Maria Larsson (born 20 January 1956 in Långasjö, community Emmaboda, Småland ) is a Swedish politician of the Christian Democrats ( Kristdemokraterna ). She is the current Minister for Youth and seniors.
They first trained as a teacher, which she completed in 1978. The mother of three also taught as before at a school in her hometown Gnosjö.
In 1998 she was elected for the District of Jönköping in the Reichstag. Since 2003 she has been first deputy chairman of the Christian Democrats; after the resignation of long-time party leader Alf Svensson she applied Göran Hägglund and Mats Odell next to the chair, but withdrew their application before the election back. In 2006 she was after the election to the Riksdag, and the victory of the bourgeois Alliance for Sweden Minister for Community Health and welfare issues in the Ministry of Social Affairs, after the 2010 election she became Minister for Youth and seniors.