Cecilia Wikström was born in 1965 and raised in Kalix, but has lived in Uppsala since the 1980’s. She holds a bachelor degree in theology from the University of Uppsala, and has been a practising priest in the Swedish Church since 1994.
Cecilia Wikström has written several books including the book När livet går sönder (When life falls apart), a publication awarded book of the year in its genre in 2004.
In 2002, Cecilia Wikström was elected to the Swedish parliament. She was re-elected in 2006, representing the liberal party, Liberalerna.
Since 2009, Cecilia Wikström is a Member of the European Parliament.