The Labour candidate won the seat with a majority of 4,375 over the Conservative candidate David Nuttall, who has held the seat since 2010.
With a strong turnout in Stretford and Urmston and in Sale and Altrincham West, Labour’s Kate Green and the Conservatives’ Graham Brady both won strong victories in their respective constituencies.
Bury is red after a successful night for the Labour Party saw them hold Bury South and gain Bury North.
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Andy Burnham is a distant memory in Leigh tonight as Labour consolidate control of Wigan Borough with an emphatic victory that resulted in all women MPs elected to the Wigan, Makerfield and Leigh seats for the first time in history.
It’s been a brief General Election campaign in 2017 but there’s been no shortage of the bizarre, the bad and the ugly. And an upsurge in people running through wheat fields.
It might be a straight race between Labour and the Conservatives in Worsley and Eccles South this week, but it’s green issues which are at the heart of the two campaigns.
Rochdale has been no stranger to political controversy, and the upcoming election sees the town balanced on a knife-edge.
The departure of former MP Andy Burnham has energised political debate in Leigh and many residents see this election as the most important and contentious in recent history.
If the Conservatives can win seats like this one, Theresa May will secure the majority she desires in Parliament prior to negotiating Britain’s exit from the European Union.
Nestled in the shadow of the West Pennine Moors, Bury is a town steeped in political history.