Laila Dåvøy

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Laila Dåvøy
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Member of Parliament for Hordaland
In office
1997 – 2013
Norwegian Minister of Government Administration, Reform and Church Affairs
In office
Preceded by Eldbjørg Løwer
Succeeded by Jørgen Kosmo
Norwegian Minister of Children and Equality
In office
Preceded by Karita Bekkemellem
Succeeded by Karita Bekkemellem
Personal details
Born (1948-08-11) 11 August 1948 (age 68)
Bergen, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Political party Christian Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Married
Children Three
Residence Askøy, Norway
Profession Nurse
Religion Christianity

Laila Dåvøy (born 11 August 1948 in Bergen) is a Norwegian nurse and politician for the Christian Democratic Party. She is a former member of the Norwegian parliament and a former Minister and leader of the Norwegian Nurses' Union.


Dåvøy was a member of the executive committee of Askøy municipal council from 1983 to 1987. From 1987 to 1991 she was a deputy member of Hordaland county council.

From 1989 to 1990, during the cabinet Syse, Dåvøy was appointed personal secretary (today known as political advisor) in the Ministry of Culture and Church Affairs. From August to November 1990 she was State Secretary in the same ministry.

A nurse by education, Davøy was the leader of the Norwegian Nurses' Union 1992 - 1998.

In 1999 she was appointed Norwegian Minister of Labour and Administration in the first cabinet Bondevik, an office she left when the cabinet fell in 2000. From 2001 to 2005, when the second cabinet Bondevik held office, Dåvøy was Norwegian Minister of Children and Family Affairs.

She was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Hordaland in 2005 and re-elected in 2009. She did not seek reelection to the parliament in 2013.[1]

Private life[edit]

Dåvøy lives in Askøy, is married and has three children.


  1. ^ Kjetil Løset: Sp-topp trekker seg fra Stortinget (in Norwegian) TV2, June 25, 2012. Retrieved December 9, 2012.
Political offices
Preceded by
Eldbjørg Løwer
Norwegian Minister of Labour and Administration
Succeeded by
Jørgen Kosmo
Preceded by
Karita Bekkemellem
Norwegian Minister of Children and Families
Succeeded by
Karita Bekkemellem