Peter Lundgren (politician)

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Peter Lundgren
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Lundgren in May 2014
Vice-chair of the European Conservatives and Reformists
Assumed office
2 July 2019
Serving alongside
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
14 July 2014
Personal details
Kent Peter Lundgren

(1963-02-02) 2 February 1963 (age 58)
Ekeby, Skåne, Sweden
Political partySweden Democrats

Kent Peter Lundgren (born 2 February 1963) is a Swedish politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Sweden. He is a member of the Sweden Democrats, part of European Conservatives and Reformists.[1]

Lundgren was elected as Member of the European Parliament (MEP) in the May 2014 European Parliament election in Sweden. He was re-elected Member of the European Parliament in the 2019 European Parliament election in Sweden.[2]


Lundgren is a former truck driver. He has been a member of the executive board of the Sweden Democrats since November 2013. Lundgren was launched as one of his party's top candidates to the European Parliament on 27 January 2014. On 25 May 2014, Lundgren and Kristina Winberg became the first representatives of the Sweden Democrats to be elected Members of the European Parliament.[3][4][5][6]

In 2015, Lundgren was one of the nominees for the Parliament Magazine award as the best EU parliamentarian in the transport section.[7][8] This was the very first nominee from the EFDD group. Lundgren did not win the award but said he was happy to be nominated.[9]

Following his re-election to the European Parliament in 2019, Lundgren was elected one of six Vice-Chairs of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group.[10]

Sexual assault controversy[]

In March 2018, Lundgren was accused of groping a female colleague at a Sweden Democrats party event in Stockholm. In 2019, ahead of the 2019 European Parliament election in Sweden, Kristina Winberg, an MEP for the same party, was dropped from the party's ballot and later forced to leave the party on grounds of having "conspired to smear party colleagues with the help of the media" after Lundgren was confronted by an Expressen journalist over the allegations.[11] Lundgren remained a candidate and was re-elected.[12] In late-2021, the Göta Court of Appeal convicted him for the sexual assault, finding that it was "beyond a reasonable doubt" that he had "touched the breasts of the plaintiff against her will."[13] He was sentenced to pay a 60-day fine.[14]

Personal life[]

He lives in Kulltorp and was member of the city council in Gnosjö Municipality until his election to the European Parliament in 2014.[15]


  1. ^ "SD-kandidat: Jag vill avveckla EU" (in Swedish). Retrieved 2014-05-26.
  2. ^ Final results from European Parliament elections in Sweden Read 2019-05-31 (in Swedish)
  3. ^ Högström, Erik; Baas, David; Julander, Oscar (2014-05-25). "Succé för SD – tar plats i parlamentet | Val 2014". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 2014-05-26.
  4. ^ "Både Lundgren och Winberg till Bryssel" (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio. 2014-04-25.
  5. ^ Duxbury, Charles. "Top Two Swedish Parties Lose Ground in European Vote". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2014-05-26.
  6. ^ "EXTRA Sweden Democrats win two of Sweden's 20 seats". Retrieved 2014-05-26.
  7. ^ "Två svenskar nominerade som bästa EU-parlamentariker". 2 February 2015. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Shortlist - MEP Awards". 13 April 2015. Archived from the original on 13 April 2015. Retrieved 4 July 2017.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  9. ^ Lindholm, Emilia (19 March 2015). "Ingen vinst för Lundgren (SD)". Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  10. ^ Peter Lundgren at European Parliament webside 2019-07-06
  11. ^ "Sweden Democrats oust MEP candidate just days before EU election". The Local Sweden. 20 May 2019. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  12. ^ Amorelli, Elisa (2019-05-20). "Peter Lundgren sexually assaulted – allowed to remain a candidate". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  13. ^
  14. ^ "Sweden Democrat MEP convicted of sexual assault". The Local Sweden. 22 November 2021. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  15. ^ Lindholm, Emilia (2014-01-27). "Peter Lundgren kandiderar till Europaparlamentet". Värnamo Nyheter (in Swedish). Retrieved 2014-05-26.
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