Western (Althing constituency)

Western (Icelandic: Vesturland) was one of the multi-member constituencies of the Althing, the national legislature of Iceland. The constituency was established in 1959 following the nationwide extension of proportional representation for elections to the Althing. It was abolished in 2003 when the constituency was merged into the Northwestern constituency following the re-organisation of constituencies across Iceland. Western was conterminous with the Western region.

Western
Vesturland
Former Constituency
for the Althing
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Althing constituencies between 1959 and 2003
RegionWestern
Former Constituency
Created1959
Abolished2003
Seats
List
  • 4 (1987–2003)
  • 5 (1959–1987)
Created from
Replaced byNorthwest

Election resultsEdit

SummaryEdit

Election People's Alliance
G
Left-Green
U
Social Democrats
S / A
Progressive
B
Independence
D
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
1999 823 9.71% 0 2,212 26.11% 1 2,411 28.46% 1 2,826 33.35% 2
1995 1,148 13.31% 0 1,010 11.71% 0 2,943 34.13% 2 2,602 30.18% 2
1991 1,513 17.34% 1 1,233 14.13% 1 2,485 28.47% 1 2,525 28.93% 1
1987 971 10.84% 1 1,356 15.14% 1 2,299 25.67% 1 2,164 24.17% 1
1983 1,193 15.21% 1 1,059 13.50% 0 2,369 30.21% 2 2,725 34.74% 2
1979 1,203 16.04% 1 1,165 15.53% 1 2,812 37.49% 2 2,320 30.93% 1
1978 1,477 19.98% 1 1,718 23.24% 1 1,968 26.62% 2 1,920 25.97% 1
1974 1,179 16.61% 1 771 10.87% 0 2,526 35.60% 2 2,374 33.46% 2
1971 932 13.97% 1 723 10.84% 0 2,483 37.23% 2 1,930 28.94% 2
1967 827 13.21% 0 977 15.60% 1 2,381 38.02% 2 2,077 33.17% 2
1963 739 12.25% 0 912 15.12% 1 2,363 39.17% 2 2,019 33.47% 2
1959 Oct 686 11.49% 0 926 15.51% 1 2,236 37.45% 2 2,123 35.56% 2

(Excludes compensatory seats.)

DetailedEdit

1999Edit

Results of the 1999 parliamentary election held on 8 May 1999:[1][2][3]

Party Votes % Seats
Con. Com. Tot.
Independence Party D 2,826 33.35% 2 0 2
Progressive Party B 2,411 28.46% 1 0 1
Social Democratic Alliance S 2,212 26.11% 1 1 2
Left-Green Movement U 823 9.71% 0 0 0
Liberal Party F 169 1.99% 0 0 0
Humanist Party H 32 0.38% 0 0 0
Valid Votes 8,473 100.00% 4 1 5
Blank Votes 155 1.79%
Rejected Votes – Other 14 0.16%
Total Polled 8,642 88.70%
Registered Electors 9,743

The following candidates were elected:[4]Gísli S. Einarsson (S), 2,191 votes; Guðjón Guðmundsson (D), 2,814 votes; Ingibjörg Pálmadóttir (B), 2,398 votes; Jóhann Ársælsson (S), 2,207 votes; and Sturla Böðvarsson (D), 2,802 votes.

1995Edit

Results of the 1995 parliamentary election held on 8 April 1995:[5][6][7]

Party Votes % Seats
Con. Com. Tot.
Progressive Party B 2,943 34.13% 2 0 2
Independence Party D 2,602 30.18% 2 0 2
People's Alliance G 1,148 13.31% 0 0 0
Social Democratic Party A 1,010 11.71% 0 1 1
National Awakening J 568 6.59% 0 0 0
Women's List V 324 3.76% 0 0 0
Natural Law Party N 28 0.32% 0 0 0
Valid Votes 8,623 100.00% 4 1 5
Blank Votes 115 1.31%
Rejected Votes – Other 27 0.31%
Total Polled 8,765 88.98%
Registered Electors 9,850

The following candidates were elected:[8]Gísli S. Einarsson (A), 1,006 votes; Guðjón Guðmundsson (D), 2,596 votes; Ingibjörg Pálmadóttir (B), 2,924 votes; Magnús Stefánsson (B), 2,934 votes; and Sturla Böðvarsson (D), 2,593 votes.

1991Edit

Results of the 1991 parliamentary election held on 20 April 1991:[9][10][11]

Party Votes % Seats
Con. Com. Tot.
Independence Party D 2,525 28.93% 1 1 2
Progressive Party B 2,485 28.47% 1 0 1
People's Alliance G 1,513 17.34% 1 0 1
Social Democratic Party A 1,233 14.13% 1 0 1
Women's List V 591 6.77% 0 0 0
Home Rule Association H 178 2.04% 0 0 0
Liberals F 124 1.42% 0 0 0
National Party and Humanist Party Þ 79 0.91% 0 0 0
Valid Votes 8,728 100.00% 4 1 5
Blank Votes 133 1.50%
Rejected Votes – Other 9 0.10%
Total Polled 8,870 89.85%
Registered Electors 9,872

The following candidates were elected:[12]Eiður Svanberg Guðnason (A), 1,228 votes; Guðjón Guðmundsson (D), 2,523 votes; Ingibjörg Pálmadóttir (B), 2,465 votes; Jóhann Ársælsson (G), 1,513 votes; and Sturla Böðvarsson (D), 2,523 votes.

1987Edit

Results of the 1987 parliamentary election held on 25 April 1987:[13][14][15]

Party Votes % Seats
Con. Com. Tot.
Progressive Party B 2,299 25.67% 1 0 1
Independence Party D 2,164 24.17% 1 0 1
Social Democratic Party A 1,356 15.14% 1 0 1
People's Alliance G 971 10.84% 1 0 1
Citizens' Party S 936 10.45% 0 1 1
Women's List V 926 10.34% 0 1 1
National Party Þ 156 1.74% 0 0 0
Humanist Party M 147 1.64% 0 0 0
Valid Votes 8,955 100.00% 4 2 6
Blank Votes 150 1.65%
Rejected Votes – Other 13 0.14%
Total Polled 9,118 91.09%
Registered Electors 10,010

The following candidates were elected:[16]Alexander Stefánsson (B), 2,219 votes; Danfríður Kristín Skarphéðinsdóttir (V), 925 votes; Eiður Svanberg Guðnason (A), 1,342 votes; Friðjón Þórðarson (D), 2,110 votes; Ingi Björn Albertsson (S), 935 votes; and Skúli Alexandersson (G), 956 votes.

1983Edit

Results of the 1983 parliamentary election held on 23 April 1983:[17][18][19]

Party Votes % Seats
Con. Com. Tot.
Independence Party D 2,725 34.74% 2 0 2
Progressive Party B 2,369 30.21% 2 0 2
People's Alliance G 1,193 15.21% 1 0 1
Social Democratic Party A 1,059 13.50% 0 1 1
Alliance of Social Democrats C 497 6.34% 0 0 0
Valid Votes 7,843 100.00% 5 1 6
Blank Votes 238 2.93%
Rejected Votes – Other 55 0.68%
Total Polled 8,136 88.29%
Registered Electors 9,215

The following candidates were elected:[19]Alexander Stefánsson (B), 2,367 votes; Davíð Aðalsteinsson (B), 2,130 votes; Eiður Svanberg Guðnason (A), 1,059 votes; Friðjón Þórðarson (D), 2,714 votes; Skúli Alexandersson (G), 1,187 votes; and Valdimar Indriðason (D), 2,452 votes.

1979Edit

Results of the 1979 parliamentary election held on 2 and 3 December 1979:[20][21][22]

Party Votes % Seats
Con. Com. Tot.
Progressive Party B 2,812 37.49% 2 0 2
Independence Party D 2,320 30.93% 1 1 2
People's Alliance G 1,203 16.04% 1 0 1
Social Democratic Party A 1,165 15.53% 1 0 1
Valid Votes 7,500 100.00% 5 1 6
Blank Votes 204 2.63%
Rejected Votes – Other 48 0.62%
Total Polled 7,752 89.32%
Registered Electors 8,679

The following candidates were elected:[22]Alexander Stefánsson (B), 2,806 votes; Davíð Aðalsteinsson (B), 2,531 votes; Eiður Svanberg Guðnason (A), 1,165 votes; Friðjón Þórðarson (D), 2,302 votes; Jósef H. Þorgeirsson (D), 2,061 votes; and Skúli Alexandersson (G), 1,201 votes.

1978Edit

Results of the 1978 parliamentary election held on 25 June 1978:[23][24][25]

Party Votes % Seats
Con. Com. Tot.
Progressive Party B 1,968 26.62% 2 0 2
Independence Party D 1,920 25.97% 1 1 2
Social Democratic Party A 1,718 23.24% 1 1 2
People's Alliance G 1,477 19.98% 1 0 1
Union of Liberals and Leftists F 310 4.19% 0 0 0
Valid Votes 7,393 100.00% 5 2 7
Blank Votes 138 1.83%
Rejected Votes – Other 30 0.40%
Total Polled 7,561 90.03%
Registered Electors 8,398

The following candidates were elected:[25]Alexander Stefánsson (B), 1,763 votes; Bragi Níelsson (A), 1,546 votes; Eiður Svanberg Guðnason (A), 1,718 votes; Friðjón Þórðarson (D), 1,915 votes; Halldór Eggert Sigurðsson (B), 1,963 votes; Jónas Árnason (G), 1,470 votes; and Jósef H. Þorgeirsson (D), 1,721 votes.

1974Edit

Results of the 1974 parliamentary election held on 30 June 1974:[26][27][28]

Party Votes % Seats
Con. Com. Tot.
Progressive Party B 2,526 35.60% 2 0 2
Independence Party D 2,374 33.46% 2 0 2
People's Alliance G 1,179 16.61% 1 0 1
Social Democratic Party A 771 10.87% 0 1 1
Union of Liberals and Leftists F 246 3.47% 0 0 0
Valid Votes 7,096 100.00% 5 1 6
Blank Votes 82 1.14%
Rejected Votes – Other 17 0.24%
Total Polled 7,195 91.83%
Registered Electors 7,835

The following candidates were elected:[28]Ásgeir Bjarnason (B), 2,525 votes; Benedikt Sigurðsson Gröndal (A), 771 votes; Friðjón Þórðarson (D), 2,125 votes; Halldór Eggert Sigurðsson (B), 2,272 votes; Jón Árnason (D), 2,368 votes; and Jónas Árnason (G), 1,178 votes.

1971Edit

Results of the 1971 parliamentary election held on 13 June 1971:[29][30][31]

Party Votes % Seats
Con. Com. Tot.
Progressive Party B 2,483 37.23% 2 0 2
Independence Party D 1,930 28.94% 2 0 2
People's Alliance G 932 13.97% 1 0 1
Social Democratic Party A 723 10.84% 0 1 1
Union of Liberals and Leftists F 602 9.03% 0 0 0
Valid Votes 6,670 100.00% 5 1 6
Blank Votes 91 1.34%
Rejected Votes – Other 21 0.31%
Total Polled 6,782 92.08%
Registered Electors 7,365

The following candidates were elected:[31]Ásgeir Bjarnason (B), 2,481 votes; Benedikt Sigurðsson Gröndal (A), 723 votes; Friðjón Þórðarson (D), 1,734 votes; Halldór Eggert Sigurðsson (B), 2,233 votes; Jón Árnason (D), 1,928 votes; and Jónas Árnason (G), 931 votes.

1967Edit

Results of the 1967 parliamentary election held on 11 June 1967:[32][33][34]

Party Votes % Seats
Con. Com. Tot.
Progressive Party B 2,381 38.02% 2 0 2
Independence Party D 2,077 33.17% 2 0 2
Social Democratic Party A 977 15.60% 1 0 1
People's Alliance G 827 13.21% 0 1 1
Valid Votes 6,262 100.00% 5 1 6
Blank Votes 108 1.69%
Rejected Votes – Other 11 0.17%
Total Polled 6,381 92.46%
Registered Electors 6,901

The following candidates were elected:[34]Ásgeir Bjarnason (B), 2,381 votes; Benedikt Sigurðsson Gröndal (A), 977 votes; Friðjón Þórðarson (D), 1,867 votes; Halldór Eggert Sigurðsson (B), 2,141 votes; Jón Árnason (D), 2,076 votes; and Jónas Árnason (G), 827 votes.

1963Edit

Results of the 1963 parliamentary election held on 9 June 1963:[35][36][37]

Party Votes % Seats
Con. Com. Tot.
Progressive Party B 2,363 39.17% 2 0 2
Independence Party D 2,019 33.47% 2 0 2
Social Democratic Party A 912 15.12% 1 0 1
People's Alliance G 739 12.25% 0 0 0
Valid Votes 6,033 100.00% 5 0 5
Blank Votes 93 1.51%
Rejected Votes – Other 20 0.33%
Total Polled 6,146 92.70%
Registered Electors 6,630

The following candidates were elected:[37]Ásgeir Bjarnason (B), 2,363 votes; Benedikt Sigurðsson Gröndal (A), 912 votes; Halldór Eggert Sigurðsson (B), 2,125 votes; Jón Árnason (D), 1,814 votes; and Sigurður Ágústsson (D), 2,015 votes.

October 1959Edit

Results of the October 1959 parliamentary election held on 25 and 26 October 1959:[38][39][40]

Party Votes % Seats
Con. Com. Tot.
Progressive Party B 2,236 37.45% 2 0 2
Independence Party D 2,123 35.56% 2 0 2
Social Democratic Party A 926 15.51% 1 0 1
People's Alliance G 686 11.49% 0 0 0
Valid Votes 5,971 100.00% 5 0 5
Blank Votes 81 1.33%
Rejected Votes – Other 16 0.26%
Total Polled 6,068 93.22%
Registered Electors 6,509

The following candidates were elected:[40]Ásgeir Bjarnason (B), 2,234 votes; Benedikt Sigurðsson Gröndal (A), 926 votes; Halldór Eggert Sigurðsson (B), 2,011 votes; Jón Árnason (D), 1,894 votes; and Sigurður Ágústsson (D), 2,117 votes.

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