Party affiliation: Labour Party
Member, town council. Leek; Pres, women contact of PvdA, region Groningen. President, PvdA region Leek.
Member of regional PvdA board. Member, Interparlementary Advising Benelux Council. Member of Second Chamber, 1971-1991.
Member, Council of Europe, until 1991. Currently, President, National Committee for the Chronically 111. Professional career: pres, educational work for young women exempt from education, Midden-Zeewisch-Vlaanderen.