A handful of anti-BNP protesters are stood outside Manchester Town Hall awaiting the arrival of Nick Griffin MEP.
The BNP leader was elected as a North West MEP in 2009.
The North West will tonight elect eight MEPs to sit in the European Parliament for the next five years.
Britons will go to the polls to decide who will represent them in Brussels and Strasbourg. Here is a guide to the European election.
On 22 May 2014, eight MEPs will be elected from the North West. Find out who the candidates are.