In Wednesday’s redivision elections for four new municipalities in North Holland and North Brabant, local parties in three of the four municipalities won. The CDA became the largest in the new merger municipality of Land van Cuijk, but in Purmerend and in the new municipalities of Dijk en Waard and Maashorst, local parties emerged as the largest.
The turnout in the municipal elections was very low everywhere, with only 32.4 percent in Purmerend as the low point. With 49.5 percent, Land van Cuijk still had the highest turnout percentage.
Forum for Democracy participated as a newcomer in all municipalities and won seats everywhere. Three in Dijk and Waard, two in Purmerend and one in Land van Cuijk and Maashorst.
Purmerend goes together with the municipality of Beemster and there the Stadspartij-Beemster Polder Party won for the PvdA and the VVD. The City Party wants residents to have tangible influence on decisions and says that there are no left-right contradictions for them.
A little further north in North Holland, Heerhugowaard and Langedijk also went to the polls. Together they will form the new municipality of Dijk en Waard, where the Dijk & Waardse Independent Party (DOP) became the largest, ahead of Lokaal Dijk en Waard and the VVD. DOP strives for independent and accessible politics for all residents.
In North Brabant, Boxmeer, Cuijk, Grave, Mill and Sint Hubert and Sint Anthonis are merged into the Land van Cuijk. The CDA became the largest for Team Lokaal and Liberal LVC there. The CDA campaigned with slogans such as ‘Getting started together’ and ‘Boss in your own neighbourhood’.
And also in North Brabant, Uden and Landerd together become the municipality of Maashorst. The CDA finished second behind the local party Jong Maashorst. Jong Maashorst is committed to the retention and arrival of young people in order to remain a resilient municipality.
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