2019 Norwegian local elections

Local elections were held in Norway on 9 September 2019. 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.

2019 Norwegian local elections

 2015 9 September 2019 2023 
Turnout64.7% 5.0 pp
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Leader Jonas Gahr Støre Erna Solberg Trygve Slagsvold Vedum
Party Labour Conservative Centre
Last election 33.0% 23.1% 8.5%
Popular vote 664,695 538,765 386,349
Percentage 24.8% 20.1% 14.4%
Swing 8.2 pp 3.1 pp 5.9 pp

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Siv Jensen Une Aina Bastholm
Arild Hermstad
Audun Lysbakken
Party Progress Green Socialist Left
Last election 9.5% 4.3% 4.1%
Popular vote 220,713 182,548 163,653
Percentage 8.2% 6.8% 6.1%
Swing 1.2 pp 2.6 pp 2.0 pp

  Seventh party Eighth party Ninth party
 
Leader Kjell Ingolf Ropstad Trine Skei Grande Bjørnar Moxnes
Party Christian Democratic Liberal Red
Last election 5.5% 5.5% 2.0%
Popular vote 107,185 104,316 101,316
Percentage 4.0% 3.9% 3.8%
Swing 1.4 pp 1.6 pp 1.8 pp

The local election was the first since the consolidation of municipalities and counties, reducing the number of counties from 19 to 11, and number of municipalities from 429 to 356. Despite the formal date of the mergers being 1 January 2020, the election proceeded with the new borders and divisions as the term of office began the same day.


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