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Between 9 October 2013 and 30 September 2017, the Parliament of Norway consists of 169 members from 8 parties and 19 constituencies, elected during the Norwegian parliamentary election, 2013 on 8 and 9 September. The center-right block received a majority of the seats, with the two largest right-wing parties, the Conservative Party (48 members) and the Progress Party (29 members) forming the minority Solberg's Cabinet. The cabinet had parliamentary support from the Christian Democratic Party (10 members) and the Liberal Party (9 members). The opposition consists of the Labour Party (55 members), the Centre Party (10 members), the Socialist Left Party (7 members) and the Green Party (1 member).

Members of the Parliament of Norway are elected based on party-list proportional representation in plural member constituencies. This means that representatives from different political parties are elected from 19 constituencies, which are identical to the 19 counties. 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.[1]

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. This has happened several times in Norwegian history. Conversely, if a party's initial representation in Parliament is proportionally less than its share of votes, the party may seat more representatives through leveling seats, provided that the nationwide percentage is above the election threshold, at 4 percent. Since 2005, nineteen seats have been allocated via the leveling system.[1]

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.[2] 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.

By county and party

The following is a breakdown of the intersection of parties and constituencies.

Constituency Soc. Left Labour Centre Green Chr. Dem. Liberal Cons. Progress Total
Aust-Agder 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 4
Vest-Agder 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 2 6
Akershus 1 5 0 0 0 1 7 3 17
Buskerud 0 3 1 0 0 0 3 2 9
Finnmark 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 5
Hedmark 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 7
Hordaland 1 4 1 0 1 1 6 2 16
Møre og Romsdal 1 2 1 0 1 1 2 2 9
Nordland 0 4 1 0 0 0 2 2 9
Oppland 0 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 7
Oslo 1 6 0 1 1 2 6 2 19
Rogaland 0 3 1 0 2 1 4 3 14
Sogn og Fjordane 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 4
Telemark 0 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 6
oslo 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 7
Nord-Trøndelag 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 5
Sør-Trøndelag 1 4 1 0 0 0 2 2 10
Vestfold 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 2 7
Østfold 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 2 9
Total 7 55 10 1 10 9 48 29 169

Representatives

The following is a list of members elected to the parliament in the 2013 election. It consists of the representative's name, party, and constituency, in addition to noting members assigned to government and deceased, with their regular deputy, chair and deputy chairs of standing committees, parliamentary leaders of the parties and representatives elected through a leveling seat.

Nine representatives are members of Solberg's Cabinet and a tenth representative is a state secretary. Deputies take their seats while the elected members are serving in the cabinet.[3]

Name Party Constituency Comments Refs
Ruiter, Freddy deFreddy de Ruiter Labour Aust-Agder
Harberg, SveinSvein Harberg Conservative Aust-Agder
Godskesen, IngebjørgIngebjørg Godskesen Progress Aust-Agder
Ropstad, Kjell IngolfKjell Ingolf Ropstad Christian Democratic Aust-Agder Leveling seat
Foss, IngunnIngunn Foss Conservative Vest-Agder
Henriksen, KariKari Henriksen Labour Vest-Agder
Michaelsen, ÅseÅse Michaelsen Progress Vest-Agder
Grøvan, Hans FredrikHans Fredrik Grøvan Christian Democratic Vest-Agder
Benestad, Norunn TveitenNorunn Tveiten Benestad Conservative Vest-Agder
Omland, OddOdd Omland Labour Vest-Agder Leveling seat
Sanner, Jan ToreJan Tore Sanner Conservative Akershus Minister of Local Government and Modernisation in Solberg's Cabinet. Hårek Elvenes meets in his place.
Huitfeldt, AnnikenAnniken Huitfeldt Labour Akershus Chair of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence
Kjos, Kari KjønaasKari Kjønaas Kjos Progress Akershus Chair of the Standing Committee on Health and Care Services
Graham, SylviSylvi Graham Conservative Akershus
Myrli, SverreSverre Myrli Labour Akershus
Trøen, Tone W.Tone W. Trøen Conservative Akershus
Aasen, MarianneMarianne Aasen Labour Akershus
Limi, Hans AndreasHans Andreas Limi Progress Akershus
Mathisen, Bente SteinBente Stein Mathisen Conservative Akershus
Raja, AbidAbid Raja Liberal Akershus
Aukrust, Åsmund GrøverÅsmund Grøver Aukrust Labour Akershus
Asheim, HenrikHenrik Asheim Conservative Akershus
Thomsen, IbIb Thomsen Progress Akershus
Eldegard, GunvorGunvor Eldegard Labour Akershus
Jegstad, Nils AageNils Aage Jegstad Conservative Akershus
Tønder, MetteMette Tønder Conservative Akershus
Solhjell, Bård VegarBård Vegar Solhjell Socialist Left Akershus Leveling seat
Kolberg, MartinMartin Kolberg Labour Buskerud Chair of the Standing Committee on Scrutiny and Constitutional Affairs
Helleland, TrondTrond Helleland Conservative Buskerud
Rytman, JørundJørund Rytman Progress Buskerud
Christoffersen, LiseLise Christoffersen Labour Buskerud
Werp, Anders BjørnsenAnders Bjørnsen Werp Conservative Buskerud
Micaelsen, TorgeirTorgeir Micaelsen Labour Buskerud
Wold, MortenMorten Wold Progress Buskerud
Johnsen, Kristin ØrmenKristin Ørmen Johnsen Conservative Buskerud
Lundteigen, Per OlafPer Olaf Lundteigen Centre Buskerud Leveling seat
Pedersen, HelgaHelga Pedersen Labour Finnmark
Jensen, Frank BakkeFrank Bakke Jensen Conservative Finnmark
Simensen, KåreKåre Simensen Labour Finnmark
Fredriksen, Jan-HenrikJan-Henrik Fredriksen Progress Finnmark
Bergstø, KirstiKirsti Bergstø Socialist Left Finnmark Leveling seat
Storberget, KnutKnut Storberget Labour Hedmark
Trettebergstuen, AnetteAnette Trettebergstuen Labour Hedmark
Gundersen, GunnarGunnar Gundersen Conservative Hedmark
Johnsen, Tor AndreTor Andre Johnsen Progress Hedmark
Sønsterud, Tone MereteTone Merete Sønsterud Labour Hedmark
Vedum, Trygve SlagsvoldTrygve Slagsvold Vedum Centre Hedmark
Andersen, KarinKarin Andersen Socialist Left Hedmark Leveling seat
Solberg, ErnaErna Solberg Conservative Hordaland Prime Minister. Erik Skutle meets in her place.
Henriksen, Per RunePer Rune Henriksen Labour Hordaland
Hagesæter, GjermundGjermund Hagesæter Progress Hordaland Appointed State Secretary in June 2015. Laila Reiertsen meets in his place.
Halleraker, ØyvindØyvind Halleraker Conservative Hordaland
Christensen, Jette F.Jette F. Christensen Labour Hordaland
Frølich, Peter ChristianPeter Christian Frølich Conservative Hordaland
Hareide, Knut ArildKnut Arild Hareide Christian Democratic Hordaland
Njåstad, Helge AndreHelge Andre Njåstad Progress Hordaland Chair of the Standing Committee on Local Government and Public Administration
Rommetveit, MagneMagne Rommetveit Labour Hordaland
Eidsheim, TorillTorill Eidsheim Conservative Hordaland
Breivik, TerjeTerje Breivik Liberal Hordaland
Grung, Ruth M.Ruth M. Grung Labour Hordaland
Lysbakken, AudunAudun Lysbakken Socialist Left Hordaland
Hille, SigurdSigurd Hille Conservative Hordaland
Toppe, KjerstiKjersti Toppe Centre Hordaland
Trellevik, Ove BerntOve Bernt Trellevik Conservative Hordaland Leveling seat
Orten, HelgeHelge Orten Conservative Møre og Romsdal
Botten, Else-MayElse-May Botten Labour Møre og Romsdal
Nesvik, Harald T.Harald T. Nesvik Progress Møre og Romsdal
Nørve, Elisabeth RøbekkElisabeth Røbekk Nørve Conservative Møre og Romsdal
Bjørdal, Fredric HolenFredric Holen Bjørdal Labour Møre og Romsdal
Grimstad, Oskar JarleOskar Jarle Grimstad Progress Møre og Romsdal
Eide, Rigmor AndersenRigmor Andersen Eide Christian Democratic Møre og Romsdal
Klinge, JennyJenny Klinge Centre Møre og Romsdal
Farstad, PålPål Farstad Liberal Møre og Romsdal Leveling seat
Berg-Hansen, LisbethLisbeth Berg-Hansen Labour Nordland
Henriksen, OddOdd Henriksen Conservative Nordland
Svendsen, KennethKenneth Svendsen Progress Nordland
Sivertsen, EirikEirik Sivertsen Labour Nordland
Ebbesen, MargunnMargunn Ebbesen Conservative Nordland
Ljunggren, Anna-KristinAnna-Kristin Ljunggren Labour Nordland
Ellingsen, Jan ArildJan Arild Ellingsen Progress Nordland
Juvik, Kjell-IdarKjell-Idar Juvik Labour Nordland
Nordås, Janne SjelmoJanne Sjelmo Nordås Centre Nordland Leveling seat
Aasrud, RigmorRigmor Aasrud Labour Oppland
Hagebakken, ToreTore Hagebakken Labour Oppland
Thommessen, OlemicOlemic Thommessen Conservative Oppland President of the Parliament
Johansen, Morten ØrsalMorten Ørsal Johansen Progress Oppland
Wøien, Anne TingelstadAnne Tingelstad Wøien Centre Oppland
Håheim, Stine RenateStine Renate Håheim Labour Oppland
Kjenseth, KetilKetil Kjenseth Liberal Oppland Leveling seat
Stoltenberg, JensJens Stoltenberg Labour Oslo Secretary General of NATO. Truls Wickholm meets in his place.
Eriksen Søreide, Ine MarieIne Marie Eriksen Søreide Conservative Oslo Minister of Defence in Solberg's Cabinet. Heidi Nordby Lunde meets in her place.
Tajik, HadiaHadia Tajik Labour Oslo Chair of the Standing Committee on Justice
Astrup, NikolaiNikolai Astrup Conservative Oslo
Jensen, SivSiv Jensen Progress Oslo Minister of Finance in Solberg's Cabinet. Mazyar Keshvari meets in her place.
Støre, Jonas GahrJonas Gahr Støre Labour Oslo
Tetzschner, MichaelMichael Tetzschner Conservative Oslo
Grande, Trine SkeiTrine Skei Grande Liberal Oslo
Holmås, HeikkiHeikki Holmås Socialist Left Oslo
Marthinsen, MarianneMarianne Marthinsen Labour Oslo
Vinje, KristinKristin Vinje Conservative Oslo
Hansson, RasmusRasmus Hansson Green Oslo
Tybring-Gjedde, ChristianChristian Tybring-Gjedde Progress Oslo
Bøhler, JanJan Bøhler Labour Oslo
Kapur, MudassarMudassar Kapur Conservative Oslo
Nybakk, MaritMarit Nybakk Labour Oslo
Elvestuen, OlaOla Elvestuen Liberal Oslo Chair of the Standing Committee on Energy and the Environment
Heggelund, Stefan Magnus B.Stefan Magnus B. Heggelund Conservative Oslo
Syversen, Hans OlavHans Olav Syversen Christian Democratic Oslo Leveling seat, chair of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs
Høie, BentBent Høie Conservative Rogaland Minister of Health and Care Services in Solberg's Cabinet. Sveinung Stensland meets in his place.
Sund, Eirin KristinEirin Kristin Sund Labour Rogaland
Horne, SolveigSolveig Horne Progress Rogaland Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion in Solberg's Cabinet. Helge Thorheim meets in her place.
Meling, Siri A.Siri A. Meling Conservative Rogaland
Bollestad, Olaug VervikOlaug Vervik Bollestad Christian Democratic Rogaland
Solberg, Torstein TvedtTorstein Tvedt Solberg Labour Rogaland
Thorsen, BenteBente Thorsen Progress Rogaland
Kambe, ArveArve Kambe Conservative Rogaland Chair of the Standing Committee on Labour and Social Affairs
Liadal, Hege HaukelandHege Haukeland Liadal Labour Rogaland
Bru, TinaTina Bru Conservative Rogaland
Steffensen, RoyRoy Steffensen Progress Rogaland
Pollestad, GeirGeir Pollestad Centre Rogaland
Toskedal, GeirGeir Toskedal Christian Democratic Rogaland
Nybø, IselinIselin Nybø Liberal Rogaland Leveling seat
Heggø, IngridIngrid Heggø Labour Sogn og Fjordane
Navarsete, Liv SigneLiv Signe Navarsete Centre Sogn og Fjordane
Lødemel, BjørnBjørn Lødemel Conservative Sogn og Fjordane
Rotevatn, SveinungSveinung Rotevatn Liberal Sogn og Fjordane Leveling seat
Aasland, TerjeTerje Aasland Labour Telemark
Isaksen, Torbjørn RøeTorbjørn Røe Isaksen Conservative Telemark Minister of Education and Research in Solberg's Cabinet. Solveig Sundbø Abrahamsen meets in his place.
Hoksrud, BårdBård Hoksrud Progress Telemark State secretary in the Ministry of Transport and Communications until June 2015. Kristian Norheim met as in his place.
Vågslid, LeneLene Vågslid Labour Telemark
Bjørnø, Christian TynningChristian Tynning Bjørnø Labour Telemark
Bekkevold, Geir JørgenGeir Jørgen Bekkevold Christian Democratic Telemark Leveling seat
Henriksen, MartinMartin Henriksen Labour Troms
Aspaker, ElisabethElisabeth Aspaker Conservative Troms Minister of Fisheries in Solberg's Cabinet. Regina Alexandrova meets in her place.
Korsberg, ØyvindØyvind Korsberg Progress Troms
Knutsen, Tove KarolineTove Karoline Knutsen Labour Troms
Gudmundsen, KentKent Gudmundsen Conservative Troms
Fylkesnes, Torgeir KnagTorgeir Knag Fylkesnes Socialist Left Troms Leveling seat
Kjerkol, IngvildIngvild Kjerkol Labour Nord-Trøndelag
Stokkan-Grande, ArildArild Stokkan-Grande Labour Nord-Trøndelag
Arnstad, MaritMarit Arnstad Centre Nord-Trøndelag Chair of the Standing Committee on Business and Industry
Agdestein, Elin RodumElin Rodum Agdestein Conservative Nord-Trøndelag
Skjelstad, André NikolaiAndré Nikolai Skjelstad Liberal Nord-Trøndelag Leveling seat
Giske, TrondTrond Giske Labour Sør-Trøndelag Chair of the Standing Committee on Education, Research and Church Affairs
Helleland, Linda Cathrine HofstadLinda Cathrine Hofstad Helleland Conservative Sør-Trøndelag Chair of the Standing Committee on Transport and Communications
Hansen, Eva KristinEva Kristin Hansen Labour Sør-Trøndelag
Sandberg, PerPer Sandberg Progress Sør-Trøndelag
Jenssen, Frank JosefFrank Josef Jenssen Conservative Sør Trøndelag
Asphjell, JoroddJorodd Asphjell Labour Sør-Trøndelag
Tung, Karianne O.Karianne O. Tung Labour Sør-Trøndelag
Greni, HeidiHeidi Greni Centre Sør-Trøndelag
Bjørnstad, Sivert HaugenSivert Haugen Bjørnstad Progress Sør-Trøndelag
Valen, SnorreSnorre Valen Socialist Left Sør-Trøndelag Leveling seat
Flåtten, SveinSvein Flåtten Conservative Vestfold
Andersen, Dag TerjeDag Terje Andersen Labour Vestfold
Anundsen, AndersAnders Anundsen Progress Vestfold Minister of Justice and Public Security in Solberg's Cabinet. Tom Eberhartt Bergitonn Holthe meets in his place.
Løvaas, Karstein EidemKarstein Eidem Løvaas Conservative Vestfold
Mandt-Bartholsen, SonjaSonja Mandt-Bartholsen Labour Vestfold
Stordalen, Finn MortenFinn Morten Stordalen Progress Vestfold
Tyvand, AndersAnders Tyvand Christian Democratic Vestfold Leveling seat
Hansen, Svein RoaldSvein Roald Hansen Labour Østfold
Schou, IngjerdIngjerd Schou Conservative Østfold
Leirstein, UlfUlf Leirstein Progress Østfold
Johansen, IreneIrene Johansen Labour Østfold
Wenstøb, Bengt MortenBengt Morten Wenstøb Conservative Østfold
Lauvås, Stein ErikStein Erik Lauvås Labour Østfold
Wiborg, ErlendErlend Wiborg Progress Østfold
Milde, EirikEirik Milde Conservative Østfold
Holten Hjemdal, Line HenrietteLine Henriette Holten Hjemdal Christian Democratic Østfold Leveling seat

References

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  2. ^ Nordby, Trond (2004). I politikkens sentrum. Variasjoner i Stortingets makt 1814–2004 (in Norwegian). Oslo]: Universitetsforlaget. p. 98. ISBN 82-15-00651-5. 
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