Jan Arild Ellingsen

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Jan Arild Ellingsen

Jan Arild Ellingsen (born 9 October 1958 in Oslo) is a Norwegian politician for the Progress Party.

He was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Nordland in 2001, and has been re-elected on one occasion. Ellingsen is currently the Progress Party's spokesperson on matters relating to justice and crime. In 2005 Ellingsen accepted an Iraqi death sentence over a Norwegian Iraqi,[1] drawing a sharp rebuke from fellow Progress Party MP André Kvakkestad.[2]

Ellingsen was a member of Saltdal municipality council from 1991 to 2003. From 1995 to 2001 he was also a member of Nordland county council.


  1. ^ Frp godtar hengning Nettavisen, March 10, 2005 (Norwegian)
  2. ^ - Frp håper Osman får leve Nettavisen, March 10, 2005. (Norwegian)