Robert Eriksson

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Robert Eriksson
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Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion
Assumed office
16 October 2013
Monarch Harald V
Prime Minister Erna Solberg
Preceded by Anniken Huitfeldt
Personal details
Born (1974-04-23) 23 April 1974 (age 41)
Levanger, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Political party Progress Party
Alma mater Nord-Trøndelag University College

Robert Eriksson (born 23 April 1974) is a Norwegian politician for the Progress Party. He has been the Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion in Solberg's Cabinet since October 2013.

He was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Nord-Trøndelag in 2005. He had previously served in the position of deputy representative during the terms 1997–2001 and 2001–2005. Eriksson held various positions in Verdal municipality council from 1991 to 2005. From 1995 to 2005 he was also a member of Nord-Trøndelag county council.

Early life and education[edit]

Robert Eriksson was born 23 April in Levanger in Nord-Trøndelag county. His parents are truck-driver Gjermund Eriksson (1955-) and mother Rita Helene Musum (1956-) who worked as an office manager. He attended elementary school at Ness elementary school between 1981-1987, and Verdalsøra lower secondary school between 1987-1990.

Later he enrolled at the Verdal Upper Secondary school between 1990 and 1993. After finishing secondary school, he was drafted into the Norwegian army serving his mandatory service from 1993 to 1994. He later studied corporate economy at the Nord-Trøndelag University College.