Helle was originally a carpenter by trade and followed his father into municipal politics and later into the parliament. He was elected in the 1936 municipal elections and he served as a member of parliament from 1951 to 1983. He was four times a minister between 1970 and 1983 and the speaker of the parliament from 1976 to 1977. Helle run in the elections for SDP chairman in 1963, losing the post to Rafael Paasio. In the inner party politics he was represented the right-wing of SDP.
Helle was a member of the Vihti municipal council for 51 years from 1936 to 1987, and was the chairman of the council 1958–1976.
- "Edustajamatrikkeli". Eduskunta.
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