Date of Birth: July 17th, 1948
Telephone: +354 5630 500
Party: Left-Green Movement
Minister of the Interior.
Member of Althingi for the Reykjavík Constituency 1995-2003, for the Reykjavík South Constituency 2003-2007 and for the Southwest Constituency since 2007.
Chairman of the Left Green Movement's parliamentary group 1999-2009.Chairman of the Non-Aligned parliamentary group 1998–1999.
Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee 2009-2010. Member of the Environment Committee the 2009-2010. Member of the Fisheries and Agriculture Committee 2009-2010. Member of the Social Affairs and Social Security Committee 2007-2009 and 2009-2010. Member of the Economy and Taxation Committee 2007-2009 and 2009-2010. Member of the Economy and Trade Committee 1999-2007. Member of the Social Affairs Committee 1997–1998. Member of the General Affairs Committee on 1995–1997, 1998–1999 and 2009-2010. Member of the Health and Social Security Committee 1995–1996. Member of the Althingi Special Committee on Constitutional Affairs 1999-2003, 2004 and 2005-2007. Member of the Credentials Committee 1999-2007. Member of the Icelandic Delegation to the EFTA and EEA Parliamentary Committees 1999-2003.
Minister of the Interior since 2011.Minister of Justice and Human Rights and Minister of Transport, Communications and Local Government 2010. Minister of Health and Social Security 2009.