Nils T. Bjørke

Nils T. Bjørke (born 9 March 1959) is a Norwegian farmer, organisational leader and politician. A former leader of the Norwegian Agrarian Association, he was elected to the Storting for Hordaland in 2017.

Nils T. Bjørke
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Bjørke in 2014
Second Vice President of the Storting
Assumed office
9 October 2021
PresidentEva Kristin Hansen
Masud Gharahkhani
Preceded byMorten Wold
Fourth Vice President of the Storting
In office
7 October 2017 – 9 October 2021
PresidentOlemic Thommessen
Tone W. Trøen
Preceded byIngjerd Schou
Succeeded bySverre Myrli
Member of the Storting
Assumed office
1 October 2017
ConstituencyHordaland
Personal details
Born (1959-03-09) 9 March 1959 (age 62)
Voss, Hordaland, Norway
NationalityNorwegian
Political partyCentre
OccupationPolitician

CareerEdit

Born in Voss in 1959, Bjørke is running his own farm in Voss. From 2009 to 2014 he chaired the Norwegian Agrarian Association, having led the local chapter Hordaland Bondelag from 2000 to 2006.[1]

He was elected representative to the Storting for the period 2017–2021 for the Centre Party, from the constituency of Hordaland. He served as the fourth vice president of the Storting from 2017 to 2021, as well as a member of the Standing Committee on Scrutiny and Constitutional Affairs.[2]

Following the 2021 election, he was appointed second Vice President of the Storting after Eva Kristin Hansen took over as president.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Garvik, Olav. "Nils T. Bjørke". In Bolstad, Erik (ed.). Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Bjørke, Nils T." stortinget.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Nytt presidentskap på plass i Stortinget" (in Norwegian). Adresseavisen. 9 October 2021. Retrieved 9 October 2021.