|Minister of Culture and Church Affairs|
16 October 2013 –16 December 2015
|Prime Minister||Erna Solberg|
|Preceded by||Hadia Tajik|
|Succeeded by||Linda Cathrine Hofstad Helleland|
|Minister of Petroleum and Energy|
18 June 2004 –17 October 2005
|Prime Minister||Kjell Magne Bondevik|
|Preceded by||Einar Steensnæs|
|Succeeded by||Odd Roger Enoksen|
|Member of the Norwegian Parliament|
1 October 1989 –30 September 1997
|Born||9 January 1956|
Karmøy, Rogaland, Norway
|Alma mater||BI Norwegian Business School|
Thorhild Widvey (born 9 January 1956) is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party who served as Minister of Culture from 2013 to 2015, and Minister of Petroleum and Energy from 2004 to 2005.
Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula; the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard are also part of the Kingdom of Norway. The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories and thus not considered part of the kingdom. Norway also lays claim to a section of Antarctica known as Queen Maud Land.
On the local level Widvey was a member of Karmøy municipal council from 1979 to 1989, the last six years in the executive committee.
Karmøy is a municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. It is southwest of the city of Haugesund in the traditional district of Haugaland. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Kopervik.
She was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Rogaland in 1989, and was re-elected on one occasion. She had previously served as a deputy representative to the during the term 1985–1989.
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From 2002 to 2003, during the second cabinet Bondevik, Widvey was appointed State Secretary of the Ministry of Fisheries. From 2003 to 2004 she held the same position in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2004 she was appointed Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, an office she left, along with the rest of the second cabinet Bondevik, after their 2005 election defeat.
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She was born in Avaldsnes in Karmøy, Rogaland. A physical therapist by education, she was deputy leader of the Norwegian Sporting Association of People with Disabilities 1985-1987. Widvey lives in Oslo, is married and has two children.
Avaldsnes is a village in Karmøy municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. The village is located on the northeastern part of the island of Karmøy, along the Karmsundet strait, just south of the town of Haugesund. The village was an ancient centre of power on the west coast of Norway and is the site of one of Norway’s more important areas of cultural history. The trading port of Notow and the Avaldsnes Church are two notable historic sites in Avaldsnes.
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| Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy |
Odd Roger Enoksen
| Minister of Culture |
Linda Hofstad Helleland
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