2014 General Election Party expenses for the 2014 General Election

See a summary of how much parties spent on advertising for the 2014 General Election and download the full expense returns at the bottom of the page.

You can also view the returns at our offices:

Electoral Commission
Level 10
34–42 Manners Street
Wellington

Parties could spend up to $1,091,000

A registered party could spend up to $1,091,000 on election advertising if they contested the party vote, plus $25,700 for each electorate the party contested by standing a candidate.

These expense returns were due on Wednesday, 18 February 2015. All registered parties must file a return, even if they didn’t have any election expenses.

Read the rules for party election expenses

Registered parties could get an allocation of money to spend on broadcast advertising and an allocation of time for their opening and closing addresses. Parties could only broadcast their election advertisements on TV and radio between 20 June and 19 September 2014.

See what we allocated to parties for broadcast advertising in 2014

Read the rules for spending a broadcast allocation

Registered parties must also file a return of their donations and loans every year:

See party donations and loans for 2014

Download party expense returns