MM’s Election 2016 live blog will keep you bang up to date with everything happening across Greater Manchester’s election counts tonight.
The victory was not as straightforward as many would have thought however as a second count was ordered in the supplementary voting.
Labour has retained control of Rochdale Council with the Lib Democrats gaining just one seat, despite expecting a major resurgence in the town.
Labour seized Stockport Council off the Lib Dems in dramatic fashion, meaning the city is red for the first time in 40 years.
Trafford Conservatives were congratulating themselves on a relatively comfortable evening’s work in the only Tory-held borough in Greater Manchester.
The election results in Oldham proved fruitful for Labour, but a few shock results caused some upset across the parties.
Of 17 seats up for grabs – one from each ward – Labour took 10, losing three and gaining one, the Conservatives six and Liberal Democrats one.
The Salford Green Party have accused the Liberal Democrats of betraying their members after the former opposition to Labour pulled all candidates from competing for the city’s 21 seats.
Labour and Liberal Democrat councillors in Stockport have criticised government plans to change electoral registration could see up to a million people fall off the register.
Three local politicians will come head-to-head when they present their parties’ education manifestos to the public in preparation for May’s general election.
Manchester’s People’s History Museum has been nominated for being the UK’s most inspiring visitor attraction of the past 12 months by the Guardian Cultures Professional Network.