Predominantly female council for wellbeing services county

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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%.

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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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