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Election campaign contribution

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Key figures

67.3

million NOK in election campaign contributions

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Table 1 
Election campaign contributions by party and type of donor. NOK

Election campaign contributions by party and type of donor. NOK
 2017
 Total contributionsPrivate donorsEmployers' and labour organisationsCommercial enterprisesOther donors
All parties67 349 29210 870 43435 876 74020 177 467424 651
Christian Democratic Party145 23020 230-125 000-
Liberal Party3 633 991443 991-3 090 000100 000
Socialist Left Party6 229 2071 071 2415 033 631100 00024 335
Labour Party29 688 4232 862 65526 815 452-10 316
Progress Party4 339 2001 027 200-3 312 000-
Conservative Party15 363 6002 014 600-13 149 000200 000
Centre Party4 037 657-3 937 657100 000-
Red1 149 8621 059 86290 000--
Coastal Party250 000250 000---
The Greens1 212 476906 255-256 22150 000
The Christians375 000350 000-25 000-
The Health Party635 746615 500-20 246-
Capitalist Party of Norway288 900248 900--40 000

Table 2 
Election campaign contributions by political party, party organisation and sort of donors. NOK

Election campaign contributions by political party, party organisation and sort of donors. NOK
 2017
 Total contributionsPrivate donorsEmployers' and labour organisationsCommercial enterprisesOther donors
All parties67 349 29210 870 43435 876 74020 177 467424 651
      
Labour Party, total29 688 4232 862 65526 815 452-10 316
Labour Party, central federation27 305 0002 030 00025 275 000--
Labour Party, Aust-Agder60 000-60 000--
Labour Party, Brønnøy15 000-15 000--
Labour Party, Elverum20 000-20 000--
Labour Party, Hordaland740 000500 000240 000--
Labour Party, Nordland159 859-159 859--
Labour Party, Nord-Trøndelag50 000-50 000--
Labour Party, Oslo901 248307 655593 593--
Labour Party, Sigdal og Eggedal12 000-12 000--
Labour Party, Sogn og Fjordane100 000-100 000--
Labour Party, Sør-Trøndelag135 00025 000110 000--
Labour Party, Vestfold30 000-30 000--
Labour Party Youths' organization160 316-150 000-10 316
      
Progress Party, total4 339 2001 027 200-3 312 000-
Progress Party , central federation4 064 200989 200-3 075 000-
Progress Party , Moss100 00000100 0000
Progress Party , Vest-Agder25 0000025 0000
Progress Party , Møre og Romsdal112 00000112 0000
Progress Party , Rogaland38 00038 000000
      
The Health Party, total635 746615 500-20 246-
The Health Party, central federation635 746615 500-20 246-
      
Conservative Party, total15 363 6002 014 600-13 149 000200 000
Conservative Party, central federation12 168 6001 538 600-10 630 000-
Conservative Party, Aust-Agder205 000--205 000-
Conservative Party, Bergen50 00050 000---
Conservative Party, Bodø35 000--35 000-
Conservative Party, Drammen25 000--25 000-
Conservative Party, Hordaland1 590 000300 000-1 290 000-
Conservative Party, Molde25 000--25 000-
Conservative Party, Møre og Romsdal25 000--25 000-
Conservative Party, Nordland120 000--120 000-
Conservative Party, Nord-Trøndelag100 000--100 000-
Conservative Party, Nøtterøy50 000--50 000-
Conservative Party, Oppland15 00015 000---
Conservative Party, Sande75 00075 000---
Conservative Party, Sandnes25 00025 000---
Conservative Party, Sogndal11 00011 000---
Conservative Party, Sør-Trøndelag100 000--100 000-
Conservative Party, Telemark230 000--30 000200 000
Conservative Party, Troms89 000--89 000-
Conservative Party, Vest-Agder250 000--250 000-
Conservative Party, Østfold100 000--100 000-
Conservative Party Youth Rogaland75 000--75 000-
      
Christian Democratic Party, total145 23020 230-125 000-
Christian Democratic Party, central federation100 000--100 000-
Christian Democratic Party, Harstad20 23020 230---
Christian Democratic Party, Møre og Romsdal25 000--25 000-
      
Coastal Party, total250 000250 000---
Coastal Party, Hordaland250 000250 000---
      
Capitalist Party of Norway, total288 900248 900--40 000
Capitalist Party of Norway, central federation288 900248 900--40 000
      
The Greens, total1 212 476906 255-256 22150 000
The Greens, Akershus30 00030 000---
The Greens, Bærum40 00040 000---
The Greens, Sør-Trøndelag30 00030 000---
The Greens, central federation864 365640 144-174 22150 000
The Greens, Oslo248 111166 111-82 000-
      
The Christians, total375 000350 000-25 000-
The Christians, central federation280 000280 000---
The Christians, Hordaland50 00050 000---
The Christians, Møre og Romsdal25 000--25 000-
The Christians, Porsgrunn20 00020 000---
      
Red, total1 149 8621 059 86290 000--
Red, central federation1 032 560942 56090 000--
Red, Odda10 50210 502---
Red, Oslo106 800106 800---
      
Center Party, total4 037 657-3 937 657100 000-
Centre Party, central federation3 912 657-3 812 657100 000-
Centre Party, Buskerud50 000-50 000--
Centre Party, Sogn og Fjordane75 000-75 000--
      
Socialist Left Party, total6 229 2071 071 2415 033 631100 00024 335
Socialist Left Party, central federation5 197 926422 9264 775 000--
Socialist Left Party, Akershus42 00027 00015 000--
Socialist Left Party, Bergen30 00030 000---
Socialist Left Party, Hordaland50 000-50 000--
Socialist Left Party, Nordland100 000--100 000-
Socialist Left Party, Nord-Trøndelag30 76030 760---
Socialist Left Party, Oslo454 159404 15950 000--
Socialist Left Party, Sør-Trøndelag26 00026 000---
Socialist Left Party, Telemark20 00020 000---
Socialist Left Party, Troms24 20024 200---
Socialist Left Party, Tromsø33 95533 955---
Socialist Left Party, Trondheim28 00028 000---
Socialist Left Party, Vest-Agder23 79210 16113 631--
Socialist Left Party, Vestfold14 08014 080---
Socialist Left Party youth's organisation in Vestfold24 335---24 335
Socialist Left Party youth's organisation130 000-130 000--
      
Liberal Party, total3 633 991443 991-3 090 000100 000
Liberal Party, central federation2 130 00030 000-2 100 000-
Liberal Party, Akershus380 000180 000-200 000-
Liberal Party, Aust Agder19 12519 125---
Liberal Party, Averøy50 000--50 000-
Liberal Party, Bergen16 66616 666---
Liberal Party, Hordaland210 00040 000-170 000-
Liberal Party, Oslo708 20088 200-520 000100 000
Liberal Party, Rogaland25 00025 000---
Liberal Party, Sogn og Fjordane30 00030 000---
Norwegian Young Liberals15 00015 000---
Liberal Party Youths' organization, Oslo50 000--50 000-

About the statistics

Contributions that have been received by the political parties during election years up to the last Friday before the elections are shown, i.e. donations exceeding NOK 10 000 given by any donors except governmental contributors and other entities within the parties.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Registered political party: A political party that is registered in the Party register at the Brønnøysund Register Centre.

Election campaign contribution means reported contribution of more than NOK 10 000 received during the period from 1 January up to and including the last Friday before election day in election years.

A contribution is defined as a donation of money and/or the value of goods, services and other equivalent services received without compensation or at a reduced price. This does not include any kind of voluntary work (Party Act § 19 (3)). Transfers received from other parts of the party’s own organisation, public authorities and governmental organisations are excluded.

Contributions from private donors: All election campaign contributions donated by private donors.

Contributions from employers’ and labour organisations: All election campaign contributions donated by such organisations.

Contributions from commercial enterprises: All election campaign contributions donated by commercial enterprises.

Contributions from others: All election campaign contributions donated by associations, non-profit and/or non-governmental organisations, foundations, institutions or any other donors.

Contributions from others (2013 publication): All election campaign contributions donated by commercial enterprises, associations, non-profit and/or non-governmental organisations, foundations, institutions or any other donors. (In StatBank, contributions “from commercial enterprises” and “from others” are shown separately for both years, however not in the article for 2013).

Standard classifications

Not relevant

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Election campaign contribution
Topic: Elections

Responsible division

Division for Population Statistics

Regional level

Country, counties, municipalities

Frequency and timeliness

Every two years in connection with parliamentary and municipal elections

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

Collected data are stored at Statistics Norway. Reported contributions are published on http://www.partifinansiering.no/a/

Background

Background and purpose

This publication is based on the election campaign contributions’ reports 2013 and later election years from the registered parties. The Political Parties Act was revised on 1 February 2013, with a requirement for all political organisations to report election campaign contributions (see definition) in election years to a central register. All organisational levels of the registered political parties are obliged to report the contributions exceeding NOK 10 000 received within four weeks and not later than the last Friday before the Election Day.

Users and applications

The statistics have a wide spectrum of users and applications, such as the mass media, research institutions, educational establishments, political parties and individuals.

Equal treatment of users

Not relevant

Coherence with other statistics

Political parties' financing

Legal authority

Political Parties Act §§ 18, 19 and Statistics Act §§ 2-1, 2-2

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

The data collection includes all organisational levels of the registered political parties in Norway, i.e. central level, county level, municipal level and the youth organisations at central and county level. The unit in the statistics is political parties.

Data sources and sampling

The source for the statistics is the Party finance register, which was established in accordance with the Political Parties Act. In accordance with the Political Parties Act § 18 (4), the register includes i.a. a summary of all donors and contributions exceeding NOK 10 000 that units of the parties have received during election years. The register also contains income statements from all registered parties at the different levels (for the period 2005-2013) and full annual accounts (from 2014) from those units which have had annual income of NOK 12 000 or more excluding government subsidy (previous to 2013 the limit was NOK 10 000). Further it includes a summary of all donors that have contributed during the fiscal year with money or gifts exceeding NOK 12 000 to parties at municipal level, NOK 23 000 to parties at county level and NOK 35 000 to parties at central level, limits refer to the fiscal year 2013 and later). Correspondingly, the register also includes any donors with whom the party has entered formal political or commercial arrangements and contributions which have been credited to organisations under the supervision of a political party unit. (cf. Political Party Act § 20.)

Total count.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

All reported contributions, including the NOK 10 000 donations are published on an ongoing basis at http://www.partifinansiering.no/ under the heading “Valgkampbidrag/Election campaign contribution” without regard to the time of reporting within or after the deadline.

Neither the registrar nor Statistics Norway, as the producer of the statistics, carries out any editing of the data. Thus the allocation of donations to the different groups of donors is according to the political party units themselves.

The statistical information is a calculation of the contributions reported from units at the various organisational levels to the degree these units are comprised by the Political Parties Act.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Not relevant.

Comparability over time and space

The first year of publishing was 2013 for contributions of the same year.

For the election year of 2013 the time period for the data collection refers to 1 March to 6 September 2013. From 2015 and subsequent election years, all contributions received from January 1 to the last Friday before the election date are included in the statistics.

As from the election year 2015, Statistics Norway has included only contributions exceeding NOK 10 000 in the statistics according to the definition by the acts § 18 (4). In 2013 a total of 35 donations of NOK 10 000 were reported and included in the statistics.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

The data is reported by the parties to the central register on forms submitted electronically through Altinn (the Norwegian electronic public reporting portal). All organisational levels of political parties shall at their own initiative report contributions received. The uncertainty of the data is connected to the following situation:

  • Some contributions may have been reported after the last Friday before the election. The data extraction on which the statistics are based can include all, just some or none of these donations.
  • It is uncertain to which degree the political organisations have reported according to the law. Statistics Norway has no basis for estimating the extent of “non-reported” contributions.

 

Revision

Not relevant

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