Bakker was merely active in local politics. He served as a councillor of Amsterdam for several years, and was also an alderman from 1992 to 1998. Afterwards he was mayor of Hilversum from 1998 to 2011. In between he was for a brief period a member of the House of Representatives, from 1981 to 1982.
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- "Oud-burgemeester Hilversum en D66′er Ernst Bakker (67) overleden". NRC Handelsblad. 9 February 2014. http://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2014/02/09/oud-burgemeester-hilversum-en-d66er-ernst-bakker-67-overleden/. Retrieved 1 March 2014. (Dutch)
- "D66'er Ernst Bakker overleden". Nederlandse Omroep Stichting. 9 February 2014. http://nos.nl/artikel/608328-d66er-ernst-bakker-overleden.html. Retrieved 1 March 2014. (Dutch)