Party affiliation: Centre Party
Chairman, local Centre Party Youth League district, 1967-1968. Chairman, National Centre Party Youth League, 1971-1974. Member of Parliament, 1976-1979, since 1985.
Member, Centre Party National Board, 198I-. Chairman, Standing Committee on Agriculture, 91. Member, Speaker’s Conference, 1985-1991.
Member. Natural Resources and Environmental Committee. Assistant Vice Chairman, Centre Party, 87. Vice Chairman, Centre Party, 1987-1991.
Member. Parliamentary War Emergency Delegation, 1988. Minister of Agriculture, since 1991. Farmer, Nygàrd, since 1963.
Member of the Board, Adult Education Association, of Swedish Farmers and the Centre and Liberal Parties, 1974-1985. Member of the Board. Nuclear Power Inspectorate, since 1977. Member of the Board, Foundation for the Promotion of Literature, since 1980.
Member of the Board, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, since 1986.