|Type||Literature Social science Politics|
|Birth||17 March 1979, Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands|
Renske Maria Leijten (born March 17, 1979 in Leiden) is a Dutch politician. As a member of the Socialist Party (Socialistische Partij) she has been an MP since November 30, 2006. She focuses on matters of public health, quality of life and sports. From 6 February 2014 until 29 May 2014 she was temporarily absent due to maternity leave, she was first replaced by Tjitske Siderius, and since 14 May 2014 by Henri Swinkels.
Since 2005 she has been a member of SP's party executive committee. From 2005 to 2007 she was also chairwoman of SP's youth organization ROOD.
Leijten studied Dutch language and literature at the University of Groningen. She was raised Roman Catholic but is now agnostic.