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European election candidates: North West

Elections for the European parliament will be held on 4 June 2009. Voters in the UK will elect a total of 72 MEPs, a reduction from the current 78 due to the enlargement of the European Union.

The UK is divided into 12 electoral regions, each represented by a different number of MEPs. Click on the names below to find a complete list of candidates in your area.

South EastLondonSouth WestWalesWest MidlandsNorth WestNorthern IrelandScotlandNorth EastYorkshire and HumbersideEast MidlandsEast of England

NORTH WEST - 8 MEPs

Parties listed alphabetically. Guide to abbreviations

Name Party Party list order
Nick Griffin BNP 1
Martin Wingfield BNP 2
Steven Greenalgh BNP 3
Edward Richard James O'Sullivan BNP 4
Jean Purdy BNP 5
Michael Elliott BNP 6
Derek Adams BNP 7
Gary Aronsson BNP 8
Robert Atkins CON 1
Sajjad Karim CON 2
Jacqueline Foster CON 3
Alex Williams CON 4
Gregory Morgan CON 5
Anthony Samuels CON 6
Peter Wilding CON 7
Andrew Large CON 8
Hans-Christian Raabe CPCPA 1
Jill McLachlan CPCPA 2
John Manwell CPCPA 3
Maria Overend CPCPA 4
Clive Morrison CPCPA 5
Bob Ralph CPCPA 6
Carol Jules CPCPA 7
David Martin CPCPA 8
Robert Abrams English Dem. 1
Stephen Morris English Dem. 2
Ian Logan English Dem. 3
Derek Grue English Dem. 4
Anthony Justice English Dem. 5
Maurice Brookes English Dem. 6
Valerie Morris English Dem. 7
Kenneth Walters English Dem. 8
Peter Cranie GRN 1
Maia Whitelegg GRN 2
Ruth Bergan GRN 3
Samir Chatterjee GRN 4
Jill Perry GRN 5
Justine Hall GRN 6
Margaret Westbrook GRN 7
Geoff Smith GRN 8
Francis Apaloo IND 1
Krishnamurty Tayya JT 1
Graham Ross JT 2
Carl Birchall JT 3
William Brotherston JT 4
Mary Strickland JT 5
Michael Hale JT 6
Arlene McCarthy LAB 1
Brian Simpson LAB 2
Theresa Griffin LAB 3
Stephen Carter LAB 4
Claire Reynolds LAB 5
Riaz Ahmad LAB 6
Elaine Bowes LAB 7
Brian Boag LAB 8
Chris Davies LD 1
Helen Foster-Grime LD 2
Sue McGuire LD 3
Qassim Afzal LD 4
Neil Corlett LD 5
Mark Clayton LD 6
Stephen Cooke LD 7
Peter Hirst LD 8
Benjamin Tallis LIB-EU 1
Anthony Butcher LIB-EU 2
Paul Debrowa LIB-EU 3
William Westall LIB-EU 4
Liam Hemmings LIB-EU 5
John Humberstone LIB-EU 6
Michael O'Reilly LIB-EU 7
Roger Bannister NO2EU 1
Les Skarrot NO2EU 2
Craig Johnston NO2EU 3
Alec MacFadden NO2EU 4
Steve Radford NO2EU 5
Lynn Worthington NO2EU 6
John Metcalfe NO2EU 7
Harry Smith NO2EU 8
Billy Kelly SLP 1
Stephen Whatham SLP 2
Kai Andersen SLP 3
Ronald Waugh SLP 4
Dot Kelly SLP 5
Lynton Bennett SLP 6
Dot Entwistle SLP 7
Michael Perry SLP 8
Paul Nuttall UKIP 1
Michael McManus UKIP 2
Graham Cannon UKIP 3
Nigel Brown UKIP 4
Hilary Jones UKIP 5
Philip Griffiths UKIP 6
Terry Durance UKIP 7
Lisa Duffy UKIP 8



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EUROPEAN ELECTION RESULTS

MEP Seats

  Votes MEPs
Party % +/- % Total +/-
EPP 33.4 -1.4 264 -18
Socialists 23.2 -4.1 183 -26
Liberal 11.0 +1.6 84 +5
Green 7.4 +1.3 50 +9
Left 5.3 -0.6 34 -2
UEN 3.4 +1.6 28 +2
Ind/Dem 2.7 -1.8 21 -15
No Group 13.6 +3.4 72 +3.4
0 of 27 countries declared.

UK Total MEP Seats

Party Votes MEPs
% +/- % Total +/-
CON 27.7 1.0 *26 1
UKIP 16.5 0.3 13 1
LAB 15.7 -6.9 13 -5
LD 13.7 -1.2 11 1
GRN 8.6 2.4 2 0
BNP 6.2 1.3 2 2
SNP 2.1 0.7 2 0
PC 0.8 -0.1 1 0
OTH 8.5 2.4 0 0
SF 1 0
DUP 1 0
72 of 72 seats declared. Vote share figures exclude Northern Ireland as it has a separate electoral system to the rest of the UK
* Includes UCUNF MEP elected in Northern Ireland
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