Date of Birth: October 4th, 1942
Telephone: +354 5630 500
Party: The Social Democratic Alliance
Chairman of the Social Democratic Alliance 2009-2013.
Member of Althingi for the Reykjavķk Constituency 1978-2003, for the Reykjavķk South Constituency 2003-2007 and for the Reykjavķk North Constituency since 2007. Deputy Speaker of Althingi 1979,1983-1984 and 2003-2007.
Member of the Social Affairs Committee 2003-2007.Member of the Economy and Trade Committee 1999-2007. Member of the General Affairs Committee 1996-1999.Member of the Industry Committe 1995-1999. Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee 1995-1996. Member of the Credentials Committee 1999-2003. Member of the Althingi Special Committee on Constitutional Affairs 1995-1997, 1999-2000 and 2004-2007. Member of the Icelandic Delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly 2003-2007.Member of the Icelandic Delegation to the IPU 1996-2003 (Vice-Chairman 2000-2003).
Prime Minister 2009-2013. Minister of Social Affairs and Social Security 2007-2009.Minister of Social Affairs 19871994.