Hordaland County Municipality

Hordaland County Municipality (Norwegian: Hordaland fylkeskommune) was the regional governing administration of the old Hordaland county in Norway. The county municipality was established in its current form on 1 January 1976 when the law was changed to allow elected county councils in Norway. The county municipality was dissolved on 1 January 2020, when Hordaland was merged with the neighboring Sogn og Fjordane county, creating the new Vestland county which is led by the Vestland County Municipality.

Hordaland County Municipality

Hordaland fylkeskommune
Coat of arms of Hordaland County Municipality
Coat of arms
Location in Norway
Location in Norway
CountryNorway
Disestablished1 Jan 2020
Administrative centerBergen
Government
 • County mayorAnne Gine Hestetun
ISO 3166 codeNO-12
RevenueNOK 3,300 million
Employees4,200
Schools46
Pupils17,000
Transit authoritySkyss
Websitewww.hordaland.no

The main responsibilities of the county municipality included the running of 46 upper secondary schools, with 17,000 pupils. It managed all the county roadways, public transport, dental care, culture, and cultural heritage sites in the county.

County governmentEdit

The Hordaland county council (Norwegian: Fylkestinget) is made up of 57 representatives that were elected every four years. The council essentially acted as a Parliament or legislative body for the county and it met several times each year. The council is divided into standing committees and an executive board (fylkesutvalg) which meet considerably more often. Both the council and executive board are led by the County Mayor (fylkesordfører) who held the executive powers of the county. The final County Mayor was Anne Gine Hestetun of the Labour Party, while her deputy was Rune Haugsdal.

County councilEdit

The party breakdown of the council is as follows:

Hordaland Fylkestinget 2015–2019 [1][2]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)20
 Progress Party (Framstegspartiet)7
 Green Party (Miljøpartiet Dei Grøne)3
 Conservative Party (Høgre)12
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)4
 Red Party (Raudt)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)3
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
Total number of members:57
Hordaland Fylkestinget 2012–2015 [2]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)16
 Progress Party (Framstegspartiet)8
 Green Party (Miljøpartiet Dei Grøne)1
 Conservative Party (Høgre)17
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)5
 Red Party (Raudt)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)3
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)2
 Liberal Party (Venstre)4
Total number of members:57
Hordaland Fylkestinget 2008–2011 [2]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)14
 Progress Party (Framstegspartiet)14
 Conservative Party (Høgre)11
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)5
 Red Party (Raudt)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)4
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
Total number of members:57
Hordaland Fylkestinget 2004–2007 [2]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)13
 Progress Party (Framstegspartiet)13
 Conservative Party (Høgre)11
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)5
 Pensioners' Party (Pensjonistpartiet)1
 Red Electoral Alliance (Raud Valallianse)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)4
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)6
 Liberal Party (Venstre)2
Total number of members:57
Hordaland Fylkestinget 2000–2003 [2]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)18
 Progress Party (Framstegspartiet)11
 Conservative Party (Høgre)13
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)9
 Pensioners' Party (Pensjonistpartiet)1
 Red Electoral Alliance (Raud Valallianse)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)5
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
Total number of members:67
Hordaland Fylkestinget 1996–1999 [2]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)18
 Progress Party (Framstegspartiet)9
 Conservative Party (Høgre)12
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)9
 Pensioners' Party (Pensjonistpartiet)1
 Red Electoral Alliance (Raud Valallianse)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)8
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)4
 Liberal Party (Venstre)5
Total number of members:67
Hordaland Fylkestinget 1992–1995 [2]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)24
 Progress Party (Framstegspartiet)8
 Conservative Party (Høgre)16
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)10
 Pensioners' Party (Pensjonistpartiet)2
 Red Electoral Alliance (Raud Valallianse)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)10
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)10
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
 Fatherland Party (Fedrelandspartiet)1
Total number of members:85
Hordaland Fylkestinget 1988–1991 [2]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)26
 Progress Party (Framstegspartiet)13
 Conservative Party (Høgre)20
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)10
 Red Electoral Alliance (Raud Valallianse)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)5
 Liberal Party (Venstre)5
Total number of members:85
Hordaland Fylkestinget 1984–1987 [2]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)28
 Progress Party (Framstegspartiet)7
 Conservative Party (Høgre)23
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)11
 Liberal People's Party (Liberale Folkepartiet)1
 Red Electoral Alliance (Raud Valallianse)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)5
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)5
 Liberal Party (Venstre)4
Total number of members:85
Hordaland Fylkestinget 1980–1983 [2]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)23
 Progress Party (Framstegspartiet)3
 Conservative Party (Høgre)29
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)12
 Liberal People's Party (Liberale Folkepartiet)2
 Red Electoral Alliance (Raud Valallianse)1
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)6
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)3
 Liberal Party (Venstre)6
Total number of members:85
Hordaland Fylkestinget 1976–1979 [2]  
Party Name (in Nynorsk) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeidarpartiet)26
 Anders Lange's Party (Anders Langes parti)2
 Conservative Party (Høgre)22
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristeleg Folkeparti)15
 New People's Party (Nye Folkepartiet)5
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)8
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)4
 Liberal Party (Venstre)3
Total number of members:85

TransportEdit

 
A house in Hordaland County

Public transport in Hordaland was the responsibility of the county municipality, including the city buses in the city of Bergen. Control of the city buses was transferred from the city to the county on 1 January 2008.

In 2007, the county municipality created the transit authority called "Skyss" that would market public transport while it would be operated by private companies based on public service obligation contracts. Prior to this, most routes had been operated by the private company Tide Buss and its predecessors.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Members of county councils, by party/electoral list1 and county. 2015" (in Norwegian). Statistics Norway. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Are Tvedt, Knut; Tjørnhaugen, Andreas, eds. (18 September 2019). "valgresultater fylkesting 1975-2015 - Hordaland". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 1 December 2020.

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