Hampstead and Kilburn seat was the most ‘expensive’ in the country
Tory candidate spent almost �40,000 in election campaign
The total spent by parties campaigning to win the Hampstead and Kilburn seat in May’s election was more than any other seat in the UK.
Labour, the Lib Dems and the Conservatives all considered the seat winnable in a race that turned out to be the closest in the country.
Labour’s Glenda Jackson won by 42 votes to keep her place in the House of Commons.
Her closest rival, Conservative Chris Philp, was the biggest spender in the country.
His campaign cost �39,700 – equivalent to �2.30 for each vote he received – yet he came second to Ms Jackson who spent �27,192, according to data from the Electoral Commission.
Total spending by the three main parties in the borough was �106,708.
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Across West and North West London, the two cheapest campaigns were in Kensington, held by former Conservative Minister Malcolm Rifkind, and Greg Hands’ Chelsea and Fulham seat.
Spending by the three main parties totalled �32,204 in Kensington, and �22,206 in Chelsea and Fulham.
Both were considered safe seats for the Conservatives.