Lotta Johnsson Fornarve

Lotta Johnsson Fornarve (born Lise-Lotte Kristina Jonsson Fornarve on 13 April 1956 in Mellösa parish in Södermanland County)[1] is a Swedish politician for the Left Party. She was elected to the Riksdag after the 2014 general election, taking up the number 2 seat for 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

Lotta Johnsson Fornarve in 2018
Second Deputy Speaker of the Riksdag
Assumed office
24 September 2018
MonarchCarl XVI Gustaf
Preceded byBjörn Söder
Member of the Riksdag for Södermanland
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1956-04-13) 13 April 1956 (age 65)
Mellösa parish, Flen Municipality, Södermanland, Sweden
Political partyLeft Party
Spouse(s)Lars Fornave
Residence 613 37 Oxelösund
Alma materStockholm University
Linköping University
ProfessionSwedish for immigrants, High school teacher



Lotta Johnsson Fornarve has studied leisure educator at Stockholm University, she began taking high-school teacher training courses, a Bachelor's degree in Arts and studying Social anthropology at Linköping University.

Working career

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


Johnsson Fornarve is a board member for Vänsterns internationella forum [sv] (VIF) and president for the association Ett Oxelösund för alla (On for all). He has held the position of 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, president of culture and the leisure committee (2010-2014), and being a member of the Oxelösund municipal council between 2006 and 2014. 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 [sv] resigned. She kept her post until 2018 general election.

During the election of the Speaker of the Riksdag and the First, Second and Third Deputy Speaker of the Riksdag, Johnsson Fornarve was nominated by the left party and then was later elected.[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]