Talking to ITV tonight from Manchester Airport the Shadow Home Secretary, Leigh MP and Manchester mayoral candidate said he was encouraged by the numbers going to the polls and he "Understands the concerns of the Labour voters who have voted leave" adding "I dont think it has been a very good debate, dont think it has risen to the enormity of this decision to be honest."
Jenny Watson will later announce the turn out figure of this historic vote
Verification of ballot papers underway at Manchester Central
A family from Chester is in a race against time to save their son's kidneys.
Matty Jones has dense deposit disease, an extremely rare condition which affects his kidneys and means they'll eventually stop working .
His family is campaigning for a drug to be made available which could save Matty.
More than 360,00 people have signed a petition in support.
Rachel Pritchard reports.
Residents along a major road in Greater Manchester are angry after lorries were diverted past their homes at night.
They are being rerouted along the A666 in Clifton and Kearsley due to work on the M60.
One man counted 5 hundred lorries in a five hour period.
The highways agency have apologised but say daytime closure isn't an option.
It's led to sleepless nights for people like Alan Collinge.
The family of teenager from Cheshire with a life-threatening kidney condition say time is running out to help him.
15 year old Matty Jones suffers from a rare disease which is slowly eating away at his kidneys.
It's claimed Matty needs a drug called Eculizamab which costs £360,000 a year which isn't available on the NHS.
A petition was launched last year to force the government to review its policy and fund the treatment.
Extra police patrols are being sent to Levenshulme in Manchester after a man was injured in a street shooting.
The 35-year-old is recovering in hospital after suffering a gunshot wound to his leg.
It happened on Forest Range at just after 7pm on Wednesday.
The man has been taken to hospital for treatment to a gunshot wound to his leg.
His condition is described as stable and is not believed to be life-threatening.
"People will undoubtedly be alarmed when they hear news of this shooting but I would like to try and reassure them that we have significant resources investigating this incident and extra patrols in the area.
"Our investigation is at an early stage and we are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this shooting, or who saw or heard anything they think may be linked to it."
- Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 8009 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
The historic vote on Europe and how the north west will be at the centre of it all.
The polls for the referendum open in the morning and the result is due to be announced in Manchester on Friday.
Our political correspondent Daniel Hewitt has covered the referendum throughout the campaigning from both sides of the debate, but now its over to you.
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