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SP represented in ZuiderAmstel after all

2 February 2007 - The Socialist Party (SP) will remain represented on the ZuiderAmstel district council. After the membership of two council members had been suspended, all four SP council members seemed to secede, but council member Jan van Delden has decided to remain loyal to the SP.

The party had suspended the membership of Gerrit Herders and Anja Veenstra because they had used their position to promote their own interests. Van Delden and Winifred Hagen expressed their solidarity with the two and wanted to continue together under the name ZuiderAmstel Sociaal.

Yesterday, the board of the Amsterdam SP had a meeting with Van Delden and Van Hagen. The result is that Van Delden will continue as a council member for the SP. He has agreed to conform to the party’s position in the future. This amounts to reconfirming a rule applying to all SP council members, chairman Laurens Ivens told News from Amsterdam.

On his weblog, Van Delden said: “During a good walk along the Amstel, I considered the pros and cons and made a decision. I will remain a ZuiderAmstel district council member on behalf of the SP. I know I will hurt people by doing this, others will accept it”.



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