1903 Norwegian parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Norway between 6 August and 16 September 1903.[1] The result was a victory for the Conservative Party-Moderate Liberal Party-Coalition Party alliance, which won 62 of the 117 seats in the Storting. It was the first time that the Labour Party gained seats. It was also the last election in Norway when Norway was in the union with Sweden that existed between 1814 and 1905.

1903 Norwegian parliamentary election

← 1900 6 August−16 September 1903 1906 →

All 117 seats in the Storting
59 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
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Leader Carl Berner Ole Larsen Skattebøl
Party Liberal Conservative Moderate Liberal
Last election 54.01%, 77 seats 40.82%, 31 seats 6 seats with H
Seats won 48 47 10
Seat change Decrease29 Increase16 Increase4
Popular vote 101,142 (V+Ad) 106,042 (H+MV+S) Alliance with H
Percentage 42.74% (V+Ad) 44.81% (H+MV+S)

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
Leader Christopher Hornsrud
Party Coalition Labour Labour Democrats
Last election 2.98%, 0 seats
Seats won 5 5 2
Seat change New Increase5 New
Popular vote Alliance with H 22,948 Alliance with V
Percentage 9.70%

Prime Minister before election

Otto Blehr

Prime Minister after election

Francis Hagerup


Conservative Party106,04244.8147+16
Moderate Liberal Party10+4
Coalition Party5New
Liberal Party101,14242.7448–29
Labour Democrats2+2
Labour Party22,9489.705+5
Other parties6,5092.750
Valid votes236,64198.39
Invalid/blank votes3,8621.61
Total votes240,503100.00
Registered voters/turnout433,27355.51
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, NSD Polsys


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1438 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7