Torill Selsvold Nyborg

Torill Selsvold Nyborg (born 23 February 1952) is a Norwegian nurse, missionary and politician for the Christian Democratic Party.

Torill Selsvold Nyborg
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County Mayor of Hordaland
In office
Preceded byGisle Handeland
Succeeded byTom-Christer Nilsen
Personal details
Born (1952-02-23) 23 February 1952 (age 69)
Kvam, Hordaland, Norway
Political partyChristian Democratic Party
Spouse(s)Geir Magnus Nyborg

She was born in Kvam as a daughter of electrician Johannes Selsvold (1914–1997) and housewife Dorthea Selsvold (1922–1997). She took primary school in her native Ålvik and secondary school (lower and upper) in Øystese, graduating in 1970. She then attended a Red Cross nurse college for three years. She worked mainly as a nurse, first in Oslo from 1973 to 1977 before being a missionary in Arequipa from 1977 to 1982. She then moved to Fjell to become a nurse in 1983.[1]

She was a deputy member of Fjell municipal council from 1987 to 1991, and elected member from 1991 to 1995. She served as deputy county mayor from 2001 to 2003,[1] and county mayor of Hordaland from 2003 to 2011.[2][3] She chaired the countywide party chapter 2002–2006 and sat on the national party board.[1]

She also served as a deputy representative to the Parliament of Norway from Hordaland during the terms 1997–2001, 2001–2005 and 2005–2009. In October 2005 she briefly covered for Laila Dåvøy who was an outgoing member of Bondevik's Second Cabinet. In total Nyborg met during 27 days of parliamentary session.[1]

Torill Selsvold Nyborg has been an eager spokesperson for a new regional level in the Government of Norway, and in 2005 she chaired Vestlandsrådet, an advisory political council for the four main counties in the region. She then accepted a visit from "pride minister" Øyvind Heitmann from Republic of Gulating, who is also promoting wider independence for Western Norway. She is also working to establish new railway lines in Hordaland, i.e. between Bergen and Norheimsund.

Outside politics she was employed as a lecturer in nursing at the Diakonissehjemmet University College in 1994. She has been a board member of Bergenshalvøens Kommunale Kraftselskap, chaired the supervisory council of Bergen International Festival and been a supervisory council member of Modum Bad.[1]

She is married to the media scholar Geir Magnus Nyborg.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Torill Selsvold Nyborg" (in Norwegian). Storting. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  2. ^ Håkon Iversen (5 April 2011) Torill Selsvold Nyborg Archived 2013-10-14 at Retrieved 14 October 2013 (in Norwegian)
  3. ^ Eirik Langeland Fjeld (14 September 2011)Hordaland blir mørkeblå Bergensavisen. Retrieved 14 October 2013 (in Norwegian)
  4. ^ Dalehaug Norheim, Astrid. 2013. Gult, blått og grønt rundt bordet. Dagen (September 8).
Political offices
Preceded by
County mayor of Hordaland
Succeeded by