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Kristina Winberg

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Kristina Winberg
Winberg in May 2014
Member of the European Parliament
In office
1 July 2014 – 2 July 2019
Personal details
Kristina Eva Martina Winberg

(1965-05-27) 27 May 1965 (age 59)
Mörrum, Blekinge, Sweden
Political party Swedish
Sweden Democrats
European Conservatives and Reformists
Alma materStockholm University

Kristina Eva Martina Winberg (born 27 May 1965) is a Swedish former politician who was a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) representing the Sweden Democrats, part of the European Conservatives and Reformists.[1] She was elected to the European Parliament in the 2014 European Parliament election in Sweden. In 2019, she was excluded from the Sweden Democrats.


Winberg sold advertising for the Jönköpings-Posten newspaper for 8 years, was a travel agent for 15 years, and then became a nursing assistant caring for people with dementia.[2] In 2010 she was a candidate for the Riksdag; she has been a member of the city council in Jönköping Municipality since 2010.

Winberg was launched as her party's top candidate to the European Parliament on 27 January 2014. On 25 May 2014, Winberg and Peter Lundgren became the first representatives of the party to be elected Members of the European Parliament.[3][4][5]

In December 2016, she was barred from attending a meeting with the Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister, Tzipi Hotovely, because the state of Israel considers the Sweden Democrats to have "sometimes neo-Nazi views", according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.[6] In protest, Becky Norton Dunlop, the Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, who served on the transition team of president-elect Donald Trump, canceled the meeting.[6][7]

A few days before the 2019 elections to the European Parliament, Winberg was excluded from the party ballot of the Sweden Democrats,[8] and soon after that she was forced to leave the party.[9]


  1. ^ "Kristina Winberg - Sverigedemokraterna" (in Swedish). Sveriges Television. 2010-09-19. Archived from the original on March 2, 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-26.
  2. ^ "Kristina Winberg – Jönköpingsbo förstanamn i EU-valet". SD-Kuriren (in Swedish). Sweden Democrats. 2014-01-28. Retrieved 2014-05-28.
  3. ^ Duxbury, Charles. "Top Two Swedish Parties Lose Ground in European Vote". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2014-05-26.
  4. ^ "EXTRA Sweden Democrats win two of Sweden's 20 seats". europeonline-magazine.eu. Archived from the original on May 27, 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-26.
  5. ^ "Både Lundgren och Winberg till Bryssel" (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio. 2014-04-25.
  6. ^ a b "Trump transition team member joins boycott of meeting with Israeli official". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. December 21, 2016. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
  7. ^ Wootliff, Raoul (December 21, 2016). "Backing far-right Swede, Trump proxy shuns top Israeli official". The Times of Israel. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
  8. ^ Olsson, Lova (20 May 2019). "Winberg (SD): Jag fick en smärre chock". Ekot. Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  9. ^ Carlsson Tenitskaja, Alexandra (14 December 2019). "Tidigare SD-topp: "Känns som att jag lämnade en sekt"". Dagens Nyheter. Retrieved 29 April 2021.