Eskil Erlandsson

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Eskil Erlandsson
Eskil Erlandsson Centerbilder 2012 010.jpg
Minister for Rural Affairs
Incumbent
Assumed office
5 October 2010
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt
Preceded by Position established
Minister for Agriculture
In office
6 October 2006 – 5 October 2010
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt
Preceded by Ann-Christin Nyqvist
Succeeded by Position abolished
Member of the Swedish Riksdag
for Kronoberg County
Incumbent
Assumed office
3 October 1994
Personal details
Born (1957-01-25) 25 January 1957 (age 57)
Annerstad, Kronoberg County
Political party Centre Party
Spouse(s) Susanne Adlercreutz
Children 2
Occupation Agricultural technologist

Lars Eskil Anders Erlandsson (born 25 January 1957) is a Swedish politician who has been Minister for Rural Affairs since 5 October 2010, having previously served as Minister for Agriculture from 2006 to 2010.[1][2] A member of the Centre Party, he has been an MP of the Swedish Riksdag since 1994.

As an incumbent cabinet minister, he is by law prevented to have assignments as an MP and is replaced by Karin Nilsson.

Biography[edit]

Erlandsson is the son of Sven Arne and Inga Gullie Erlandsson.[3] He comes from Torpa in Ljungby[4] and lives on the farm Stackarp in Torpa where his brother is running the farm. By profession he is an agricultural technologist with a graduate of SLU Alnarp. He also studied at the Växjö University from 1989 to 1992.

Political career[edit]

From 1983 to 1994, Erlandsson was a municipality councilor in Ljungby. He's since 1994 a member of the Swedish Parliament for Kronoberg County, but on leave since 2006 after becoming cabinet minister. He was a member of the Environment and Agriculture Committee from 1998 to 2002 and Chairman of the Defence Committee from 2002 to 2006.

He has also served as deputy of the Housing Committee, the Environment and Agriculture Committee, the Taxation Committee, the Enterprise Committee and the Committee on EU Affairs. From 2002 to 2006, Eskilsson was also alternately chairman and vice chairman of the Joint Foreign and Defence Committee.

Personal life[edit]

He has been married to Susanne Adlercreutz since April 2012 with whom he has a son, born in July 2012 and a daughter born in December 2013.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Members of the Swedish Government 1946-, Government of Sweden, accessed 2010-07-09
  2. ^ Eskil Erlandsson - CV, Government of Sweden
  3. ^ Sveriges dödbok 1901-2009, CD-ROM version 5.00, Sveriges Släktforskarförbund 2010
  4. ^ Sveriges befolkning 1970, CD-ROM version 1.04, Sveriges Släktforskarförbund 2002
  5. ^ http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/article15071926.ab

External links[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Ann-Christin Nyqvist
Minister for Agriculture
2006 – 2010
Succeeded by
Himself
(as Minister for Rural Affairs)
Preceded by
Himself
(as Minister for Agriculture)
Minister for Rural Affairs
2010 – present
Incumbent