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labour remains the biggest party by far in leeuwarden

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labour remains the biggest party by far in leeuwarden

photo: maarten boersema / hhthe labour party (pvda) lost one seat but remains the biggest party in leeuwarden following wednesday’s local elections.some 300,000 people were eligible to vote in several dozen areas in the north and south following boundary changes, which meant new local authorities have to be elected.in leeuwarden itself, the pvda had double the number of votes of the number two – groenlinks – and will retain control of the city’s coalition.labour leader lodewijk asscher, who saw the national party’s vote plunge at last year’s general election, described the results as ‘great’, despite the low turnout of just 40.5%.the pvda will have 11 seats on the council in the frisian capital, followed by groenlinks and the...