The idea behind the scheme is to offer cheap options for would-be homeowners during a time of intense housing shortage
Liesbeth has been born in Alphen aan den Rijn where she lives with her husband and two daughters. Spies is a member of the Christian Democratic Party.
In 2014 she was deputy mayor of Stichtse Vecht. From 2011 till 2012, she was the Minister of Internal Affairs and Kingdom relations. She was member of the Provincial Executive of South Holland in 2011 and member of the House of Parliament from 2002 till 2011.