Labour failed to sweep the board like many predicted but red half of Wigan can still be pleased.
A former Wigan Councillor has been imprisoned for eight months for making fraudulent childcare claims.
Keeping it in the family: Wigan independent snatches seat to join husband and father-in-law as councillor
Standish Independent candidate Debbie Fairhurst swept to victory and will work alongside her spouse Gareth Fairhurst.
Also holding a seat in the Standish and Langley ward is Gareth’s father George Fairhurst.
Wigan council elections 2014 round-up: Labour maintain majority as UKIP make gains and Lib Dems lose only seat
Labour control 23 of 25 seats