2017 Danish local elections

The Danish local elections of 2017 were held on 21 November 2017 for Denmark's 98 municipal councils and five regional councils. All 2,432[1] seats were contested for the 2018–21 term of office,[2] together with 205 seats (a fixed number of 41 seats in each council) in five regional councils.[3] In the previous election, there were 2,444 seats in the municipal councils. Some foreigners can also vote in regional and local elections, but not at the national level.

2017 Danish local elections
Denmark
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98 municipal councils
5 regional councils
Party Leader % Seats ±
Social Democrats Mette Frederiksen 29.5% 842 +69
Venstre Lars Løkke Rasmussen 23.0% 688 -79
Conservative Søren Pape Poulsen 8.8% 225 +20
DPP Kristian Thulesen Dahl 8.8% 221 -34
SF Pia Olsen Dyhr 5.7% 126 +10
Red–Green Pernille Skipper[a] 6.0% 102 -17
Social Liberals Morten Østergaard 4.6% 80 +18
Liberal Alliance Anders Samuelsen 2.6% 28 -5
The Alternative Uffe Elbæk 3.0% 20 New
Schleswig Carsten Leth Schmidt 0.3% 10 +1
Chr. Democrats Stig Grenov 0.5% 9 +3
New Right Pernille Vermund 0.9% 1 New
Other 3.2% 78 -21
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
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ResultsEdit

Results of regional electionsEdit

The Danish ministry of economy and interior informed that voter turnout was 70.6%. 3,074,840 cast their votes. They voted for 205 seats in the five regional councils. This number remains unchanged since the first elections for the regional councils in the newly created regions, which were set up 1 January 2007 after the 13 counties were abolished. The regions are not municipalities but are financed only through block grants paid by the central government and their constituent municipalities.

Number of councillors and political parties in the Regional CouncilsEdit

Party Seats Change
A Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) 70   3
V Venstre (Venstre) 54   8
O Danish People's Party (Dansk Folkeparti) 21   2
C Conservative People's Party (Konservative Folkeparti) 15   0
F Socialist People's Party (Socialistisk Folkeparti) 15   5
Ø Red-Green Alliance (Enhedslisten) 12   3
B Danish Social Liberal Party (Radikale Venstre) 8   0
I Liberal Alliance (Liberal Alliance) 5   0
Å The Alternative (Alternativet) 3 New
K Christian Democrats (Kristendemokraterne) 1   1
Others 1   1
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 Anders Kühnau
Region of Southern Denmark Stephanie Lose Stephanie Lose
Region Zealand Jens Stenbæk Heino Knudsen
Capital Region of Denmark Sophie Hæstorp Andersen Sophie Hæstorp Andersen

Results of municipal electionsEdit

The Danish ministry of economy and interior informed that voter turnout was 70.8%. 3,226,558 cast their votes. They voted for 2432 seats in the 98 municipal councils, a reduction by 12 seats from 2444 after the previous election. The total countrywide number of seats in the municipal councils can be seen here and on the pages of the previous elections. They can be accessed from the template at the bottom of the pages.

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) 32.45% +2.94% 842   69
V Venstre (Venstre) 23.06% -3.56% 688   78
C Conservative People's Party (Konservative Folkeparti) 8.78% +0.23% 225   20
O Danish People's Party (Dansk Folkeparti) 8.75% -1.37% 221   34
F Socialist People's Party (Socialistisk Folkeparti) 05.7% +0.1% 126   10
Ø Red-Green Alliance (Enhedslisten) 5.96% -0.98% 102   17
B Danish Social Liberal Party (Radikale Venstre) 04.6% -0.2% 80   18
I Liberal Alliance (Liberal Alliance) 02.6% -0.3% 28   5
Å The Alternative (Alternativet) 03.0% New 20 New
S Schleswig Party (Slesvigsk Parti) 00.3% +0.0% 10   1
K Christian Democrats (Kristendemokraterne) 00.5% +0.0% 9   3
D The New Right (Nye Borgerlige) 00.9% New 1 New
Others 03.2% -0.6% 78   21
Total 2,432   12
Local Political Parties in the Municipal Councils
Party Municipality Seats
Gulborgsund List (Guldborgsundlisten) Guldborgsund 11
NewGribskov (NytGribskov) Gribskov 6
Cross-Political Community (Tværpolitisk Forening) Dragør 4
Social Common List (Den Sociale Fællesliste) Rebild 4
Local List (Lokallisten) Holbæk 3
Local List (Lokallisten) Rudersdal 3
Citizens' List (Borgerlisten) Billund 2
Citizens' List (Borgerlisten) Brønderslev 2
Citizens' List (Borgerlisten) Faxe 2
Common List (Fælleslisten) Ikast-Brande 2
Fanø Local List (Fanø Lokalliste) Fanø 2
Hvidovre List (Hvidovrelisten) Hvidovre 2
New Stevns (Nyt Stevns) Stevns 2
Local List (Lokallisten) Hjørring 2
Local List 2017 (Lokallisten 2017) Varde 2
Local List Lolland (Lokallisten Lolland) Lolland 2
Læsø List (Læsø Listen) Læsø 2
Skive List (Skive-Listen) Skive 2
Your Voice (Din Stemme) Lolland 2
Blovstrød List (Blovstrød Listen) Allerød 1
Bornholm List (Bornholmerlisten) Bornholm 1
Citizens' List (Borgerlisten) Esbjerg 1
Citizens' List (Borgerlisten) Kerteminde 1
Citizens' List (Borgerlisten) Tønder 1
Common List (Fælleslisten) Sønderborg 1
Democratic Balance (Demokratisk Balance) Morsø 1
Fjord List (Fjordlisten) Ringkøbing-Skjern 1
Havdrup List (Havdruplisten) Solrød 1
Land Owners (Grundejerne) Solrød 1
Local Democrats (Lokaldemokraterne) Helsingør 1
Local List Høje-Taastrup (Lokallisten Høje-Taastrup) Høje-Taastrup 1
Environment List (Miljølisten) Fanø 1
Odsherred List (Odsherred Listen) Odsherred 1
Our Allerød (Vores Allerød) Allerød 1
Resident List (Beboerlisten) Randers 1
Vesthimmerland List (VestHimmerlandsListen) Vesthimmerland 1
Welfare List (Velfærdslisten) Randers 1
Your Jammerbugt - Your Citizens' List (Dit Jammerbugt - Din Borgerliste) Jammerbugt 1
Ærø's Future (Ærøs Fremtid) Ærø 1
Ærø Plus (Ærø Plus) Ærø 1
Total 78

The new municipal councilsEdit

Each municipal council consists of 9-55 seats, distributed over twelve established parties and a number of local parties.[4]

Municipality A B C D F I K O S V Ø Å L Total
Seats
Aabenraa Municipality 9 2 1 5 2 11 1 31
Aalborg Municipality 17 1 1 2 8 2 31
Aarhus Municipality 13 2 1 3 1 2 6 2 1 31
Albertslund Municipality 9 1 2 2 3 1 2 1 21
Allerød Municipality 5 1 5 2 5 1 2 21
Assens Municipality 8 1 1 2 3 13 1 29
Ballerup Municipality 16 1 1 2 3 2 25
Billund Municipality 7 2 1 3 10 2 25
Bornholm Municipality 8 1 1 4 5 2 1 1 23
Brøndby Municipality 11 1 1 3 2 1 19
Brønderslev Municipality 11 2 2 10 2 27
Dragør Municipality 3 3 2 3 4 15
Egedal Municipality 6 3 2 1 1 2 6 21
Esbjerg Municipality 11 1 1 2 3 11 1 1 31
Fanø Municipality 1 2 1 3 1 3 11
Favrskov Municipality 11 2 1 1 9 1 25
Faxe Municipality 8 1 1 1 4 7 1 2 25
Fredensborg Municipality 10 3 2 1 1 2 7 1 27
Fredericia Municipality 13 3 4 1 21
Frederiksberg Municipality 4 3 11 1 1 1 3 1 25
Frederikshavn Municipality 18 1 1 2 6 1 29
Frederikssund Municipality 8 1 1 1 2 9 1 23
Furesø Municipality 10 1 3 1 1 4 1 21
Faaborg-Midtfyn Municipality 8 2 1 1 4 7 1 1 25
Gentofte Municipality 2 1 13 1 1 1 19
Gladsaxe Municipality 10 2 1 2 2 5 3 25
Glostrup Municipality 7 1 1 2 7 1 19
Greve Municipality 7 1 1 2 9 1 21
Gribskov Municipality 5 2 2 7 1 6 23
Guldborgsund Municipality 6 1 7 3 1 11 29
Haderslev Municipality 10 1 1 1 2 4 1 9 2 31
Halsnæs Municipality 10 2 2 6 1 21
Hedensted Municipality 8 1 1 1 4 12 27
Helsingør Municipality 8 1 9 1 2 1 2 1 25
Herlev Municipality 12 2 1 1 1 2 19
Herning Municipality 5 1 2 1 1 1 19 1 31
Hillerød Municipality 9 2 1 1 2 1 10 1 27
Hjørring Municipality 15 3 1 2 7 1 2 31
Holbæk Municipality 9 3 1 1 2 4 6 2 3 31
Holstebro Municipality 12 2 1 1 2 9 27
Horsens Municipality 13 1 1 1 3 7 1 27
Hvidovre Municipality 8 2 3 3 2 1 2 21
Høje-Taastrup Municipality 5 1 12 1 1 1 21
Hørsholm Municipality 3 1 8 1 1 5 19
Ikast-Brande Municipality 6 3 3 9 2 23
Ishøj Municipality 11 2 2 3 1 19
Jammerbugt Municipality 9 1 2 14 1 27
Kalundborg Municipality 8 1 1 5 11 1 27
Kerteminde Municipality 7 1 7 2 3 3 1 1 25
Kolding Municipality 5 1 2 3 13 1 25
Copenhagen Municipality 15 5 3 5 2 3 5 11 6 55
Køge Municipality 10 4 3 1 2 6 1 27
Langeland Municipality 3 1 6 1 4 15
Lejre Municipality 6 1 2 5 2 8 1 25
Lemvig Municipality 4 1 1 2 1 12 21
Lolland Municipality 11 1 3 5 1 4 25
Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality 4 2 10 2 2 1 21
Læsø Municipality 1 2 4 2 9
Mariagerfjord Municipality 11 1 1 1 3 12 29
Middelfart Municipality 14 1 1 2 6 1 25
Morsø Municipality 6 2 12 1 21
Norddjurs Municipality 11 2 2 2 3 6 1 27
Nordfyn Municipality 7 1 2 2 13 25
Nyborg Municipality 9 1 2 13 25
Næstved Municipality 13 2 2 1 2 9 2 31
Odder Municipality 5 1 2 1 1 7 2 19
Odense Municipality 13 1 3 1 2 6 2 1 29
Odsherred Municipality 12 1 1 2 7 1 1 25
Randers Municipality 13 1 1 1 3 9 1 2 31
Rebild Municipality 5 3 3 2 8 4 25
Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality 6 3 6 2 11 1 29
Ringsted Municipality 5 1 3 1 3 6 2 21
Roskilde Municipality 16 1 2 1 3 6 2 31
Rudersdal Municipality 4 2 4 1 8 1 3 23
Rødovre Municipality 11 3 1 1 1 2 19
Samsø Municipality 5 2 1 3 11
Silkeborg Municipality 10 1 1 2 1 2 11 2 1 31
Skanderborg Municipality 11 2 1 2 3 8 1 1 29
Skive Municipality 9 1 2 2 11 2 27
Slagelse Municipality 12 1 2 1 4 10 1 31
Solrød Municipality 4 1 1 1 1 1 8 2 19
Sorø Municipality 8 1 7 1 3 3 1 1 25
Stevns Municipality 6 1 2 2 4 2 2 19
Struer Municipality 8 1 1 2 1 8 21
Svendborg Municipality 10 2 2 1 4 6 3 1 29
Syddjurs Municipality 8 1 1 4 3 8 1 1 27
Sønderborg Municipality 15 3 5 7 1 31
Thisted Municipality 9 5 1 1 3 6 1 1 27
Tønder Municipality 6 1 1 1 3 2 15 1 1 31
Tårnby Municipality 8 1 2 1 3 3 1 19
Vallensbæk Municipality 5 8 2 15
Varde Municipality 6 1 1 1 2 12 2 25
Vejen Municipality 8 4 1 1 2 10 1 27
Vejle Municipality 11 1 2 3 1 3 10 31
Vesthimmerland Municipality 7 7 2 2 8 1 27
Viborg Municipality 9 7 2 2 10 1 31
Vordingborg Municipality 13 1 1 1 3 8 1 1 29
Ærø Municipality 4 3 1 2 3 2 15

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). The final decision on who would be mayor had to be made by the municipal councils no later than Friday 15 December 2017.

Mayors after the election
Party Number Change
Social Democrats 47   14
Venstre 37   11
Conservative People's Party 8   5
Local parties 2  
Danish Social Liberal Party 1  
Socialist People's Party 1  
Danish People's Party 1   1
The Alternative 1 New

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 2018 until 31 December 2021. 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 Steen Christiansen Steen Christiansen
Allerød Municipality Jørgen Johansen Karsten Längerich
Assens Municipality Søren Steen Andersen Søren Steen Andersen
Ballerup Municipality Jesper Würtzen Jesper Würtzen
Billund Municipality Ib Kristensen Ib Kristensen
Bornholm Regional Municipality Winni Grosbøll Winni Grosbøll
Brøndby Municipality Kent Max Magelund Kent Max Magelund
Brønderslev Municipality Mikael Klitgaard Mikael Klitgaard
Copenhagen Municipality Frank Jensen Frank Jensen
Dragør Municipality Eik Dahl Bidstrup Eik Dahl Bidstrup
Egedal Municipality Karsten Søndergaard Karsten Søndergaard
Esbjerg Municipality Johnny Søtrup Jesper Frost
Fanø Municipality Erik Nørreby Sofie Valbjørn
Favrskov Municipality Nils Borring Nils Borring
Faxe Municipality Knud Erik Hansen Ole Vive
Fredensborg Municipality Thomas Lykke Pedersen Thomas Lykke Pedersen
Fredericia Municipality Jacob Bjerregaard Jacob Bjerregaard
Frederiksberg Municipality Jørgen Glenthøj Jørgen Glenthøj
Frederikshavn Municipality Birgit Stenbak Hansen Birgit Stenbak Hansen
Frederikssund Municipality John Schmidt Andersen John Schmidt Andersen
Furesø Municipality Ole Bondo Christensen Ole Bondo Christensen
Faaborg-Midtfyn Municipality Christian Thygesen Hans Stavnsager
Gentofte Municipality Hans Toft Hans Toft
Gladsaxe Municipality Trine Græse Trine Græse
Glostrup Municipality John Engelhardt John Engelhardt
Greve Municipality Pernille Beckmann Pernille Beckmann
Gribskov Municipality Kim Valentin Anders Gerner Frost
Guldborgsund Municipality John Brædder John Brædder
Haderslev Municipality H.P. Geil H.P. Geil
Halsnæs Municipality Steen Hasselriis Steffen Jensen
Hedensted Municipality Kirsten Terkilsen Kasper Glyngø
Helsingør Municipality Benedikte Kiær Benedikte Kiær
Herlev Municipality Thomas Gyldal Petersen Thomas Gyldal Petersen
Herning Municipality Lars Krarup Lars Krarup
Hillerød Municipality Dorte Meldgaard Kirsten Jensen
Hjørring Municipality Arne Boelt Arne Boelt
Holbæk Municipality Søren Kjærsgaard Christina Krzyrosiak Hansen
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 Ib Boye Lauritsen
Ishøj Municipality Ole Bjørstorp Ole Bjørstorp
Jammerbugt Municipality Mogens Gade Mogens Gade
Kalundborg Municipality Martin Damm Martin Damm
Kerteminde Municipality Hans Luunbjerg Kasper Olesen
Kolding Municipality Jørn Pedersen Jørn Pedersen
Køge Municipality Flemming Christensen Marie Stærke
Langeland Municipality Bjarne Nielsen Tonni Hansen
Lejre Municipality Carsten Rasmussen Carsten Rasmussen
Lemvig Municipality Erik Flyvholm Erik Flyvholm
Lolland Municipality Holger Schou Rasmussen Holger Schou Rasmussen
Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality Sofia Osmani Sofia Osmani
Læsø Municipality Tobias Birch Johansen Karsten Nielsen
Mariagerfjord Municipality Mogens Jespersen Mogens Jespersen
Middelfart Municipality Johannes Lundsfryd Jensen Johannes Lundsfryd Jensen
Morsø Municipality Hans Ejner Bertelsen Hans Ejner Bertelsen
Norddjurs Municipality Jan Petersen Jan Petersen
Nordfyn Municipality Morten Andersen Morten Andersen
Nyborg Municipality Kenneth Muhs Kenneth Muhs
Næstved Municipality Carsten Rasmussen Carsten Rasmussen
Odder Municipality Uffe Jensen Uffe Jensen
Odense Municipality Peter Rahbæk Juel Peter Rahbæk Juel
Odsherred Municipality Thomas Adelskov Thomas Adelskov
Randers Municipality Claus Omann Jensen Torben Hansen
Rebild Municipality Leon Sebbelin Leon Sebbelin
Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality Iver Enevoldsen Hans Østergaard
Ringsted Municipality Henrik Hvidesten Henrik Hvidesten
Roskilde Municipality Joy Mogensen Joy Mogensen
Rudersdal Municipality Jens Ive Jens Ive
Rødovre Municipality Erik Nielsen Erik Nielsen
Samsø Municipality Marcel Meijer Marcel Meijer
Silkeborg Municipality Steen Vindum Steen Vindum
Skanderborg Municipality Jørgen Gaarde Jørgen Gaarde
Skive Municipality Peder Chr. Kirkegaard Peder Chr. Kirkegaard
Slagelse Municipality Sten Knuth John Dyrby Paulsen
Solrød Municipality Niels Emil Hörup Niels Emil Hörup
Sorø Municipality Gert Jørgensen Gert Jørgensen
Stevns Municipality Mogens Haugaard Nielsen Anette Mortensen
Struer Municipality Mads Jakobsen Niels Viggo Lynghøj
Svendborg Municipality Lars Erik Hornemann Bo Hansen
Syddjurs Municipality Claus Wistoft Ole Bollesen
Sønderborg Municipality Erik Lauritzen Erik Lauritzen
Thisted Municipality Lene Kjelgaard Jensen Ulla Vestergaard
Tønder Municipality Henrik Frandsen Henrik Frandsen
Tårnby Municipality Henrik Zimino Allan Andersen
Vallensbæk Municipality Henrik Rasmussen Henrik Rasmussen
Varde Municipality Erik Buhl Erik Buhl
Vejen Municipality Egon Fræhr Egon Fræhr
Vejle Municipality Jens Ejner Christensen Jens Ejner Christensen
Vesthimmerland Municipality Knud Vældgaard Kristensen Per Bach Laursen
Viborg Municipality Torsten Nielsen Ulrik Wilbek[5]
Vordingborg Municipality Michael Seiding Larsen Mikael Smed
Ærø Municipality Jørgen Otto Jørgensen Ole Wej Petersen
Aabenraa Municipality Thomas Andresen Thomas Andresen
Aalborg Municipality Thomas Kastrup Larsen Thomas Kastrup Larsen
Aarhus Municipality Jacob Bundsgaard Jacob Bundsgaard

NotesEdit

  1. ^ political spokesperson

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Members elected to municipal councils and their personal votes Retrieved 11 January 2018
  2. ^ Small towns and rural districts well represented Retrieved 16 March 2018
  3. ^ "Local Elections". Økonomi- og Indenrigsministeriet. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  4. ^ Kmdvalg.dk "2017 Results" Retrieved 10 May 2019
  5. ^ "Ulrik Wilbek bliver borgmester i Viborg". Nordjyske. 22 November 2017. Retrieved 22 November 2017.