The Swedish ruling coalition holds its parliamentary majority by just one seat after the resignation of Sweden Democrats MP Elsa Widding following criticism of her attendance at a conspiracy theorists conference.

Widding recently attended a conference with well-known vaccine opponents, climate change deniers and Holocaust relativists and was heavily criticised for it, namely by the Liberal Education Minister Mats Persson.

“Widding shows a contempt for knowledge that does not befit a member of parliament. It is serious about supporting conspiracy theories about climate, vaccines and the Holocaust. She must now show that she stands up for science,” Persson wrote on Twitter.

Widding has previously been criticised for her stance on climate issues and has said there is no scientific evidence that the world is in a climate crisis.

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