2014 European election count - north west

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  • 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.

12:50am

That's all from me folks - I'm going to chase down a few more politicoswhich means returning to the  black hole that is Manchester's council chamber. Thanks to everyone who followed - I'll try and tweet some more @BNelaineoflynn if you'd care to join me. Good night, don't let the bed bugs bite!

12:47am

Nationally it's looking like UKIP will top the polls

12:47am

12:45am

So the north west's new MEPs are...

Labour: Theresa Griffin, Afzal Khan and Julie Ward

UKIP: Paul Nuttall, Louise Bours, Steven Woolfe

Conservatives: Jacqueline Foster, Sajjad Karin

12:42am

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12:41am

Here we go, results are in! (Sorry for the delay, great wifi issues)

12:03am

One of the press ladies has said we're expecting the full announcement for the north west in 10 minutes. Time to go!

12:02am

Internet in Manchester Town Hall is infuriating! So here are the. Bury results:

An Independence From Europe: 769

BNP: 872

Conservative Party: 11975

English Democrats: 685

Green Party: 3080

Labour: 17201

Liberal Democrats: 2135

NO2EU: 122

Pirate Party: 251

Socialist Equality Party: 101

UKIP: 14162

Rejected ballots: 301

11:57pm

Getting a few more Greater Manchester results, and some reaction to the count in Bolton soon

11:38pm

So reassuring news for Labour in Bolton, and a great result for the Greens. Conservatives may be disappointed with that, as UKIP comfortably in second

11:29pm

11:29pm

English Democrats got 826, Pirate Party got 289, NO2EU 186 and Socialist Equality Party 134

11:25pm

BNP received 1574 votes in Bolton, while An Independence From Europe got 1,124

11:24pm

Conservatives come third with 13,696 votes, followed by the Greens with 3,486. Liberal Democrats now fifth with 2,290

11:21pm

Breaking news: results have come in for Bolton. Labour have come top with 25,608, followed closely by UKIP with 22,983

10:55pm

Also hearing that Griffin was punched twice and jabbed with a walking stick (!!) as he entered the Town Hall, before protestors were pulled back by police

10:51pm

10:51pm

Been reported that Nick Griffin has conceded defeat - he is no longer an MEP in the north west, according to sources

10:45pm

Griffin looking pretty smug as he entered the Town Hall. Chances are he's going out tonight, but think he's enjoying his last hooray.

10:37pm

10:36pm

Nick Griffin's arrived - silence over the chatty chamber

10:32pm

Rumours that Nick Griffin is on his way. Photographers getting excited.

10:20pm

Everyone is beginning to mill about in the main chamber, hoping we're going to get some results soon. There's a great buzz this evening

10:14pm

9:58pm

Ms Foster also said the Labour party haven't performed as well as she expected a year before the general election. "If I was a Labour candidate I would not be very happy", she said. "This part of the cycle, with the tough decisions we have had to make, I would have certainly expected to see Labour doing better."

9:54pm

"To those voters who have supported us, I give them all credit because they know we have got the right plan", she said.

9:52pm

Been speaking with Tory MEP Jacqueline Foster, who is re-standing for her seat. She said she hasn't been complacent with her campaign, and that she expects the UKIP vote will come more from Labour voters, not traditional Conservatives.

9:42pm

Some of the police officers have ordered pizza. The smell is INCREDIBLE. If you're interested, they ordered Papa Johns (other takeaways are available)

9:32pm

People have been counting the ballot papers since 5pm, will papers coming in from all over Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, Cheshire and of course Greater Manchester

9:29pm

Coming into the Town Hall tonight there was a vocal group of anti-BNP protestors. It's widely expected that Nick Griffin will lose his MEP seat tonight, and so far there's no sign of him

9:27pm

(This is a bit lower that the turnout in Bolton, which was knocking around the 37% mark)

9:27pm

We've already got a few details about the turnout. There were 1,773,296 verified ballot papers, making a turnout of 33.66%

9:23pm

I'm currently in the media room where the best and brightest of the north west media have assembled to see what representatives the region will be sending to the European Parliament

9:22pm

... and I'm very thankful that update sent!!

9:22pm

Evening all, sorry for the slow start - been having some technical issues. I'm not ready and raring to go with all the excitement as it happens!

8:22pm

Good evening everyone. I'll be bringing you all the action from the count at Manchester Town Hall tonight, which will be just as exciting, if not more so, than Thursday night's local elections results. Join us.

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9:17pm Sun 25 May 14

nigella farrage says...

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.
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. nigella farrage
  • Score: -11

10:22pm Sun 25 May 14

nigella farrage says...

Papa Johns pizza are the best, though!!!!
Papa Johns pizza are the best, though!!!! nigella farrage
  • Score: -5

10:57pm Sun 25 May 14

nigella farrage says...

Well that the end of BNP - the Party that had an earthquake in British politics in 2004 and 2009! That sounds familiar!
Well that the end of BNP - the Party that had an earthquake in British politics in 2004 and 2009! That sounds familiar! nigella farrage
  • Score: -4

11:00pm Sun 25 May 14

Reality50 says...

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.
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. Reality50
  • Score: 5

11:05pm Sun 25 May 14

Reality50 says...

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.
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. Reality50
  • Score: -7

3:07am Mon 26 May 14

wild one says...

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?
[quote][p][bold]nigella farrage[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]nice cut and paste? wild one
  • Score: 0

8:04am Mon 26 May 14

itsnotthatbad says...

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"....
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".... itsnotthatbad
  • Score: 2

2:05pm Mon 26 May 14

holloway_david says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]wild one[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nigella farrage[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]nice cut and paste?[/p][/quote]Well Nigella you did not expect these results Well done UKIP on your national results. holloway_david
  • Score: 2

2:12pm Mon 26 May 14

holloway_david says...

Which idiot that is all too familiar on this site quoted poll percentages
Well done UKIP.
Which idiot that is all too familiar on this site quoted poll percentages Well done UKIP. holloway_david
  • Score: 1

2:16pm Mon 26 May 14

holloway_david says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]wild one[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nigella farrage[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]nice cut and paste?[/p][/quote]I think "Cut" probably more appropriate. holloway_david
  • Score: -1

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