How cam­paign trail spend added up

Belfast Telegraph - - NEWS -

PAR­TIES and in­di­vid­u­als cam­paign­ing in North­ern Ire­land for the 2017 snap Gen­eral Elec­tion spent al­most £500,000 on the cam­paign trail, it has been re­vealed.

Com­bined, the par­ties re­ported a spend of al­most £120,000 with Sinn Fein spend­ing the most.

The repub­li­can party spent £28,196, just over £6,000 more than ri­vals the DUP, which spent £21,802.

The sec­ond big­gest spenders were the Con­ser­va­tive Party which spent £27,488. Al­liance were fourth on £17,105; the UUP next on £13,580; the SDLP spent £9,274, and the Greens, £501.

Eleven par­ties cam­paigned here dur­ing the 2017 UK gen­eral elec­tion with 109 can­di­dates on the bal­lot pa­pers for the 18 seats.

The DUP came out on top in the elec­tion with 10 MPs, fol­lowed by Sinn Fein with seven.

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