Over the last 65 years the Greater Manchester constituency of Cheadle has been a battleground between the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives, becoming used to the political pendulum swinging between the two without being challenged from outsiders.
Labour held their heads high as they kept all 17 seats with ease after quite a predictable afternoon following a disappointing national result.
This is a sad day for Britain. We weren’t expecting – or even asking for – a revolution, but a lot of people I know were looking for some kind of change to a system with which millions feel extreme disaffection.
Hazel Grove’s newly elected Tory MP William Wragg has revealed improving transport in the area is his ‘first priority’ after describing the victory as his ‘highest honour’.
After winning his fifth term as Labour MP for Bury South Ivan Lewis has said he plans to continue in his role as Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland post-election.
It is difficult to tell what people are most nervous about at the National Tennis Centre — a Conservative win, Katie Hopkins staying in the country, or that the humble coffee supplies will run out before the count is over.
Rochdale’s Conservative candidate Azi Ahmed has revealed she’s not surprised that the Tories are currently a whisker away from an overall majority according to BBC’s exit poll.
The announcement joins three other ‘red line’ policies which the party says will be non-negotiable conditions in any coalition deal, just before a possible hung parliament next week.
MM took to the streets of Manchester to find out whether Mancunians were going to vote in the May elections.
If Facebook likes were seats, the election result would be a coalition between Ukip and the Tories, with Twitter’s left-leaning community rooting for a Labour alliance with the Greens and SNP.
A Green Party candidate is urging Manchester to immediately register for their right to vote in May’s General Election after the news 10% of residents have dropped from the electoral roll over the past year.