Lapland (electoral district)

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Lapland is an electoral district represented in the Finnish Eduskunta (parliament). It covers the administrative region of Lapland, with a population of 187,777 (as of 2002). Lapland currently elects seven members of the Eduskunta.

The constituency is largely rural, and the only cities in the area are rather small. Thus, the dominant party has traditionally been the rural Centre Party. The second party has been SKDL/Left Alliance.

The other two major Finnish parties, Social Democrats and conservative National Coalition have usually got one of the scarce seats in constituency, National Coalition has usually allied with Christian Democrats, and in 2007 with Green League to secure their seat.

Members of parliament 2007–2011[edit]

Election results[edit]

Finnish parliamentary election, 2003
Party Seats Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Centre 3 -1 42.9 44.8 45,696 +2.0%
  Left Alliance 2 0 28.9 25.6 26,067 -1.5%
  Social Democratic 1 0 14.3 14.5 14,732 +1.1%
  National Coalition 1 0 14.3 10.2 10,406 +0.2%
  Green League 0 0 0.0 2.1 2,152 +0.3%
  other groups 0 0 0.0 2.7 2,877 n/a

See also[edit]