|Minister of Culture|
16 October 2013
|Prime Minister||Erna Solberg|
|Preceded by||Hadia Tajik|
|Minister of Petroleum and Energy|
18 June 2004 – 17 October 2005
|Prime Minister||Kjell Magne Bondevik|
|Preceded by||Einar Steensnæs|
|Succeeded by||Odd Roger Enoksen|
9 October 1956 |
Karmøy, Rogaland, Norway
|Political party||Conservative Party|
Thorhild Widvey (born 9 January 1956) is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party. She has been Minister of Culture since 2013, having previously been Minister of Petroleum and Energy from 2004 to 2005.
On the local level Widvey was a member of Karmøy municipal council from 1979 to 1989, the last six years in the executive committee.
From 2002 to 2003, during the second cabinet Bondevik, Widvey was appointed State Secretary of the Ministry of Fisheries. From 2003 to 2004 she held the same position in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2004 she was appointed Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, an office she left, along with the rest of the second cabinet Bondevik, after their 2005 election defeat.
She was born in Avaldsnes in Karmøy, Rogaland. A physical therapist by education, she was deputy leader of the Norwegian Sporting Association of People with Disabilities 1985-1987. Widvey lives in Oslo, is married and has two children.
- Media related to Thorhild Widvey at Wikimedia Commons
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