I'm absolutely delighted. It's been a tremendous night for Labour. We have a clean sweep for the second time in successive years - a very clear message from a electorate that they have confidence in what Manchester Labour has been doing for the city - and a very clear message from the Manchester electorate that they don't like what the coalition Government are doing and in particular they don't like what the Liberal Democrats are doing in propping up the coalition.
Has your council changed hands? Here's a rundown of how the boroughs stand after the Local Elections.
Labour have managed to strengthen their hold across Merseyside by taking control of three of the region's councils.
Labour has taken control of Chorley council from a Conservative - Lib Dem coalition after a victorious night for the party nationally.