Howard Quayle has been announced as the new Chief Minister of the Isle of Man.
Mr Quayle was in charge of the Department of Health and Social Care until the General Election, for which he won a seat for Middle.
Lucy Powell says she's not going to pre-judge tonight's outcome and says several North West lab/tory marginals could go Labour's way changing the overall picture.
David Cameron took a few hours off wooing the voters of today by trying to impress the voters of tomorrow at a school near Bolton.
The Prime Minister read to a group as he visited the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Primary School in Westhoughton. They read The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch, but the cameras and encounter with the Tory leader seemed too much for Lucy - who rested her head on the desk.
Meanwhile, Mr Cameron appeared confused about the plot of the book, which sees a princess rescue an ungrateful prince from a dragon.
"Complicated stuff, this," he said.
The PM was in the Bolton West seat - held by Labour in 2010 with a wafer-thin majority of just 92 - to promote the Conservative Party of making children resit exams at secondary school if they do not reach the standard in core subjects at primary.
Former Happy Mondays star Bez launched his campaign to get into parliament today.
In a first for the Reality Party his face was plastered onto a billboard in Salford.
Bez, his real name Mark Berry, is the leader of the Reality Party and will be standing for the Salford and Eccles seat come the general election in May.
His party will be running on an anti-fracking and anti-privatisation ticket, hoping to unseat Labour in one of it's strongholds.
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