Sara Skyttedal

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Sara Skyttedal
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Skyttedal in 2014
Personal details
Born Sara Magdalena Skyttedal
(1986-08-06) 6 August 1986 (age 32)
Tyresö, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Political party Christian Democrats

Sara Magdalena Skyttedal (born 6 August 1986) is a Swedish politician for the Christian Democrats party. Between 2013 and 2016, she chaired the Young Christian Democrats. Since 2016 she is a municipal commissioner for Linköping.


In September 2002 Skyttedal became a member of the Young Christian Democrats.[1] Since then, she has been chairperson of the Haninge constituance for the party, and ombudsman for district group in Stockholm's municipality.[2] She has been district director for the Christian Democrats for Stockholm and vice chairperson for the party in Haninge.[3]

Skyttedal studied political science, political economy and history science at Stockholm University.[4] She has also studied rhetoric, Swedish and law.[5] Skyttedal participated in the beauty pageant Miss Sweden in 2006,[6] where she made the Top 15 in the final. It was her fiancé that sent in an application for her to compete.[2]

Skyttedal has a background in municipality politics for Haninge, until 2010 she was first vice chairperson in the adult education and high school board and as well as juryman in Södertörn's court.[7]

At the 2010 general elections in Sweden, she was a replacement at the Haninge City council, a job she was released from in early 2011 when she moved from the municipality.[1] At the 2009 and 2014 elections for the European parliament, Skyttedal was a candidate for her party.[8][9] At the 2010 general elections she became candidate for the municipality elections in Stockholm.[10] She has also resided in Växjö and was part of the 2014 general election for the Kronoberg constituency.[1]

Skyttedal has been the chairperson of Young Christian Democrats since 11 May 2013 and a member of the Christian Democrats party executive board. She was previously first vice chairperson for the Young Christian Democrats.[11] From May 2011 to May 2015, she was the vice chairperson for the Youth of the European People's Party (YEPP).[12]

In October 2015, Skyttedal became the pivotal factor in the Christian Democrats' decision to pull out of the controversial December Agreement.[13][14]

In July 2016, Skyttedal announced that she would resign as chairperson for the Young Christian Democrats at the next meeting, to be held in late 2016.[3][15] On 8 September 2016, she announced that she had gained the office of municipal commissioner in Linköping.[16] In the campaign for the September 2018 election for Linköping city hall, she made her party stand out as the most eager to lower municipal tax,[17] and gained 7.5 % of the votes, which compared to 4.8 % in the 2014 election was the largest increase of any party.[18]


  1. ^ a b c "Sara Skyttedal utsatt för sabotage i Växjö". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Sara Skyttedal: KD måste komma ut som äkta höger". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). 27 May 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "KDU-ordföranden Sara Skyttedal avgår". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Sara Skyttedal vill ge Sverige en rak höger". Dagen (in Swedish). Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "Sara Skyttedal vill ge sverige en rak höger". Dagen (in Swedish). Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  6. ^ Ingen, Ingen (20 March 2006). "Växjö tjej vidare i Nya fröken Sverige". Smålandsposten (in Swedish). Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "Kommunorganisation" (PDF) (in Swedish). Haninge Municipality. 19 May 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 November 2010. 
  8. ^ "Personröster" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. 2009. Archived from the original on 8 June 2009. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  9. ^ Skyttedal, Sara. "Debattartikel: Låt effektivitet bli en ny ledstjärna för EU" (in Swedish). Sveriges Television. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "Stockholms län - Personröster" (in Swedish). Election Authority. 2010. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  11. ^ "Partistyrelsen" (in Swedish). Christian Democrats. Archived from the original on 3 April 2012. 
  12. ^ "Sara Skyttedal vald till vice ordförande i Yepp" (Press release) (in Swedish). Kristdemokratiska Ungdomsförbundet. Archived from the original on 16 October 2011. 
  13. ^ "Fears deal collapse could spark Swedish vote". The Local. 9 October 2015. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  14. ^ "Christian Democrats reject December Agreement". Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  15. ^ Lundgren, Rasmus. "Sara Skyttedal slutar som KDU-ordförande". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  16. ^ "Skyttedal om nya uppdraget: Uppenbart inte någon expert". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  17. ^ KD vill sänka skatten med en krona, Östgöta Correspondenten, 8 June 2017.
  18. ^ Skyttedaleffekt hos väljarna, Östgöta Correspondenten, 10 September 2018.

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