Torbjørn Urfjell

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Torbjørn Urfjell

Torbjørn Urfjell (born 3 November 1977) is a Norwegian politician for the Socialist Left Party.

Socialist Left Party (Norway) Norwegian political 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. [1]

Gjerstad Municipality in Aust-Agder, Norway

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.

Risør Municipality in Aust-Agder, Norway

Risør  is a municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is located along the Skaggerak coast in the traditional region of Sørlandet. The administrative centre of Risør is the town of Risør. There are many villages in Risør such as Akland, Bossvika, Fie, Hødnebø, Krabbesund, Moen, Nipe, Røysland, Sandnes, Sivik, Søndeled, and Stamsø.

Vågsbygd Borough of Kristiansand in Southern Norway, Norway

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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. [1] In 2005 Urfjell was a candidate for the Parliament of Norway, but was not elected. [2] However, Urfjell served as a political advisor in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2005 to 2007, during Stoltenberg's Second Cabinet. [1] In 2008 he was chosen as leader of the party chapter in rural Gjerstad. [3]

Kristiansand City in Norway

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.

Vest-Agder County (fylke) of Norway

Vest-Agder[²vɛstˌɑɡdər](listen)(West Agder) is a county in Norway, bordering Rogaland to the West and Aust-Agder to the East. In 2016, there were 182,701 inhabitants, which is about 3.5% of the total population of Norway. Its area is about 7,277 square kilometres (2,810 sq mi). The county administration is located in its largest city, Kristiansand.

A County council is the highest governing body of the county municipalities in Norway. The county council sets the scope of the county municipal activity. The council is led by a chairman or county mayor (fylkesordfører). Members of the council are elected for a four-year term through the general local elections. It is common for members of a county council to also hold seats in municipal councils, but very rare that they also hold legislative (Storting) or other government office, without a leave of absence.

Urfjell has been a national board member of the Norwegian National Association for Lesbian and Gay Liberation. [4] 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. [5] 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. [6]

Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra

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

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.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Tidligere politisk rådgiver Torbjørn Urfjell" (in Norwegian). Government.no . Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  2. Stortingsvalg 2005: Torbjørn Urfjell (SV), Gaysir , 27 August 2005
  3. Leder Gjerstad SV, Aust Agder Blad , 5 June 2008
  4. Olsen, Hege (8 June 2008). "Hyllet som ny leder". Blikk (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2009.
  5. Sandberg, Tone (25 June 2011). "Sørensen nestleder for Kilden-styret". Fædrelandsvennen (in Norwegian).
  6. Sandberg, Tone (11 January 2012). "Leder fond for lyd og bilde". Fædrelandsvennen (in Norwegian).