The Leigh MP, and Labour leadership candidate, Andy Burnham has told Granada Reports the party had a leader from the North West of England.
Ed Miliband, Leader of the Labour Party, is visiting Cleveleys for a question and answer session on the high street. He'll also be knocking on doors in the final week of the Lancashire election campaign.
Former prime minister Tony Blair has described Baroness Thatcher as "a towering political figure". He added:
Former Manchester Central MP Tony Lloyd has been elected Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner. The Labour candidate polled 51.23% of the votes.
Labour took control of Sefton Council - the first time the borough has been controlled by a single party.
It increased its number of councillors by eight and successfully defended seven of its own seats.
One of the surprise results was in Blundellsands, where Conservative group leader Cllr Paula Parry lost to Labour's Veronica Bennett.
The results in full:
- Labour: 15 seats (48%)
- Liberal Democrats: 6 seats (19%)
- Conservatives: 1 seat (17%)
- UKIP: no seats (2%)
- The Green Party: no seats (2%)
- Independent: no seats (less than 1%)
- Trades Unionists and Socialists Against the Cuts: no seats (less than 1%)
Turnout was 33%.
Labour took control of Wirral Council on Merseyside.
The group gained seven seats in total, taking two from the Liberal Democrats and five from the Conservatives.
It means Labour now have 37 councillors, the Conservatives 22 and the Lib-Dems 7.