National Party wins political donations race

The National Party officially received the most political donations during the last election campaign - raking in nearly three times the money donated to Labour.

The 2017 figures were released by the Electoral Commission, and include loans and donations over $30,000.

The National Party was by far the clear winner, pulling in $4,579,086.44. In second place was The Opportunities Party, with $2,344,110.50.

Third place went to Labour, with $1,611,073.77, while the Greens were back on $848,468.97; however, $90,000 of this was loans.

The 2017 election saw the highest turnout of enrolled voters since 2005, at 79.8 percent.

National ended up with 56 seats, Labour 46, New Zealand First nine, the Greens eight and ACT one. Labour ended up forming the Government.

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