Tomas Tobé

Tomas Tobé
Party secretary of the Moderate Party
In office
10 January 2015  2 June 2017
Party chairman Anna Kinberg Batra
Preceded by Kent Persson
Succeeded by Anders Edholm
Member of the Swedish Riksdag
for Gävleborg County
Assumed office
2 October 2006
Personal details
Born (1978-02-16) 16 February 1978
Gävle, Sweden
Political party Moderate Party
Spouse(s) Markus Tobé
Children 2
Occupation Businessman, politician

Tomas Gunnar Tobé (born 16 February 1978) is a Swedish politician and who served as party secretary of the Moderate Party from 10 January 2015 to 2 June 2017.[1]

Tobé was elected to the Swedish Riksdag in the 2006 general election and was chair of its Committee on Employment from 2010 to 2012 and chair of the Committee on Education from 2012 to 2014. He was mentioned as possible successor for the party leadership after Fredrik Reinfeldt, but declined and supported Anna Kinberg Batra.

He is married to Markus Tobé with whom he has twins born via surrogacy.[2]

In March 2017 there was controversy around Tobé after it was revealed that he had used public funds for wine purchases and personal trips.[3] On 2 June 2017, he was removed from his position as party secretary by party leader Anna Kinberg Batra and appointed Shadow Minister for Justice and Chairman of the Parliament's Committee on Justice.[4]

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