2009 Danish local elections

Local elections were held in Denmark on 17 November 2009. Councils were elected in Denmark's 98 municipalities and the five regions. 2468 seats were contested in the municipal elections (previous election: 2522 seats). 205 seats were contested in the regional elections.

2009 Danish local elections
← 2005 17 November 2009 2013 →

98 municipal councils
5 regional councils
Party Leader % Seats +/–
Social Democrats Helle Thorning-Schmidt 30.3% 801 −99
Venstre Lars Løkke Rasmussen 24.5% 699 −105
SF Villy Søvndal 14.3% 340 +178
Conservatives Lene Espersen 10.9% 262 +5
DPP Pia Kjærsgaard 8.0% 186 +61
Social Liberals Margrethe Vestager 3.7% 50 −36
Red–Green Collective leadership 2.3% 14 −10
Chr. Democrats Bjarne H. Kirkegaard 0.4% 6 −9
Schleswig Party Gerhard Mammen 0.2% 6 +2
Liberal Alliance Anders Samuelsen 0.3% 1 New
Other 4.0% 103 −42

Legal basis edit

The electoral details are laid down in the municipal and regional electoral act.[1] The elections are overseen by the Ministry of the Interior.[2]

Results edit

Results of regional elections edit

The Ministry of interior informed that voter turnout was 65.7%. The regions are not municipalities, and are not allowed to levy any taxes, but are financed only through block grants from the central government and the municipalities within each region. The results of the regional elections:[3]

Number of councillors and political parties in the regional councils edit

Party Seats Change
A Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) 68   9
V Venstre (Venstre) 54   6
F Socialist People's Party (Socialistisk Folkeparti) 32   20
C Conservative People's Party (Konservative Folkeparti) 20   0
O Danish People's Party (Dansk Folkeparti) 19   5
B Danish Social Liberal Party (Radikale Venstre) 7   4
Ø Red-Green Alliance (Enhedslisten) 2   4
Others 3   0
Total 205

Results of municipal elections edit

The Ministry of the Interior stated that voter turnout was 65.8%. The results of the municipal elections:[4]

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
A Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) 30.3 % -3.6 % 801   99
V Venstre (Venstre) 24.5 % -2.7 % 699   105
F Socialist People's Party (Socialistisk Folkeparti) 14.3 % +7.0 % 340   178
C Conservative People's Party (Konservative Folkeparti) 10.9 % +0.8 % 262   5
O Danish People's Party (Dansk Folkeparti) 08.0 % +2.2 % 186   61
B Danish Social Liberal Party (Radikale Venstre) 03.7 % -1.4 % 50   36
Ø Red-Green Alliance (Enhedslisten) 02.3 % -0.4 % 14   10
K Christian Democrats (Kristendemokraterne) 00.4 % -0.6 % 6   9
S Schleswig Party (Slesvigsk Parti) 00.2% +0.1 % 6   2
I Liberal Alliance (Liberal Alliance) 00.3 % New 1 New
Others 04.0 % -2.6 % 103 0  42
Total 2,468   54

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 49   4
Venstre 31   6
Conservative People's Party 12   2
Local parties 4   1
Socialist People's Party 2   2
Danish Social Liberal Party 0   1

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. 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 Finn Aaberg Steen Christiansen
Allerød Municipality Erik Lund Erik Lund
Assens Municipality Finn Brunse Finn Brunse
Ballerup Municipality Ove E. Dalsgaard Ove E. Dalsgaard
Billund Municipality Ib Kristensen Ib Kristensen
Bornholm Regional Municipality Bjarne Kristiansen Winni Grosbøll
Brøndby Municipality Ib Terp Ib Terp
Brønderslev Municipality Mikael Klitgaard Lene Hansen
Copenhagen Municipality Ritt Bjerregaard Frank Jensen
Dragør Municipality Allan Holst Allan Holst
Egedal Municipality Svend Kjærgaard Willy Eliasen
Esbjerg Municipality Johnny Søtrup Johnny Søtrup
Fanø Municipality Erik Nørreby Erik Nørreby
Favrskov Municipality Anders G. Christensen Nils Borring
Faxe Municipality René Tuekær Knud Erik Hansen
Fredensborg Municipality Olav Aaen Thomas Lykke Pedersen
Fredericia Municipality Uffe Steiner Jensen Thomas Banke
Frederiksberg Municipality Jørgen Glenthøj Jørgen Glenthøj
Frederikshavn Municipality Erik Sørensen Lars Møller
Frederikssund Municipality Ole Find Jensen Ole Find Jensen
Furesø Municipality Jesper Bach Ole Bondo Christensen
Faaborg-Midtfyn Municipality Bo Andersen Hans Jørgensen
Gentofte Municipality Hans Toft Hans Toft
Gladsaxe Municipality Karin Søjberg Holst Karin Søjberg Holst
Glostrup Municipality Søren Enemark John Engelhardt
Greve Municipality Hans Barlach Hans Barlach
Gribskov Municipality Jannich Petersen Jan Ferdinandsen
Guldborgsund Municipality Kaj Petersen John Brædder
Haderslev Municipality H.P. Geil Jens Christian Gjesing
Halsnæs Municipality Helge Friis Helge Friis
Hedensted Municipality Jørn Juhl Nielsen Kirsten Terkilsen
Helsingør Municipality Per Tærsbøl Johannes Hect-Nielsen
Herlev Municipality Kjeld Hansen Kjeld Hansen
Herning Municipality Lars Krarup Lars Krarup
Hillerød Municipality Kirsten Jensen Kirsten Jensen
Hjørring Municipality Finn Olesen Arne Boelt
Holbæk Municipality Jørn Sørensen Søren Kjærsgård
Holstebro Municipality Arne Lægaard H.C. Østerby
Horsens Municipality Jan Trøjborg Jan Trøjborg
Hvidovre Municipality Milton Graff Pedersen Milton Graff Pedersen
Høje-Taastrup Municipality Michael Ziegler Michael Ziegler
Hørsholm Municipality Uffe Thorndal Morten Slotved
Ikast-Brande Municipality Carsten Kissmeyer Carsten Kissmeyer
Ishøj Municipality Ole Bjørstorp Ole Bjørstorp
Jammerbugt Municipality Mogens Gade Mogens Gade
Kalundborg Municipality Kaj Buch Jensen Martin Damm
Kerteminde Municipality Palle Hansborg-Sørensen Sonja Rasmussen
Kolding Municipality Per Bødker Andersen Jørn Pedersen
Køge Municipality Marie Stærke Marie Stærke
Langeland Municipality Knud Gether Bjarne Nielsen
Lejre Municipality Flemming Jensen Mette Touborg
Lemvig Municipality Erik Flyvholm Erik Flyvholm
Lolland Municipality Stig Vestergaard Stig Vestergaard
Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality Rolf Aagaard-Svendsen Søren P. Rasmussen
Læsø Municipality Olav Juul Gaarn Larsen Thomas W. Olsen
Mariagerfjord Municipality Hans Christian Maarup Hans Christian Maarup
Middelfart Municipality Steen Dahlstrøm Steen Dahlstrøm
Morsø Municipality Egon Plejdrup Poulsen Lauge Larsen
Norddjurs Municipality Torben Jensen Jan Petersen
Nordfyn Municipality Bent Dyssemark Morten Andersen
Nyborg Municipality Jørn Terndrup Erik Skov Christensen
Næstved Municipality Henning Jensen Henning Jensen
Odder Municipality Niels-Ulrik Bugge Elvin J. Hansen
Odense Municipality Jan Boye Anker Boye
Odsherred Municipality Finn Madsen Thomas Adelskov
Randers Municipality Henning Jensen Nyhuus Henning Jensen Nyhuus
Rebild Municipality Anny Winther Anny Winther
Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality Torben Nørregaard Iver Enevoldsen
Ringsted Municipality Niels Ulrich Hermansen Niels Ulrich Hermansen
Roskilde Municipality Poul Lindor Nielsen Poul Lindor Nielsen
Rudersdal Municipality Erik Fabrin Erik Fabrin
Rødovre Municipality Erik Nielsen Erik Nielsen
Samsø Municipality Carsten Bruun Jørn C. Nissen
Silkeborg Municipality Jens Erik Jørgensen Hanne Bæk Olsen
Skanderborg Municipality Jens Grønlund Jørgen Gaarde
Skive Municipality Flemming Eskildsen Flemming Eskildsen
Slagelse Municipality Lis Tribler Lis Tribler
Solrød Municipality Niels Emil Hörup Niels Emil Hörup
Sorø Municipality Ivan Hansen Ivan Hansen
Stevns Municipality Poul Arne Nielsen Poul Arne Nielsen
Struer Municipality Martin Merrild Niels Viggo Lynghøj
Svendborg Municipality Lars Erik Hornemann Curt Sørensen
Syddjurs Municipality Vilfred Friborg Hansen Kirstine Bille
Sønderborg Municipality Jan Prokopek Jensen Aase Nyegaard
Thisted Municipality Erik Hove Olesen Lene Kjeldgaard
Tønder Municipality Laurids Rudebeck Laurids Rudebeck
Tårnby Municipality Henrik Zimino Henrik Zimino
Vallensbæk Municipality Kurt Hockerup Kurt Hockerup
Varde Municipality Gylling Haahr Gylling Haahr
Vejen Municipality Egon Fræhr Egon Fræhr
Vejle Municipality Leif Skov Arne Sigtenbjerggaard
Vesthimmerland Municipality Jens Styrbæk Lauritzen Knud Vældgaard Kristensen
Viborg Municipality Johannes Stensgaard Søren Pape Poulsen
Vordingborg Municipality Henrik Holmer Henrik Holmer
Ærø Municipality Jørgen Otto Jørgensen Karsten Landro
Aabenraa Municipality Tove Larsen Tove Larsen
Aalborg Municipality Henning G. Jensen Henning G. Jensen
Aarhus Municipality Nicolai Wammen Nicolai Wammen

References edit

  1. ^ Act of municipal and regional elections (in Danish)
  2. ^ Local and regional elections Archived 2009-11-02 at the Wayback Machine, Ministry of the Interior
  3. ^ "AKVA3: Valg til regions råd efter område, parti og stemmer/kandidater/køn". Statistics Denmark. Retrieved 13 June 2010.
  4. ^ "VALGK3: Valg til kommunale råd efter område, parti og stemmer/kandidater/køn". Statistics Denmark. Retrieved 13 June 2010.