|Member of Parliament for Hordaland|
1997 – 2013
|Norwegian Minister of Government Administration, Reform and Church Affairs|
|Preceded by||Eldbjørg Løwer|
|Succeeded by||Jørgen Kosmo|
|Norwegian Minister of Children and Equality|
|Preceded by||Karita Bekkemellem|
|Succeeded by||Karita Bekkemellem|
11 August 1948 |
|Political party||Christian Democratic Party|
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.
Dåvøy lives in Askøy, is married and has three children.
|Norwegian Minister of Labour and Administration
|Norwegian Minister of Children and Families