Stein Ørnhøi Politician

Stein Ørnhøi (born 15 November 1935 in Trondheim) is a Norwegian politician for the Socialist Left Party, he was the last party leader of the Socialist People's Party of Norway. Ørnhøi was raised in Trondheim, earned his university entrance certificate in 1954, and graduated from the teacher's college in Levanger in 1958. He moved to Østfold, where he started his career as politician as the chair on the school board in Tune in 1961. He continued his teaching career until 1961, when he joined the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation as a producer, primarily for children's programming. In 1977, he was elected to Norwegian parliament as a representative from Oslo. He was re-elected in 1981. During his tenure in parliament, he was a member of the finance committee, the extended foreign affairs and constitutional committee, and the consumer and administration committee, and the protocol committee. Since Ørnhøi left parliament, he moved to Sandøya, an island outside of Tvedestrand in southern Norway and has been involved in a number of appointments. He was in the leadership of Nei til EU, the central organization opposing Norwegian membership in the European Union.

Personal details

Date of birth
November 15th, 1935

Political engagements

Socialist Left Party

Party founded


Geographic scope



Democratic socialism

Official web page

Wikipedia article

The Socialist Left Party or SV, is a democratic socialist political party in Norway. At one point one of the smallest parties in Parliament, it became the fourth-largest political party in Norway for the first time in the 2001 parliamentary election and remained so until 2013. In 2005 the party became a governing party for the first time, participating in the Red-Green Coalition with the Labour Party and the Centre Party; before that, SV was frequently turned down by the Labour Party. Following the 2013 election, the party was reduced to the seventh largest party and became a part of the opposition. The party was founded in 1973 as the Socialist Electoral League, an electoral coalition with the Communist Party, Socialist People's Party, Democratic Socialists – AIK and independent socialists. In 1975, the coalition was turned into an electoral party. The party was largely founded as a result of the foreign policies prevalent at the time, with the socialists being opposed to Norwegian membership of the European Union and NATO.

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