Norwegian parliamentary election, 1930

Norwegian parliamentary election, 1930

All 150 seats in the Norwegian Parliament
76 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
Leader Oscar Torp C. J. Hambro Johan Ludwig Mowinckel
Party Labour Conservative Liberal
Last election 59 seats, 36.8% 29 seats, 24.0% 30 seats, 17.3%
Seats won 47 39 33
Seat change Decrease12 Increase10 Increase3
Popular vote 374,854 327,731 (H+FV) 241,355
Percentage 31.4% 27.4% (H+FV) 20.2%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
Leader Jens Hundseid Anton Wilhelm Brøgger ?
Party Farmers' Free-minded Radical People's
Last election 26 seats, 14.9% 2 seats with H/1.3% 1 seat, 1.3%
Seats won 25 5 1
Seat change Decrease1 Increase3 Steady0
Popular vote 190,220 31,003/All. with H 9,228
Percentage 15.9% 2.6%/— 0.8%

Prime Minister before election

Johan Ludwig Mowinckel

Prime Minister-designate

Johan Ludwig Mowinckel

Parliamentary elections were held in Norway on 20 October 1930.[1] The result was a victory for the Labour Party, which won 47 of the 150 seats in the Storting.


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Labour Party374,85431.447–12
Conservative Party[a]327,73127.439+10
Free-minded Liberal Party[a]2+1
Liberal Party241,35520.233+3
Farmers' Party190,22015.925–1
Free-minded Liberal Party[a]31,0032.63+2
Communist Party20,3511.70–3
Radical People's Party9,2280.810
Wild votes130.0
Invalid/blank votes7,346
Registered voters/turnout1,550,07777.6
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]


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