How campaign trail spend added up
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.