The result obtained in the 18 March election gives the FNP 49 councillors, 10 more than in the 2018 election. In the Frisian capital, Ljouwert, the FNP went up from 2 councillors to 4 (11% of the votes; up from 6% in 2018). In the three municipalities of Noardeast-Fryslân, Tytsjerksteradiel, and De Fryske Marren the Frisian party became the largest.
The FNP calls for greater autonomy for Friesland within a federal Netherlands.
The rise of the FNP has taken place amid a general growth of local and regional parties in these local elections. In the neighbouring province of Groningen, the Party for the North (PvhN) secured 2 councillors (4% of the vote) in the capital city of Groningen.
The PvhN calls for a common devolved parliament for the three northern provinces of the Netherlands (Friesland, Groningen, and Drenthe).