Raja, Abid

Raja, Abid (1975-)

Political Party:
Liberal Party
Member of Parliament for
Akershus 2021-2025
The Standing Committee on Education and Research
8 years, 193 days

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Member of

The Standing Committee on Education and Research

19.10.2021 - 30.09.2025

The Election Committee

Substitute member
26.10.2021 - 30.09.2025

The Delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

Personal substitute member
28.10.2021 - 30.09.2025

Liberal Party

Party Whip
19.10.2021 - 30.09.2025


Parliamentary terms

2017–2021 Member of the Storting for Akershus County, Liberal Party
2013–2017 Member of the Storting for Akershus County, Liberal Party
2009–2013 Substitute Member of the Storting for Akershus County, Liberal Party

Membership of the Presidium


Fifth Vice President of the Storting

Storting committees


Member, Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs 30.01.2018 - 30.09.2021
Member, Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence 12.10.2017 - 30.09.2021


Second Vice Chair of the Standing Committee on Transport and Communications 22.10.2013 - 30.09.2017
Member, Standing Committee on Scrutiny and Constitutional Affairs 17.10.2013 - 30.09.2017

Political appointments

2009–2013 Member, Liberal Party National Committee
2009–2011 Vice Chair, Akershus Liberal Party
2011–2013 First substitute member, Liberal Party Central Executive Committee

Education and work experience

2012–2013 First Secretary, diplomat, Royal Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi
2011–2012 Police lawyer, National Police Immigration Service
2008–2012 Chair, Immigration Appeals Board
2005–2008 Lawyer at the law firm Hestens og Dramer & co               
2002–2005 Associate lawyer at the law firm Almestad                       
2003–2004 Master of Science, Psychology, University of Oxford
2000–2002 Trainee at the law firms Schjødt, Kvaale & co and Wikborg Rein
1999–2000 Assistant tutor, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo
1998–2001 Teacher, study techniques, self-directed learning
2000 Immersive course on human rights, University of Southampton
1999–2000 Cand. mag. degree, including criminology studies, University of Oslo
1996–2001 Cand. jur. degree, University of Oslo