Mats Persson (politician)

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Mats Persson
Minister for Education
Assumed office
18 October 2022
MonarchCarl XVI Gustaf
Prime MinisterUlf Kristersson
Preceded byAnna Ekström
Parliamentary leader of the Liberals
In office
8 April 2022[1] – 21 October 2022
LeaderJohan Pehrson
Preceded byJohan Pehrson
Succeeded byLina Nordquist
Member of the Riksdag
Assumed office
29 September 2014
Personal details
Born (1980-11-27) 27 November 1980 (age 43)
Markaryd, Sweden
Political partyLiberals
Alma materLund University
OccupationPolitician

Mats Persson (born 27 November 1980) is a Swedish politician for the

Ulf Kristersson Cabinet.[2][3]

He has been a Member of the Riksdag since 2014, elected for the southern constituency of Skåne County.[4][5] He was formerly vice-president of the Liberal Youth of Sweden.

Between 2009 and 2014, he was a regional councillor for the Liberals in

Region Scania. Persson was elected to the Liberal Party Board in 2011 and was the party's economic policy spokesman from May 2016 to February 2019.[6][7] He returned to this role in August 2019.[8]

Biography

Persson completed his PhD in economic history at Lund University in 2015 with a thesis on sickness absence and early retirement among immigrants in Sweden during the period of 1981-2003.

Member of the Riksdag

Persson has been a Member of the Riksdag since the 2014 elections and Liberal parliamentary group leader in the Riksdag since April 2022.[4]

Persson was a member of the Committee on Finance from 2016 to 2019, and has been a member of the Committee again since 2019 after a break. Persson was a member of the Committee on Taxation from 2014-2016 and the Committee on Education in 2019. He is or has been an alternate member of the Committee on the Labour Market, the Committee on European Union Affairs, the Committee on Finance, the Committee on Taxation, the Committee on Social Insurance, and the Committee on Transport and Communications, among others.[4]

Bibliography

  • 2006 – Statens ofullkomlighet?: kommunal utjämning och invandring - med Malmö som exempel. Lund papers in economic history, 1101-346X ; 103 (in Swedish). Lund: Department of Economic History, Lund University.
    SELIBR 10159756
  • 2015 – Persson, Mats. In good times and in bad: immigrants, self-employment and social insurances (avhandling) (PDF). Lund studies in economic history, 1400-4860 ; 71. Lund: Lund University.
    SELIBR 18385909


References

  1. ^ TT (8 April 2022). "Persson ersätter Pehrson som gruppledare för L". Aftonbladet.se. Archived from the original on 19 October 2022. Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  2. ^ Sweden’s new Government, Government of Sweden, 18 October 2022, archived from the original on 18 October 2022, retrieved 1 November 2022
  3. ^ Sweden, Radio (18 October 2022). "Ulf Kristersson names ministers in his three-party government". Sveriges Radio. Archived from the original on 18 October 2022. Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  4. ^ a b c "Mats Persson (L)". Sveriges riksdag. Archived from the original on 16 June 2022. Retrieved 19 June 2022.
  5. ^ Persson was elected as an ordinary member of the Riksdag for the southern constituency of Skåne County. The constituency is shown in the Riksdag minutes 2014/15:1 Archived 17 May 2022 at the Wayback Machine (§ 2) and 2018/19:1 Archived 6 October 2021 at the Wayback Machine (§ 2).
  6. ^ "Liberalerna – Mats Persson". Archived from the original on 13 January 2019. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Mats Persson (L) lämnar sin post - SVT Nyheter". Archived from the original on 19 October 2022. Retrieved 19 October 2022.
  8. ^ Thomsen, Dante (13 August 2019). "Mats Persson återvänder som ekonomisk-politisk talesperson för Liberalerna". svt Nyheter. Archived from the original on 19 October 2022. Retrieved 19 October 2022.