THE deputy leader of UKIP has proclaimed a 'political earthquake' is on the way ahead of this year's European elections during a public meeting in Bolton.

Paul Nuttall, one of the north west's MEPs, took part in a UKIP public meeting held on Monday night at Bolton Cricket Club.

During the event he discussed immigration, scrapping Britain's foreign aid budget, withdrawing the country from the European Court of Human Right and defended his voting record in Brussels.

He also confirmed 18 UKIP candidates will stand in wards in Bolton at this May's local elections.

See Wednesday's Bolton News for a full round up of the meeting.