Minister of Local Government and Modernisation (Norway)

The Minister of Local Government and Modernisation (Norwegian: Kommunal- og moderniseringsministeren) is a Councillor of State and Chief of the Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development. Currently, Centre Bjørn Arild Gram has held the post since 2021. The ministry is responsible for local administration, including municipalities and county municipalities, rural and regional policy, information technology, elections and government administration, including management of state real estate and government employment. Major subordinate agencies include the Government Administration Services, Statsbygg, the Competition Authority, the National Office of Building Technology and Administration, the State Housing Bank and the Data Protection Authority.

Minister of Local Government and Modernisation of Norway
Kommunal- og moderniseringsministeren
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Incumbent
Bjørn Arild Gram

since 14 October 2021
Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation
Member ofCouncil of State
SeatOslo
NominatorPrime Minister
AppointerMonarch
with approval of Parliament
Term lengthNo fixed length
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Norway
Formation20 December 1948
First holderUlrik Olsen
DeputyState secretaries at the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation
WebsiteOfficial website

The position was created in 1948 as a successor of the Minister of Labour, originally named the Minister of Local Government and Labour. The title changed to the Minister of Local Government. Labour issues were moved to the Minister of Government Administration and Labour in 1997 and the title was changed to the Minister of Local Government and Regional Development. This lasted until 2013, when the position took over part of the portfolio of the Minister of Public Administration and took the current name.

KeyEdit

The following lists the minister, their party, date of assuming and leaving office, their tenure in years and days, and the cabinet they served in.

  Labour Party
  Centre Party
  Conservative Party
  Christian Democratic Party
  Liberal Party

MinistersEdit

Photo Name Party Took office Left office Tenure Cabinet Ref
  Ulrik Olsen Labour 20 December 1948 1 September 1958 9 years, 255 days Gerhardsen II
Torp
Gerhardsen III
[1][2][3]
  Andreas Zeier Cappelen Labour 1 September 1958 4 February 1963 4 years, 156 days Gerhardsen III [3]
  Oskar Skogly Labour 4 February 1963 28 August 1963 205 days Gerhardsen III [3]
  Bjarne Lyngstad Liberal 28 August 1963 25 September 1963 28 days Lyng [4]
  Jens Haugland Labour 25 September 1963 12 October 1965 2 years, 17 days Gerhardsen IV [5]
  Helge Seip Liberal 12 October 1965 29 August 1970 4 years, 322 days Borten [6]
  Helge Rognlien Liberal 29 August 1970 17 March 1971 200 days Borten [6]
  Odvar Nordli Labour 17 March 1971 18 October 1972 1 year, 215 days Bratteli I [7]
  Johan Skipnes Christian Democratic 18 October 1972 16 October 1973 363 days Korvald [8]
  Leif Jørgen Aune Labour 16 October 1973 11 January 1978 4 years, 88 days Bratteli II
Nordli
[9][10]
  Arne Nilsen Labour 11 January 1978 8 October 1979 1 year, 271 days Nordli [10]
  Inger Louise Valle Labour 8 October 1979 3 October 1980 361 days Nordli [10]
  Harriet Andreassen Labour 3 October 1980 14 October 1981 1 year, 11 days Nordli
Brundtland I
[10][11]
  Arne Rettedal Conservative 14 October 1981 9 May 1986 4 years, 219 days Willoch I
Willoch II
[12]
  Leif Haraldseth Labour 9 May 1986 20 February 1987 287 days Brundtland II [13]
  William Engseth Labour 20 February 1987 13 June 1988 1 year, 114 days Brundtland II [13]
  Kjell Borgen Labour 13 June 1988 16 October 1989 1 year, 126 days Brundtland II [13]
  Johan J. Jakobsen Centre 16 October 1989 3 November 1990 1 year, 19 days Syse [14]
  Kjell Borgen Labour 3 November 1990 4 September 1992 1 year, 306 days Brundtland III [15]
  Gunnar Berge Labour 4 September 1992 25 October 1996 4 years, 51 days Brundtland III [15]
  Kjell Opseth Labour 25 October 1996 17 October 1997 357 days Jagland [16]
  Ragnhild Queseth Haarstad Centre 17 October 1997 16 March 1999 1 year, 150 days Bondevik I [17]
  Odd Roger Enoksen Centre 16 March 1999 17 March 2000 1 year, 1 day Bondevik I [17]
  Sylvia Brustad Labour 17 March 2000 19 October 2001 1 year, 216 days Stoltenberg I [18]
  Erna Solberg Conservative 19 October 2001 17 October 2005 3 years, 364 days Bondevik II [19]
  Åslaug Haga Centre 17 October 2005 21 September 2007 1 year, 339 days Stoltenberg II [20]
  Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa Centre 21 September 2007 20 October 2009 2 years, 29 days Stoltenberg II [20]
  Liv Signe Navarsete Centre 20 October 2009 16 October 2013 3 years, 361 days Stoltenberg II [20]
  Jan Tore Sanner Conservative 16 October 2013 17 January 2018 4 years, 93 days Solberg [21]
  Monica Mæland Conservative 17 January 2018 24 January 2020 2 years, 7 days Solberg [22]
  Nikolai Astrup Conservative 24 January 2020 14 October 2021 1 year, 263 days Solberg [22]
  Bjørn Arild Gram Centre 14 October 2021 present 11 days Støre [23]

Minister of DigitalizationEdit

The Minister of Digitalization is responsible for the government's digitalization policies, and to coordinate their UN sustainability goals. The post is also responsible for the work and issues related to electronic communication.[24] In 2020, the title was changed to Minister of Districts and Digitalization, and in addition to digitalization policies, the minister is now also responsible for overlooking the regional and district policies, privacy and policies related to the Sami people and other minorities in the country.[25]

KeyEdit

  Conservative Party

MinisterEdit

Photo Name Party Took office Left office Tenure Cabinet
  Nikolai Astrup Conservative 22 January 2019 24 January 2020 1 year, 2 days Solberg
  Linda Hofstad Helleland Conservative 24 January 2020 14 October 2021 1 year, 263 days Solberg



ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Einar Gerhardsen's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Oscar Torp's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  3. ^ a b c "Einar Gerhardsen's Third Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  4. ^ "John Lyng's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Einar Gerhardsen's Fourth Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  6. ^ a b "Per Borten's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  7. ^ "Trygve Bratteli's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  8. ^ "Lars Korvald's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  9. ^ "Trygve Bratteli's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  10. ^ a b c d "Odvar Nordli's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  11. ^ "Gro Harlem Brundtland's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  12. ^ "Odvar Nordli's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  13. ^ a b c "Gro Harlem Brundtland's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  14. ^ "Jan Syse's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  15. ^ a b "Gro Harlem Brundtland's Third Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  16. ^ "Thorbjørn Jagland's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  17. ^ a b "Kjell Magne Bondevik's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  18. ^ "Jens Stoltenberg's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  19. ^ "Kjell Magne Bondevik's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  20. ^ a b c "Jens Stoltenberg's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  21. ^ "Erna Solberg's Government". Government.no. 16 October 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  22. ^ a b "This Is Solberg's Cabinet 4.0". NRK. 24 January 2020. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  23. ^ "Norge har fått ny regjering" (in Norwegian). NRK. 14 October 2021. Retrieved 14 October 2021.
  24. ^ "Minister of Digitalization Nikolai Astrup". Government.no. 22 January 2019. Retrieved 23 January 2020.
  25. ^ "Minister of Districts and Digitalization Linda Hofstad Helleland". Government.no. 24 January 2020. Retrieved 24 January 2020.