Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide

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Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide
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Minister of Defence
Incumbent
Assumed office
16 October 2013
Prime Minister Erna Solberg
Preceded by Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen
Personal details
Born (1976-05-02) 2 May 1976 (age 38)
Lørenskog, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Political party Conservative Party
Alma mater University of Tromsø

Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide (born 2 May 1976) is a Norwegian politician who has been Minister of Defence since 2013. She is a member of the Conservative Party of Norway. In 2005, she was elected as a Member of the Storting for Oslo.

Born in Lørenskog, from 1995 Eriksen Søreide studied law at the University of Tromsø, while at university she joined the Conservative Party and got involved in local politics. In 2000 she became a member of the Conservative Party Central Executive Committee and Chairman of the Young Conservatives of Norway.

Eriksen Søreide started work as a producer at Metropol TV, she was also elected a Deputy Member of the Storting for Oslo. Following Metropol's closure Eriksen Søreide joined Grette Law Firm as a trainee, In 2005 she was elected a Member of the Storting for the first time.

Storting committees[edit]

  • 2009 - 2013: Chair of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence.
  • 2005 - 2009: Chair of the Standing Committee on Education, Research and Church Affairs.
  • 2001 - 2005: Member of the Standing Committee on Education, Research and Church Affairs

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