Party Expenses Returns 2014 General Election

Registered political party election expense returns for the 2014 general election, were due on Wednesday, 18 February 2015.

The expense limit for the 2014 general election for a party contesting the party vote was $1,091,000 (including GST) plus $25,700 (including GST) per electorate contested by the party.  A party not contesting the party vote could not spend more than $25,700 (including GST) on election expenses for each electorate candidate nominated by the party.  A party’s election expenses include the cost incurred in the preparation, design, composition, printing, postage and publication of election advertisements published during the regulated period (20 June to 19 September 2014) for the election.  All registered parties are required to file a return, including a party that has not incurred any election expenses.

Copies of returns filed with the Commission, together with their accompanying audit reports, are available for download as PDFs below.  The returns can also be viewed at the Electoral Commission's offices between 9am and 5pm on weekdays. Contact the Commission to make an appointment to do this.

The table below lists all parties required to provide returns and auditor's reports, the date each return and report was received, and provides summary data extracted from the returns. The expenditure returned does not include broadcasting funds allocated to parties nor electorate candidate expenses.

 

Party Name Date duly completed return received Date amended return filed   (if any) Representation letter used? Contested party vote? Number of electorate candidates Party Vote spending limit
(inc GST)
$1,091,000 + $25,700 per electorate candidate
Party advertisements promoted solely by the party
(Part A)
Apportionment of party advertisements shared with candidates or another party or parties
(Part B)
Authorised party advertisements promoted by third party promoters
(Part C)
Total expenditure
1Law4All (did not contest 2014 general election) 12/03/2015   No No 0 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
ACT New Zealand (The ACT Party) 17/02/2015 11/03/2015 Yes Yes 39 $2,093,300.00 $289,869.30 $3,371.79 $0.00 $293,241.09
Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party (The ALCP) 18/02/2015   Yes Yes 10 $1,348,000.00 $1,169.00 $0.00 $0.00

$1,169.00

Ban1080 16/02/2015 17/04/2015 Yes Yes 5 $1,219,500.00 $6,824.05 $18,600.52 $12,616.31 $25,424.57
Conservative Party of New Zealand (Conservative Party) 18/02/2015   Yes Yes 64 $2,735,800.00 $1,911,605.92 $2,466.46 $0.00 $1,914,072.38
Focus New Zealand (Focus NZ) 18/02/2015     Yes 2 $1,142,400.00 $13,830.68 $4,638.88 $0.00 $18,469.56
Internet Party 20/02/2015   Yes No 15 $385,500.00 $311,753.08 $8,333.80 $0.00 $320,086.88
Internet Party and MANA Movement (Internet MANA) (deregistered 18/12/14) 18/02/2015   Yes Yes 0 $1,091,000.00 $639,223.28 $20,200.79 $1,150.00 $660,574.07
MANA Movement 18/02/2015   Yes No 18 $462,600.00 $11,745.00 $16,520.31 $0.00 $28,265.31
Māori Party 18/02/2015   Yes Yes 22 $1,656,400.00 $177,146.39 $25,415.73 $0.00 $202,562.12
New Zealand First Party (NZ First) 20/02/2015   Yes Yes 32 $1,913,400.00 $263,802.36 $4,727.87 $0.00 $268,530.23
New Zealand Labour Party (Labour Party) 18/02/2015 5/11/2015 Yes Yes 71 $2,915,700.00 $1,054,071.21 $221,130.15 $0.00 $1,275,201.36
NZ Independent Coalition 13/03/2015 31/03/2015 Yes Yes 4 $1,193,800.00 $3,773.11 $0.00 $0.00 $3,773.11
The Alliance (Alliance) 1/04/2015   Yes No 1 $25,700.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
The Civilian Party 26/02/2015   Yes Yes 0 $1,091,000.00 $59.09 $0.00 $0.00 $59.09
The Greens, The Green Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand (Green Party) 18/02/2015 5/03/2015 Yes Yes 57 $2,555,900.00 $1,261,668.49 $35,941.09 $0.00 $1,297,609.58
The New Zealand Democratic Party for Social Credit (Democrats for Social Credit) 18/02/2015   Yes Yes 30 $1,862,000.00 $42,383.91 $1,130.20 $0.00 $43,514.11
The New Zealand National Party (National Party) 18/02/2015 4/03/2015 Yes Yes 64 $2,735,800.00 $2,294,925.51 $261,547.80 $0.00 $2,556,473.30
United Future New Zealand (United Future) 16/02/2015   Yes Yes 11 $1,373,700.00 $0.00 $1,995.06 $0.00 $1,995.06

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Last updated: 09 December 2015