Just 402 votes separated Labour and the Conservatives in Bury South as the latter gained the Greater Manchester seat from Jeremy Corbyn’s party during what was a truly abysmal night for Labour.
This Christmas will not be a happy one for Jeremy Corbyn, whose four-year leadership of the Labour party has seemingly been buried once and for all.
General Election 2019: Brady boom as Tory frontrunner sees off Labour challenge for Altrincham and Sale West
The Conservatives’ Sir Graham Brady was re-elected as the Member of Parliament for Altrincham and Sale West after a booming national result for the Tories.
In a rout, there are sometimes people who stand firm and do not give ground. In Manchester this morning, the Labour supporters in Manchester Withington did just that.
Bury North has swung blue, with James Daly overcoming the 4,500 majority picked up by Labour’s James Frith in 2017.
Labour’s Yasmin Qureshi maintained her seat at Bolton South East for the fourth consecutive occasion with 21,968 votes and a 8,050 majority.
Cheadle provided the most interesting and closely run seat of the night at the Stockport Town Hall count, as Conservative Mary Robinson was re-elected to the seat with a relatively slim majority, making it even closer than the 2017 battle for this seat.
Afzal Khan has cemented his position as the Labour Member of Parliament for Manchester Gorton, garnering over 34,000 votes.
Labour’s Jonathan Reynolds survived a scare from the Conservative party to be re-elected in Stalybridge & Hyde.
Labour has held on to the seat of Denton and Reddish for another election, one of few spots in the Red Wall that has stayed intact in an election of decimation for Labour.
After a turbulent night for the Labour party nationally, there was celebration locally for MP Kate Green as she retained her seat in Stretford and Urmston.