Lotta Johnsson Fornarve

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Lotta Johnsson Fornarve
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1956-04-13) 13 April 1956 (age 68)
Flen, Sweden
Political partyLeft Party
Alma materStockholm University
Linköping University

Lotta Johnsson Fornarve (born Lise-Lotte Kristina Jonsson Fornarve on 13 April 1956)

Södermanland County constituency. On September 24, 2018, after the election of the Speaker of the Riksdag Andreas Norlén, she was elected as Second Deputy Speaker of the Riksdag.[2] She is a former member of the municipal council in Linköping Municipality and Oxelösund Municipality.[3]



Lotta Johnsson Fornarve studied at Stockholm Institute of Education. She has a BA in Social anthropology from Linköping University.

Working career

Johnsson Fornarve is a high school teacher and a

Swedish For Immigrants (SFI) teacher. Between 1976 and 1994, she was the international secretary of Isolera Sydafrika-Kommittén [sv] (Isolate the South Africa Committee (ISAK)). She worked as a SFI teacher in Norrköping Municipality and Nyköping Municipality until 2014.[4]


Johnsson Fornarve is a board member for Vänsterns internationella forum [sv] (VIF) and was the district president for the Left Party in Södermanland between 2006 and 2012. She has also been a member of the Left party's board of directors between the years of 2010 to 2016.[4]

Political career

Johnsson Fornarve has held several political positions, including being a member of the Linköping municipal council between 1998 and 2002 and of the Oxelösund municipal council between 2006 and 2014. Between 2010 and 2014 she was the chairman of the municipality board for culture and leisure in Oxelösund. She was elected into the Swedish Riksdag after the 2014 general election.[4]

She took over as the left party's defense-political spokesperson in 2017 after Stig Henriksson resigned. She kept her post until the 2018 general election.

She was elected Second Deputy Speaker of the Riksdag in 2018.[5]

She is a member of the Defence Committee and Joint Committee for Defence and Foreign affairs.[4] She is an alternate for the Civil Committee, Foreign Affairs Committee, Education Committee, and Swedish Council of Europe delegation.[4]


  1. ^ Sweden's population 1960, Digital Archive
  2. ^ Carlsson Tenitskaja, Alexandra (24 September 2018). "Johnsson Fornarve (V) blir andre vice talman". Dagens Nyheter.
  3. ^ Lotta Johnsson Fornarve at Nationalencyklopedin
  4. ^
    Sveriges riksdag
    . September 28, 2020.
  5. ^ "Lotta Johnsson Fornarve (V) ny andre vice talman". TV4. 24 September 2018. Retrieved 2 October 2021.
Political offices
Preceded by Second Deputy Speaker of the Riksdag
Succeeded by