County elections

Predominantly female council for wellbeing services county

The council members of the Vantaa and Kerava wellbeing services county were selected in the county elections on January 23, 2022. According to the preliminary results, 68.1% of the new councilors are women, while men constitute 31.9%.

The division of parties is consistent with the national situation. The National Coalition Party won 26.9% of the votes cast and became the biggest party in the county council. The party gained 19 council places.

The second biggest party, SDP (the Social Democratic Party of Finland), won 23.3% of the votes cast and gained 17 council places. The party that came in third in the Vantaa and Kerava wellbeing services county is the Green League that won 12.9% of the votes cast and 9 council places.

The other parties in the county council are:

The Finns: 8 places; The Left Alliance: 6 places; The Centre Party: 3 places; Movement Now: 2 places; The Finnish Christian Democrats (KD): 2 places; The Swedish People's Party (RKP): 2 places; as well as Power Belongs to the People (VKK): 1 place.

The average age of the councilors is 49 years. The age distribution is as follows:

  • under-25-year-olds: 2
  • 25–34-year-olds: 9
  • 35-49-year-olds: 28
  • 50-64-year-olds: 22
  • over-65-year-olds: 8

Of the 69 councilors just selected, 60 come from Vantaa and 9 from Kerava.

The majority consists of present members of the municipal council

The majority of the new county councilors, 48, already act as members of the municipal council. Five of the selected county councilors act both as members of the parliament and members of the municipal council. Of the county councilors selected, 16 have no earlier experience in trustee tasks.

The professional background of the county councilors is wide and varied. When looking at the vocational and degree titles the councilors announced, one can see that 40 councilors work, study or have otherwise acquired competency in health care.

Other vocations are represented to a lesser extent. Nevertheless, the county council will be provided with versatile vocational competency: the councilors have backgrounds in law, administration, commerce, entrepreneurship, as well as social work. The state church, the police and the media are also represented in the new county council.

The voting percentage in the Vantaa and Kerava wellbeing services county was the lowest in the country as a whole. After advance voting, the voting percentage was the only one in Finland that fell below 20% (19.5%). On the actual election day, 19.7% of those legible to vote in the county elections did so.

The voting percentage in the entire Vantaa and Kerava wellbeing services county was 39.2%, whereas it amounted to 47.5% in the country as a whole. In Vantaa 38% of those eligible to vote voted, while the percentage in Kerava amounted to 46.8%.

County councilors per political parties

The National Coalition Party

Ahava Marja, Vantaa
Aura Anssi, Vantaa
Ek Satu, Vantaa
Enjala Terhi, Kerava
Hakala Heli, Vantaa
Kaiju Susanna, Vantaa
Kaira Lauri, Vantaa
Kanerva Sami, Vantaa
Kasonen Mika, Vantaa
Kivimäki Otso, Vantaa
Lehmuskallio Paula, Vantaa
Linros Jüri, Kerava
Multala Sari, Vantaa
Orpana Anitta, Vantaa
Pylsy Anniina, Vantaa
Pyykkölä Markku, Kerava
Raja-Aho Maarit, Vantaa
Rokkanen Sakari, Vantaa
Suomela Marja, Kerava

The Social Democratic Party of Finland

Eklund Tarja, Vantaa
Eriksson Soile, Vantaa
Haapalainen Tuija, Vantaa
Karjalainen Anne, Kerava
Kaukola Ulla, Vantaa
Kiljunen Kimmo, Vantaa
Kopra Ulla-Maija, Vantaa
Kähärä Sirkka-Liisa, Vantaa
Letto Pirkko, Vantaa
Lindtman Jouko, Vantaa
Sainio Jari, Vantaa
Sodhi Ranbir, Vantaa
Stirkkinen Matilda, Vantaa
Särkelä Riitta, Vantaa
Tahvanainen Säde, Vantaa
Tamminen Ida, Vantaa
Viinikainen Sari, Vantaa

The Green Alliance

Friman Reija, Vantaa
Gilbert Olga, Vantaa
Kaimio Tuire, Vantaa
Kauppinen Siru, Vantaa
Norrena Vaula. Vantaa
Rämö Eve, Vantaa
Seppänen Tia, Vantaa
Tawasoli Eva, Vantaa
Tulikorpi Laura, Kerava

The Finns

Aidanjuuri-Niemi Tanja, Vantaa
Hartikainen Janne, Vantaa
Karhu Suvi, Vantaa
Lundell Kai-Ari, Vantaa
Niikko Mika, Vantaa
Purojärvi Teemu, Vantaa
Saimen Tuukka, Vantaa
Veltheim Erika, Vantaa

The Left Alliance

Bibani Gashaw Kaisa, Vantaa
Demiri Funda, Vantaa
Eerola Antero, Vantaa
Lohikoski Pia, Kerava
Saramo Jussi, Vantaa
Sillanpää Minttu, Vantaa

The Centre Party

Kallioinen Inna, Kerava
Laaninen Timo, Kerava
Luokkala Pirjo, Vantaa

The Swedish People's Party (RKP)

Holmberg-Soto Hanna, Vantaa
Karlsson Patrik, Vantaa

The Finnish Christian Democrats (KD)

Jääskeläinen Jouko, Vantaa
Tuomela Tiina, Vantaa

Movement Now

Nummela Nina, Vantaa
Vacker Marjo, Vantaa

Power Belongs to the People

Keskimäki Tiina, Vantaa

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