She was born in Sveg in Härjedalen and studied at Uppsala University between 1978 and 1979. She worked for her party and the Moderate Youth League before being elected the first female chairman of the youth league in 1984. She was re-elected in 1986 and served a second term until 1988 when she was elected a Commissioner on the City Council of Stockholm.
In 1991 the Moderate Party won the election and Carl Bildt became Prime Minister of Sweden. Beatrice Ask was then appointed Minister for Schools and Adult Education and, together with Per Unckel, Minister for Education, took part in shaking the very foundation of the Swedish education system. Among other things, education vouchers were introduced which allowed children to choose independent schools without paying any fees.
Since the loss in the election of 1994, Ask has served as party spokesman of several issues. Ask was elected into the Riksdag in 1994.
Beatrice Ask has two sons and lives in Stockholm.
SWEDEN: MINISTER FOR JUSTICE BEATRICE ASK WELCOMES COMMISSION PROPOSAL FOR COMMUNITY INSTRUMENT ON SUCCESSION
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