|Member of Parliament|
14 November 2011 – 31 December 2012
|Leader of Self-Government Party|
Assumed office |
9 April 2015
|Preceded by||Kári P. Højgaard|
|Mayor of Klaksvík|
Assumed office |
1 Januar 2013
|Preceded by||Gunvá við Keldu|
16 June 1982|
Klaksvík, Faroe Islands
|Political party||Self-Government Party (Sjálvstýrisflokkurin)|
Jógvan Skorheim (born 16 June 1982 in Klaksvík) is a Faroese business man and politician (Self-Government Party (Sjálvstýrisflokkurin). He is the leader of Self-Government Party (Sjálvstýrisflokkurin) since 9 April 2015.
Skorheim was leader of Unga Sjálvstýri until 2011. He has been a member of the town council of Klaksvík since 1 January 2009, and deputy mayor, chairman of Culture Affairs, deputy chairman of Finance Committee and member of Technical Committee from 1 January 2009 until 31 December 2012. Since 1 January 2013 he is the mayor of Klaksvík representing Self-Government Party (Sjálvstýrisflokkurin), together with Tjóðveldi and Javnaðarflokkurin.
At the parliamentary election in 2011, the Self-Government Party got one member elected, Kári P. Højgaard was elected with 317 votes and Skorheim became his deputy member with 245 votes. Højgaard was minister of internal affairs, and Skorheim took seat in the parliament from 14 November 2011 until 31 December 2012, this period he was member of the Commerce Committee. Three weeks after Skorheim was elected as mayor of Klaksvík on 1 January 2013, he took leave from the parliament from 22 January 2013, instead Kristianna Winther Poulsen took seat in the Løgting for six months, after that Skorheim took seat again in the Løgting. Skorheim left the parliament again in September 2013 when the prime minister sacked Højgaard on 5 September 2013 because of the Eysturoy-tunnel-case and took seat again in the parliament.
On 9 April 2015 Højgaard withdraw as the leader of the party because he was concerned about the judge examination of the Eysturoy-tunnel-case, and Skorheim became new leader.
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