1981 Norwegian parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Norway on 13 and 14 September 1981.[1] The Labour Party remained the largest party in the Storting, winning 66 of the 155 seats. The Conservative Party made the strongest gains and formed a government on its own. In 1983 a majority coalition government with the Christian People's Party and the Centre Party was established.

1981 Norwegian parliamentary election

← 1977 13 and 14 September 1981 1985 →

All 155 seats in the Norwegian Parliament
78 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Brundtland.jpg Jo Benkow.jpg Kaare Kristiansen politiker KrF (cropped).JPG
Leader Gro Harlem Brundtland Jo Benkow Kåre Kristiansen
Party Labour Conservative Christian Democratic
Last election 76 seats, 42.3% 41 seats, 24.5% 22 seats, 9.7%
Seats won 66 53 15
Seat change Decrease10 Increase12 Decrease7
Popular vote 914,749 780,372 219,179
Percentage 37.2% 31.7% 8.9%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Johan J. Jakobsen, fotografert under Sps landsmøte i Haugesund i 2015 (cropped).jpg Berge Furre.jpg CI Hagen2326alt 2E jpg DF0000062793.jpg
Leader Johan J. Jakobsen Berge Furre Carl I. Hagen
Party Centre Socialist Left Progress
Last election 12 seats, 8.0% 2 seats, 4.2% 0 seats, 1.9%
Seats won 11 4 4
Seat change Decrease1 Increase2 Increase4
Popular vote 103,753 121,561 109,564
Percentage 4.2% 4.9% 4.5%

  Seventh party
 
Leader Hans Hammond Rossbach
Party Liberal
Last election 2 seats, 2.4%
Seats won 2
Seat change Steady0
Popular vote 79,064
Percentage 3.2%

Prime Minister before election

Gro Harlem Brundtland
Labour

Prime Minister after election

Kåre Willoch
Conservative

ResultsEdit

 
PartyVotes%Seats+/–
Labour Party914,74937.2066–10
Conservative Party780,37231.7453+12
Christian Democratic Party219,1798.9115–7
Socialist Left Party121,5614.944+2
Progress Party109,5644.464+4
Centre Party103,7534.226–1
Non-socialist joint lists[a]88,9693.625
Liberal Party79,0643.2220
Red Electoral Alliance17,8440.7300
Liberal People's Party13,3440.5400
Communist Party6,6730.2700
Plebiscite Party1,1450.050New
Tom A. Schanke's Party8260.030New
Freely Elected Representatives8010.0300
Lapp People's List5940.0200
Broad-Based Non-Partisan List3830.020New
Total2,458,821100.001550
Valid votes2,458,82199.86
Invalid/blank votes3,3870.14
Total votes2,462,208100.00
Registered voters/turnout3,003,09381.99
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Seat distributionEdit

Constituency Total
seats
Seats won
Ap H KrF Sp SV Frp V
Akershus 10 4 5 1
Aust-Agder 4 2 1 1
Buskerud 7 4 2 1
Finnmark 4 3 1
Hedmark 8 5 2 1
Hordaland 15 4 5 2 1 1 1 1
Møre og Romsdal 10 3 3 2 1 1
Nord-Trøndelag 6 3 1 2
Nordland 12 5 4 1 1 1
Oppland 7 4 2 1
Oslo 15 5 7 1 1 1
Østfold 8 4 3 1
Rogaland 10 3 3 2 1 1
Sogn og Fjordane 5 2 1 1 1
Sør-Trøndelag 10 4 3 1 1 1
Telemark 6 3 2 1
Troms 6 3 2 1
Vest-Agder 5 2 2 1
Vestfold 7 3 4
Total 155 66 53 15 11 4 4 2
Source: Norges Offisielle Statistikk

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Five seats were won by joint lists, all of which were taken by the Centre Party.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1438 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1460