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2014 European election count - north west

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Elaine O'Flynn, politics reporter

    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.

Comments


nigella farrage 9:17pm Sun 25 May 14

No announcements can be made, just yet due to certain countries still voting. But the count has already started. Once all polling stations have closed then they can starts making announcements.

Early indications show Greens and Labour may increase their seats from the Lib Dems and Conservatives, whilst UKIP could end up with same number as 5 years ago.

This is going to be interesting to watch.

Score: -11
nigella farrage 10:22pm Sun 25 May 14

Papa Johns pizza are the best, though!!!!

Score: -5
Reality50 11:05pm Sun 25 May 14

The BNP isn't finished. Griffin is tipped to quit and a new younger leader will take his place. As an electoral force however it is finished in the short term,however if UKIP becomes beset by splits and infights the next few years then many ex BNP supporters who went to UKIP will go back to BNP. UKIP are having a honeymoon period at the moment.

Score: -7
nigella farrage 10:57pm Sun 25 May 14

Well that the end of BNP - the Party that had an earthquake in British politics in 2004 and 2009! That sounds familiar!

Score: -4
Reality50 11:00pm Sun 25 May 14

Nick Griffin did a decent job i felt as MEP,highlighting issues such as the Charlene Downes tragedy and EU corruption,but the rise of UKIP ultimately killed his chances of re election. The British public largely oppose immigration but will only bend so far and most see UKIP as a more sensible moderate right wing party.Not my personal view but the general perception of most working class right wingers.

Score: 5
wild one 3:07am Mon 26 May 14

nigella farrage wrote…


No announcements can be made, just yet due to certain countries still voting. But the count has already started. Once all polling stations have closed then they can starts making announcements.

Early indications show Greens and Labour may increase their seats from the Lib Dems and Conservatives, whilst UKIP could end up with same number as 5 years ago.

This is going to be interesting to watch.

nice cut and paste?

Score: 0
itsnotthatbad 8:04am Mon 26 May 14

Nigella forage aka big ern aka puffin Billy aka Bolton nick aka glad to have left. Formerly known as the righteous one. In the words of Teresa Griffin "has now left the building"....

Score: 2
holloway_david 2:05pm Mon 26 May 14

wild one wrote…


nigella farrage wrote…


No announcements can be made, just yet due to certain countries still voting. But the count has already started. Once all polling stations have closed then they can starts making announcements.

Early indications show Greens and Labour may increase their seats from the Lib Dems and Conservatives, whilst UKIP could end up with same number as 5 years ago.

This is going to be interesting to watch.
nice cut and paste?

Well Nigella you did not expect these results

Well done UKIP on your national results.

Score: 2
holloway_david 2:12pm Mon 26 May 14

Which idiot that is all too familiar on this site quoted poll percentages
Well done UKIP.

Score: 1
holloway_david 2:16pm Mon 26 May 14

wild one wrote…


nigella farrage wrote…


No announcements can be made, just yet due to certain countries still voting. But the count has already started. Once all polling stations have closed then they can starts making announcements.

Early indications show Greens and Labour may increase their seats from the Lib Dems and Conservatives, whilst UKIP could end up with same number as 5 years ago.

This is going to be interesting to watch.
nice cut and paste?

I think "Cut" probably more appropriate.

Score: -1

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