Norwegian parliamentary election, 1927

Norwegian parliamentary election, 1927

All 150 seats in the Norwegian Parliament
76 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
Leader Oscar Torp Johan Ludwig Mowinckel C. J. Hambro
Party Labour Liberal Conservative
Last election 24 seats, 18.4% 34 seats, 18.6% 43 seats, 32.5%
Seats won 59 30 29
Seat change Increase35 Decrease4 Decrease14
Popular vote 368,106 172,568 240,091 (H+FV)
Percentage 36.8% 17.3% 24.0% (H+FV)

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
Leader Erik Enge Peder Furubotn P. A. Holm
Party Farmers' Communist Free-minded
Last election 22 seats, 13.5% 6 seats, 6.1% 11 seats with H
Seats won 26 3 2
Seat change Increase4 Decrease3 Decrease9
Popular vote 149,026 40,075 All. with H/14,439
Percentage 14.9% 4.0% —/1.3%

Prime Minister before election

Ivar Lykke

Prime Minister-designate

Ivar Lykke

Parliamentary elections were held in Norway on 17 October 1927.[1] The result was a victory for the Labour Party, which won 59 of the 150 seats in the Storting.


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Labour Party368,10636.859+35
Conservative Party[a]240,09124.029–14
Free-minded Liberal Party[a]1
Liberal Party172,56817.330–4
Farmers' Party149,02614.926+4
Communist Party40,0754.03–3
Free-minded Liberal Party[a]14,4391.41
Radical People's Party13,4591.31–1
Other parties1,5180.20
Wild votes150.0
Invalid/blank votes11,328
Registered voters/turnout1,484,40968.1
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

a The Conservative Party and the Liberal Left Party continued their alliance, but in some constituencies the Liberal Left Party ran separate lists.[2] It won one seat on the joint lists and one seat on a separate list.[3]


  1. Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1438 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. Nohlen & Stöver, p1450
  3. Nohlen & Stöver, p1458
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