Political Organisation

If the City of Stockholm were a company, we would have made the Financial Times' 500-list over the largest enterprises in the world. The capital's service organisation employes around 40,000 people.

Organisation

 

The Mayor of Stockholm - Karin Wanngård

Karin Wanngård (Social Democratic Party) is the Commissioner of Finance and Mayor of Stockholm. She is also the Chair of the City Executive Board.

 

Mayors and Vice Mayors

The majority has a Mayor and eight Vice Mayors, and the opposition has four Vice Mayors. 

The majority's Mayor and Vice Mayors: Karin Wanngård (S), Roger Mogert (S), Emilia Bjuggren (S), Olle Burell (S), Katarina Luhr (MP), Åsa Lindhagen (MP), Daniel Helldén (MP), Clara Lindblom (V), Ann-Margrethe Livh (V)

The opposition's Vice Mayors: Anna König Jerlmyr (M), Joakim Larsson (M), Cecilia Brinck (M), Lotta Edholm (FP) 

The Mayor and each majority Vice Mayor is head of a Division, i.e. a department with responsibility for a particular area of operation, such as the Mayor’s Office, or the Schools and Education Division. Together the Mayor and the 11 Vice Mayors form the Council of Mayors, and they prepare matters for the City Executive Board.

The Mayor holds a special position among the Vice Mayors, chairing both the Council of Mayors and the City Executive Board.

 

The City Council

President of the City Council - Eva-Louise Erlandsson Slorach

Eva-Louise Erlandsson Slorach (Social Democratic Party) is the President of the City Council of Stockholm since 2014.

 

The Presidency of the City Council

President of the City Council - Eva-Louise Erlandsson Slorach (The Social Democratic Party), 1st vice President - Margareta Björk (The Moderate Party)  and 2nd vice President - Mats Berglund (The Green Party).

The Council convenes every third Monday, and their meetings are open to the general public. The Council has its own audit board, which examines the finances and operations of the entire municipality. The 101 councillors are appointed following general elections held at the same time as the parliamentary and county council elections. The City Council establishes goals and guidelines for the overall work of the municipality. The matters on which the councillors decide have generally already been drafted and discussed by various boards and committees. Once political decisions are referred for practical implementation, the employees of the City administrations and companies take over.

Members of the City Council (in Swedish)

 

The City Executive Board

If the Council functions as Stockholm's parliament, the City Executive Board can be thought of as its “government”. The City Executive Board expresses an opinion in all matters decided by the Council and bears the overall responsibility for follow-up, evaluation and execution of its decisions.

The Board is also responsible for the City’s financial administration and long-term development. The City Executive Board consists of 13 members, who represent both the majority and the opposition. Meetings of the Board are not open to the general public.

Members of the Executive Board

 

Brochure: How Stockholms is governed

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