5 May 2016

National on top for party donations

3:29 pm on 5 May 2016

The National Party received more than $1.4 million in donations last year, more than five times the amount Labour brought in, newly released figures show.

Clockwise from top left: Winston Peters, John Key, Te Ururoa Flavell, David Seymour, Andrew Little and Peter Dunne.

PARTY LEADERS: Clockwise from top left: Winston Peters, John Key, Te Ururoa Flavell, David Seymour, Andrew Little and Peter Dunne. Photo: RNZ

Labour received almost $280,000 and the Green Party just over $400,000.

ACT took in just over $162,000 and New Zealand First almost $80,000.

The Maori Party received just over $28,000 and United Future did not get any donations last year.

The donations returns are for the 2015 calendar year.

The donations are miniscule to what the parties received during the 2014 election year. In that year, National received almost $4 million, Labour $940,000 and the Greens received $970,000.

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