Jan Emanuel Johansson

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Jan Emanuel Johansson (born 2 May 1974 in Gottsunda) is a Swedish healthcare entrepreneur, Social Democratic politician and Member of Parliament (MP) from 2002 to 2006, who also held seats in the Riksdagen as a replacement at different times (2006, 2008 and 2009).[1] He was again MP between March 2009 and October 2010, this time as a replacement for Pär Nuder.[2] He has sat on the Social Committee, Parliamentary Committees as well as the foreign ministry. He is reputed to be the Social Democratic MP who put forward the highest number motions during his time at the Riksdagen. He was MP representing the Norrtälje municipality council between 1998 and 2010.[3]

Johansson participated in the reality series Expedition: Robinson, broadcast on SVT in 2001, which he ended up winning for a prize of SEK 500,000.[4][5]

He has received several awards for his achievements, such as "Super-entrepreneur of the Year" by the Veckans Affärer paper, which he bagged for four years in a row between 2007 and 2010. In February 2012, he was investigated by the Economic Crime Unit, and accused of tax fraud and accounting offences.[6] In June 2013, Johansson was acquitted of the tax fraud charge but found guilty at Gotlands courts of obstruction of tax regulations, despite his denial of accounting offences.[7]



Jan Emanuel Johansson is married and has two children.[8] His father, Alf Ohlsson, was a part-owner of the company Alf Ohlsson, Av Egen Kraft/ELU AB.[9]

In 2001, Johansson participated in a reality series called Expedition Robinson, which was broadcast on Sveriges Television (SVT).[10] He ended up as the series' winner and used his prize money of SEK 500,000 (SEK) to invest in his own business as well as donating some to Förbundet Djurens Rätt.[10]


In 1998, Johansson was elected to the Norrtälje municipality council.[11] In that year's election, he managed to get more votes in Norrtälje than any of the other candidates.[12] In November 2013, it was revealed that Johansson had left politics to have more time to focus on his companies and businesses. In December of the same year, Norrtelje Tidning named him one of the most influential persons in Sweden.[13]

Besides winning his candidature in Norrtälje, Johansson also participated in the Riksdagen elections of the Social Democratic Party for the Stockholm constituency. He, however, was not as successful there as he got only 135 (0.007%) of the total votes cast.[14] In 2002, a year after winning Expedition Robinson, Johansson contested another election to be elected into the Riksdagen.[15] The elections ended with Johansson again not getting enough votes, but he was still elected into the Riksdagen as he was already in another elected seat for the Riksdagen.[16] No other candidate got enough votes to get him off that seat.[16]

During his campaign to yet again be elected into the Norrtälje municipality council in 2010, Johansson illegally used the Harley-Davidson logotype which he had redone with a message to voters. This action was brought up in the Norrtelje Tidning on 9 September 2010, where it was said to be "incredibly distasteful".[17] Nonetheless, his campaign succeeded and he got the highest number of votes among all constituencies for the Social Democrats.[18]

Johansson was a member of the Riksdagen Social Committee between 2002 and 2006, and the Law Committee between 2003 and 2006. He has also, for shorter periods, sat on the Justice Committee as well as the Constitutional Committee and that of the foreign ministry.[19]

Johansson was the most active amongst the Stockholm Social Democratic MPs in pushing through motions in the Riksdagen. Johansson's motions mostly concerned animal protection, animal welfare and social issues.[20] During his time in the Riksdagen, Johansson raised the issue of castration of sexual offenders.[21] Johansson has also made suggestions that reality series and other "unhealthy shows" should be made to pay higher taxes on their productions.[22]

In 2005, Johansson put forward a motion that all asylum seekers should be put through a mandatory HIV-test, which earned him criticism from Swedish Amnesty. Johansson said that his suggestion arose from reviewing statistics of newly discovered HIV cases.[23]

He failed to be re-elected into the Riksdagen in 2006 – an election in which he became noted for using Bert Karlsson (an erstwhile leader of the right-wing party, Ny Demokrati) as an advisor.[24]


  1. ^ Riksdagsförvaltningen. "Jan Emanuel Johansson (S)". Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  2. ^ Tobias Olsson (5 March 2009). "Kritiserad politiker behåller uppdrag". SvD.se. Archived from the original on 11 March 2009. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  3. ^ Norrtälje jan emanuel johansson Retrieved 22 March 2016 Archived 2010-01-23 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Är en Robinson-vinnare trovärdig som politiker?". SvD.se. 7 January 2002. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  5. ^ Metro Jan Emanuel Archived 2008-12-30 at the Wayback Machine metro.se Retrieved 22 March 2016
  6. ^ "Jan Emanuel Johansson utreds för ekobrott". Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Jan Emanuel Johansson dömd till dagsböter". Aftonbladet. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  8. ^ "' Pappadagarna räcker ett helt år!'". Aftonbladet. Archived from the original on 26 October 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  9. ^ Rik på vård och politik Archived 2015-12-23 at the Wayback Machine metro.se Retrieved 22 March 2016
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  11. ^ "Motståndare ser årets Robinson som populist". SvD.se. 7 January 2002. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  12. ^ "Svensk cowboy sätter snurr på valrörelsen". SvD.se. 10 June 2002. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  13. ^ Norrtelje Tidning 27 December 2013, page 12
  14. ^ Val 98 resultat Retrieved 22 March 2016 Archived 2008-12-02 at the Wayback Machine
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  18. ^ "Jan Emanuel förkroppsligar allt som är sjukt med välfärdsindustrin". ETC. Archived from the original on 20 August 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  19. ^ Riksdagsförvaltningen. "Utskottsdokument 2007/08:37AC". Archived from the original on 24 May 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  20. ^ Robinson i demokratins tjänst dn.se Retrieved 22 March 2016
  21. ^ Riksdagsförvaltningen. "Skriftlig fråga 2005/06:860". Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  22. ^ "S-politiker: Höjd skatt på dokusåpor". Realtid. Archived from the original on 6 March 2009. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  23. ^ "Jan Emanuel vill hiv-testa asylsökande". Expressen. Archived from the original on 2009-04-08. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  24. ^ Bert Karlsson ny rådgivare resume.se Retrieved 22 March 2016 Archived 2009-03-27 at the Wayback Machine
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