Turid Thomassen

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Turid Thomassen

Turid Thomassen (born 19 April 1965) is a Norwegian politician who was party leader of the Norwegian left-wing party Red from 2010 to 2012, succeeding Torstein Dahle.

Born in Stathelle in Telemark Thomassen works in the administration offices of the department for television education and film science at the Lillehammer University College, where she is also the highest union representative for the Norwegian Civil Service Union.

Since 1999 she has been a member of Lillehammer city council and at the Norwegian parliamentary election in 2009 she was her party's first candidate on the county ballot for Oppland.

Thomassen was elected as party leader of Red at the party's general assembly on 30 May 2010[1] after many years as member of Red Youth, Red Electoral Alliance and the Workers' Communist Party.


  1. ^ "Turid Thomassen ny leder i Rødt". TV 2 (in Norwegian). Oslo, Norway. NTB. 30 May 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2010. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Torstein Dahle
Leader of Red
Succeeded by
Bjørnar Moxnes