
Caroline Croo N-VA East Flanders since 11 October 2014, replacing Elke Sleurs, who became Secretary of State in the Federal Government
Nadia Sminate N-VA Flemish Brabant
Kris Van Dijck N-VA Antwerp
Andries Gryffroy N-VA East Flanders
Piet De Bruyn N-VA Flemish Brabant
Grete Remen N-VA Limburg
Annick De Ridder N-VA Antwerp
Wilfried Vandaele N-VA West Flanders
Lorin Parys N-VA Flemish Brabant
Axel Ronse N-VA West Flanders
Marc Hendrickx N-VA Antwerp
Marius Meremans N-VA East Flanders
Jos Lantmeeters N-VA Limburg
Jelle Engelbosch N-VA Limburg
Lieve Maes N-VA Flemish Brabant
Cathy Coudyser N-VA West Flanders
Paul Van Miert N-VA Antwerp
Karim Van Overmeire N-VA East Flanders
Björn Anseeuw N-VA West Flanders
Bart Nevens N-VA Flemish Brabant
Ingeborg De Meulemeester N-VA East Flanders
Manuela Van Werde N-VA Antwerp
Danielle Godderis-T'Jonck N-VA West Flanders
Sabine Vermeulen N-VA East Flanders
Willy Segers N-VA Flemish Brabant
Herman Wynants N-VA Antwerp
Miranda Van Eetvelde N-VA East Flanders
Kathleen Krekels N-VA Antwerp
Koen Daniëls N-VA East Flanders replaces Lieven Dehandschutter, who decided not to combine his function as Mayor of Sint-Niklaas with this function
Jan Hofkens N-VA Antwerp since 25 July 2014, replacing Philippe Muyters, who became Minister in the Flemish Government
Peter Wouters N-VA Antwerp
Ludo Van Campenhout N-VA Antwerp
Sofie Joosen N-VA Antwerp
Jan Van Esbroeck N-VA Antwerp
Tine Van der Vloet N-VA Antwerp
An Christiaens CD&V Limburg since 25 July 2014, replacing Jo Vandeurzen, who became Minister in the Flemish Government
Jan Durnez CD&V West Flanders since 25 July 2014, replacing Hilde Crevits, who became Minister in the Flemish Government
Peter Van Rompuy CD&V Flemish Brabant
Jenne De Potter CD&V East Flanders since 25 July 2014, replacing Joke Schauvliege, who became Minister in the Flemish Government
Katrien Schryvers CD&V Antwerp since 11 October 2014, replacing Kris Peeters, who became Minister in the Federal Government
Joris Poschet CD&V Brussels-Capital Region since 22 July 2014, replacing Bianca Debaets, who became Secretary of State in the Brussels Government
Bart Dochy CD&V West Flanders
Jos De Meyer CD&V East Flanders
Lode Ceyssens CD&V Limburg
Karin Brouwers CD&V Flemish Brabant
Tinne Rombouts CD&V Antwerp
Sonja Claes CD&V Limburg
Michel Doomst CD&V Flemish Brabant
Martine Fournier CD&V West Flanders
Koen Van den Heuvel CD&V Antwerp
Cindy Franssen CD&V East Flanders
Katrien Partyka CD&V Flemish Brabant
Johan Verstreken CD&V West Flanders
Vera Jans CD&V Limburg
Kathleen Helsen CD&V Antwerp
Robrecht Bothuyne CD&V East Flanders
Valerie Taeldeman CD&V East Flanders
Griet Coppé CD&V West Flanders
Orry Van de Wauwer CD&V Antwerp since 5 July 2017, replacing Caroline Bastiaens
Ward Kennes CD&V Antwerp
Sabine De Bethune CD&V West Flanders
Dirk de Kort CD&V Antwerp
Emmily Talpe Open Vld West Flanders since 11 October 2014, replacing Bart Tommelein, who became Secretary of State in the Federal Government
Ann Brusseel Open Vld Brussels-Capital Region
Bart Somers Open Vld Antwerp
Marino Keulen Open Vld Limburg
Mathias De Clercq Open Vld East Flanders
Gwendolyn Rutten Open Vld Flemish Brabant
Lionel Bajart Open Vld Brussels-Capital Region
Lydia Peeters Open Vld Limburg
Martine Taelman Open Vld Antwerp
Mercedes Van Volcem Open Vld West Flanders
Rik Daems Open Vld Flemish Brabant
Freya Saeys Open Vld East Flanders
Jean-Jacques De Gucht Open Vld East Flanders
Willem-Frederik Schiltz Open Vld Antwerp
Jo De Ro Open Vld Flemish Brabant
Francesco Vanderjeugd Open Vld West Flanders
Marnic De Meulemeester Open Vld East Flanders
Gwenny De Vroe Open Vld Flemish Brabant
Herman De Croo Open Vld East Flanders
John Crombez sp.a West Flanders
Yamila Idrissi sp.a Brussels-Capital Region
Bruno Tobback sp.a Flemish Brabant
Freya Van den Bossche sp.a East Flanders
Caroline Gennez sp.a Antwerp
Bert Moyaers sp.a Limburg since 2 March 2016, replacing Ingrid Lieten, who left politics
Kurt De Loor sp.a East Flanders
Rob Beenders sp.a Limburg
Jan Bertels sp.a Antwerp
Michèle Hostekint sp.a West FLanders
Katia Segers sp.a Flemish Brabant
Bart Van Malderen sp.a East Flanders
Renaat Landuyt sp.a West FLanders
Els Robeyns sp.a Limburg
Yasmine Kherbache sp.a Antwerp
Tine Soens sp.a West FLanders
Güler Turan sp.a Antwerp
Joris Vandenbroucke sp.a East Flanders replaces Daniël Termont, who decided not to combine his function as Mayor of Ghent with this function
Imade Annouri Groen Antwerp
Bart Caron Groen West Flanders
Johan Danen Groen Limburg
Elisabeth Meuleman Groen East Flanders
An Moerenhout Groen Flemish Brabant
Ingrid Pira Groen Antwerp
Björn Rzoska Groen East Flanders
Hermes Sanctorum Groen Flemish Brabant quit the party in September 2016
Wouter Van Besien Groen Antwerp
Elke Van den Brandt Groen Brussels Capital Region
Ortwin Depoortere Vlaams Belang East Flanders since 28 September 2015, replacing Barbara Bonte, who resigned due to personal reasons
Guy D'Haeseleer Vlaams Belang East Flanders
Chris Janssens Vlaams Belang Limburg
Stefaan Sintobin Vlaams Belang West Flanders
Anke Van dermeersch Vlaams Belang Antwerp
Tom Van Grieken Vlaams Belang Antwerp
Christian Van Eyken UF Flemish Brabant


  • "Vlaamse Volksvertegenwoordigers" (in Dutch). The Flemish Parliament. Retrieved 2010-07-18.
  • "Bureau" (in Dutch). The Flemish Parliament. Retrieved 2010-07-18.

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