Henrik Old

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Henrik Old

Henrik James Frits Old (born 20 June 1947 in Vágur, Faroe Islands) is a Faroese politician. He is a current (2011-2015) member of the Faroese parliament. He was elected for the Løgting for the first time in 1984. He was re-elected several times and represented the island Suðuroy. He was elected for the Social Democratic Party (Faroe Islands). He was a MP from 1984 to 2008 and again from 2011.[1]

Political career[edit]

Member of the Faroese Parliament[edit]

Chair of Standing Committees of the Løgting[edit]

  • 1991 - 1992 Chair of the Standing Committee on Business
  • 1994 - 1995 Chair of the Standing Committee on Fisheries
  • 1995 - ? Chair of the Standing Committee on Business

President or member of other committees[edit]


Henrik Old is married to Elsebeth Old (born í Gong, daughter of Petur í Gong who was a member of the City Council of Tórshavn from 1957 - 1996),[5] together they have four children. His parents were Henrikka and Dennis William Connor Old, his father was British. His mother died at a young age, and after that he was raised by his fosterparents Inger and Johannes Joensen.