Linda Cathrine Hofstad Helleland

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Linda Cathrine Hofstad Helleland
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Minister of Children and Equality
In office
17 January 2018 (2018-01-17) – 22 January 2019
Prime MinisterErna Solberg
Preceded bySolveig Horne
Succeeded byKjell Ingolf Ropstad
Minister of Culture and Church Affairs
In office
16 December 2015 (2015-12-16) – 17 January 2018
Prime MinisterErna Solberg
Preceded byThorhild Widvey
Succeeded byTrine Skei Grande
Vice President of WADA
Assumed office
20 November 2016 (2016-11-20)
PresidentCraig Reedie
Preceded byMakhenkesi Stofile
Personal details
Born (1977-08-26) 26 August 1977 (age 41)
Klæbu, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
Political partyConservative Party
Spouse(s)Trond Helleland

Linda Cathrine Hofstad Helleland (born 26 August 1977 in Klæbu) is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party and was appointed Minister of Children and Equality on 17 January 2018 and served until 22 January 2019[1]

She served as a deputy representative in the Norwegian Parliament from Sør-Trøndelag during the terms 2001–2005 and 2005–2009. During the entire first term she sat as a regular representative, replacing Børge Brende, who was appointed to the second cabinet Bondevik. She again returned to a parliamentary seat when Brende was employed by the World Economic Forum.

Hofstad was a member of Trondheim city council from 1999 to 2001.

Since 16 December 2015 she has been Minister of Culture in Solberg's Cabinet.

Hofstad Helleland was in December 2016 elected vice president of the World Anti-Doping Agency representing governments in WADAs Foundation Board and Executive Committee.

She is married to Trond Helleland.


  1. ^ "Minister of Children and Equality Linda Hofstad Helleland". 2015-12-16. Retrieved 2018-02-23.