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The full list of candidates for the forthcoming European Parliamentary Elections and the local Bolton elections has been published.

Eleven political parties will contest the elections on Thursday 22 May to choose the North West of England’s eight Members of the European Parliament (MEPs).

The full list can be viewed at

At the same time, electors in the Bolton area will be choosing 21 councillors and one Horwich town councillor in local elections.

Voters go to the polls on Thursday 22 May for both elections. Bolton Council local election results will be counted on the evening of May 22 and the North West European Parliamentary Elections count will take place on Sunday 25 May, as polls close across Europe.

People will not be able to vote in either election unless they have ensured they are on the electoral register by Tuesday 6 May.

Anyone who is on the electoral register can choose to register to vote by post. Applications for a postal vote in the forthcoming elections must also be received by 5pm on Wednesday 7 May.

Anyone who is not registered can visit to download a registration form. Alternatively, or if they need to update their details (for example if they have changed address or changed surname through marriage since registering) or check whether they are on the register, they should email or call 0161 234 1212. Registration is a quick and easy process.

For more information about the European Elections visit

A full list of candidates for the Bolton Council elections will be published on

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