After having maintained her seat in the 2015 election, Lohela became Speaker of the Parliament in May 2015. 36 years old when elected Speaker, she is one of the youngest MPs to hold that office in the parliament"s history. Before her parliamentary career, she took her Bachelor"s degree in University of Turku, majoring in English language.
Lohela has been a proponent of a tighter immigration policy for Finland.
Along with other prominent Finns Party politicians, Lohela was one of the authors of the so-called "Nuiva Manifesti" (Finnish for "The sour manifesto"), an election campaign programme critical of current Finnish immigration policy.