Eskil Erlandsson

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Eskil Erlandsson
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Minister for Rural Affairs
In office
5 October 2010 – 3 October 2014
Prime MinisterFredrik Reinfeldt
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded bySven-Erik Bucht
Minister for Agriculture
In office
6 October 2006 – 5 October 2010
Prime MinisterFredrik Reinfeldt
Preceded byAnn-Christin Nyqvist
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Member of the Swedish Riksdag
for Kronoberg County
In office
3 October 1994 – 12 March 2019
Personal details
Born (1957-01-25) 25 January 1957 (age 64)
Annerstad, Kronoberg County
Political partyCentre Party
Spouse(s)Susanne Adlercreutz
OccupationAgricultural technologist

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.[1][2] 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.[3] He comes from Torpa in Ljungby[4] 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[citation needed]. 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[citation needed]. 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".[5][6] In March 2019 Erlandsson was forced to resign from the parliament over groping allegations from four female MPs.[7]

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.[8]


  1. ^ Members of the Swedish Government 1946-, Government of Sweden, accessed 2010-07-09
  2. ^ Eskil Erlandsson - CV Archived 2011-06-12 at the Wayback Machine, Government of Sweden
  3. ^ Sveriges dödbok 1901-2009, CD-ROM version 5.00, Sveriges Släktforskarförbund 2010
  4. ^ Sveriges befolkning 1970, CD-ROM version 1.04, Sveriges Släktforskarförbund 2002
  5. ^ Cutteridge, Brian Anthony (2010). "For the Love of Dog: On the Legal Prohibition of Zoophilia in Canada and the United States" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Swedish bestiality ring exposed". 2008. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Swedish MP resigns over groping allegations". 2019. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  8. ^[bare URL]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ann-Christin Nyqvist
Minister for Agriculture
Succeeded by
(as Minister for Rural Affairs)
Preceded by
(as Minister for Agriculture)
Minister for Rural Affairs
Succeeded by
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