By Kate Chapman of NZPA
Wellington, March 5 NZPA - The ACT Party's five plush green leather chairs in Parliament's debating chamber are worth almost $230,000 each -- more than any of the other seats.
The Electoral Commission today released audited figures showing each party's expenditure in the 2008 election campaign.
ACT spent $1,142,087 on its campaign, or $228,417 for each of the seats it won.
Jim Anderton's seat came in at a cool $168,229, Peter Dunne's $151,519 and the Greens nine seats were $161,9718 each.
The two major parties got a deal for buying in bulk. Labour's 43 seats set them back $52,647 each, while National's 58 were cheaper again at $38,048 a pop.
But, it was the Maori Party which got the best deal shelling out just $37,550 for each of its five seats.
Labour's total spend was the highest ($2,263,841) in the election that saw it move to the opposition side of the chamber for the first time in nine years.
National, which won a majority in the election, was not far behind ($2,206,835) and ACT and the Greens ($1,457,744) made it into the millionaires club.
The Workers Party of New Zealand came in with the smallest spend of $3770.
The joke Bill and Ben Party spent $3777.
The political wing of Destiny Church, The Family Party led by Richard Lewis, spent $184,457 and came away with no seats.
The Kiwi Party, founded by Larry Baldock and Gordon Copeland, spent $56,545 and also failed to win a single seat.
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