The main UK political parties spent a whopping £9.3m on campaigning at the 2014 European Union parliamentary elections, according to the Electoral Commission.

The watchdog revealed that Ukip, which won the election in the UK with 24 seats, spent £2,956,737 ($4,616,649, €3,741,487) between 23 January and polling day on 22 May.

But the Conservatives, which lost seven MEP seats at the election, spent the most out of all of the UK political parties, with £2,980,815 of expenditure.

In contrast, Labour spent £1,027,339 on campaigning and gained seven seats.

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