This is a list of the members of Stortinget, the Norwegian parliament, in the period 2001 to 2005. The members (Norwegian: stortingsrepresentanter) were elected in the Norwegian parliamentary election of 10 September 2001.

The parliament convened on 22 October 2001, and the term ended on 30 September 2005.

Voting system

Members to Stortinget are elected based on party-list proportional representation in plural member constituencies (Norwegian: forholdstallsvalg i flermannskretser). This means that representatives from different political parties, are elected from each constituency. The constituencies are identical to the 19 counties of Norway.

The electorate does not vote for individuals but rather for party lists, with a ranked list of candidates nominated by the party. This means that the person on top of the list will get the seat unless the voter alters the ballot. Parties may nominate candidates from outside their own constituency, and even Norwegian citizens currently living abroad.

The Sainte-Laguë method is used for allocating parliamentary seats to parties. As a result, the percentage of representatives is roughly equal to the nationwide percentage of votes. Still, a party with a high number of votes in only one constituency can win a seat there even if the nationwide percentage is low. In this election, this happened with the Coastal Party. Conversely, if a party's initial representation in Stortinget is proportionally less than it share of votes, the party may seat more representatives through leveling seats (Norwegian: utjevningsmandater), provided that the nationwide percentage is above the election threshold (Norwegian: sperregrense), currently at 4%. In 2001, eight seats were allocated via the leveling system.[1]


A total of 165 representatives were elected, distributed as follows:

Before the end of the term, the Progress Party group had been reduced to 24 as two representatives left the party, continuing as independents.

If a representative is absent for whatever reason, his or her seat will be filled by a candidate from the same party-list – in other words, there are no by-elections. Representatives who die during the term are replaced permanently, whereas representatives who are appointed to a government position, such as government minister (cabinet member) or state secretary, will be replaced by a deputy representative until the representative no longer holds the government position. Deputy representatives also meet during typically short-term absence, like when a representative travels abroad with a parliamentary work group or is absent for health reasons.

In October 2005, when the term ended, the percentage of female representatives was approximately 37.5%.

List of representatives

The representatives elected as leveling seats are indicated with a blue background.

Name Party Constituency Comments
Olsen, Jan OlavJan Olav Olsen Conservative Party Aust-Agder
Duesund, Åse Gunhild WoieÅse Gunhild Woie Duesund Christian Democrats Aust-Agder
Halvorsen, GunnarGunnar Halvorsen Labour Party Aust-Agder
Andersen, TorbjørnTorbjørn Andersen Progress Party Aust-Agder
Lilletun, JonJon Lilletun Christian Democrats Vest-Agder
Gabrielsen, AnsgarAnsgar Gabrielsen Conservative Party Vest-Agder Appointed to the second cabinet Bondevik. Peter Skovholt Gitmark met in his place.[2]
Klungland, Rolf TerjeRolf Terje Klungland Labour Party Vest-Agder
Eriksen, DagrunDagrun Eriksen Christian Democrats Vest-Agder
Andersen, Anne BeritAnne Berit Andersen Conservative Party Vest-Agder
Petersen, JanJan Petersen Conservative Party Akershus Appointed to the second cabinet Bondevik. André Oktay Dahl met in his place.[3]
Bjørnstad, VidarVidar Bjørnstad Labour Party Akershus
Sjøli, Sonja IreneSonja Irene Sjøli Conservative Party Akershus
Evje, UrsulaUrsula Evje Progress Party Akershus Left her party and sat as an independent representative from December 2004.[4]
Reikvam, RolfRolf Reikvam Socialist Left Party Akershus
Fossli, GretheGrethe Fossli Labour Party Akershus
Sanner, Jan ToreJan Tore Sanner Conservative Party Akershus
Haugland, Valgerd SvarstadValgerd Svarstad Haugland Christian Democrats Akershus Appointed to the second cabinet Bondevik. Einar Holstad met in her place.[5]
Kvakkestad, AndréAndré Kvakkestad Progress Party Akershus
Engebretsen, KjellKjell Engebretsen Labour Party Akershus
Onarheim, Leif FrodeLeif Frode Onarheim Conservative Party Akershus
Hall Arnøy, SiriSiri Hall Arnøy Socialist Left Party Akershus
Høglund, MortenMorten Høglund Progress Party Akershus
Haga, ÅslaugÅslaug Haga Centre Party Akershus
Christiansen, JulieJulie Christiansen Conservative Party Akershus
Jagland, ThorbjørnThorbjørn Jagland Labour Party Buskerud
Helleland, TrondTrond Helleland Conservative Party Buskerud
Knudsen, Ulf ErikUlf Erik Knudsen Progress Party Buskerud
Eng, SigrunSigrun Eng Labour Party Buskerud
Bergo, Magnar LundMagnar Lund Bergo Socialist Left Party Buskerud
Hundhammer, Beate HeierenBeate Heieren Hundhammer Conservative Party Buskerud
Marthinsen, Finn KristianFinn Kristian Marthinsen Christian Democrats Buskerud
Schjøtt-Pedersen, Karl EirikKarl Eirik Schjøtt-Pedersen Labour Party Finnmark
Ballo, Olav GunnarOlav Gunnar Ballo Socialist Left Party Finnmark
Robertsen, RaymondRaymond Robertsen Conservative Party Finnmark
Nielsen, Eva M.Eva M. Nielsen Labour Party Finnmark
Brustad, SylviaSylvia Brustad Labour Party Hedmark
Faldet, EirinEirin Faldet Labour Party Hedmark
Andersen, KarinKarin Andersen Socialist Left Party Hedmark
Hernæs, BjørnBjørn Hernæs Conservative Party
Bredvold, Per RoarPer Roar Bredvold Progress Party Hedmark
Storberget, KnutKnut Storberget Labour Party Hedmark
Gløtvold, Ola D.Ola D. Gløtvold Centre Party Hedmark
Nilssen, Åse WisløffÅse Wisløff Nilssen Christian Democrats Hedmark
Nilsen, OddvardOddvard Nilsen Conservative Party Hordaland
Frøiland, RanveigRanveig Frøiland Labour Party Hordaland
Sortevik, ArneArne Sortevik Progress Party Hordaland
Sørfonn, Ingebrigt S.Ingebrigt S. Sørfonn Christian Democrats Hordaland
Valle, ÅgotÅgot Valle Socialist Left Party Hordaland
Solberg, ErnaErna Solberg Conservative Party Hordaland Appointed to the second cabinet Bondevik. Silja Ekeland Bjørkly met in her place.[6]
Akselsen, OlavOlav Akselsen Labour Party Hordaland
Hagesæter, GjermundGjermund Hagesæter Progress Party Hordaland
Sæle, Anita ApelthunAnita Apelthun Sæle Christian Democrats Hordaland
Halleraker, ØyvindØyvind Halleraker Conservative Party Hordaland
Lund, LeifLeif Lund Labour Party Hordaland Died in May 2004. Rita Tveiten met in his place.[7]
Lysbakken, AudunAudun Lysbakken Socialist Left Party Hordaland
Sponheim, LarsLars Sponheim Liberal Party Hordaland Appointed to the second cabinet Bondevik. May Britt Vihovde met in his place.[8]
Woldseth, Karin S.Karin S. Woldseth Progress Party Hordaland
Ljones, IngmarIngmar Ljones Christian Democrats Hordaland
Skjælaaen, Rune J.Rune J. Skjælaaen Centre Party Hordaland
Hansen, TorbjørnTorbjørn Hansen Conservative Party Hordaland
Bondevik, Kjell MagneKjell Magne Bondevik Christian Democrats Møre og Romsdal Prime Minister in the second cabinet Bondevik. Modulf Aukan met in his place.[9]
Kristoffersen, AsmundAsmund Kristoffersen Labour Party Møre og Romsdal
Løvik, PetterPetter Løvik Conservative Party Møre og Romsdal
Solholm, LodveLodve Solholm Progress Party Møre og Romsdal
Grimstad, May-Helen MolværMay-Helen Molvær Grimstad Christian Democrats Møre og Romsdal
Bekkemellem Orheim, KaritaKarita Bekkemellem Orheim Labour Party Møre og Romsdal
Jacobsen, BjørnBjørn Jacobsen Socialist Left Party Møre og Romsdal
Nørve, Elisabeth RøbekkElisabeth Røbekk Nørve Conservative Party Møre og Romsdal
Nesvik, Harald T.Harald T. Nesvik Progress Party Møre og Romsdal
Øveraas, Eli SolliedEli Sollied Øveraas Centre Party Møre og Romsdal
Solberg, Hill-MartaHill-Marta Solberg Labour Party Nordland
Hansen, Geir-KetilGeir-Ketil Hansen Socialist Left Party Nordland
Svendsen, KennethKenneth Svendsen Progress Party Nordland
Kristiansen, IvarIvar Kristiansen Conservative Party Nordland
Pedersen, TornyTorny Pedersen Labour Party Nordland
Sahl, JanJan Sahl Christian Democrats Nordland
Bastesen, SteinarSteinar Bastesen Coastal Party Nordland
Enoksen, Odd RogerOdd Roger Enoksen Centre Party Nordland
Strøm, Tor-ArneTor-Arne Strøm Labour Party Nordland
Elvik, ÅsaÅsa Elvik Socialist Left Party Nordland
Ellingsen, Jan ArildJan Arild Ellingsen Progress Party Nordland
Voie, Søren FredrikSøren Fredrik Voie Conservative Party Nordland
Blankenborg, HaakonHaakon Blankenborg Labour Party Oppland
Brørby, BeritBerit Brørby Labour Party Oppland
Thommessen, OlemicOlemic Thommessen Conservative Party Oppland
Enger, Inger S.Inger S. Enger Centre Party Oppland
Bjørklund, KjetilKjetil Bjørklund Socialist Left Party Oppland
Nistad, Thore A.Thore A. Nistad Progress Party Oppland
Rudihagen, TorsteinTorstein Rudihagen Labour Party Oppland
Foss, Per-KristianPer-Kristian Foss Conservative Party Oslo Appointed to the second cabinet Bondevik. Ine Marie Eriksen met in his place.[10]
Stoltenberg, JensJens Stoltenberg Labour Party Oslo
Halvorsen, KristinKristin Halvorsen Socialist Left Party Oslo
Krohn Devold, KristinKristin Krohn Devold Conservative Party Oslo Appointed to the second cabinet Bondevik. Hans Gjeisar Kjæstad met in her place.[11]
Hagen, Carl I.Carl I. Hagen Progress Party Oslo
Nybakk, MaritMarit Nybakk Labour Party Oslo
Lønning, IngeInge Lønning Conservative Party Oslo
Holmås, HeikkiHeikki Holmås Socialist Left Party Oslo
Froyn, BjørgulvBjørgulv Froyn Labour Party Oslo
Rise, LarsLars Rise Christian Democrats Oslo
Jensen, SivSiv Jensen Progress Party Oslo
Dørum, Odd EinarOdd Einar Dørum Liberal Party Oslo Appointed to the second cabinet Bondevik. Trine Skei Grande met in his place.[12]
Larssen, HeidiHeidi Larssen Conservative Party Oslo
Sørensen, HeidiHeidi Sørensen Socialist Left Party Oslo
Rafiq, AfshanAfshan Rafiq Conservative Party Oslo
Hildeng, BrittBritt Hildeng Labour Party Oslo
Høie, BentBent Høie Conservative Party Rogaland
Steensnæs, EinarEinar Steensnæs Christian Democrats Rogaland
Simonsen, JanJan Simonsen Progress Party Rogaland Left his party and sat as an independent representative from October 2001.[13]
Nordtun, ToreTore Nordtun Labour Party Rogaland
Vallersnes, Finn MartinFinn Martin Vallersnes Conservative Party Rogaland
Tørresdal, BjørgBjørg Tørresdal Christian Democrats Rogaland
Langeland, Hallgeir H.Hallgeir H. Langeland Socialist Left Party Rogaland
Vaksdal, ØyvindØyvind Vaksdal Progress Party Rogaland
Starrfelt, Oddbjørg AusdalOddbjørg Ausdal Starrfelt Labour Party Rogaland
Meling, Siri A.Siri A. Meling Conservative Party Rogaland
Kleppa, Magnhild MeltveitMagnhild Meltveit Kleppa Centre Party Rogaland
Sandal, ReidarReidar Sandal Labour Party Sogn og Fjordane
Ringstad, JorunnJorunn Ringstad Centre Party Sogn og Fjordane
Aarøen, MagneMagne Aarøen Christian Democrats Sogn og Fjordane Died in June 2003. Per Steinar Osmundnes met in his place.[14]
Hoddevik, Sverre J.Sverre J. Hoddevik Conservative Party Sogn og Fjordane
Røys, Heidi GrandeHeidi Grande Røys Socialist Left Party Sogn og Fjordane
Hansen, Sigvald OppebøenSigvald Oppebøen Hansen Labour Party Telemark
Alvheim, John I.John I. Alvheim Progress Party Telemark
Holmberg, Kari LiseKari Lise Holmberg Conservative Party Telemark
Molvik, SigbjørnSigbjørn Molvik Socialist Left Party Telemark
Olsen, GunnGunn Olsen Labour Party Telemark
Rahm, Bror YngveBror Yngve Rahm Christian Democrats Telemark
Arnesen, Bendiks H.Bendiks H. Arnesen Labour Party Troms
Konradsen, ÅgeÅge Konradsen Conservative Party Troms
Jensen, LenaLena Jensen Socialist Left Party Troms
Korsberg, ØyvindØyvind Korsberg Progress Party Troms
Østberg, IvarIvar Østberg Christian Democrats Troms
Konglevoll, SynnøveSynnøve Konglevoll Labour Party Troms
Hanssen, Bjarne HåkonBjarne Håkon Hanssen Labour Party Nord-Trøndelag
Arnstad, MaritMarit Arnstad Centre Party Nord-Trøndelag
Gaundal, AudAud Gaundal Labour Party Nord-Trøndelag
Ryan, IngeInge Ryan Socialist Left Party Nord-Trøndelag
Sandberg, PerPer Sandberg Progress Party Nord-Trøndelag
Lyngstad, ArneArne Lyngstad Christian Democrats Nord-Trøndelag
Øyangen, GunhildGunhild Øyangen Labour Party Sør-Trøndelag
Brende, BørgeBørge Brende Conservative Party Sør-Trøndelag Appointed to the second cabinet Bondevik. Linda Cathrine Hofstad met in his place.[15]
Djupedal, ØysteinØystein Djupedal Socialist Left Party Sør-Trøndelag
Giske, TrondTrond Giske Labour Party Sør-Trøndelag
Stensaker, ChristopherChristopher Stensaker Progress Party Sør-Trøndelag
Lånke, Ola T.Ola T. Lånke Christian Democrats Sør-Trøndelag
Momyr, MichaelMichael Momyr Conservative Party Sør-Trøndelag
Gjul, Gunn KarinGunn Karin Gjul Labour Party Sør-Trøndelag
Malvik, Ingvild VaggenIngvild Vaggen Malvik Socialist Left Party Sør-Trøndelag
Lund, MortenMorten Lund Centre Party Sør-Trøndelag
Flåtten, SveinSvein Flåtten Conservative Party Vestfold
Kosmo, JørgenJørgen Kosmo Labour Party Vestfold
Width, Per OvePer Ove Width Progress Party Vestfold
Hogsnes, Hans KristianHans Kristian Hogsnes Conservative Party Vestfold
Thorkildsen, Inga MarteInga Marte Thorkildsen Socialist Left Party Vestfold
Skarbøvik, ElsaElsa Skarbøvik Christian Democrats Vestfold
Rui, Anne HelenAnne Helen Rui Labour Party Vestfold
Monsen, Per ErikPer Erik Monsen Progress Party Vestfold
Øye, SigneSigne Øye Labour Party Østfold
Engeset, MartinMartin Engeset Conservative Party Østfold
Hedstrøm, ØysteinØystein Hedstrøm Progress Party Østfold
Hansen, Svein RoaldSvein Roald Hansen Labour Party Østfold
Holten, OddOdd Holten Christian Democrats Østfold
Hansen, MayMay Hansen Socialist Left Party Østfold
Schou, IngjerdIngjerd Schou Conservative Party Østfold Appointed to the second cabinet Bondevik until June 2004, during which period Carsten Dybevig met in her place.[16]
Rød, HenrikHenrik Rød Progress Party Østfold


  • Norwegian Social Science Data Services. "Representanter og supleanter 2001-2005". Storting - Politikerarkivene 1814-2001. Retrieved 2008-02-03. 
    • Note: This source also includes deputy representatives ("supleanter") who meet in the Parliament for brief and arbitraty periods of time, for instance when a regular representative travels abroad with a parliamentary work group, or is absent for health reasons. Due to the fluctuant nature of such replacements, they should not be included in this list.


  1. ^ The voting system is explained in Ryssevik, Jostein (2002). I samfunnet. Norsk politikk (in Norwegian). Oslo: Aschehoug. ISBN 978-82-03-32852-7. 
  2. ^ "Ansgar Gabrielsen" (in Norwegian). Storting. 
  3. ^ "Jan Petersen" (in Norwegian). Storting. 
  4. ^ "Ursula Evje" (in Norwegian). Storting. 
  5. ^ "Valgerd Svarstad Haugland" (in Norwegian). Storting. 
  6. ^ "Erna Solberg" (in Norwegian). Storting. 
  7. ^ "Leif Lund" (in Norwegian). Storting. 
  8. ^ "Lars Sponheim" (in Norwegian). Storting. 
  9. ^ "Kjell Magne Bondevik" (in Norwegian). Storting. 
  10. ^ "Per-Kristian Foss" (in Norwegian). Storting. 
  11. ^ "Kristin Krohn Devold" (in Norwegian). Storting. 
  12. ^ "Odd Einar Dørum" (in Norwegian). Storting. 
  13. ^ "Jan Simonsen" (in Norwegian). Storting. 
  14. ^ "Magne Aarøen" (in Norwegian). Storting. 
  15. ^ "Børge Brende" (in Norwegian). Storting. 
  16. ^ "Ingjerd Schou" (in Norwegian). Storting.