Westfjords (Althing constituency)

Westfjords (Icelandic: Vestfirðir) 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. Westfjords was conterminous with the Westfjords region.

Westfjords
Vestfirðir
Former Constituency
for the Althing
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Althing constituencies between 1959 and 2003
RegionWestfjords
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 268 5.53% 0 1,144 23.59% 1 1,124 23.18% 1 1,436 29.61% 1
1995 651 11.86% 0 752 13.70% 1 1,086 19.79% 1 1,787 32.56% 2
1991 619 10.92% 0 893 15.76% 1 1,582 27.92% 1 1,966 34.69% 2
1987 676 11.27% 0 1,145 19.10% 1 1,237 20.63% 1 1,742 29.05% 2
1983 723 13.14% 0 924 16.79% 1 1,510 27.43% 2 1,511 27.45% 2
1979 808 15.03% 0 1,188 22.10% 1 1,645 30.60% 2 1,735 32.27% 2
1978 937 17.67% 1 808 15.24% 1 1,114 21.01% 1 1,582 29.84% 2
1974 578 11.53% 0 495 9.87% 0 1,432 28.56% 2 1,798 35.86% 2
1971 277 5.56% 0 464 9.32% 0 1,510 30.33% 2 1,499 30.11% 2
1967 611 12.93% 0 704 14.89% 1 1,804 38.16% 2 1,608 34.02% 2
1963 744 15.21% 1 692 14.15% 0 1,743 35.63% 2 1,713 35.02% 2
1959 Oct 658 13.06% 0 680 13.49% 1 1,744 34.61% 2 1,957 38.84% 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 1,436 29.61% 1 1 2
Social Democratic Alliance S 1,144 23.59% 1 0 1
Progressive Party B 1,124 23.18% 1 0 1
Liberal Party F 859 17.71% 1 0 1
Left-Green Movement U 268 5.53% 0 0 0
Humanist Party H 18 0.37% 0 0 0
Valid Votes 4,849 100.00% 4 1 5
Blank Votes 98 1.98%
Rejected Votes – Other 4 0.08%
Total Polled 4,951 86.94%
Registered Electors 5,695

The following candidates were elected:[4]Einar Kristinn Guðfinnsson (D), 1,435 votes; Einar Oddur Kristjánsson (D), 1,422 votes; Guðjón Arnar Kristjánsson (F), 859 votes; Kristinn H. Gunnarsson (B), 1,118 votes; and Sighvatur Kristinn Björgvinsson (S), 1,120 votes.

1995Edit

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

Party Votes % Seats
Con. Com. Tot.
Independence Party D 1,787 32.56% 2 0 2
Progressive Party B 1,086 19.79% 1 0 1
Social Democratic Party A 752 13.70% 1 0 1
Westfjords List M 717 13.06% 0 0 0
People's Alliance G 651 11.86% 0 1 1
Women's List V 312 5.68% 0 0 0
National Awakening J 184 3.35% 0 0 0
Valid Votes 5,489 100.00% 4 1 5
Blank Votes 72 1.29%
Rejected Votes – Other 19 0.34%
Total Polled 5,580 88.10%
Registered Electors 6,334

The following candidates were elected:[8]Einar Kristinn Guðfinnsson (D), 1,783 votes; Einar Oddur Kristjánsson (D), 1,784 votes; Gunnlaugur Sigmundsson (B), 1,083 votes; Kristinn H. Gunnarsson (G), 648 votes; and Sighvatur Kristinn Björgvinsson (A), 749 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 1,966 34.69% 2 0 2
Progressive Party B 1,582 27.92% 1 0 1
Social Democratic Party A 893 15.76% 1 0 1
People's Alliance G 619 10.92% 0 1 1
Women's List V 443 7.82% 0 1 1
National Party and Humanist Party Þ 133 2.35% 0 0 0
Liberals F 31 0.55% 0 0 0
Valid Votes 5,667 100.00% 4 2 6
Blank Votes 84 1.46%
Rejected Votes – Other 18 0.31%
Total Polled 5,769 87.89%
Registered Electors 6,564

The following candidates were elected:[12]Einar Kristinn Guðfinnsson (D), 1,942 votes; Jóna Valgerður Kristjánsdóttir (V), 443 votes; Kristinn H. Gunnarsson (G), 617 votes; Matthías Bjarnasson (D), 1,938 votes; Ólafur Þ. Þórðarson (B), 1,562 votes; and Sighvatur Kristinn Björgvinsson (A), 890 votes.

1987Edit

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

Party Votes % Seats
Con. Com. Tot.
Independence Party D 1,742 29.05% 2 0 2
Progressive Party B 1,237 20.63% 1 0 1
Social Democratic Party A 1,145 19.10% 1 1 2
People's Alliance G 676 11.27% 0 0 0
National Party Þ 663 11.06% 0 0 0
Women's List V 318 5.30% 0 0 0
Citizens' Party S 158 2.64% 0 0 0
Humanist Party M 57 0.95% 0 0 0
Valid Votes 5,996 100.00% 4 1 5
Blank Votes 61 1.00%
Rejected Votes – Other 57 0.93%
Total Polled 6,114 89.75%
Registered Electors 6,812

The following candidates were elected:[16]Karvel Pálmasson (A), 1,123 votes; Matthías Bjarnasson (D), 1,730 votes; Ólafur Þ. Þórðarson (B), 1,209 votes; Sighvatur Kristinn Björgvinsson (A), 1,139 votes; and Þorvaldur Garðar Kristjánsson (D), 1,732 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 1,511 27.45% 2 0 2
Progressive Party B 1,510 27.43% 2 0 2
Social Democratic Party A 924 16.79% 1 0 1
People's Alliance G 723 13.14% 0 0 0
Independent T 639 11.61% 0 0 0
Alliance of Social Democrats C 197 3.58% 0 0 0
Valid Votes 5,504 100.00% 5 0 5
Blank Votes 103 1.82%
Rejected Votes – Other 46 0.81%
Total Polled 5,653 88.30%
Registered Electors 6,402

The following candidates were elected:[19]Karvel Pálmasson (A), 913 votes; Matthías Bjarnasson (D), 1,509 votes; Ólafur Þ. Þórðarson (B), 1,358 votes; Steingrímur Hermannsson (B), 1,509 votes; and Þorvaldur Garðar Kristjánsson (D), 1,359 votes.

1979Edit

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

Party Votes % Seats
Con. Com. Tot.
Independence Party D 1,735 32.27% 2 0 2
Progressive Party B 1,645 30.60% 2 0 2
Social Democratic Party A 1,188 22.10% 1 1 2
People's Alliance G 808 15.03% 0 0 0
Valid Votes 5,376 100.00% 5 1 6
Blank Votes 90 1.64%
Rejected Votes – Other 22 0.40%
Total Polled 5,488 89.24%
Registered Electors 6,150

The following candidates were elected:[22]Karvel Pálmasson (A), 1,069 votes; Matthías Bjarnasson (D), 1,733 votes; Ólafur Þ. Þórðarson (B), 1,479 votes; Sighvatur Kristinn Björgvinsson (A), 1,187 votes; Steingrímur Hermannsson (B), 1,645 votes; and Þorvaldur Garðar Kristjánsson (D), 1,557 votes.

1978Edit

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

Party Votes % Seats
Con. Com. Tot.
Independence Party D 1,582 29.84% 2 0 2
Progressive Party B 1,114 21.01% 1 0 1
People's Alliance G 937 17.67% 1 0 1
Social Democratic Party A 808 15.24% 1 0 1
Independent Voters H 776 14.64% 0 0 0
Union of Liberals and Leftists F 85 1.60% 0 0 0
Valid Votes 5,302 100.00% 5 0 5
Blank Votes 96 1.77%
Rejected Votes – Other 13 0.24%
Total Polled 5,411 90.90%
Registered Electors 5,953

The following candidates were elected:[25]Kjartan Ólafsson (G), 937 votes; Matthías Bjarnasson (D), 1,579 votes; Sighvatur Kristinn Björgvinsson (A), 808 votes; Steingrímur Hermannsson (B), 1,113 votes; and Þorvaldur Garðar Kristjánsson (D), 1,416 votes.

1974Edit

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

Party Votes % Seats
Con. Com. Tot.
Independence Party D 1,798 35.86% 2 1 3
Progressive Party B 1,432 28.56% 2 0 2
Union of Liberals and Leftists F 711 14.18% 1 0 1
People's Alliance G 578 11.53% 0 0 0
Social Democratic Party A 495 9.87% 0 1 1
Valid Votes 5,014 100.00% 5 2 7
Blank Votes 64 1.26%
Rejected Votes – Other 18 0.35%
Total Polled 5,096 91.07%
Registered Electors 5,596

The following candidates were elected:[28]Gunnlaugur Finnsson (B), 1,292 votes; Karvel Pálmason (F), 711 votes; Matthías Bjarnasson (D), 1,796 votes; Sighvatur Kristinn Björgvinsson (A), 495 votes; Sigurlaug Bjarnadóttir (D), 599 votes; Steingrímur Hermannsson (B), 1,431 votes; and Þorvaldur Garðar Kristjánsson (D), 1,623 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 1,510 30.33% 2 0 2
Independence Party D 1,499 30.11% 2 0 2
Union of Liberals and Leftists F 1,229 24.68% 1 1 2
Social Democratic Party A 464 9.32% 0 0 0
People's Alliance G 277 5.56% 0 0 0
Valid Votes 4,979 100.00% 5 1 6
Blank Votes 56 1.11%
Rejected Votes – Other 22 0.44%
Total Polled 5,057 90.53%
Registered Electors 5,586

The following candidates were elected:[31]Bjarni Guðbjörnsson (B), 1,333 votes; Hannibal Valdimarsson (F), 1,229 votes; Karvel Pálmason (F), 615 votes; Matthías Bjarnasson (D), 1,493 votes; Steingrímur Hermannsson (B), 1,508 votes; and Þorvaldur Garðar Kristjánsson (D), 1,342 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 1,804 38.16% 2 0 2
Independence Party D 1,608 34.02% 2 0 2
Social Democratic Party A 704 14.89% 1 0 1
People's Alliance G 611 12.93% 0 1 1
Valid Votes 4,727 100.00% 5 1 6
Blank Votes 110 2.27%
Rejected Votes – Other 16 0.33%
Total Polled 4,853 90.09%
Registered Electors 5,387

The following candidates were elected:[34]Birgir Finnsson (A), 704 votes; Bjarni Guðbjörnsson (B), 1,621 votes; Matthías Bjarnasson (D), 1,435 votes; Sigurður Bjarnason (D), 1,604 votes; Sigurvin Einarsson (B), 1,794 votes; and Steingrímur Pálsson (G), 611 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 1,743 35.63% 2 0 2
Independence Party D 1,713 35.02% 2 1 3
People's Alliance G 744 15.21% 1 0 1
Social Democratic Party A 692 14.15% 0 1 1
Valid Votes 4,892 100.00% 5 2 7
Blank Votes 93 1.85%
Rejected Votes – Other 51 1.01%
Total Polled 5,036 90.90%
Registered Electors 5,540

The following candidates were elected:[37]Birgir Finnsson (A), 692 votes; Hannibal Valdimarsson (G), 744 votes; Hermann Jónasson (B), 1,742 votes; Matthías Bjarnasson (D), 571 votes; Sigurður Bjarnason (D), 1,701 votes; Sigurvin Einarsson (B), 1,567 votes; and Þorvaldur Garðar Kristjánsson (D), 1,520 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.
Independence Party D 1,957 38.84% 2 0 2
Progressive Party B 1,744 34.61% 2 0 2
Social Democratic Party A 680 13.49% 1 0 1
People's Alliance G 658 13.06% 0 1 1
Valid Votes 5,039 100.00% 5 1 6
Blank Votes 69 1.34%
Rejected Votes – Other 28 0.55%
Total Polled 5,136 89.95%
Registered Electors 5,710

The following candidates were elected:[40]Birgir Finnsson (A), 678 votes; Gísli Jónsson (D), 1,948 votes; Hannibal Valdimarsson (G), 658 votes; Hermann Jónasson (B), 1,741 votes; Kjartan J. Jóhannsson (D), 1,754 votes; and Sigurvin Einarsson (B), 1,566 votes.

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