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Eskil Erlandsson

Eskil Erlandsson

Swedish politician
Eskil Erlandsson
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Intro Swedish politician
Is Politician
From Sweden
Type Politics
Gender male
Birth 25 January 1957, Sweden
Age 64 years
Star sign Aquarius
Politics Centre Party
Peoplepill ID eskil-erlandsson
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Lars Eskil Anders Erlandsson (born 25 January 1957) is a Swedish politician who served as Minister for Rural Affairs from 2010 to 2014, having previously served as Minister for Agriculture from 2006 to 2010. A member of the Centre Party, he was MP of the Swedish Riksdag from 1994 to 2019.


Erlandsson is the son of Sven Arne and Inga Gullie Erlandsson. He comes from Torpa in Ljungby and lives on the farm Stackarp in Torpa where his brother is running the farm. By profession he is an agricultural technologist with a graduate of SLU Alnarp. He also studied at the Växjö University from 1989 to 1992.

Political career

From 1983 to 1994, Erlandsson was a municipality councilor in Ljungby. He's since 1994 a member of the Swedish Parliament for Kronoberg County, but on leave since 2006 after becoming cabinet minister. He was a member of the Environment and Agriculture Committee from 1998 to 2002 and Chairman of the Defence Committee from 2002 to 2006.

He has also served as deputy of the Housing Committee, the Environment and Agriculture Committee, the Taxation Committee, the Enterprise Committee and the Committee on EU Affairs. From 2002 to 2006, Eskilsson was also alternately chairman and vice chairman of the Joint Foreign and Defence Committee.

In 2008, in response to claims from opponents of zoosexual activity, Erlandsson reminded the public that in Sweden it is "legal to spread something on the genitalia that might smell or taste nice to a dog, in order to allow the dog to lick off whatever is spread on the genitalia". In March 2019 Erlandsson was forced to resign from the parliament over groping allegations from four female MPs.

Personal life

He has been married to Susanne Adlercreutz since April 2012 with whom he has a son, born in July 2012 and a daughter born in December 2013.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 27 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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