Guri Ingebrigtsen

Guri Helene Ingebrigtsen (19 May 1952 – 5 January 2020) was a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party.[1]

Guri Ingebrigtsen
Minister of Social Affairs
In office
17 March 2000 – 19 October 2001
Prime MinisterJens Stoltenberg
Preceded byMagnhild Meltveit Kleppa
Succeeded byIngjerd Schou
Mayor of Vestvågøy
In office
1 January 1999 – 31 December 2007
Preceded byFrank Rist
Succeeded byJohnny Finstad
Personal details
Born(1952-05-19)19 May 1952
Værøy, Nordland, Norway
Died5 January 2020(2020-01-05) (aged 67)
Political partyLabour Party

Ingebrigtsen was born in Værøy. In the 1970s she was a member of the leftist Workers' Communist Party (AKP). In 1986, she worked in the Afghanistan Committee, giving medical aid. She was a graduate in medicine from the University of Oslo in 1982, having minored in criminology in 1976. Among several medicine-related jobs, she was a researcher at the University of Oslo from 1987 to 1996.[1]

From 1996 to 1997, during the cabinet Jagland, she was appointed political advisor to the Minister of Health and Social Affairs. From 2000 to 2001, during the first cabinet Stoltenberg, she headed the same Ministry.[1][2]

On the local level Ingebrigtsen was a member of Vestvågøy municipal council from 1995 to 1999, and then served as mayor from 1999 to 2007.[1]

On 5 January 2020, Ingebrigtsen died from cancer at the age of 67.


  1. ^ a b c d "Guri Ingebrigtsen" (in Norwegian). Storting.
  2. ^ "Register of Persons "Norway's Governments since 1814"". Archived from the original on 2012-09-14. Retrieved 2011-06-05.
Political offices
Preceded by Mayor of Vestvågøy
Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion
Succeeded by