Electoral Commission release Euro campaign figures…

And at 1 o’clock the Electoral Commission released the figures for party expenditure on the recent European elections… We’ve a copy of the press release complete with the topline figures here… The UCU-NF are the new big spenders on the bloc (with nearly 2/1 of party expenditure looking like it came from the Tories)… SDLP cut back significantly from 04.. and the Alliance spent most of their available cash on their candidate who subsequently walked… Greens have their first grown up campaign, but still come in on the cheapest bill… And in the campaign that SF did not take seriously, not huge increase, but no cut back from 04 either…

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