Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide
|Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide
|Minister of Defence|
16 October 2013
|Prime Minister||Erna Solberg|
|Preceded by||Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen|
|Member of the Norwegian Parliament|
12 September 2005
2 May 1976 |
|Spouse(s)||Øystein Eriksen Søreide|
|Alma mater||University of Tromsø|
|Religion||Church of Norway|
Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide (born 2 May 1976) is a Norwegian politician who is the Minister of Defence. She took office in 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 September 2005 she was elected a Member of the Storting for the first time; in September 2009 she was elected again.
- 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
- "Norway: new strategy to prevent flow of fighters to Iraq, Syria". World Bulletin News desk. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
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