Conservatives make large gains in North West as Labour vote crumbles

The Conservatives have gained 12 seats in the North West as Labour's vote fell throughout the region.

The Conservatives won Leigh for the first time ever as they wiped out a Labour majority of over 9,500.

This was the standout result of the night, as Andy Burnham's former seat saw a 15% reduction in the Labour vote.

There were also gains for the Tories in Warrington South, Bolton North East, Barrow & Furness and Bury South.

The so-called Labour 'red-wall' has crumbled in the region and the party is projected to win their fewest seats since 1935.

Our Political Correspondent Hannah Miller has this analysis:

In Bury North Labour lost to the Tories by just over 100 seats after two re-counts.

Overall the make-up of seats in the North West is:

  • 42 seats are held by the Labour Party

  • 29 seats are held by the Conservatives

  • 1 seat is held by the Liberal Democrats

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