Þuríður Backman

Þuríður Backman
  • Date of Birth: January 8th, 1948
  • Party: Left-Green Movement

Parliamentary career

  • Member of Althingi for the Eastern Constituency 1999-2003 and for the Northeast Constituency since 2003.
  • Deputy Speaker of Althingi since 2003.

Party group

  • Chairman of the Left Green Movement's parliamentary group 2011.
  • Vice-Chairman of the Left Green Movement's parliamentary group 1999-2007 and 2010-2011.

Present committees

  • Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee since 2013.
  • Member of the Welfare Committee since 2012 (1st Vice-Chairman since 2012).
  • Member of the Special Committee on the Standing Orders of Althingi since 2011.
  • Member of the Icelandic delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) since 2007 (Chairman since 2009).
  • Member of the The Icelandic delegation to the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly since 2011(Chairman since 2011).

Earlier committees

  • Member of the Environment and Communications Committee 2011-2012 (2nd Vice Chairman 2011-2012).
  • Member of the Judicial Affairs and Education Committee 2011-2012.
  • Member of the Education Committee 2011, (Vice-Chairman 2011).
  • Member of the Budget Committee 2009-2011.
  • Member of the Health Committee 2007-2011 (Chairman 2009-2011).
  • Member of the Environment Committee 2010-2011.
  • Member of the Education Committee 2009 (Vice-Chairman 2009).
  • Member of the Social Affairs and Social Security Committee 2009 (Vice-Chairman 2009).
  • Member of the Health and Social Security Committee 1999-2007.
  • Member of the Agriculture Committee 1999-2003.