Eriksen Søreide represents The Conservative Party (Høyre), and is elected to parliament from the constituency of Oslo. Her parliamentary experience includes:
- 2009-2013 Chair, Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence, and Chair, Enlarged Foreign Affairs Committee
- 2009-2013 Head of the Delegation for Relations with the European Parliament, and Head of the European Consultative Committee
- 2005-2009 Chair, Standing Committee on Education, Research and Church Affairs
- 2001-2005 Member, Standing Committee on Education, Research and Church Affairs
Eriksen Søreide holds a Graduate degree in Law (Cand. jur.) from The University of Tromsø (2007).