Former MP Inger-Marie Ytterhorn dies at 79

Inger-Marie YtterhornPhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB
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Former Member of the Norwegian parliament (Storting) and Nobel Committee member Inger-Marie Ytterhorn has died, aged 79.

Ytterhorn died on Wednesday, before Easter, according to news bureau NTB.

“On this day, when we received the sad news of the death of our good, former committee colleague Inger-Marie Ytterhorn, I thank her for her service, among the longest in the committee’s history,” deputy chair Asle Toje in the Nobel Committee wrote on Facebook.

Inger-Marie Ytterhorn was a member of the Nobel Committee for 18 years, from 1999 to 2017, when Asle Toje then took over her place on the committee.

“This autumn, we had the opportunity to thank Inger-Marie with a lunch at the Nobel Institute. And Ytterhorn gave us good, clear advice… The Nobel Committee continues the work in the spirit of Inger-Marie,” Toje wrote.

Ytterhorn was elected to the Storting for Hordaland Progress Party (FRP) in 1989 for one term. She was a member of the central board of the FRP for 16 years, from 1988 to 2004. 

In 2015, she was elected to the council in Vestre Aker in Oslo, and she was re-elected in 2019.

She was born and raised in Frogner in Oslo but lived in Bergen for 25 years. She was the widow of former MP Bjørn Erling Ytterhorn. She leaves behind two daughters and four grandchildren.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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