Norwegian local elections, 2003

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Country-wide local elections for seats in municipality and county councils were held throughout Norway on September 15, 2003. For most places this meant that two elections, the municipal elections and the county elections ran concurrently. In addition, several municipalities held direct mayoral elections.

Results[edit]

Municipal elections[edit]

Results of the 2003 municipal elections. Voter turnout was 58,8%.[1]

e • d Summary of the 15 September 2003 municipal election results
Parties Votes
# % ± %
  Norwegian Labour Party (Det norske Arbeiderparti) 566,182 27.5 -1.1
  Conservative Party (Høyre) 373,916 18.2 -3.2
  Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet) 338,193 16.4 +4.4
  Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti) 254,900 12.4 +4.6
  Centre Party (Senterpartiet) 163 328 7.9 -0.2
  Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti) 132,238 6.4 -2.8
  Liberal Party (Venstre) 79,451 3.9 -0.4
  Red Electoral Alliance (Rød Valgallianse) 32,194 1.6 -0.3
  Pensioners' Party (Pensjonistpartiet) 26,857 1.3 +0.4
  Coastal Party (Kystpartiet) 4,768 0.2 +0.1
  Environment Party The Greens (Miljøpartiet De Grønne) 3,529 0.2 -0.1
  Communist Party of Norway (Norges Kommunistiske Parti) 1,129 0.1 0.0
  Sami People Party (Sámeálbmot bellodat, Samefolkets Parti) 642 0.0 0.0
  Christian Unity Party (Kristent Samlingsparti) 484 0.0
  Others 82,005
Total 2,059,929

County elections[edit]

Results of the 2003 county elections. Voter turnout was 55,1%.[2][3]

e • d Summary of the 15 September 2003 county election results
Parties Votes Seats
# % ± % # ±
  Norwegian Labour Party (Det norske Arbeiderparti) 520,558 27.0 -1.2 223 -55
  Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet) 346,020 17.9 +4.5 137 +17
  Conservative Party (Høyre) 344,171 17.9 -3.4 128 -57
  Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti) 251,551 13.0 +4.5 102 +23
  Centre Party (Senterpartiet) 155,137 8.1 -0.4 80 -15
  Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti) 132,540 6.9 -3.2 59 -43
  Liberal Party (Venstre) 71,026 3.7 -0.5 30 -11
  Pensioners' Party (Pensjonistpartiet) 32,282 1.7 +0.5 8 +1
  Red Electoral Alliance (Rød Valgallianse) 29,651 1.5 -0.6 8 -5
  Coastal Party (Kystpartiet) 11,038 0.6 +0.4 4 +2
  Sunnmøre List (Sunnmørslista) 5,774 0.3 - 3 -
  The Democrats (Demokratene) 5,153 0.3 - 1 -
  Environment Party The Greens (Miljøpartiet De Grønne) 4,747 0.2 -0.4 0 -1
  Christian Unity Party (Kristent Samlingsparti) 2,413 0.1 - 0 -
  Vestfold List (Vestfoldlista) 0.1 - 2 -
  Communist Party of Norway (Norges Kommunistiske Parti) 1,430 0.1 -0.1 0 0
  Sami People Party (Sámeálbmot bellodat, Samefolkets Parti) 1,300 0.1 2 +1
  Norwegian People's Party (Norsk Folkeparti) 171 0.0 - 0 -
  Liberal People's Party (Det Liberale Folkeparti) 113 0.0 0.0 0 0
  Others 0.6 0
Total 1,928,300 787 (-152)

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