Party affiliation: Swedish Social Democratic Labour Party
Member of Riksdag since 1969. (in Second Chamber for Västmanland, 1969-1970). Deputy member of Constitution Committee, 1969-1970.
Cultural Affairs committee, 1971-1973. And Labour Market Committee, 197982. Member of the Administration of Justice Committee, 1971-1973.
Member, Education Committee, 1976-1978, and 197982. United Nations delegate, 1980 and 1981. Member of Select Parliamentary Committee, 1978-1982.
Cabinet Minister without Portfolio, 1973-1976. Cabinet Minister and Minister of Education, 1982-1985. Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Development Cooperation), since Oct 1985.
Member of the Public Section Select Committee, 1977-1982. Member of County Education Board in Västmanland, 1977-1982. Member, Swedish United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation Council, 1980-1982.
Chairman of Mass Movement Council for Foreign Aid, since 1986. Member of Drafting Committee of 1968 for Church and State, 1968-1972. Expert on Family Law Committee, 1969-1974.
Member. Crime Commission, 1973. Member, Drafting Committee for Secondary Schools, 1977-1981. Member, Delegation for better school Environment and follow up of Reform Decision concerning Primary Schools, 1979-1980.
ViceChairman of Child and Youth Delegation, 1983-1986. Chairman, 1986; Board member of Social Democratic Youth Club in Sala, chairman, 1967-1970. Chairman of Social Democratic Women’s circle in Västmanland county, 1972-1974.
Member of the Executive Committee of the Young Social Democrats in Västmanland County. Chairman, 1967-1970; Member of Union Board, 1970-1972. Member of Social Democratic Labour Party District in Västmanland County, since 1970, Chairman since 1986.
Deputy of Social Democratic Labour Party Executive Committee, since 1987. Member of School Board in Sala, 1968-1973. Professional career: Secondary School Teacher in Borlänge, 1965, and in Sala, 1965-1968.
1966 - 1969
1974 - 1976
1982 - 1985
1994 - 1998
1998 - 2002