2015 Norwegian local elections

Local elections were held in Norway on 14 September 2015. Voters elected representatives to municipal and county councils, which are responsible for education, public transport, health, and elderly care, and for the levy of certain taxes. The Labour Party became the largest party, gaining 33% of the vote, while the nationally governing Conservative and Progress parties suffered losses relative to their performances in the 2013 parliamentary and 2011 local elections.[1]

2015 Norwegian local elections

 2011 14 September 2015 2019 
Party Labour Conservative Progress
Popular vote 785,799 552,334 225,438
Percentage 33% 23.2% 9.5%

Party Centre Liberal Christian Democratic
Popular vote 202,238 131,078 129,551
Percentage 8.5% 5.5% 5.4%

Party Green Socialist Left Red
Popular vote 100,955 97,933 46,689
Percentage 4.2% 4.1% 2.0%

Term of office was 1 January 2016 until 31 December 2019.

The results meant that the Conservatives were set to lose control of Norway's two most populous cities, Oslo and Bergen.[2]

In Tromsø the Red Party garnered a record 14.4% of the votes. They formed a majority along with the Labour Party and the Socialist Left Party, and chose to phase out the local parliamentary system.[3]

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