The stage is being prepared in Manchester for the official declaration.
Sources from Labour and UKIP both saying they expect to have three seats each, with the Tories winning two. Lib Dems appear to have lost their only MEP.
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.