|Minister of Culture|
16 October 2013 –16 December 2015
|Prime Minister||Erna Solberg|
|Preceded by||Hadia Tajik|
|Succeeded by||Linda 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.
On the local level Widvey was a member of Karmøy municipal council from 1979 to 1989, the last six years in the executive committee.
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.
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.
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.
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| Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy |
Odd Roger Enoksen
| Minister of Culture |
Linda Hofstad Helleland