Ingjerd Schou

Ingjerd Schou, née Schie (born 20 January 1955) is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party.

Ingjerd Schou
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Schou in 2009
Fifth Vice President of the Storting
In office
30 January 2020 – 9 October 2021
PresidentTone W. Trøen
Preceded byAbid Raja
Succeeded byIngrid Fiskaa
Fourth Vice President of the Storting
In office
8 October 2013 – 30 September 2017
PresidentOlemic Thommessen
Preceded byAkhtar Chaudhry
Succeeded byNils T. Bjørke
Minister of Social Affairs
In office
19 October 2001 – 18 June 2004
Prime MinisterKjell Magne Bondevik
Preceded byGuri Ingebrigtsen
Succeeded byDagfinn Høybråten
Member of the Norwegian Parliament
Assumed office
1 October 2009
In office
1 October 2001 – 30 September 2005
Personal details
Ingjerd Schie

(1955-01-20) 20 January 1955 (age 66)
Sarpsborg, Østfold, Norway
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Petter Schou

Born in Sarpsborg, Schou was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Østfold in 2001. From 2001, when the second cabinet Bondevik held office, Schou was Minister of Social Affairs.[1] She was replaced in a 2004 cabinet reshuffle. During this period her seat in parliament was taken by Carsten Dybevig. Schou was not re-elected in 2005, but instead served as a deputy representative.

On the local level Schou was a member of the executive committee of Spydeberg municipal council from 1991 to 2003. For the periods 2003-2007 and 2007-2011 Schou represents the Conservative Party in the municipal council in Spydeberg.

Before entering politics Schou worked as a nurse before becoming a health bureaucrat. She is married to Petter Schou, county doctor in Oslo and Akershus.

She served as the Fourth Vice President of the Storting from 2013–2017, and as the Fifth Vice President from 2020 to 2021.[2]


  • "Ingjerd Schou" (in Norwegian). Storting.
  1. ^ The Ministry of Social Affairs has now been succeeded by the Ministry of Labour and Social Inclusion.
  2. ^ "Ingjerd Schou (C) Elected New Vice President Succeeding Abid Raja". ABC Nyheter. 30 January 2020. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
Political offices
Preceded by Norwegian Minister of Social Affairs
Succeeded by
Preceded by Fifth Vice President of the Storting
Succeeded by
Preceded by Fourth Vice President of the Storting
Succeeded by