Tove Billington Bye

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Tove Billington Bye (née Jørgensen) (28 July 1928 – 15 May 2008) was a Norwegian politician for the Centre Party.

She served as a deputy representative to the Norwegian Parliament from Akershus during the terms 1973–1977 and 1977–1981.[1]

On the local level, she was a member of the executive committee of Asker municipal council, having been elected in the so-called "women's coup" where four women (Tove Billington Bye, Berit Ås, Marie Borge Refsum and Kari Bjerke Anderssen) led a successful campaign to get women elected to the municipal council.[2]

She was married to legendary Norwegian TV and radio personality Erik Bye from 1953 to his death in 2004, and lived at Hvalstad.


  1. ^ "Tove Billington Bye" (in Norwegian). Storting. 
  2. ^ Johansen, Elin Reffhaug (20 May 2008). "Firerbanden er blitt tre". Budstikka (in Norwegian).