Market towns of Hedmark and Oppland counties

Market Towns Of Hedmark And Oppland Counties

Market towns of Hedmark and Oppland counties

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The Market towns of Hedmark and Oppland counties () was an electoral district for parliamentary elections in Norway. It comprised the market town () of Hamar and Kongsvinger in Hedmark county and Lillehammer and Gjøvik in Oppland county.

The district was established ahead of the Norwegian parliamentary election, 1921 following the change from single member constituencies to plural member constituencies in 1919.

Following changes in the national policy on market towns in 1952, these electoral districts were abolished ahead of the Norwegian parliamentary election, 1953. Instead, each county became one electoral district, and for election purposes the towns were integrated into their respective counties.

The cities except for Kongsvinger are known as the Mjøsa Cities, and share much history. Also as an electoral district, the cities had been tied together. Before single-member constituencies were introduced in 1905, there were two constituencies: Kristiania, Hønefoss og Kongsvinger with three members in the 1903 election and Hamar, Lillehammer og Gjøvik with one member. After 1905 the cities were grouped together as Lillehammer, Hamar, Gjøvik og Kongsvinger; in other words identical to the electoral district established after 1919. The first four elections in Lillehammer, Hamar, Gjøvik og Kongsvinger were won by Axel Thallaug. In 1913 Thallaug proposed splitting the electoral district in two, giving one...
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