Veikko Helle

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Veikko Helle in the left

Veikko Kullervo Helle (11 December 1911, in Vihti – 5 February 2005, in Lohja) was a Finnish politician representing the Social Democrats.

Helle was originally a carpenter by trade and followed his father into municipal politics and later into the parliament. He was elected in the 1936 municipal elections and he served as a member of parliament from 1951 to 1983. He was four times a minister between 1970 and 1983 and the speaker of the parliament from 1976 to 1977.[1] Helle run in the elections for SDP chairman in 1963, losing the post to Rafael Paasio. In the inner party politics he was represented the right-wing of SDP.

He served as the minister of labor on four occasions between 1970 and 1983.[2]

Helle was a member of the Vihti municipal council for 51 years from 1936 to 1987, and was the chairman of the council 1958–1976.


  1. ^ "Edustajamatrikkeli". Eduskunta. 
  2. ^ "Finnish Government - Ministers of Labor force". Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
Political offices
Preceded by
V. J. Sukselainen
Speaker of the Parliament of Finland
Succeeded by
Ahti Pekkala