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Morten Løkkegaard leads in personal votes in West Jutland

Morten Løkkegaard receives the most personal votes in Western Jutland
Venstre’s (The Liberal Party) lead candidate, Morten Løkkegaard, has secured the most personal votes in the majority of electoral districts in Western Jutland in connection with the EU Parliamentary elections. Venstre has generally performed well in Western Jutland, where the party dominates in almost all electoral districts, except one. This is shown by data from KMD, after all the votes in the 11 electoral districts in Western Jutland have been counted. The Ringkøbing district stands out as the strongest area for Venstre, where the party has obtained 26.6 percent of the votes. By comparison, Venstre received 14.7 percent of the votes nationwide, resulting in two seats in the EU Parliament. However, there has been a significant decline for Venstre in Ringkøbing compared to the 2019 election, where the party received 43.8 percent of the votes. Nationally, the party received 23.5 percent of the votes in the 2019 election, making them the largest party that year. In the Silkeborg South district, Venstre was surpassed by SF (The Socialist People’s Party), which received 17.2 percent of the votes, while Venstre itself achieved 16 percent.

When it comes to personal votes, Morten Løkkegaard stands out. Løkkegaard received the most personal votes in 8 out of the 11 districts. He received the most votes in the Silkeborg South district with 2027 personal votes. However, he had to settle for second place in three electoral districts. In Ikast, it was Carsten Kissmeyer, a former mayor of Skive municipality, who received the most personal votes. In Ringkøbing, it was Asger Christensen who topped the list. The only candidate from a party other than Venstre who received the most personal votes in one of the districts was Kristoffer Storm from the Danish Democrats in the Skive district. Storm, who is the party’s lead candidate, received 1898 votes in the Skive district, while Løkkegaard received 1496 votes there.

Morten Løkkegaard, who sits in the EU Parliament and was first elected in 2009, surpassed 100,000 personal votes nationwide earlier on Monday. Shortly before 5 p.m., he had preliminarily secured the top spot with 147,098 personal votes. In the 2019 EU election, he received 207,558 personal votes, but voter turnout was higher back then compared to the most recent election. This result highlights Venstre’s continued strength in Western Jutland, even though the party has experienced setbacks both locally and nationally.

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