He PSOE of Santa Cruz de Tenerife has managed to prevail in four of the five constituencies in the municipal elections last Sundayimproving its results in all census districts and obtaining ten councilors, one more than the second political force, Canary Islands Coalition.
The electoral results reflect the best result of the PSOE in 44 years of democracy, a result supported by the consolidation of leadership in the main neighborhoods of the city, where it confirms its dominance after the growth experienced in 2019, highlights the Socialist Party.
These are the best results of the PSOE in all these democratic districts and also in the Centro district, where it also improves results. Santa Cruz is one of the few provincial capitals in which the Socialist Party increases the number of councilors and votes and breaks the trend of losing electoral support in Spain as a whole.
The candidacy led by Patricia Hernández obtained 27,105 votes compared to the option headed by José Manuel Bermúdez (CC), which obtained 25,992, and the 14,527 of candidate Carlos Tarife (PP). Specifically, the party achieved victory in the districts of Salud-La Salle, Ofra-Costa Sur, Suroeste and Anaga and grew in the Centro district.
The district of Ofra-Costa Sur has been one of the main strongholds of the PSOE in these elections, where the socialist formation obtained the support of 5,140 voters, compared to nearly 4,100 for the Canary Islands Coalition and 1,434 for the Popular Party. This is an increase of the PSOE by half a thousand votes since 2019 and that doubles its results compared to 2015, when it collected 2,231 votes.
The Salud-La Salle district is where the PSOE has obtained the most votes and has been key in its victory. With more than 8,300 votes, it distances itself from CC, which obtained close to 7,500, and PP, with 4,700. The PSOE improves by almost 1,000 votes compared to 2019 and more than doubles the 3,851 votes it obtained in 2015.
The Southwest district also supported Patricia Hernández as mayoress with more than 6,500 votes, 500 more than CC, close to 6,000, and a long way behind the PP, with 2,400. This is an increase of 1,500 votes compared to 2019 and a multiplication from the results of 2015, when it obtained 2827.
Likewise, in the Anaga district, the PSOE recovers one of its historical electoral strongholds. With 2,257 votes, the formation once again, after 20 years, surpassed 50% in most census sections and distanced itself from CC, with 1,609, and PP, with 447.
In addition to the victories in these four districts, the PSOE has experienced significant growth in the Centro district, where it has obtained greater citizen support since 2007, with 4,800 votes, which is 600 more than in 2019 and more than double since 2011, when it obtained 2068.