Sofia Arkelsten

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Sofia Arkelsten
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Member of the Swedish Riksdag
for Stockholm Municipality
Assumed office
Party secretary of the Moderate Party
In office
1 October 2010 – 20 April 2012
Party leader Fredrik Reinfeldt
Preceded by Per Schlingmann
Succeeded by Kent Persson
Personal details
Born (1976-12-06) 6 December 1976 (age 37)
Stockholm, Sweden
Political party Moderate Party
Occupation Politician

Sofia Arkelsten (born 6 December 1976 in Stockholm) is a Swedish politician. A member of the Moderate Party, she was previously party secretary of the Moderate Party from 1 October 2010 until her immediate resignation on 20 April 2012. She has been a member of the Swedish Riksdag since 2006, representing Stockholm Municipality.


Early career[edit]

Arkelsten previously worked on Svensk Handel and on ICA Sweden as director of communications.

She was previously active in municipal politics in Stockholm, including the Environment and Health Committee, Maria-Gamla stans District and the City Council. Between 1998-1999 she was the Chairman of student organization Free Conservative Lawyers.

Party Secretary[edit]

On 1 October 2010 she replaced Per Schlingmann as party-Secretary of the Moderate Party.[1] On 20 April 2012 she resigned of her own accord.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Sofia Arkelsten was born in Stockholm. In April 2011 she married Olof Torvestig and she is an outspoken vegetarian.[3] Her first child, a daughter, was born on 25 November 2012.[4]


  1. ^ "Sofia Arkelsten" (in Swedish). Moderaterna. Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  2. ^ "Arkelsten avgår med omedelbar verkan" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2012-04-20. 
  3. ^ Dagens Nyheter 9 May 2011, s. A 21. (Married on 16 April 2011.)
  4. ^ Arkelsten is pregnant


External links[edit]

Party political offices
Preceded by
Per Schlingmann
Party Secretary of the Moderate Party
Succeeded by
Kent Persson