Kjersti Toppe

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Kjersti Toppe

Kjersti Toppe (born 20 October 1967) is a Norwegian politician representing the Centre Party. She was her party's top nominee for Hordaland in the 2009 election and was elected to the Storting in September. Prior to her election to parliament, Toppe served as the Centre Party's sole representative in the Bergen city council since 2001.

In parliament, Toppe was assigned to the position as deputy leader of the Standing Committee on Health and Care Services. During the election campaign, healthcare was her main issue, and she has pledged to work against closure of rural hospitals.[1]

Apart from politics, Toppe is a medical doctor, and has worked at the emergency room in Bergen. She quit this job during her fifth pregnancy, and now has six children.[2]


  1. ^ Olsen, Ragnhild Osnes (2009-10-02). "Toppe vert nestleiar" (in Norwegian). NRK Hordaland. Retrieved 2009-10-25. 
  2. ^ Ruud, Solveig (2009-09-02). "Seks barn, to foreldre - én stortingsplass" (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. Archived from the original on 2009-09-05. Retrieved 2009-10-25.