2014 European election count - north west
Follow our live updates as Bolton's votes in the north west European election are counted and announced at Manchester Town Hall tonight.
- 8 MEPs will be elected to represent Bolton and the rest of the north west in the European parliament.
- The current make up of the north west region is: Conservative 3, Labour 2, Liberal Democrat 1, BNP 1.
- 73 MEPs will be announced tonight to represent the whole of the UK at the parliament, which has 754 seats in total.
- The voting system is proportional - unlike the first-past-the-post system used in UK general and council elections.