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Stockport count now underway

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A seat on all of the 21 wards is up for grabs with the Stockport council consisting of 63 seats in total.

In Stockport no party currently has overall control however Liberal Democrats are the party with the most seats (26) followed by Labour with 21.

Among those up for election tonight is council leader Sue Derbyshire, she faces five opponents for her seat in Manor.

Opponents include the only candidate in Stockport for the End Austerity Party, John Pearson.

Four other candidates are standing in Manor - John Kelly for UKIP, Janice McGahan, Conservative, The Green parties Nancy Richardson and Labours Charlie Stewart.

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