2021 Danish local elections

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The Danish local elections of 2021 will be held in 2021 for Denmark's 98 municipal councils and five regional councils. All seats were contested for the 2021-25 term of office, together with seats in five regional councils. In the previous election, there were 2,432 seats in the municipal councils.


Results of regional elections[edit]

The regions are not municipalities but are financed only through block grants.

Number of councillors and political parties in the Regional Councils[edit]

Party Seats Change
Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) (A)
Danish Social Liberal Party (Det Radikale Venstre) (B)
Conservative People's Party (Det Konservative Folkeparti) (C)
Socialist People's Party (Socialistisk Folkeparti) (F)
Liberal Alliance (Liberal Alliance) (I)
Christian Democrats (Kristendemokraterne) (K)
Danish People's Party (Dansk Folkeparti) (O)
Psychiatry List (Psykiatri-Listen) (P)
Venstre (Venstre) (V)
Red-Green Alliance (Enhedslisten) (Ø)
The Alternative (Alternativet) (Å)

Old and new Chairmen of the Regional Councils[edit]

Regional Council Chairmen Outgoing and Incoming
Region Incumbent Chairman Elected Chairman
North Denmark Region Ulla Astman
Central Denmark Region Anders Kühnau
Region of Southern Denmark Stephanie Lose
Region Zealand Heino Knudsen
Capital Region of Denmark Sophie Hæstorp Andersen

Results of municipal elections[edit]

Seats for the 98 municipal councils will be up for vote.

Number of councillors and political parties in the Municipal Councils[edit]

Sum of 98 local elections
Party Share of vote Seats
Percent Change Number Change
Social Democrats
Conservative People's Party
Danish People's Party
Socialist People's Party
Red-Green Alliance
Danish Social Liberal Party
Liberal Alliance
The Alternative
Schleswig Party
Christian Democrats
The New Right
Local Political Parties in the Municipal Councils
Party Municipality Seats
Gulborgsund List (Guldborgsundlisten) Guldborgsund

Mayors in the municipalities[edit]

The mayors (Danish:Borgmester; plural:Borgmestre) of the 98 municipalities heads the council meetings and is the chairman of the finance committee in each of their respective municipalities. Only in Copenhagen, this mayor - the head of the finance committee and council meetings - is called the Lord Mayor (Danish:Overborgmester).

Mayors after the election
Party Number Change
Social Democrats
Conservative People's Party
Danish People's Party
Socialist People's Party
Danish Social Liberal Party
The Alternative

Old and new mayors in the municipalities[edit]

The term of office for the mayors elected by the majority of councillors among its members in each municipal council is the same as for the councils elected, namely 1 January 2021 until 31 December 2025. The correct name for the municipality on the somewhat remote island of Bornholm is Regional Municipality, because the municipality also handles several tasks not carried out by the other Danish municipalities but by the regions.

Mayors outgoing and incoming
Municipality Incumbent mayor Elected mayor
Albertslund Municipality Steen Christiansen
Allerød Municipality Karsten Längerich
Assens Municipality Søren Steen Andersen
Ballerup Municipality Jesper Würtzen
Billund Municipality Ib Kristensen
Bornholm Regional Municipality Winni Grosbøll
Brøndby Municipality Kent Max Magelund
Brønderslev Municipality Mikael Klitgaard
Copenhagen Municipality Frank Jensen
Dragør Municipality Eik Dahl Bidstrup
Egedal Municipality Karsten Søndergaard
Esbjerg Municipality Jesper Frost
Fanø Municipality Sofie Valbjørn
Favrskov Municipality Nils Borring
Faxe Municipality Ole Vive
Fredensborg Municipality Thomas Lykke Pedersen
Fredericia Municipality Jacob Bjerregaard
Frederiksberg Municipality Jørgen Glenthøj
Frederikshavn Municipality Birgit Stenbak Hansen
Frederikssund Municipality John Schmidt Andersen
Furesø Municipality Ole Bondo Christensen
Faaborg-Midtfyn Municipality Hans Stavnsager
Gentofte Municipality Hans Toft
Gladsaxe Municipality Trine Græse
Glostrup Municipality John Engelhardt
Greve Municipality Pernille Beckmann
Gribskov Municipality Anders Gerner Frost
Guldborgsund Municipality John Brædder
Haderslev Municipality H.P. Geil
Halsnæs Municipality Steffen Jensen
Hedensted Municipality Kasper Glyngø
Helsingør Municipality Benedikte Kiær
Herlev Municipality Thomas Gyldal Petersen
Herning Municipality Lars Krarup
Hillerød Municipality Kirsten Jensen
Hjørring Municipality Arne Boelt
Holbæk Municipality Christina Krzyrosiak Hansen
Holstebro Municipality H.C. Østerby
Horsens Municipality Peter Sørensen
Hvidovre Municipality Helle Moesgaard Adelborg
Høje-Taastrup Municipality Michael Ziegler
Hørsholm Municipality Morten Slotved
Ikast-Brande Municipality Ib Boye Lauritsen
Ishøj Municipality Ole Bjørstorp
Jammerbugt Municipality Mogens Gade
Kalundborg Municipality Martin Damm
Kerteminde Municipality Kasper Olesen
Kolding Municipality Jørn Pedersen
Køge Municipality Marie Stærke
Langeland Municipality Tonni Hansen
Lejre Municipality Carsten Rasmussen
Lemvig Municipality Erik Flyvholm
Lolland Municipality Holger Schou Rasmussen
Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality Sofia Osmani
Læsø Municipality Karsten Nielsen
Mariagerfjord Municipality Mogens Jespersen
Middelfart Municipality Johannes Lundsfryd Jensen
Morsø Municipality Hans Ejner Bertelsen
Norddjurs Municipality Jan Petersen
Nordfyn Municipality Morten Andersen
Nyborg Municipality Kenneth Muhs
Næstved Municipality Carsten Rasmussen
Odder Municipality Uffe Jensen
Odense Municipality Peter Rahbæk Juel
Odsherred Municipality Thomas Adelskov
Randers Municipality Torben Hansen
Rebild Municipality Leon Sebbelin
Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality Hans Østergaard
Ringsted Municipality Henrik Hvidesten
Roskilde Municipality Joy Mogensen
Rudersdal Municipality Jens Ive
Rødovre Municipality Erik Nielsen
Samsø Municipality Marcel Meijer
Silkeborg Municipality Steen Vindum
Skanderborg Municipality Jørgen Gaarde
Skive Municipality Peder Chr. Kirkegaard
Slagelse Municipality John Dyrby Paulsen
Solrød Municipality Niels Emil Hörup
Sorø Municipality Gert Jørgensen
Stevns Municipality Anette Mortensen
Struer Municipality Niels Viggo Lynghøj
Svendborg Municipality Bo Hansen
Syddjurs Municipality Ole Bollesen
Sønderborg Municipality Erik Lauritzen
Thisted Municipality Ulla Vestergaard
Tønder Municipality Henrik Frandsen
Tårnby Municipality Allan Andersen
Vallensbæk Municipality Henrik Rasmussen
Varde Municipality Erik Buhl
Vejen Municipality Egon Fræhr
Vejle Municipality Jens Ejner Christensen
Vesthimmerland Municipality Per Bach Laursen
Viborg Municipality Ulrik Wilbek
Vordingborg Municipality Mikael Smed
Ærø Municipality Ole Wej Petersen
Aabenraa Municipality Thomas Andresen
Aalborg Municipality Thomas Kastrup Larsen
Aarhus Municipality Jacob Bundsgaard