Where the money and the votes went - Macleans.ca

Where the money and the votes went


In a long post with various charts and graphs, Alice Funke reviews the vote and campaign spending figures from last year’s election.

All three national parties spent very nearly to the national limit, but Conservative candidates spent 50% or more of their limits in 228 ridings, compared to 167 for the Liberals and 70 for the New Democrats. In terms of votes, Conservative candidates received 30% or more of the vote in 213 ridings, compared to 141 for the New Democrats (an improvement of 87 over the party’s total in 2008) and 77 for the Liberals (a decline of 38).

Add those figures to previous tabulations from Alice here, here and here.