2013 Danish local elections

The Danish local elections of 2013 were held on 19 November 2013 in Denmark's 98 municipal councils, contesting 2,444 seats (previous election: 2,468 seats) for the 2014–17 term of office, and in five regional councils, contesting 205 seats for the 2014–17 term. Advance voting began on 20 August 2013 in national registration offices in Denmark, hospitals, prisons etc.[1] Twelve (12) women hold the highest political office of mayor in the municipalities in the 2014–17 term of office.

2013 Danish local elections
← 2009 19 November 2013 2017 →

98 municipal councils
5 regional councils
Party Leader % Seats ±
Social Democrats Helle Thorning-Schmidt 29.5% 773 -28
Venstre Lars Løkke Rasmussen 26.6% 767 +68
DPP Kristian Thulesen Dahl 10.1% 255 +69
Conservative Lars Barfoed 8.6% 205 -57
Red–Green J. Schmidt-Nielsen[a] 6.9% 119 +105
SF Annette Vilhelmsen 5.6% 116 -224
Social Liberals Margrethe Vestager 4.8% 62 +12
Liberal Alliance Anders Samuelsen 2.9% 33 +32
Schleswig Carsten Leth Schmidt 0.3% 9 +3
Chr. Democrats Stig Grenov 0.5% 6 0
Other 3.8% 99 -4
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.


Results of regional electionsEdit

The ministry of economy and interior informed that voter turnout was 71.7%. 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.

Number of councillors and political parties in the Regional CouncilsEdit

Party Seats Change
A Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) 67   1
V Venstre (Venstre) 62   8
O Danish People's Party (Dansk Folkeparti) 23   4
C Conservative People's Party (Konservative Folkeparti) 15   5
Ø Red-Green Alliance (Enhedslisten) 15   13
F Socialist People's Party (Socialistisk Folkeparti) 10   22
B Danish Social Liberal Party (Radikale Venstre) 8   1
I Liberal Alliance (Liberal Alliance) 5   5
Total 205

Old and new Chairmen of the Regional CouncilsEdit

Regional Council Chairmen Outgoing and Incoming
Region Incumbent Chairman Elected Chairman
North Denmark Region Ulla Astman Ulla Astman
Central Denmark Region Bent Hansen Bent Hansen
Region of Southern Denmark Carl Holst Carl Holst
Region Zealand Steen Bach Nielsen Jens Stenbæk
Capital Region of Denmark Vibeke Storm Rasmussen Sophie Hæstorp Andersen

On 22 June 2015, Stephanie Lose became chairman of the Region of Southern Denmark. She is from Venstre. Carl Holst became a minister in the government of Denmark.

Results of municipal electionsEdit

The Ministry of economy and interior informed that voter turnout was 71.9%. 2,444 councillors were elected.

Number of councillors and political parties in the Municipal CouncilsEdit

Sum of 98 local elections
Party Share of vote Seats
Percent Change Number Change
A Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) 29.5 % -1.1 % 773   28
V Venstre (Venstre) 26.6 % +1.8 % 767   68
O Danish People's Party (Dansk Folkeparti) 10.1 % +2.0 % 255   69
C Conservative People's Party (Konservative Folkeparti) 08.6 % -2.4 % 205   57
Ø Red-Green Alliance (Enhedslisten) 06.9 % +4.6 % 119   1050
F Socialist People's Party (Socialistisk Folkeparti) 05.6 % -8.9 % 116   2240
B Danish Social Liberal Party (Radikale Venstre) 04.8 % +1.1 % 62   12
I Liberal Alliance (Liberal Alliance) 02.9 % +2.6 % 33   32
S Schleswig Party (Slesvigsk Parti) 00.3% +0.1% 9 0  3
K Christian Democrats (Kristendemokraterne) 00.5% +0.1% 6  
Others 03.8 % -0.25 % 99 0  6
Total 2,444   24
Local Political Parties in the Municipal Councils
Party Municipality Seats
Citizens' List (Borgerlisten) Kerteminde 6
Gulborgsund List (Guldborgsundlisten) Guldborgsund 6
Common List (Fælleslisten) Ikast-Brande 5
Citizens' List (Borgerlisten) Faxe 4
Citizens' List Langeland (Borgerlisten Langeland) Langeland 4
Democratic Balance (Demokratisk Balance) Morsø 4
Local List (Lokallisten) Rudersdal 4
NewGribskov (NytGribskov) Gribskov 4
Cross-Political Community (Tværpolitisk Forening) Dragør 3
Hvidovre List (Hvidovrelisten) Hvidovre 3
Resident List (Beboerlisten) Randers 3
Social Common List - Rebild (Den Sociale Fællesliste - Rebild) Rebild 3
Catchment List (Oplandslisten) Rebild 2
Citizens' List (Borgerlisten) Brønderslev 2
Citizens' List Norddjurs (Borgerlisten Norddjurs) Norddjurs 2
Common List (Fælleslisten) Hillerød 2
Common List (Fælleslisten) Sønderborg 2
Environment List (Miljølisten) Fanø 2
Land Owners (Grundejerne) Solrød 2
Local List (Lokallisten) Hjørring 2
Læsø List (Læsø List) Læsø 2
New Allerød (Det Nye Allerød) Allerød 2
Odsherred List (Odsherred Listen) Odsherred 2
Ærø's Future (Ærøs Fremtid) Ærø 2
Ærø Plus (Ærø Plus) Ærø 2
Amager List (Amagerlisten) Dragør 1
Blovstrød List (Blovstrød Listen) Allerød 1
Bornholm List (Bornholmerlisten) Bornholm 1
Citizens' List (Borgerlisten) Billund 1
Citizens' List (Borgerlisten) Syddjurs 1
Citizens' List Frederikssund (Borgernes Liste Frederikssund) Frederikssund 1
Citizens' List in Hørsholm (Borgerlisten i Hørsholm) Hørsholm 1
Citizens' List Jammerbugten (Borgerlisten Jammerbugten) Jammerbugt 1
Citizens' Voice (Borgernes Stemme) Fredensborg 1
Cooperation List (Samarbejdslisten) Læsø 1
Cross-Socialist List in Svendborg (Tværsocialistisk Liste i Svendborg) Svendborg 1
Fanø Local List (Fanø Lokalliste) Fanø 1
Fjord List (Fjordlisten) Ringkøbing-Skjern 1
Havdrup List (Havdruplisten) Solrød 1
Local Democrats (Lokaldemokraterne) Helsingør 1
Local List Lolland (Lokallisten Lolland) Lolland 1
Læsø Citizens' List (Læsø Borgerliste) Læsø 1
New Centrum (Ny Centrum) Køge 1
North Funen List (Nordfynslisten) Nordfyn 1
Common List Samsø (Fælleslisten Samsø) Samsø 1
Southern Funen's List (Sydfyns Borgerliste) Faaborg-Midtfyn 1
Stevns List (Stevnslisten) Stevns 1
Svendborg Local List (Svendborg Lokalliste) Svendborg 1
Welfare List (Velfærdslisten) Randers 1
Total 99

Mayors in the municipalitiesEdit

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). Mette Touborg is the mayor of Lejre Municipality since 1 January 2010. She is the only one at present from the Socialist People's Party to hold the highest political post in a municipality. Rebild Municipality has a new mayor since 1 January 2014. His name is Leon Sebbelin from the Danish Social Liberal Party. Tobias Birch Johansen, the mayor of Læsø Municipality, is a member of the agrarian liberal Venstre, but he is elected on the local list Læsø Listen.

Mayors after the election
Party Number Change
Venstre 48   17
Social Democrats 33   16
Conservative People's Party 13   1
Local parties 2   2
Danish Social Liberal Party 1   1
Socialist People's Party 1   1

Old and new mayors in the municipalitiesEdit

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 2014 until 31 December 2017. The correct name for the municipality on the somewhat remote island of Bornholm is Regional Municipality, because the municipality also handles tasks not carried out by the other Danish municipalities but by the regions. As just one example, as the only one of the 46 municipalities in eastern Denmark it is a 100% owner of its own public mass transit agency called BAT, formerly Bornholms Amts Trafikselskab. The public traffic agency of the other 45 municipalities in eastern Denmark is Movia, owned by the Capital Region of Denmark, Region Zealand and the 45 municipalities.

Mayors outgoing and incoming
Municipality Incumbent mayor Elected mayor
Albertslund Municipality Steen Christiansen Steen Christiansen
Allerød Municipality Erik Lund Jørgen Johansen
Assens Municipality Finn Brunse Søren Steen Andersen
Ballerup Municipality Jesper Würtzen Jesper Würtzen
Billund Municipality Ib Kristensen Ib Kristensen
Bornholm Regional Municipality Winni Grosbøll Winni Grosbøll
Brøndby Municipality Ib Terp Ib Terp
Brønderslev Municipality Lene Hansen Mikael Klitgaard
Copenhagen Municipality Frank Jensen Frank Jensen
Dragør Municipality Allan Holst Eik Dahl Bidstrup
Egedal Municipality Willy Eliasen Willy Eliasen
Esbjerg Municipality Johnny Søtrup Johnny Søtrup
Fanø Municipality Erik Nørreby Erik Nørreby
Favrskov Municipality Nils Borring Nils Borring
Faxe Municipality Knud Erik Hansen Knud Erik Hansen
Fredensborg Municipality Thomas Lykke Pedersen Thomas Lykke Pedersen
Fredericia Municipality Kenny Bruun Olsen Jacob Bjerregaard
Frederiksberg Municipality Jørgen Glenthøj Jørgen Glenthøj
Frederikshavn Municipality Lars Møller Birgit Stenbak Hansen
Frederikssund Municipality Ole Find Jensen John Schmidt Andersen
Furesø Municipality Ole Bondo Christensen Ole Bondo Christensen
Faaborg-Midtfyn Municipality Hans Jørgensen Christian Thygesen
Gentofte Municipality Hans Toft Hans Toft
Gladsaxe Municipality Karin Søjberg Holst Karin Søjberg Holst
Glostrup Municipality John Engelhardt John Engelhardt
Greve Municipality Hans Barlach Pernille Beckmann
Gribskov Municipality Jan Ferdinandsen Kim Valentin
Guldborgsund Municipality John Brædder John Brædder
Haderslev Municipality Jens Christian Gjesing H.P. Geil
Halsnæs Municipality Helge Friis Steen Hasselriis
Hedensted Municipality Kirsten Terkilsen Kirsten Terkilsen
Helsingør Municipality Johannes Hecht Nielsen Benedikte Kiær
Herlev Municipality Thomas Gyldal Petersen Thomas Gyldal Petersen
Herning Municipality Lars Krarup Lars Krarup
Hillerød Municipality Kirsten Jensen Dorte Meldgaard
Hjørring Municipality Arne Boelt Arne Boelt
Holbæk Municipality Søren Kjærsgaard Søren Kjærsgaard
Holstebro Municipality H.C. Østerby H.C. Østerby
Horsens Municipality Peter Sørensen Peter Sørensen
Hvidovre Municipality Helle Moesgaard Adelborg Helle Moesgaard Adelborg
Høje-Taastrup Municipality Michael Ziegler Michael Ziegler
Hørsholm Municipality Morten Slotved Morten Slotved
Ikast-Brande Municipality Carsten Kissmeyer Carsten Kissmeyer
Ishøj Municipality Ole Bjørstorp Ole Bjørstorp
Jammerbugt Municipality Mogens Gade Mogens Gade
Kalundborg Municipality Martin Damm Martin Damm
Kerteminde Municipality Sonja Rasmussen Hans Luunbjerg
Kolding Municipality Jørn Pedersen Jørn Pedersen
Køge Municipality Marie Stærke Flemming Christensen
Langeland Municipality Bjarne Nielsen Bjarne Nielsen
Lejre Municipality Mette Touborg Mette Touborg
Lemvig Municipality Erik Flyvholm Erik Flyvholm
Lolland Municipality Stig Vestergaard Holger Schou Rasmussen
Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality Søren P. Rasmussen Sofia Osmani
Læsø Municipality Thomas W. Olsen Tobias Birch Johansen
Mariagerfjord Municipality H.C. Maarup Mogens Jespersen
Middelfart Municipality Steen Dahlstrøm Steen Dahlstrøm
Morsø Municipality Lauge Larsen Hans Ejner Bertelsen
Norddjurs Municipality Jan Petersen Jan Petersen
Nordfyn Municipality Morten Andersen Morten Andersen
Nyborg Municipality Erik Christensen Kenneth Muhs
Næstved Municipality Carsten Rasmussen Carsten Rasmussen
Odder Municipality Elvin J. Hansen Uffe Jensen
Odense Municipality Anker Boye Anker Boye
Odsherred Municipality Thomas Adelskov Thomas Adelskov
Randers Municipality Henning Jensen Nyhuus Claus Omann Jensen
Rebild Municipality Anny Winther Leon Sebbelin
Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality Iver Enevoldsen Iver Enevoldsen
Ringsted Municipality Niels Ulrich Hermansen Henrik Hvidesten
Roskilde Municipality Joy Mogensen Joy Mogensen
Rudersdal Municipality Jens Ive Jens Ive
Rødovre Municipality Erik Nielsen Erik Nielsen
Samsø Municipality Jørn Nissen Marcel Meijer
Silkeborg Municipality Hanne Bæk Olsen Steen Vindum
Skanderborg Municipality Jørgen Gaarde Jørgen Gaarde
Skive Municipality Flemming Eskildsen Peder Chr. Kirkegaard
Slagelse Municipality Lis Tribler Sten Knuth
Solrød Municipality Niels Emil Hörup Niels Emil Hörup
Sorø Municipality Ivan Hansen Gert Jørgensen
Stevns Municipality Poul Arne Nielsen Mogens Haugaard Nielsen
Struer Municipality Niels Viggo Lynghøj Mads Jakobsen
Svendborg Municipality Curt Sørensen Lars Erik Hornemann
Syddjurs Municipality Kirstine Bille Claus Wistoft
Sønderborg Municipality Aase Nyegaard Erik Lauritzen
Thisted Municipality Lene Kjelgaard Jensen Lene Kjelgaard Jensen
Tønder Municipality Laurids Rudebæk Laurids Rudebæk
Tårnby Municipality Henrik Zimino Henrik Zimino
Vallensbæk Municipality Henrik Rasmussen Henrik Rasmussen
Varde Municipality Gylling Haahr Erik Buhl
Vejen Municipality Egon Fræhr Egon Fræhr
Vejle Municipality Arne Sigtenbjerggaard Arne Sigtenbjerggaard
Vesthimmerland Municipality Knud Vældgaard Kristensen Knud Vældgaard Kristensen
Viborg Municipality Søren Pape Poulsen Søren Pape Poulsen
Vordingborg Municipality Henrik Holmer Knud Larsen
Ærø Municipality Karsten Landro Jørgen Otto Jørgensen
Aabenraa Municipality Tove Larsen Thomas Andresen
Aalborg Municipality Henning G. Jensen Thomas Kastrup Larsen
Aarhus Municipality Jacob Bundsgaard Jacob Bundsgaard


  1. ^ political spokesperson


  1. ^ Local Elections, Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Interior, accessed 2013-10-05

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