She started her career as a trade union activist and became an MP in 1990. She became communication minister in 1994, a post she would hold until 1998, when she left parliament. She at one stage was quoted in a newspaper saying that the Internet was a fad and that it would pass and soon be over, a statement for which she has often been ridiculed.
Ines Uusmann is the daughter of Thure G. Johansson, discoverer of the Bocksten Man.
- "Ines Uusmann (S)". www.riksdagen.se (in Swedish). The Swedish Parliament. Retrieved 2010-05-10.
- "Janna Valik ny generaldirektör för Boverket". regeringen.se (in Swedish). Swedish Government Offices, Ministry of the Environment. 31 January 2008. Archived from the original on 12 June 2011. Retrieved 2010-05-10.
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