Torbjørn Urfjell (born 3 November 1977) is a Norwegian politician for the Socialist Left Party.
The Socialist Left Party or SV, is a democratic socialist political party in Norway.
Hailing from Gjerstad, Urfjell took his secondary education in Risør and Vågsbygd, finishing in 1996. He became county leader in Socialist Youth in 1994, and remained a central board member until 2000. He served compulsory civilian national service instead of compulsory military service, and in 1998 he was selected as the nationwide spokesperson for the civilian national servicemen.
Gjerstad is a municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is located in the traditional region of Sørlandet, in the southeastern part of the county, along the border with Telemark county. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Gjerstad. Other villages in the municipality include Ausland, Eikeland, Fiane, Gryting, Østerholt, Rød, Sundebru, and Vestøl.
Vågsbygd is a borough and district in the city of Kristiansand in Vest-Agder county, Norway. It is the largest borough and district in Kristiansand. Until 1965, Vågsbygd was a part of Oddernes municipality. The borough includes the districts of Flekkerøy, Voiebyen, Vågsbygd/Augland, and Slettheia. The Kristiansand Cannon Museum on Kroodden is an authentic fortress from World War II.
From 1999 to 2005 he was a member of the executive committee of Kristiansand city council. From 1999 to 2003 he was also a member of Vest-Agder county council, having been a deputy member from 1995 to 1999.In 2005 Urfjell was a candidate for the Parliament of Norway, but was not elected. However, Urfjell served as a political advisor in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2005 to 2007, during Stoltenberg's Second Cabinet. In 2008 he was chosen as leader of the party chapter in rural Gjerstad.
Kristiansand, historically spelled Christianssand and Christiansand, is a city and municipality in Norway. It is the fifth largest city in Norway and the municipality is the sixth largest in Norway, with a population of 88,598 as of June 2016. In addition to the city itself, Statistics Norway counts four other densely populated areas in the municipality: Skålevik in Flekkerøy with a population of 3,526 in the Vågsbygd borough, Strai with a population of 1,636 in the Grim borough, Justvik with a population of 1,803 in the Lund borough, and Tveit with a population of 1,396 in the Oddernes borough. Kristiansand is divided into five boroughs: Grim, which is located northwest in Kristiansand with a population of 15,000; Kvadraturen, which is the centre and downtown Kristiansand with a population of 5,200; Lund, the second largest borough; Oddernes, a borough located in the west; and Vågsbygd, the largest borough with a population of 36,000, located in the southwest.
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Urfjell has been a national board member of the Norwegian National Association for Lesbian and Gay Liberation.In Kristiansand he has been selected for several cultural positions, including chair of Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra and deputy board member of Kilden Performing Arts Centre. In 2012 he was appointed as chair of Fond for lyd og bilde, and also became communications director of the United Nations Association of Norway.
Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra is a professional symphony orchestra in Kristiansand, Norway with approx. 70 full-time musicians. Chief conductor is Nathalie Stutzmann. Principal Guest Conductor, Julian Rachlin.
Kilden Performing Arts Centre is a theater and concert hall on Odderøya in Kristiansand, Norway. It houses Agder Teater, Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra (KSO) and Opera Sør in a joint project never previously embarked upon. There is room for a variety of concerts and other forms of cultural expression.
The United Nations Association of Norway is an information organisation in Norway.
The Democrats in Norway, formerly and commonly known as the Democrats, is a national conservative political party in Norway without parliamentary representation.
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