Labour are big victors with voters. The local elections saw Lib Dems lose seat after seat and the Conservatives fail to make much ground.
Labour gained councils from no overall control in Lancashire at Burnley, Chorley and Rossendale. On Merseyside they did the same on Sefton Council and in Wirral.
But while the local elections sent a clear message to the main political parties, the region's 3 mayoral votes were a more mixed picture.More on that in a moment after this report from our Political Correspondent Claire Ashforth.
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.