|Member of the Swedish Riksdag
for Stockholm Municipality
6 October 2006
|Secretary of the Moderate Party|
1 October 2010 – 20 April 2012
|Party leader||Fredrik Reinfeldt|
|Preceded by||Per Schlingmann|
|Succeeded by||Kent Persson|
6 December 1976 |
|Political party||Moderate Party|
Hanna Sofia Margareta Arkelsten (born 6 December 1976 in Stockholm) is a Swedish politician of the Moderate Party. She has been a member of the Swedish Riksdag since 2006, representing her home constituency of Stockholm Municipality.
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.
Sofia Arkelsten was born in Stockholm. In April 2011 she married Olof Torvestig and she is an outspoken vegetarian. Her first child, a daughter, was born on 25 November 2012. On 16 October 2014, Arkelsten made public that she was diagnosed with chronic disease multiple sclerosis (MS).
- "Sofia Arkelsten" (in Swedish). Moderaterna. Retrieved 2012-01-24.
- "Arkelsten avgår med omedelbar verkan" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
- Dagens Nyheter 9 May 2011, s. A 21. (Married on 16 April 2011.)
- Arkelsten is pregnant
- Swedish top-politician Sofia Arkelsten: I'm diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
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