The New Territories Alliance spent almost 10 times as much as victorious unionist Leung Yiu-chung in its failed attempt to win a New Territories West seat. The alliance splashed out more than $2.22 million - including $1.57 million on advertising - in the geographical constituency poll, it was revealed. In contrast Mr Leung, running under the banner of the Neighbourhood and Workers' Services Centre, spent just $296,116 in defeating his nearest alliance rival by 12,722 votes. The figures are in election expenses declarations available to the public. The Democratic Party, which won two seats in the constituency, and The Frontier, which got one, spent roughly $2 million and $1 million respectively, their spokesmen said. The Heung Yee Kuk's Daniel Lam Wai-keung, who headed the New Territories Alliance list, denied it had been extravagant. 'When the Government decides candidates can spend $500,000 per seat, they must have their reasons. Our campaign kicked off a bit late, so we needed to input more resources to do it. 'New Territories West is so big, from Lamma Island to Yuen Long, and we campaigned among rural villages, too. We needed a lot of helpers,' Mr Lam said. Au Yeung Po-chun, campaign manager of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong, said the party had spent $1.25 million for its one seat. Of the 11 lists of candidates, The Pioneer's Lam Chi-leung spent the least, $41,068. The maximum each candidate list could spend was $2.5 million. The deadline for expenses declarations is today.